United States Presidential Election 2020 Important Dates Schedule

United States Presidential Election 2020 Important Dates Schedule

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United States Presidential Election 2020 Important Dates Schedule

 

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The 2020 United States presidential election, scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020, will be the 59th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. Voters will select presidential electors who in turn on December 14, 2020, will either elect a new president and vice president or re-elect the incumbents. In the event that no candidate receives the minimum 270 electoral votes needed to win the election, the United States House of Representatives will select the president from three candidates that received the most electoral votes, and the United States Senate will select the vice president from the candidates that received the two highest totals. The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses are likely to be held during the first six months of 2020. This nominating process is also an indirect election, where voters cast ballots selecting a slate of delegates to a political party's nominating convention, who then in turn elect their party's presidential nominee.


US Elections Important Dates September October and November 2020


Below are important dates in the month of September, October and November 2020.
 
 
September 17: CNN hosts a town hall with Biden in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
September 20: Early voting begins in several states, roughly 45 days before the election.
September 29: The first presidential debate, at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
September TBA: The Senate Judiciary Committee under Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina plans to call in former FBI director James Comey, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, and former director of national intelligence James Clapper to testify into their roles in the Russia investigations, specifically to probe whether they abused the FISA process to surveil Trump campaign officials during Crossfire Hurricane.
October 2020


See also: October surprise and 2020 United States presidential debates
October 7: The only vice presidential debate, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.
October 15: The second presidential debate, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida.
October 22: The third presidential debate, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
November 2020
 

The 2020 Electoral College map, with the number of electoral votes for each state and Washington DC

 
November 3: Election Day, (all times given are in Eastern Standard Time (EST), or UTC−05:00)
12:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m: New Hampshire midnight voting
Approximately 1:30 a.m: The Guam straw poll, held in the Chamorro time zone (UTC+10:00), which generally receives national media attention as an indicator of how the rest of the country may likely vote.
6 a.m. to noon Polls open across the 50 states, with the last being Hawaii at 12 p.m. EST/7 a.m. AHST
6:00 p.m: Polls close in the Eastern Time Zone sections of Indiana and Kentucky
7:00 p.m: Polls close in:
Selected areas of New Hampshire
The Eastern Time Zone sections of Florida
The Central Time Zone sections of Indiana and Kentucky
All of Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, and Vermont
7:30 p.m: Polls close in North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia
8:00 p.m: Polls close in:
Selected areas of North Dakota
The remaining areas of New Hampshire
The Eastern Time Zone sections of Michigan
The Central Time Zone sections of Florida, Kansas, South Dakota, and Texas
All of Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C.
8:30 p.m: Polls close in Arkansas
9:00 p.m: Polls close in:
The remaining areas of North Dakota
The Central Time Zone sections of Michigan
The Mountain Time Zone sections of Kansas, South Dakota, and Texas
All of Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
10:00 p.m: Polls close in:
The Mountain Time Zone sections of Idaho and Oregon
All of Iowa, Montana, Nevada, Utah
11:00 p.m: Polls close in:
The Pacific Time Zone sections of Idaho and Oregon
All of California, Hawaii, and Washington
November 4:
12:00 a.m: Polls close in the Alaska Time Zone sections of Alaska
1:00 a.m: Polls close in the Hawaii–Aleutian Zone sections of Alaska
December 2020
December 14: The electors (members) of the Electoral College meet in their respective state capitals (electors for the District of Columbia meet within the district) to formally vote for the president and vice president.
 
January 2021
January 6: Electoral votes formally counted before a joint session of Congress; the president of the Senate formally announces the electoral result
January 20: Inauguration Day
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

United States Presidential Election 2020 Details


US Elections Democratic and Republican Primary and caucuses Dates 2020

 

The following primary and caucus dates have been scheduled by state statutes or state party decisions, but are subject to change pending legislation, state party delegate selection plans, or the decisions of state secretaries of state:
February 3: Iowa caucuses
February 11: New Hampshire primary
February 22: Nevada caucuses
February 29: South Carolina primary

March 3: Super Tuesday (Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia primaries); American Samoa caucuses; Democrats Abroad party-run primary for expatriates features a March 3–10 voting period.
March 10: Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, and Washington primaries; North Dakota firehouse caucuses (identical to a party-run primary).
March 14: Northern Mariana Islands caucuses
March 17: Arizona, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio primaries
March 24: Georgia primary
 


March 29: Puerto Rico primary
April 4: Alaska, Hawaii, and Louisiana primaries; Wyoming caucuses
April 7: Wisconsin primary
April 28: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island primaries
May 2: Kansas primary; Guam caucuses
May 5: Indiana primary
May 12: Nebraska and West Virginia primaries
May 19: Kentucky and Oregon primaries
June 2: Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota primaries
June 6: United States Virgin Islands caucuses
June 16: District of Columbia primary (bill proposing a move to June 2 has been approved by the DC Council and now only awaits final approval by the U.S. Congress for enactment)
The 57 states, districts, territories, or other constituencies with elections of pledged delegates to decide the Democratic presidential nominee, currently plan to hold the first major determining step for these elections via 50 primaries[o] and seven caucuses (Iowa, Nevada, Wyoming, and four territories). The number of states holding caucuses decreased from 14 in the 2016 nomination process to only three in 2020

 

Source: wikipedia.org

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