2004 Federal Election Calendar

January 19
Iowa Caucus.

January 27
New Hampshire Democratic Primary.

February 3
Democratic Primaries and Caucuses in Arizona, Delaware, Missouri, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina.

February 6
Last day to register for Presidential Primary in New York.

February 7
Democratic Caucuses in Michigan and Washington.

February 8
Democratic Caucus in Maine.

February 10
Democratic Primaries in Tennessee and Virginia.

February 14
Democratic Caucuses in Washington DC and Nevada.

February 17
Democratic Primary in Wisconsin.

February 24
Last day to file a written request for an absentee ballot for Presidential Primary in New York. Also Democratic Primaries and Caucuses in Hawaii, Idaho, and Utah.

March 1
Last day to hand deliver an absentee ballot for Presidential Primary in New York.

March 2
New York Presidential Primary. Polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 9:00 p.m. Also Democratic Primaries and Caucuses in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

March 8
Democratic Caucus in American Samoa.

March 9
Democratic Primaries in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

April 13
Democratic Caucus in Colorado.

April 17
Democratic Caucus in Virgin Islands.

April 27
Democratic Primary in Pennsylvania.

May 4
Democratic Primaries in Indiana and North Carolina.

May 11
Democratic Primaries in New England and West Virginia.

May 18
Democratic Primaries in Arkansas, Oregon, and Kentucky.

June 1
Democratic Primaries in Alaska and South Dakota.

June 6
Democratic Caucus in Puerto Rico.

June 8
Democratic Primaries in Montana and New Jersey.

July 26 - 29
Democratic National Convention in Boston.

August 20
Last day to register to vote in the fall Primary Election in New York.

August 30 - September 2
Republican National Convention in New York City.

September 7
Last day to file a written request for an absentee ballot for Primary Election in New York.

September 14
Primary Election. Polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 9:00 p.m.

October 8
Last day to register for the General Election in New York.

October 26
Last day to file a written request for an absentee ballot for General Election in New York.

November 2
General Election. Polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 9:00 p.m.

 
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Presidential debates

President Bush and Senator John Kerry had a series of 90-minute debates:

Thursday, Sep. 30: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla. Theme: Foreign policy and homeland security.
Moderator: Jim Lehrer, PBS
Transcript of debate

Friday, Oct. 8: Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., no subject restrictions.
Moderator: Charles Gibson, ABC
Transcript of debate

Wednesday, Oct. 13: Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz. Theme: domestic and economic policy.
Moderator: Bob Scheiffer, CBS
Transcript of debate

Video of debate.


Vice Presidential debates

Tuesday, Oct. 5: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Theme: No limits on topics.
Moderator: Gwen Ifill, senior correspondent for "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"
Transcript of debate


Live TV coverage: C-SPAN and C-SPAN2, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel

Official debate site: www.debates.org

Critique of Commission on Presidential Debates: www.debate.org


 

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