4-year term beginning Jan. 20, 2025
The United States will hold a presidential election on November 5, 2024. This will be the 60th presidential election in U.S. history.
Elected indirectly by citizens through the electoral college, the president serves a four-year term. As chief executive, the president presides over the cabinet and has responsibility for the management of the executive branch. With the advice and consent of the Senate, the president also has the power to make treaties and to appoint ambassadors, U.S. officers, and judges to federal courts. He is also the commander in chief of the armed forces. The president signs laws and can veto bills that have passed Congress.
The president is elected by receiving 270 or more electoral votes, of which Nebraska has five. Ours is one of two U.S. states that allow for the splitting of electoral votes by Congressional District. This has occurred twice in Nebraska’s history, in 2008 and 2020.