Critical dates in the U.S. election
October 5, 2023 - The third Republican debate will take place on November 8 in Miami. Criteria to participate are more demanding than previous debates. Six of the nine Republican candidates are expected to participate -- Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy, former Vice President Mike Pence, Chris Christie and Tim Scott.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden faces little opposition in the Democratic Party. The only notable Democrat, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has launched a challenge to replace Biden as the Democrats’ nominee, is expected to announce on Monday (October 9) that he will run as an independent.
The 2024 presidential election will take place on Tuesday, November 5. Votes by nominating contests in each state and territory will begin on January 15, with Republicans in Iowa holding their caucus -- presidential nominating contest -- and wrap up in June. The Republican and Democratic conventions will occur in July and August, respectively.
Super Tuesday will occur on March 5, when over a dozen states, including California and Texas, will hold their primaries. By the end of March, events covering well over 50% of each party’s delegates will have taken place.