November 7: Election Day

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Did you know?

  • Election Day refers to the day on which general elections in the United States are held.  Presidential elections are held every 4 years and the elected president will then be sworn in and take office the following January 20th, a day known as Inauguration Day.
  • Election Day in the United States is always held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

Election Day Facts

  • Elections held for federal offices only occur on even-numbered years.
  • There is no law in the Constitution or Federal mandate which requires electorates to vote in accordance with the popular vote of their state.
  • There are 538 electoral college members. In order to win the vote for President of the United States, a candidate must obtain at least 270 of these votes.

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. - Franklin D. Roosevelt