Three key phases of the US election campaign
Phase 1: Primary season, Feb 1 to June 14
The primary race is about claiming enough delegates to clinch the party nomination. The candidate with the majority of delegates wins the party nomination. See the results from the primaries here.
Phase 2: Party conventions, July
Each party will make the official announcement of its presidential and vice-presidential nominees only at the party convention in July. Read about the Democratic and Republican conventions.
Phase 3: Election day, Nov 8
US voters take to the polling booths on Nov 8 to decide who will succeed president Barack Obama in the White House. Follow the latest coverage here.