The United States presidential election of 2016, is scheduled for Tuesday November 8 2016, and will be the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. The main candidates are Donald trump and Hillary Clinton, although Various third party and independent presidential candidates are also running in the election. Only one third party candidate, Libertarian Party nominee and former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson, has ballot access in all 50 states. Green Party nominee and former physician Jill Stein has ballot access in enough states to win the electoral college. Johnson and Stein (who also ran as their parties’ presidential nominees in the 2012 election) have appeared in major national polls. At least 24 other third-party candidates and independents will appear on the ballot in at least some states.
On the same day all 438 House of representatives will be up for election along with 1/3 of the senate.
The presidential primary elections and caucuses took place between February 1 and June 2016, staggered among the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. This nominating process is also an indirect election, where voters cast ballots for a slate of delegates to a political party’s nominating convention, who then in turn elect their party’s presidential nominee.