When was the first U.S. presidential primary caucus?

Answer Presidental caucuses and primaries are held roughly a year before general elections and work to determine which candidates will represent their parties in the general election. The first presidenta... Read More »

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Where was the first presidential primary held?

The American primary election system was initially adopted at the state level, in 1899 by Minnesota. In 1901 the first presidential primary was held in Florida. As of 2004, only four states do not ... Read More »

When is the Illinois Presidential Primary?

As of April, 2010, the 2012 Illinois Presidential Primary is tentatively scheduled for February 7, 2012 for the Democratic and Republican parties. The primary was moved from the third Tuesday in Ma... Read More »

When is a presidential primary election held?

According to, while the presidential general election occurs every four years on the first Tuesday in November, the presidential primary election varies from state to state. The StateLi... Read More »

What is a caucus vs. a primary?

During the election process, during which American voters decide on the final candidates for president, you have probably noticed that some states employ a primary system, while others decide by ca... Read More »