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'''Election Day''' typically refers to the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in the [[United States]], although there are also many other days on which elections are held throughout the year, as in holding "primaries" to determine the nominees of political parties who then compete in the general election in November.
 
'''Election Day''' typically refers to the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in the [[United States]], although there are also many other days on which elections are held throughout the year, as in holding "primaries" to determine the nominees of political parties who then compete in the general election in November.
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'''Election Day''' in 2012 is relatively early, on November 6.  Increasingly Americans vote early, so much so that most may actually vote in the weeks prior to Election Day.
  
 
In years divisible by four, Americans select the president for the next four years on Election Day, and also select one-third of the [[U.S. Senate]], all of the members of the [[House of Representatives]], and decide who will serve in many other offices.
 
In years divisible by four, Americans select the president for the next four years on Election Day, and also select one-third of the [[U.S. Senate]], all of the members of the [[House of Representatives]], and decide who will serve in many other offices.

Revision as of 18:31, 6 January 2012

Election Day typically refers to the Tuesday after the first Monday in November in the United States, although there are also many other days on which elections are held throughout the year, as in holding "primaries" to determine the nominees of political parties who then compete in the general election in November.

Election Day in 2012 is relatively early, on November 6. Increasingly Americans vote early, so much so that most may actually vote in the weeks prior to Election Day.

In years divisible by four, Americans select the president for the next four years on Election Day, and also select one-third of the U.S. Senate, all of the members of the House of Representatives, and decide who will serve in many other offices.

In other years divisible by two, Americans select one-third of the U.S. Senate, all of the members of the House of Representatives, and most state governorships.

In off-numbered years, Americans residing in New Jersey and Virginia select state office-holders, and also vote on initiatives or referenda. Governorships are selected in those two states in the year immediately following a presidential election.

Election Day is a state holiday in some states.