How Long Is the Term for a Member of the House of Representatives?


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Members of the House of Representatives are elected for 2-year terms. The election for these positions in the United States Congress are held in even numbered years. Each candidate must meet a set of requirements to be able to run for election.

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The requirements state that a potential candidate be a minimum of 25 years old, be a citizen of the U.S. for a minimum of 7 years and be a legal resident of the state that they are campaigning to represent to be allowed to run for election. If any of these three requirements are not met, then the candidate is not eligible to run for the House.

The number of seats allotted to each state in the House is determined by its population. California has the highest number of seats with 53 due to its high population, but smaller states like Alaska only have one seat.

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