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Presidential Elections

When is the next presidential election? Everything to know about Election Day 2024.

There is seldom a stronger civic tradition in the United States than filling out the ballotevery four years to elect a president. The next election will mark America's 60th presidential contest.

What will that look like? While the Democratic Party is expected to coalesce behind President Biden, who has already announced his reelection bid, the Republican side remains more of a toss-up. Former President Trump is leading in the polls, but plenty of other GOP hopefuls have thrown their hat in the ring.

Amid the uncertainty surrounding the next presidential election, one thing is for sure – on the first Tuesday of November 2024, the public will again be faced with a choice: Who best represents the country? Here's what you should know: 

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Who's running for president in 2024?Meet the Democratic and Republican candidates running

When is the next presidential election?

Nov. 5, 2024. Presidential elections are held in the United States every four years.

U.S. law dictates that federal elections be held "the Tuesday next after the 1st Monday in November." Presidential and congressionalmidterm elections are always held in even-numbered years (e.g. 2016, 2018, 2020.) 

When is the Republican primary?A guide to the 2024 schedule

Who is running for president in 2024?

A Trump-Biden rematch may be in order for 2024: both candidates have announced they are running.

The GOP field is more crowded with former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and several others running to unseat Trump as the de-facto leader of the party.

On the Democratic side, Biden is likely to be his party's nominee, but Marianne Williamson, and Dean Phillips have also entered the race.

Here's a full down of who's running in 2024.

When is the Democratic primary?Here's a state-by-state guide to the 2024 schedule

Is Trump running in 2024? 


In an event at his Mar-A-Lago beach club on Nov. 15, the former president announced his plans to run. His campaign has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission confirming those plans. 

Is Biden running in 2024?


Biden's long-awaited announcement came early the morning of April 25 with a three-minute video indicating the President planned to run for a second term. "Let's finish this job I know we can," Biden says in the clip. 

When did Biden take office?

Biden was sworn into office Jan. 20, 2021.

The inauguration date is the same with each presidential election, taking place the 20th of January – as required by the U.S. Constitution which set the date in 1933. 

When was Joe Biden elected? 

The last presidential election was Nov. 3, 2020.

While this was ultimately the election that made Joe Biden president, his win was not confirmed by most mainstream media outlets until Nov. 7, after four days of vote counting.  

How often is there a vote for a new president?

Americans vote for a new president every four years, as outlined in the U.S. Constitution

That vote does not always result in a ''new'' president, of course. There have been many presidentswho served more than one four-yearterm. In fact, before presidents were limited to eight years in office,President Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected four times. He served three consecutive terms in the White House before dying on April 12, 1945, in the middle of his fourth. 

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What are the requirements to be president?

The Constitution spells out just three requirements to hold the presidency. To become president, you must:

  • Be at least 35 years old
  • Have been born in the United States
  • Have lived in the U.S. for at least fourteen years 

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