The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and
Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof;
but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except
as to the Place of Chusing Senators.
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting
(be on the first Monday in December,)(The preceding
words in parentheses were superseded by the 20th
Amendment, section 2.)
unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.