Here is a timeline of events related to the Nov. 5 election between now and Inauguration Day in January 2025.


- April 20: Republicans vote in Wyoming caucuses.

- April 21: Republicans vote in Puerto Rico primary.

- April 23: Republicans and Democrats vote in Pennsylvania primaries.

- April 28: Democrats vote in Puerto Rico primary.

- May 7: Republicans and Democrats vote in Indiana primaries.

- May 14: Maryland, Nebraska and West Virginia hold their primaries.

- May 21: Republicans and Democrats vote in Kentucky and Oregon primaries.

- May 23: Democrats vote in Idaho caucuses.

- June 4: Democrats and Republicans vote in their primaries in Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. Democrats also vote in the District of Columbia.

- June 8: Guam and U.S. Virgin Islands hold Democratic nominating contests.

- July 15-18: Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where the party formally chooses its candidate.

- Aug. 19-22: Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where the party formally chooses its candidate.

- Sept. 16: The date set by the Commission on Presidential Debates for the first presidential debate to take place. It is to be held at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

- Sept. 25: The date set for the only vice presidential debate, to be held at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

- Oct. 1: The date set for the second presidential debate, to be held at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia.

- Oct. 9: The date set for the third and final presidential debate, to be held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

- Nov. 5: Election Day

- Later in November: It could take days for the election result to be known, especially if it is close and mail-in ballots are a factor.


- Jan. 6: The vice president presides over the Electoral College vote count at a joint session of Congress, announces the results and declares who has been elected.

Ahead of the count on Jan. 6, 2021, then-President Trump lambasted his vice president, Mike Pence, for refusing to try to prevent Congress from certifying Biden's win. On that day, the U.S. Capitol was attacked by rioters, and some people chanted, "hang Mike Pence" as they tried to stop the count. Both chambers of Congress later resumed their work and certified Biden's win.

Congress has since passed the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act of 2022, which requires approval of one-fifth of the House and Senate to consider a challenge to a state's results - a much higher bar than existed before, when any single lawmaker from each chamber could trigger a challenge.

- Jan. 20: The inauguration of the election winner and their vice president takes place. At this ceremony, the victor and their vice president are officially sworn in and take office.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas and Tim Reid; Editing by Jonathan Oatis, Lisa Shumaker and Daniel Wallis)