November 5, 2024
Primary contests start in Iowa in January to select each party's nominee.
Winner must get 270 of 538 electoral college votes, not popular vote.
A dozen swing states where either party could win are the main focus.
All House seats and 33 Senate seats are up for election too.
U.S. citizens 18+ can vote in the presidential election every 4 years.
Usually a winner is projected on election night itself.
Time after election for new administration to form before inauguration.
New president is sworn in officially in January ceremony in Washington.