On Tuesday 6 November 2012, millions of Americans will vote for the next president and vice president of the United States. Simple, eh? Well actually, it's a long and complicated process so we thought we'd help explain it to you with Elections 101. Click on the links below to find out more.
Don't know your donkeys from your elephants? We explain the major political parties in the US elections.
How does a party choose their presidential candidate? With primaries and caucuses! But what are they?
It's time for the political parties to offically nominate their presidential candidates. What else happens at the conventions?
US elections are expensive and don’t seem to be getting cheaper. So where does all the campaign money come from?
Being the most popular isn't enough! A candidate must win 270 electoral votes to become President. So how does the Electoral College system work?
The President-elect will take the oath of office in January 2013 and officially commence work as the leader of the US.
Is all this political jargon confusing you? Perhaps our Election Glossary will help to clear things up.