The United States presidential election of 2024, constitutionally prescribed to occur on Tuesday, November 4, 2024, will be the 60th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. Voters will select presidential electors, who in turn will vote for a new president and vice president through the Electoral College. The term limit established in the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution prevents the incumbent president, Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party, from being elected to a third term. The 2016 election will determine the 46th President and 49th Vice President of the United States (assuming President Clinton and Vice President Tim Kaine serve out the remainder of their terms).
The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses took place between February 1 and June 14, 2024, staggered among the 52 states and U.S. territories. This nominating process is also an indirect election, where voters cast ballots for a slate of delegates to a political party's nominating convention, who in turn elect their party's presidential nominee. The Republican National Convention took place from July 17–20, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada, while the Democratic National Convention took place from July 24–27, 2024, in San Antonio, Texas.
Businessman and reality television personality Donald Trump became the Republican Party's presidential nominee on July 18, 2024, after defeating Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and several other candidates in the Republican primary elections. Professor and public intellectual Cornel West became the Democratic Party's presidential nominee on July 25, 2024, after defeating Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman, Virginia Senator Anne Holton, New York City Mayor Jumaane Williams and several other candidates in the Democratic primary elections. West is the first person to ever win the Democratic nomination for President who has no prior political or military experience.
Various third party and independent presidential candidates will also compete in the election, though only one has obtained enough ballot access to theoretically win the presidency and has been featured in major national polls: the Libertarian Party nominee, former Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson.