The first election contest will most likely be held on Tuesday, January 3rd. Iowa was forced to move up its date in order to keep ahead of Nevada, which chose January 14th to hold their primary which is due to the fact that Florida moved up their primary date to January 31st.
Florida decided to move their primary to January 31st in violation of RNC rules, wanting to be the 5th in line. But is surpassed South Carolina, who is the first in the south primary. South Carolina moved their primary to Saturday January 21st.
Current Primary/Caucus calendar:
Iowa – Tuesday, January 3rd
New Hampshire – unknown
Nevada – Saturday, January 14th
South Carolina – Saturday January 21st
Florida – Tuesday, January 31st