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Texas Legislature 2023

Texas senators draw lots to determine how long their terms will be

After redistricting, the state constitution requires senators to draw lots to determine which half of the chamber will have four-year terms and which will have two-year terms. This keeps Senate district elections staggered every two years for the rest of the decade.

The Texas Senate Floor on June 8, 2022.

Two-year terms

Four-year terms

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