Presidential election process
Learn about the presidential election process, including the Electoral College, caucuses and primaries, and the national conventions.
Overview of the presidential election process
The process to elect a president takes almost two years. Learn the steps that result in the election of a U.S. president.
Constitutional requirements for presidential candidates
Candidates for president of the United States must meet basic requirements. Learn about the criteria to run for president.
Presidential primaries and caucuses
Primaries and caucuses are two ways that people help states and political parties choose presidential nominees. Learn how they work and the differences between the processes.
Political parties hold national conventions to finalize their selection of presidential and vice presidential nominees. Learn how the national conventions work.
Presidential general election
Every four years, U.S. citizens vote for president and vice president during the general election. Learn how the presidential 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 the process works.