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Voting and Elections

A nonpartisan guide to voting and elections in the U.S. The guide will be regularly updated.


Many people know that presidential elections occur every four years in the United States. However, there are many other elections that occur more frequently. U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote have the right to vote for their elected officials in Congress, which includes the House of Representatives and the Senate. Eligible citizens may also vote in local elections, such as for state governor, mayor, school board representatives, city council representatives, and ballot initiatives.

This guide will help to provide clarity to the voting and election process.

Important Dates:

Election Calendar



Voting Information

Election Information