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Each house is the judge of elections, returns, and qualifications of members in Congress.

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the qualifications:

Every senator mus be at least thirty years old, a citizen of the United States for nine years, and must be a citizen of the state they are to represent at the time they are elected.

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each house decides whether a member has the qualifications for office set by the constitution

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What types of elections are regulated by the constitution?

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What do the U.S. Constitution federal election laws regulate?

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What powers does the senate have over the election and qualifications of its members?

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This process led the Court to conclude that Congress' power under Article I, Sec. 5 to judge the qualifications of its Members was limited to ascertaining.

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What is frequency of congress elections?

The frequency of Congress elections in the United States is every two years. Members of the House of Representatives are elected every two years, while Senators serve six-year terms but elections for Senate seats are staggered so that one-third of the Senate is up for election every two years.

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Why does Congress meet once every year?

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