Election 2016 Dates You Need to Know
The presidential race has so many important events. It may be a little hard to follow, and this is just the beginning! We have made you a guide to all the election 2016 dates you will need to know. Bookmark this page or transfer these to your calendar to stay on top of the race. March 1st: Super Tuesday
This is one of the most important election 2016 dates. Today is when the largest number of states and territories are voting for their nominee. This will help determine who the real leading candidates are and who is trailing behind. Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia are having their primaries. There is a Republican caucus in Alaska and Democratic caucuses in Colorado and American Samoa. The primaries and caucuses will go on until June. Do not know the difference between a primary and caucus? It is all explained here.
March 3rd: Republican Debate
Tune in to Fox News at 9 pm. Expected candidates are Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Ben Carson (unless someone drops out after Super Tuesday). It will be in Detroit. The moderators are Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier, and Chris Wallace.
March 6th: Democratic Debate
It will be hosted by CNN and moderated by Anderson Cooper. The candidates are Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
March 9th: Democratic Debate
It will be hosted by Univision/The Washington Post in Miami.
March 10th: Republican Debate
It will be hosted by CNN/Salem Radio and held in Florida.
July 1st: Republican National Convention
This is what all of the primaries and caucuses are leading towards. The RNC is when the official presidential candidate for the Republican Party will finally be nominated.
July 25th: Democratic National Convention
The DNC will nominate the official presidential candidate for the Democratic Party. This is the end of presidential primary season and the beginning of general election campaigning.
September 26th: Presidential Debate
October 4th: Vice Presidential Debate
October 9th: Presidential Debate
October 19th: Presidential Debate
November 8th: Election Day