Senators are elected to six-year terms in even-numbered years. The terms are staggered so that the terms of approximately one-third of all Senators expire every two years. Thus, approximately 30-36 Senate seats are up for re-election every two years.
The Constitution establishes no limit on the number of terms a person may serve in the Senate.
If a senator dies, resigns or is expelled, the governor of the affected state appoints a temporary replacement who holds office until a special election can be held to elect a replacement.
- New Jersey Supreme Court Decision on Senator Robert Torricelli – October 2, 2002
- 2002 Senate Contests
- 1999 Senators
- 1997 Senators
- 1996 Senators
- Results of the 34 Senate Elections on November 5, 1996 – includes an earlier prognosis for each race.