The first in the United States, that is.
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The first election was held in 1788 for the term of 1789-1783. George Washington was unanimously elected into his first term of office.
Here's the official electoral college record of the election:
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Seeing Washington was more appointed to the first president position the first presidential election would have taken place in 1789 if my math is right.
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