Election Facts

What I have learned about the election process

Presidential Elections

  • There are two candidates running for president (Romney and Obama)
  • Popular vote is who wins the most votes
  • Electoral College is the process that actually determines the president (candidates must receive at least 270 votes to win the election)
  • Elections are head every four years
  • Voters pick their nominee on a ballot
  • to become president you must first win from the primary elections which are held months before
  • presidential candidates have to be natural-born citizens of the US and at least 35 years old