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Changing term limits: an electoral perspective

Changing term limits: an electoral perspective

Changing term limits: an electoral perspective

A policy brief of the Electoral Integrity Initiative

“Term limits” are those limits set by law, normally a country’s constitution, on the number of terms an elected public office holder may serve. The restriction can apply to the number of terms that may be held consecutively, or it may be an absolute – that is, lifetime – restriction. Initiatives to change or sidestep presidential term limits are often presented as a response to popular demand, yet tend to be deeply polarizing. Learn more in the Electoral Integrity Initiative policy brief, Changing term limits: an electoral perspective.