On Tuesday November 8, the citizens of the United States will elect their president for a four-year term in the White House.  Know more about this electoral process with these 6 key facts.

  • Every four years, on the first Tuesday in November (after the first Monday of the month), citizens go to the polls to choose their president.
  • Voting in the United States is not a direct affair. Every citizen votes for the President and Vice President of the Electoral College, an organism that then elects the President of the country.
  • The presidential candidate that gets 270 Electoral College votes (out of a possible 538) will win the White House.
  • Currently there are 218,959,000 American citizens allowed to vote. However, it is estimated that only 82% of them (146,311,000) are registered.

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