Background materials for the election and election process in the United States of America:
• Campaign Finance Reform and the 2004 Election (McCain-Feingold)
• Democratic National Convention
• The Electoral College
• FAQs on U.S. Elections and Political Conventions
• Federal Election Commission Regulates Presidential Campaigns
• Financing Campaigns
• Glossary of U.S. Election Terms
• Presidential Nominations
• Republican National Convention
• The Role of Political Parties
• USA Elections in Brief or e-Book (PDF, 3.8Mb)
• What Happens After Elections?
2014 U.S. Midterm Elections
Updated 20 October 2014
22 October 2014 Midterm Elections: Targeting, Insights, and Analytics in the Campaign Air War. Foreign Press Center Briefing with Kenneth M. Goldstein, Professor of Politics at the University Of San Francisco
21 October 2014 U.S. Democracy: Midterm Elections Midterm elections, so named because they occur in even-numbered years at the halfway point of a presidential term, determine which political party will control the two chambers of the U.S. Congress for the upcoming two years.
01 October 2014 2014 Midterm Elections Up for election will be all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and one third of the Senate. Also 36 state governors are up for election, most states elect their governors in the middle of presidential terms, rather than at the same time as the president.
This video explains the process and
what it is designed to achieve.
video sets out what happens on election day. It is part of a series of
videos from the US Embassy explaining the U.S. electoral system.
picking the candidates. The transcript is here.
- This video tells you all you need to know.
Americans pick their presidential candidates through caucuses.