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The United States primary elections are just around the corner, with the nation's sights set on Iowa as the state to host one of the first major hurdles in the presidential race to the White House. The Iowa caucus kicks off Monday, Feb. 1, as several Democratic and Republican candidates take to the state to win the support of the people. 

Voting day in the United StatesSource: Darren Hauck/Getty Images
Voting day in the United States  Darren Hauck/Getty Images

Following Iowa's primary comes New Hampshire's, taking place on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Leading up the kickoff of the national primary elections, two candidates have held strong poll numbers throughout their campaigns: Democratic frontrunner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and billionaire Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. 

Hillary ClintonSource: Jim Cole/AP
Hillary Clinton  Jim Cole/AP
Donald TrumpSource: Carlos Osorio/AP
Donald Trump  Carlos Osorio/AP

Below are the dates the primary elections will take place across the nation in February, according to the New York Times:

Feb. 1: Iowa caucus

Feb. 9: New Hampshire primary

Feb. 20: Nevada's Democratic caucus, South Carolina's GOP primary

Feb. 23: Nevada's GOP caucus 

Feb. 27: South Carolina's Democratic primary 

For a full list of primary and caucus dates, click here.