The 2020 U.S. general elections will be held on November 3.
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Why do elections matter?

Why do elections matter?

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Does the presidential candidate with the most votes always win?

Does the presidential candidate with the most votes always win?

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How many times can a person be president?

How many times can a person be president?

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How many votes does it take to win a U.S. congressional election?

How many votes does it take to win a U.S. congressional election?

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Does early voting affect election results?

Does early voting affect election results?

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Can anyone run for political office?

Can anyone run for political office?

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Why do political parties still hold national nominating conventions?

Why do political parties still hold national nominating conventions?

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Why does the U.S. have only two major political parties?

Why does the U.S. have only two major political parties?

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2016 Electoral College votes state by state

2016 Electoral College votes state by state

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Elections for federal office

Elections for federal office

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What if an American doesn’t belong to the Democratic or Republican party?

What if an American doesn't belong to the Democratic or Republican party?

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State by state: Primaries and caucuses

State by state: Primaries and caucuses

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How do presidential candidates pay for their campaigns?

How do presidential candidates pay for their campaigns?

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How important are polls?

How important are polls?

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When are elections held?

When are elections held?

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Graphic with text explaining steps in presidential election timeline (State Dept./M. Rios)

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How many states hold a primary or caucus and when are they held?

How many states hold a primary or caucus and when are they held?

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What about other political offices?

What about other political offices?

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What’s the difference between a primary and a caucus?

What's the difference between a primary and a caucus?

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How are presidential candidates chosen?

How are presidential candidates chosen?

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Who conducts U.S. elections?

Who conducts U.S. elections?

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What is the United States doing to keep elections fair in the future?

What is the United States doing to keep elections fair in the future?

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Why do U.S. Presidential campaigns cost so much?

Why do U.S. Presidential campaigns cost so much?

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How do Americans Vote?

How do Americans Vote?

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USA Elections in Brief

Outline of U.S. Government

Selecting the Presidential Candidates

Elections in Brief

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