How the president is elected
Find out how a candidate becomes president of the United States. Learn about caucuses and primaries, political conventions, the general election, the Electoral College, and more.
Overview of the presidential election process
From becoming a candidate to Inauguration Day, learn how a person becomes president of the United States.
Constitutional requirements for presidential candidates
Find out the basic requirements a candidate needs to run for president of the United States.
Presidential primaries and caucuses
Learn the differences between primaries and caucuses and how they help states and political parties choose presidential nominees.
Political parties hold national conventions to select presidential and vice presidential nominees. Learn how parties run their conventions.
Presidential general election
In the presidential general election, U.S. citizens vote for president and vice president. Learn how the general election works.
The Electoral College decides who will be elected president and vice president of the U.S. Learn who is involved and how it works.