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As vital as this appears to be, yet a lot of people might not know when this will take place. The next presidential election of the United States is scheduled for Tuesday, the 8th of November, 2016. This election will mark the 58th quadrennial U.S presidential election. On this event, voters will elect presidential electors, and they will in turn elect the President and Vice President of the United States.  The presidential electors are selected by votes on a state by state basis and they are the ones that officially elect the President and Vice President of the United States every four years. In other words, the voters cannot directly elect the President and Vice president. The electors number in each state equals the number of congress members entitled to each state. In most cases, the electors are being pledged to particular candidates for President and Vice President, but we have some electors that are unpledged as well. We generally have 538 electors attending to the 435 House of Representative members, 100 senators, and the 3 additional electors from the Columbia District.

For a person to be eligible and elected to serve as the United States President, such individual must be a citizen of the United States by birth, must be at least 35 years old, and reside no less than 14 years in the United States. Then only can the parties devise a primary election to select the candidate seen best by the party to run for the presidential position. After this, the members of the party can officially nominate their candidate that will run on behalf of the party.


The first step to deciding who to vote for is to identify and analyse the potential candidates for the presidential position. According to reliable media sources, we have the following list of people according to their parties.

Here are the formerly announced individuals running for the Democratic presidential nomination filled under the FEC (Federal Election Commission).

  • Jeff Boss, Conspiracy theorist and perennial candidate from New Jersey (He filled in 2012 as a 2016 candidate).
  • Vermin Supreme, Performance artist and perennial candidate from Massachusetts (He initially announced during the 2012 campaign for presidential candidate, that he will run in 2016. He confirmed this in May 2014).
  • Robby Wells, Former head football coach at Savannah State University; Candidate for the 2012 presidential nomination of the Constitution Party (He declared his intention in November 2012 to run for the presidency in 2016.

We have another category of potential candidates. They have been noticed to express interest in the position publicly for the past six months.

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, United States Secretary of State 2009–2013; U.S. Senator from New York 2001–2009; and presidential candidate in 2008.
  • Joe Manchin, U.S. Senator from West Virginia since 2010; and Governor of West Virginia 2005–2010.
  • Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States since 2009; U.S. Senator from Delaware 1973–2009; and presidential candidate in 1988 and 2008
  • Jim Webb, U.S. Senator from Virginia 2007–2013; and U.S. Secretary of the Navy 1987–1988
  • Bernie Sanders, Independent U.S. Senator from Vermont since 2007; and Independent U.S. Representative from Vermont, 1991–2007
  • Howard Dean, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, 2005–2009; Governor of Vermont, 1991–2003; and presidential candidate in 2004
  • Martin O’Malley, Governor of Maryland since 2007; and Mayor of Baltimore 1999–2007
  • Brian Schweitzer, Governor of Montana 2005–2013
  • Jerry Brown, Governor of California since 2011 and 1975–1983; California Attorney General, 2007–2011; and presidential candidate in 1976, 1980 and 1992


The first point to note is that, the decision is totally yours, but care must be taken to ensure you are selecting the best choice for the present and the future of the country. No doubt, there are noticeable political activities here and there, but it will be fun to access the options of potential candidates. We have on the democratic side, the Vice President Joe Biden, who has made some noticeable noise, shows he might be interested in running for the 2016 presidential election. Elizabeth Warren, Senator of Massachusetts has been seen to deny her interest repeatedly, but if Hillary Clinton does not run, the progressive populist would definitely reconsider the presidential elections.

On the side of the Republicans, we have seen that despite the troubles that the New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has with the Fort Lee lane bridge, he still shows intent for the position. Rand Paul, the Kentucky Senator has been expected to carry the mantle of his father since he was elected for the first time, four years ago.  These are just a few of the potential candidates for the 2016 presidential polls.


Actually, deciding who to vote for is entirely your choice. But here is a step to guide such decision; make a list of things you wish to change in the present tenure; carry out a detailed check or research on the potential candidates; see which of them is the best possible individual to deliver such change; then you already know your answer for next election 2016, if you can figure this out.


Hillary Clinton, who is the former Secretary of State, claims not to have made a decision yet, but looking at the condition of things, she has a large lead and is greatly expected to run for president 2016.


Barack Obama, the incumbent President of the United States is ineligible to run for a third term due to the term limits in the United States Constitution Twenty-second Amendment. Which reads:

Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date of its submission to the states by the Congress.

However, Washington, DC – President Barack Obama shocked the country with his intent for running for the third term election 2016. From the reaction of people, it is easy to notice that a lot of individuals are in support of this. A spokesman for the Obama Administration even told reporters that this is an amazing news for the country.