Election Day 2012

Today is Election Day!

The day on which general elections for public officials (at local, state, and national levels) are held, Election Day takes place on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November and, for federal offices, is only held on even number years. Presidential elections are held every four years while elections to the House of Representatives and the Senate are held every two years, with Representatives serving two terms and Senators serving six terms (though Senate terms are staggered so that 1/3 of Senators are elected or re-elected every two years.)

In addition to voting for Representatives and Senators, registered voters will also be voting (by popular ballot) for the next U.S. President on Election Day 2012. Celebrate Election Day by heading to the polls today to exercise your right to vote! If you voted early, all that’s left to do is sit back and wait for the results.

Head over to the election center at CNN.com (or your favorite news and media site) to learn more about the candidates, the issues, and the Presidential race.

Sources: Wikipedia, Timeanddate.com

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