AUSTIN (KXAN) — The 2024 presidential election is still more than a year away, but the primary campaign season is well underway.

Incumbent Democrat Joe Biden is seeking a second term in the White House, having announced his reelection campaign on April 25, 2023. He faces two challengers from within his own party.

On the Republican side, 13 major candidates launched campaigns, including former president Donald Trump. If he secures the nomination, the 2024 election would be a rematch from 2020, between Trump and Biden.

Other notable candidates include Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

The chart below shows when each candidate announced their campaign.

Here’s a look at the list of major candidates who have declared for the two main parties, in alphabetical order:

As of Nov. 13, 2023, there are seven major Republican candidates still in the race, along with three Democrats. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who had been running as a Democrat, announced Oct. 9 that he would instead run as an independent.

Key dates in the 2024 campaign

  • Aug. 23, 2023: First Republican debate (Fox News | Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • Aug. 29, 2023: Republican Francis Suarez suspends his campaign
  • Sept. 27, 2023: Second Republican debate (Fox Business | Simi Valley, California)
  • Oct. 9, 2023: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announces he will now run as an independent rather than a Democrat; Republican Will Hurd suspends his campaign and endorses Nikki Haley
  • Oct. 20, 2023: Republican Perry Johnson suspends his campaign
  • Oct. 26, 2023: Republican Larry Elder suspends his campaign and endorses Donald Trump
  • Nov. 8, 2023: Third Republican debate (NBC News | Miami, Florida)
  • Nov. 12, 2023: Republican Tim Scott suspends his campaign
  • Dec. 6, 2023: Fourth Republican debate (NewsNation | Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
  • Jan. 15, 2024: Iowa caucus (Republican only)
  • Jan. 23, 2024: New Hampshire primary
  • Feb. 3, 2024: South Carolina primary (Democratic only)
  • Feb. 6, 2024: Nevada primary (Democratic only)
  • Feb. 8, 2024: Nevada caucus (Republican only), Virgin Islands caucus (Republican only)
  • Feb. 24, 2024: South Carolina primary (Republican only)
  • Feb. 27, 2024: Michigan primary
  • March 2, 2024: Idaho caucus (Republican only), Missouri caucus (Republican only)
  • March 3, 2024: District of Columbia primary (Republican only)
  • March 4, 2024: North Dakota caucus (Republican only)
  • March 5, 2024: Super Tuesday: Alabama primary, Alaska primary (Republican only), American Samoa caucus (Democratic only), Arkansas primary, California primary, Colorado primary, Iowa caucus (Democratic only), Maine primary, Massachusetts primary, Minnesota primary, North Carolina primary, Oklahoma primary, Tennessee primary, Texas primary, Utah caucus (Republican only), Utah primary (Democratic only), Vermont primary, Virginia primary
  • March 12, 2024: Democrats Abroad primary (Democratic only), Georgia primary, Hawaii caucus (Republican only), Mississippi primary, Northern Mariana primary (Democratic only), Washington primary
  • March 17, 2024: Puerto Rico primary (Democratic only)
  • March 19, 2024: Arizona primary, Florida primary, Illinois primary, Kansas primary, Ohio primary
  • March 23, 2024: Louisiana primary, Missouri primary (Democratic only)
  • April 2, 2024: Connecticut primary, Delaware primary, New York primary, Rhode Island primary, Wisconsin primary
  • April 6, 2024: Alaska primary (Democratic only), Hawaii primary (Democratic only), North Dakota primary (Democratic only)
  • April 13, 2024: Wyoming caucus (Democratic only)
  • April 23, 2024: Pennsylvania primary
  • May 7, 2024: Indiana primary
  • May 14, 2024: Maryland primary, Nebraska primary, West Virginia primary
  • May 21, 2024: Kentucky primary, Oregon primary
  • May 25, 2024: Idaho caucus (Democratic only)
  • June 4, 2024: District of Columbia primary (Democratic only), Montana primary, New Jersey primary, New Mexico primary, South Dakota primary
  • June 8, 2024: Guam caucus (Democratic only), Virgin Islands caucus (Democratic only)
  • July 15-18, 2024: Republican National Convention (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
  • Aug. 19-22, 2024: Democratic National Convention (Chicago, Illinois)
  • Sept. 16, 2024: First general election debate (TBD | San Marcos, Texas)
  • Sept. 25, 2024: Vice presidential debate (TBD | Easton, Pennsylvania)
  • Oct. 1, 2024: Second general election debate (TBD | Petersburg, Virginia)
  • Oct. 9, 2024: Third general election debate (TBD | Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Nov. 5, 2024: Election Day
  • Jan. 20, 2025: Inauguration Day

The following primaries have not yet been scheduled:

  • American Samoa caucus (Republican only)
  • Guam caucus (Republican only)
  • Northern Mariana caucus (Republican only)
  • Puerto Rico primary (Republican only)
  • Wyoming caucus (Republican only)