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United States

United States of America

316,668,567 25

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

51.65%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
President President Head of Government
House of Representatives Lower House
Senate Upper House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Barack OBAMA
  • Head of Government: President Barack OBAMA
  • Assembly: United States has a bicameral Congress consisting of the Senate with 100 seats and the House of Representatives with 435 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by an electoral college to serve a 4-year term.*
  • In the Senate 100 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 6-year terms*. In the House of Representatives 435 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 2-year terms.

* The President is elected by absolute majority in the Electoral College to serve a 4-year term. Each state receives a number of Electoral College votes equal to its two Senators plus the number of seats it has in the House of Representatives, which is based on its population. Washington D.C. receives three electoral votes. A candidate must receive a majority of electoral votes (at least 270) to be elected president.

* One-third of Senate seats are up for election every two years. Each state elects two Senators.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Senate 1998-11-03 54,115,051 146,211,960 37.01%
House of Representatives 1998-11-03 66,604,802 146,211,960 45.55%
President 2000-11-07 105,405,100 141,850,558 74.31%
Senate 2000-11-07 78,191,797 141,850,558 55.12%
House of Representatives 2000-11-07 98,799,963 141,850,558 69.65%
Senate 2002-11-05 41,689,666 205,800,000 20.26%
House of Representatives 2002-11-05 74,706,555 205,800,000 36.3%
President 2004-11-02 125,736,000 215,694,000 58.29%
Senate 2004-11-02 - 210,421,000 -
House of Representatives 2004-11-02 - 210,421,000 -
Senate 2006-11-07 - 174,849,216 -
House of Representatives 2006-11-07 - 174,849,216 -
President 2008-11-04 131,257,328 186,983,927 70.2%
Senate 2008-11-04 64,862,287 186,983,927 34.69%
House of Representatives 2008-11-04 122,586,293 186,983,927 65.56%
House of Representatives 2010-11-02 90,706,582 186,983,927 48.51%
Senate 2010-11-02 90,706,582 186,983,927 48.51%
House of Representatives 2012-11-06 124,793,121 213,803,482 58.37%
President 2012-11-06 129,085,403 213,803,482 60.38%
Senate 2012-11-06 93,561,320 213,803,482 43.76%
Senate 2014-11-04 - - -
House of Representatives 2014-11-04 - - -
President 2016-11-08 - - -
House of Representatives 2016-11-08 - - -
Senate 2016-11-08 - - -

Voter Turnout