When is the next presidential election?
The 59th U.S. presidential election will be held on November 3, 2020. As in all previous elections, in the 2020 elections, too, voters will select presidential electors who in turn would elect the President and the Vice President of the country.
The candidates would begin to announce their candidacy a year or two in advance and would then launch their election campaigns.
Thereafter, Republican and Democratic debates would be held in various locations of the country where candidates would argue on a variety of issues ranging from domestic to international affairs.
The first six months of 2020 would witness a series of primaries and caucuses in all the 50 states of the US, Washington D.C., and overseas territories. This will be a test of the capability of the candidates. Following the primaries and caucuses a number of candidates will withdraw citing poor performance.
Mid 2020 would witness Republican and Democratic conventions.
Before the Election Day the presidential debate will be held where the Democratic and Republican presidential nominee would argue on a number of issues.
Finally on November 3, 2020, people would vote for electors, who in turn would choose the president and the vice president.
The new President of the country would be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.
A president is eligible for only two terms. As Barack Obama has served two terms in office and is not eligible for the 2016 elections, whoever wins this year can seek re-election in 2020.
As the age of voting in the United States is 18, the 2020 US presidential election would be the first when all the members of the millennial generation would be eligible to vote. The age group of around 40 percent of the voters would be between 18 and 45. Hispanics would form around 15 percent of the eligible voters in the 2020 US elections.