Skip to Main Content

Boatwright Memorial Library

ELECTION 2016: Home

A collection of resources for research and analysis about the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

Countdown to 2016 Presidential Election

Virginia Elections Information


General Election: Tuesday, November 8, 2016

  • Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration is Monday, October 17, 2016.

  • Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, 2016. 

  • Deadline to request an absentee ballot by appearing in-person is 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2016.

Source: Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal

How U.S. Presidents are elected

This video describes the process of electing a U.S. President, using the 2012 election as an example.

2016 Toss Up Map

These are the states where a competitive 2016 election is most like to be won or lost, based on a review of various forecasts.

Click the map to create your own at

Social Sciences Librarian

Profile Photo
Paul Rosenstein
Boatwright Memorial Library, 182
261 Richmond Way
Richmond, VA 23238
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.