The 1936 United States general election was held on November 3. Democratic incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to serve a second term as President of the United States, defeating Republican nominee Alf Landon. The presidential election coincided with U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and gubernatorial elections in several states.
The Democrats gained twelve seats in the House of Representatives, furthering their majority over the Republicans. The Democrats also maintained a majority in the Senate, gaining seven seats.