Just in case you want to follow the presidential election to the very end, here’s the calendar of “events” for you to keep track! Enjoy!
Jan. 14Des Moines
Seventh Democratic primary debateWill be co-hosted by CNN and The Des Moines Register at Drake University.
Feb. 7Manchester, N.H.
Eighth Democratic primary debateWill be co-hosted by ABC, WMUR and Apple News at St. Anselm College.
Feb. 19Las Vegas
Ninth Democratic primary debateWill be co-hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and The Nevada Independent.
Feb. 25Charleston, S.C.
Tenth Democratic primary debateWill be co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute at The Gaillard Center. Twitter will be a debate partner.
Eleventh Democratic primary debate
Twelfth Democratic primary debate
Sept. 29Notre Dame, Ind.
First presidential debateUniversity of Notre Dame
Oct. 7Salt Lake City
Vice presidential debateUniversity of Utah
Oct. 15Ann Arbor
Second presidential debateUniversity of Michigan
Third presidential debateBelmont University
Primaries and Caucuses
From the Iowa caucuses to Election Day, here is a look at which states vote when, and where the largest troves of delegates are at stake.
*The date for one or more listed events is tentative.
Iowa caucusesBecause these are the first votes cast, there is a lot at stake in terms of momentum and attention from donors and the news media. The results here will winnow the field.
New Hampshire primariesDon’t be surprised if only a few candidates are still standing after the votes are counted here.
Nevada Democratic caucusesAnother key early state with a high-turnout caucus, and the first one with a significant Hispanic population.
South Carolina Democratic primaryThis state will offer the first real indication of the candidates’ strengths with black voters.
Alabama primariesSuper Tuesday accounts for about 40 percent of total delegate allocation.
American Samoa Democratic caucus
California primariesBecause it has the largest delegate trove in the country, California is key to Super Tuesday.
North Carolina primaries*
Texas primaries*The second-largest delegate trove of the primary.
Virginia Democratic primary
Democrats Abroad primary
Michigan primariesMidwestern powerhouses like Michigan and Ohio will test the candidates’ appeal among suburbanites, African-Americans and working-class white voters. If the race is not decided on Super Tuesday, this could be a line of demarcation.
North Dakota Democratic caucuses
Virgin Islands Republican caucus*
Guam Republican caucus*
Northern Marianas Democratic convention
Wyoming Republican conventions*
Arizona Democratic primaryIf one candidate sweeps Arizona, Florida and Illinois, there will be immense pressure on the other candidates to exit the race.
Northern Marianas Republican convention*
Kentucky Republican caucuses*
American Samoa Republican caucus*
Puerto Rico Democratic primary
Alaska Democratic primary
Hawaii Democratic primary
Wyoming Democratic caucuses
New York primariesThis may be the last big delegate day of the race. If one candidate dominates every state this late in the primary, party leaders will likely move to get behind that person and seek to bring the race to an end.
Rhode Island primaries
Guam Democratic caucus
Kansas Democratic primary
West Virginia primaries
Kentucky Democratic primary
District of Columbia primaries
New Jersey primaries*
New Mexico primaries
South Dakota primaries*
Virgin Islands Democratic caucuses
Puerto Rico Republican primary*
Democratic National ConventionDemocratic officials chose Milwaukee as the site of the party’s nominating convention, placing a spotlight on a key Midwestern battleground state.
Republican National ConventionThe Republicans will hold their convention in Charlotte, N.C.
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