Voting isn't a privilege! Nor is it a luxury. It's the right of every citizen! Some say it's much more than just a right - it's a duty. Do you agree?
On November 4, 2008, the United States of America will hold its 55th consecutive quadrennial election for President and Vice President of the United States. Many events will lead up to this history making 2008 election. It's democracy at its best, but, all the dates can be a little bit confusing to keep up with.
The state calendars for all the caucuses, debates and conventions have been in flux, with so many states wanting to play a more active role in picking the presidential candidates.
If you'll turn this page, you'll see that you now have your very own handy calendar for the full 2008 election schedule...!
2008 Presidential Race: Caucuses, Primaries, Elections, Conventions(Dates are subject to change)
January 2008January 3: Iowa (all caucuses)
January 5: Wyoming (R caucuses)
January 8: New Hampshire (primary)
January 15: Michigan
January 19: Nevada (all precinct caucuses), South Carolina (R primary)
January 26: South Carolina (D primary)
January 29: Florida
February 2008February 1: Maine (R)
February 5: Super Tuesday! Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado (caucuses), Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho (D), Illinois, Kansas (D), Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico (D), New York, North Dakota (caucuses), Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah
February 9: Louisiana, Kansas (R), Nebraska (D)
February 10: Maine (D caucuses)
February 12: District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
February 19: Hawaii (D), Washington, Wisconsin
March 2008March 4: Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont
March 8: Wyoming (D)
March 11: Mississippi
April 2008April 22: Pennsylvania
April 23-26: Constitution Party Convention in Kansas City, Missouri
May 2008May 6: Indiana, North Carolina
May 13: Nebraska (primary), West Virginia
May 20: Kentucky, Oregon
May 22-26: Libertarian National Convention in Denver, Colorado
May 27: Idaho (R)
June 2008June 3: Montana, New Mexico (R), South Dakota
July 2008July 10-13, Green Party Convention in Chicago
August 2008August 25-28: Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado
September 2008September 1-4: Republican National Convention in Minneapolis
October 2008October 15: Final Presidential Debate at Hofstra University
November 2008November 4: Federal Election in every state of the U.S.!
Important Voting Resources:
Please make sure that you are registered to vote and that your name and address are accurately reflected in your registration. If in doubt, just register again. It does not hurt to register more than once. Help register other people to vote by running a voter registration drive in your neighborhood, school or town. Some of these links may not be operable yet but we are assured that they will be working long before the election:
- Register to vote: Here
- Change your voter registration: Here
- Organize a voter registration drive
- Find your polling place
- Request an absentee ballot
- More info about your state's elections
Mark down the address of this page and send it to your friends to remind them (or to remind yourself) to vote in the primaries, caucuses and on November 4th, 2008 in your state!
Voting is victorious, in and of itself.