Missouri Constitution

Article III
LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT
Section 5

August 28, 2013



Senators--number--senatorial districts.

Section 5. The senate shall consist of thirty-four members elected by the qualified voters of the respective districts for four years. For the election of senators, the state shall be divided into convenient districts of contiguous territory, as compact and nearly equal in population as may be.

Source: Const. of 1875, Art. IV, 5, 9. (Amended January 14, 1966)

(1975) Held that state senate districts substantially met compactness test. See also dissent. Preisler v. Kirkpatrick (Mo.), 528 S.W.2d 422.


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