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Politics 101: What Are the Different Types of Elections in America?

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 29, 2021 • 3 min read

Most Americans are well aware of the United States presidential elections that occur every four years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. But these are far from the only elections that take place in the American political system. Like most democracies, Americans are afforded the opportunity to vote for a wide array of offices at various points throughout the year.