How to become president of the U.S.

This is how you do it


Age: 35

Residency: live in u.s. for at least 14 years

Citizenship status: be born in u.s.

Step 1

In a primary election, registered voters vote for their candidate through a general election.

Step 2

Each party holds a national convention to select a final presidential nominee. At each of the conventions, the presidential candidate chooses a running mate (vice presidential canidiate). The presidential candidates campaign throughout the country to try to win the support of the general public.

Step 3

People in every state vote for one president and vice president.

Step 4

In the electoral college system, each state gets a certain nuber of electors based on their representaion in congress. Each elector casts one vote following the general election, and the candidate who gets more than half wins.