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No, they have been elected by the people only since 1913 due to Amendment 17, Sec. 1.

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Yes people vote for senators now. It used to be that senators were apoointed by the governor of the state. A constitutional amendment changed that.

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Yes, citizens of the United States do elect their senators.

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Yes- They get elected by popular vote in their respective states. Until the 17th amendment was ratified in 1913, US senators were elected by the legislatures of their states.

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Yes. The 17th Amendment established the direct election of senators through the citizens of that state.

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Yes, the voters in each state elect their two senators by direct popular vote.

Before the 11th amendment was ratified in 1913, the state legislatures chose the senators.

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How are Senates elected?

Senators are elected by voters during an election held in their respective state. Senators have been elected this way since 1913.


How have U.S. senators been chosen since 1913?

They are elected by the people.


Were senators elected by popular vote until 1913?

United States Senators have always been elected by popular vote. Each state votes for their own Senator. Each state has two Senators.


Have Us senators always been popularly elected?

yes, they are elected by voters. NO - until adoption of the Seventeenth Amendment members of the Senate were "chosen by the legislature" of each respective state.


Is senate and senators the same thing?

No. Senators are the elected representatives who, collectively, make up the Senate. In countries which have a Senate (such as Australia and the USA), this means the upper house of a bicameral Parliament. Senators are those people who have been elected to represent the interests of the population of the area they represent.


Who elects the Senators of a state?

After the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment in 1913, Senators are by law directly elected by the voters in their respective states. Before 1913 it was up to the states to decide how they would choose their Senators. Some were directly elected, some were chosen by State Legislatures.


How do senators differ from their collegues in the House of Representitives?

Senators serve 6 year terms. Representatives serve 2 year terms. Representatives have always been elected by popular to represent the interests of the electorate. Senators were originally appointed to represent the interests of the State


How is the preamble an example of popular sovereignty?

The Seventeenth Amendment to the Constitution, which became law in 1913, provided for the direct election of Senators by voters. Before then, United States Senators had been elected by vote of the State Senators of the individual states.


How many different us senators have there been?

According to "http://home.earthlink.net/~dbratman/senate.html", 2167 different people have served as Senators. This number may include people who were both elected (by the people or each state prior to the 17th amendment) and appointed to replace senators who did not serve out their terms due to resignation, death, etc.


What state level reform allowed people to remove elected officials?

There has always been recall or impeachment.


Are senators elected from the state?

Originally before the passage of the Seventeenth Amendment the Senators of the Senate were elected by the legislatures of their respective states. After the Seventeenth amendment was passed the Senators were now elected by the Citizens of United States.


Were members of the roman senate chosen for life?

It was a lifetime appointment in the Roman Republic, which preceded the empire. Senators were elected magistrates, whereas earlier they had been the sons of previous senators elected to a quaestorship position.