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When is the 2016 Election?

President and Congress Up for Election


New Hampshire Voters Head To The Polls For State's
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The date of the 2016 election is Nov. 8.

On the date of the 2016 election, which is the second Tuesday in November, voters will choose the next U.S. president, 34 of the 100 members of the U.S. Senate and all 435 members of U.S. House of Representatives. The political makeup of Congress will likely change.

The 2016 election will be held on a Tuesday as required by Congress. Federal elections for president, U.S House of Representatives and Senate have been held on Tuesdays since 1845.

Still, voters in about two-thirds of states are allowed to cast their ballots before Election Day under "early voting" laws.

Presidential Race

The candidate who wins the 2016 election will succeed President Barack Obama, who will have served two terms in the White House. Obama's last day in office will be Jan. 20, 2017. The incoming president will be sworn into office at noon that day.

List of Senate Seats Up for Election in 2016

U.S. senators in the following states are up for re-election in the 2016 election.

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

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