Tuesday's election is not just about picking a president.
Eligible voters in the US will also choose a group of legislators who can either push forward or block the President's policies.
Historically, the relationship between the President and Congress has faced difficulties.
Though this was an intentional act by the framers of the US constitution to keep any one branch of the government from concentrating power, but it has often created friction between the president and Congress.
Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington on what's at stake for either an Obama or Romney administration in the local polls.