There are six types of elections in the United Kingdom: United Kingdom general elections, elections to devolved parliaments and assemblies, elections to the European Parliament, local elections, mayoral elections and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
Elections are held on Election Day, which is conventionally a Thursday. General elections do not have fixed dates, but must be called within five years of the opening of parliament following the last election.
Elections in Australia take place periodically to elect the legislature of the Commonwealth of Australia, as well as for each Australian state and territory. The elections for the Australian Parliament are held under a single federal electoral system, and there are different systems for each Australian state and territory.
Galifianakis: First question. In 2013, you pardoned a turkey. What do you have planned for 2014?
Obama: We’ll probably pardon another turkey. We do that every Thanksgiving. Was that depressing to you? Seeing that, uh, one turkey kinda taken out of circulation? A turkey you couldn’t eat?
Galifianakis: So, how does this work? Do you send Ambassador Rodman to North Korea on your behalf? I read somewhere that you’ll be sending Hulk Hogan to Syria, or is that more of a job for Tonya Harding?
Obama: Zach, he’s, he’s not our ambassador.
Galifianakis: What should we do about North Ikea? (Looks at paper) Kor… North…
The United States is a federation, with elected officials at the federal (national), state and local levels. On a national level, the head of state, the President, is elected indirectly by the people, through an Electoral College.
Today, the electors virtually always vote with the popular vote of their state. All members of the federal legislature, the Congress, are directly elected.