United States presidential election, 2016

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The 2016 election for President of the United States will take place on Tuesday, November 8. Voters will elect the next President and the next Vice President of the United States.

Declared Candidates[change | change source]

The following candidates have filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) or have publicly announced their candidacy for the presidential nomination of a major party. Parties are listed alphabetically. Candidates are listed alphabetically by surname.

Democratic Party[change | change source]

The candidates included in this section have been listed in five or more major independent nationwide polls.

Republican Party[change | change source]

Other parties and independents[change | change source]

Possible battleground states[change | change source]

Potential battleground states include Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.[48] Democrats have discussed targeting Arizona, Georgia, and Texas as potentially competitive states.[48] Meanwhile, Republicans may also target Minnesota and New Jersey.[49] Other states may also become competitive if the close races of 2016 differ from the close races of the 2012 election, or if 2016 becomes a landslide election.

Party conventions[change | change source]

Map of United States showing Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Orlando
Philadelphia
Cleveland
Orlando
Sites of the 2016 national party conventions.
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Libertarian Party

Debates[change | change source]

On April 1, 2015, the Commission on Presidential Debates a (CPD) announced that each of the following 16 locations are under consideration to host one of the three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate:[55]

The three locations which will host the presidential debates and the one location selected to host the vice presidential debate are to be announced by the CPD in the fall of 2015.[56][55]

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