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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

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