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Major Dates in U.S. Election Calendar

by AFP


What to expect in the months to come.

The November election showdown for the White House is now set, after Hillary Clinton on Thursday formally accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination as its presidential candidate.

She will face off with Republican Donald Trump on Nov. 8.

Here are the remaining key dates in the U.S. election calendar:


Absentee or in-person early voting begins in several states.

Sept. 26

First presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. (This debate was originally to have been held at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, but the venue was changed.)

Oct. 4

Vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.

Oct. 9

Second presidential debate at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri.

Oct. 19

Third and final presidential debate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Nov. 8

Election day, established by law as the Tuesday following the first Monday in November.

Jan. 20, 2017

Barack Obama leaves the White House. Inauguration of 45th president of the United States.

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