The process of the presidential election is conducted after every four years in November. The process of this election starts with the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. As per the U.S. constitution, the most crucial requirement is that the person whosoever is standing in this election must be a natural-born citizen of the U.S & his age should not be less than 35 years. Person whomsoever is standing for the presidential election as a candidate should be resident in the U.S. for at least 14 years.
Step 1 Primaries and Caucuses – There might be numerous people who want to be President with their unique ideas and innovation to regulate the government. People with similar thoughts belong to the same party, this is where primaries and caucuses come in. Candidates from each political party campaign through the country to win the favor of their party members. The process of caucuses being with the meetings where party members select the best candidate among them by discussions and voting. In primary party members vote for the best candidate that will represent them in the general election.
Step 2 National Convention – Now each party had to select the final candidate for the presidential nominee. At each convention, the presidential nominee has to choose the running mate (Vice president candidate). Now the candidate campaign in the whole country to share his thoughts and ideas with the general public in favor to win their support.
Step 3 General Election – Now people in the whole country vote for one president and vice president. When people cast their vote they actually voting for a group of people called electors.
Step 4 Electoral Collage – In this system of Electoral College, each state gets a certain number of electors based on its representation in congress. Each elector casts one vote following the general election, and the candidate who gets more than 270 seats from 538 (Electoral vote) wins. Now the new president and his running mate are inaugurated in January.