U.S. Elections – The Process

The Road to the White House

The road to the White House seems to lengthen with each successive election cycle. For months, prospective candidates have been testing the waters with exploratory committees, fundraising events and tours of states holding early primaries.

Achieving the U.S. presidency almost certainly will involve first winning the nomination of one of the country’s major political parties by securing the votes of a majority of the delegates attending a national convention.

So-called “third party” candidates — those not affiliated with either the Democratic or the Republican party — could affect the outcome of the race by depriving the major candidates of votes, but, based on U.S. history, are unlikely to be elected themselves.

Democratic and Republican parties set their own rules for selecting delegates and for allocating votes among participating jurisdictions.

How to Vote from outside of the United States

Visit FVAP.gov. Overseas citizen voters face a specific set of challenges while voting absentee. FVAP.gov we will provide you the information and contacts you need to successfully cast an absentee ballot.

Learn more here about how the U.S. election system works

About the U.S. Elections

2016 U.S. Election Calendars

Election 2020 Calendar – The Wall Street Journal
2020 Primary Election Calendar – The New York Times


Latest Polls – FiveThirtyEight
Latest Election Polls – RealClearPolitics
Collection of 2020 Election Polls – Election Projection
2020 Polls – Public Policy Polling
Pollster Ratings – FiveThirtyEight
Elections Collection – U.S. Department of State



Official Website – 2020 Democratic National Convention
Official Website – 2020 Republican National Convention

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