U.S. presidential election calendar
The Republican and Democratic parties are selecting presidential nominees for the 2016 general election.
Important dates in the nominations and election as released on Friday in Washington, indicated that on Sept. 16, there would be the Republican Party candidates debate, at Simi Valley, California.
It said on Oct. 13, the Democratic Party candidates debate, would come up at Las Vegas, Nevada.
On Oct. 28 also the Republican Party candidates’ debate would come up again at Boulder, Colorado.
So also on Nov. 14 the Democratic Party candidates would again have debate at Des Moines, Iowa.
It said on Dec. 15 Republican candidates’ debate at Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 19 Democratic candidates’ debate in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Also on Jan. 17 – Democratic candidates debate at Charleston, South Carolina.
The release indicated that on Feb. 1 there would be Iowa caucuses, also in early February there would be New Hampshire primary.
The South Carolina primary would be in February, while on February 20 it would be for Nevada caucus.
It said further that March 1st would be the Super Tuesday primaries in 11 states, while between March and June the primaries would continue in both parties.
It said the Republican National Convention would nominate its presidential candidate between July 18 and 21, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Also between July 25 and 28, the Democratic National Convention to nominate presidential candidate in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania would be held.
It said the U.S. general election would be held on Nov. 8, 2016.
It added that by Nov. 22, 2016, there would be Virgin Islands gubernatorial Runoff (if needed), Nov. 25, 2016, Northern Marianas Islands gubernatorial Runoff (if needed)
Also Dec. 10, 2016, would be for Louisiana Federal office runoffs (if needed), and Jan. 10, 2017, Georgia Federal Office Runoffs (if needed).
The declared candidates for Democratic Party Democratic are Lincoln Chafee, Hillary Clinton, Lawrence Lessig, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders and Jim Webb.
The declared candidates for Republican Party includes Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump and Scott Walker.