Write The Difference Between General Elections And Midterm Elections
We’re about two and a half years out from the next presidential election, which means we’re also about two and a half years away from the next midterm elections. But what are these terms? And how do they differ? In this article, I’ll explain what the difference is between general elections and midterm elections, including when each one takes place.
What are General Elections?
A general election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The winner of this election becomes president.
The term “general election” refers to a specific vote held on Election Day (the Tuesday following Labor Day) at which citizens select their representatives for federal, state and local governments. In most states, voters cast ballots for candidates running for both legislative houses as well as executive offices such as governor or mayor. The term can also refer to congressional elections held between presidential contests–but it’s important not to confuse these with midterm elections!
What are Midterm Elections?
Midterm elections are held in the middle of a presidential term. They are held every two years, and they take place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November (November 6th this year). The next midterm election will be held in 2022.
Midterm elections don’t always coincide with presidential elections; sometimes there will be a gap between them. This happens when there is no president running for reelection, such as when Barack Obama ran for his second term but not his third term–in those cases, midterm elections happen during the same year as presidential ones (2012).
The only exception to this rule is if you’re talking about an even-numbered year without an incumbent running again: then you’ll have both kinds of elections happening at once!
When Are The Next Midterms?
The next midterm elections will take place on November 3, 2020. The following year will be the presidential election, which means that it’s likely that many voters will be paying more attention to national issues than state-level ones at that time.
In 2022 and 2024, there will also be midterms held on November 6th of those years; however, these elections won’t coincide with presidential elections because they’re four years apart instead of two (a presidential term lasts four years). The same goes for 2026 and 2028–but since we don’t yet know who our next president will be after Donald Trump finishes his second term (or if he’ll finish it), those dates may change depending on when his successor takes office!
These terms are often confused.
General elections are held every two years in the U.S., and midterm elections are held every four years. In general, they’re both important to understand, but they’re also often confused with each other.
The difference between a general election and midterm election is simple: A general election determines who will become president, senators and congressmen; whereas a midterm election determines who will become state governors, state legislators and congressmen (and sometimes mayors).
The next midterm elections will be held on November 6, 2018. The term “midterm election” refers to the general election for all members of the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate. These elections happen every two years, with the presidential election being a “midterm” since there is no president up for reelection at that time but rather candidates from each party seeking office as representatives or senators.