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Primary Election Political Parties Election Day Voting Election of the President Candidates National Conventions National Conventions - An Inside View Candidates at the Convention The Campaign Polling Places The Electoral College The Electoral Map The Inauguration

Polling Places

Almost everyone is happy that the campaigns are ending by the time November arrives. It has been an exhausting year for the candidates and all their workers. The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November is Election Day for national elections. People all over the country go to polling places in their neighborhoods to vote. Some people mark paper ballots to choose the candidate they want for President of the United States, but most use electronic voting machines. The nation will know who the next President will be when all the votes are counted.

Voters are questioned by reporters as they leave polling places. Along with early electronic results from voting machines, the information they gather enables the television networks to predict winners even before all the polls close. A winner is announced based on the popular vote. Once the winner is known, he makes a victory speech. The losing candidate makes a concession speech.

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The county where you register to vote assigns you to a polling place for each election.

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