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2008 Calendar of U.S. Presidential Election and Primaries

By Pamela Jean
January 1, 2008

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 2008

January 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 2008

February 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 2008

March 4: Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont
March 8: Wyoming (D)
March 11: Mississippi

April 2008

April 22: Pennsylvania
April 23-26: Constitution Party Convention in Kansas City, Missouri

May 2008

May 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 2008

June 3: Montana, New Mexico (R), South Dakota

July 2008

July 10-13, Green Party Convention in Chicago

August 2008

August 25-28: Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado

September 2008

September 1-4: Republican National Convention in Minneapolis

October 2008

October 15: Final Presidential Debate at Hofstra University

November 2008

November 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:

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!

everydaycitizen.com/2008/01/2008_calendar_of_us_presidenti.html

You can also download an up-to-date pdf file of all of these 2008 state schedules from the Federal Election Commission here.

Voting is victorious, in and of itself.


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