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Friday, November 7, 2014

USA midterm elections

President Obama-picture from Wikipedia

  • General elections in the USA take place every four years: 2008, 2012, 2016...
  • They take place on a Tuesday between the 2nd and the 8th of November.
  • Sometimes other elections also take place: federal, local, etc.
  • In these elections:
    • A New President and Vice President of the United States of America is elected for four years (a term) or he/she might be re-elected for a second term.
    • The President is not elected directly but by an Electoral College. Voters choose these member of the Electoral College and these, in turn, vote for the President.
    • Presidential candidates are selected by their respective party's national conventions in the summer of hte election year.
      • The two main parties are the Republican Party and the Democratic Party.
  • This year there have been midterm elections.
  • In the middle of each term (2010, 2014...)  midterm eletions take place.
  • In midterm elections voters choose:
    • Members of the House of Representatives and  Senators
    • Governors of 34 out of the 50 states
    • In some states, officers to state legislatures are also chosen.

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