The Constitution states: SECTION 4. The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States; but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law. Judgment - Removal and Disqualification Because conviction requires a two-thirds vote, this means that removal can occur only as a result of a two-thirds vote. Unlike removal, disqualification from office is a discretionary judgment, and there is no explicit constitutional linkage to the two-thirds vote on conviction. the Senate has determined that disqualification may be accomplished by a simple majority vote. Can the senate vote to disqualify, without a 2/3 rds vote to convict? The president, unlike the vast majority of people impeached, he can be allowed to finish his term, yet disqualified from serving another term, or in another office.