Thursday, January 3, 2008

2008 Presidental Election Calendar

They have begun. Mark your calendars and check in with your county clerk to make sure you are ready to vote.

Primary & Caucus Dates:

January 3

January 5 Wyoming

January 8 New Hampshire

January 15 Michigan

January 19 Nevada, South Carolina

January 29 Florida

February 1 Maine

February 5 Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado , Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah

(Super Tuesday when half of the populations of the US has held their primaries)

February 9 Kansas, Louisiana

February 12 District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia

February 19 Hawaii, Washington, Wisconsin

March 4 Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont

March 11 Mississippi

April 2008: 2008 Constitution Party National Convention, to be held in Kansas City, Missouri.

April 22 Pennsylvania

May 23-26, 2008: 2008 Libertarian National Convention, to be held in Denver, Colorado.

May 6 Indiana, North Carolina

May 13 Nebraska, West Virginia

May 20 Kentucky, Oregon

June 3 Montana, South Dakota

Primaries End

July 10-13, 2008: 2008 Green Party National Convention, to be held in Chicago, Illinois.

August 25-28, 2008: 2008 Democratic National Convention, to be held in Denver, Colorado.

September 1-4, 2008: 2008 Republican National Convention, to be held in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

September 26 - First Presidential Debate at the University of Mississippi on domestic policy.

October 2 - Vice Presidential Debate at Washington University will be on domestic and foreign policy.

October 7 - Second Presidential Debate at Belmont University will be in a town meeting format and include any issues raised by members of that audience.

October 15 - Third Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on foreign policy.

November 4, 2008: All 50 states and the District of Columbia will hold elections to select members of the Electoral College.

December 15, 2008: Members of the U.S. Electoral College meet in each state to cast their votes for President and Vice President.

January 6, 2009: Electoral votes officially tallied before both Houses of Congress.

January 20, 2009: Inauguration Day.

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