how to become president
By Noah Gramer
the national coventiond
what is needed to become presedent
- At least thirty-five years old.
- A resident of the United States for at least fourteen years.
- A natural-born citizen.
us electoral college
The Electoral College is a process that was put in the constitution to have a compromise between election for President by Congress or by popular votes of the citizens.
There are 538 electors in the college. In order for someone to become president they need a majority of 270 electoral votes. Each state gets one elector for each member of Congress it has and one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for their senators.
The electors meet to vote for president and vice president. The votes are then counted by Congress. When you vote for President you are actually voting for your candidate's electors. After the election each states governor prepares a certificate of ascertainment which lists all the candidates who ran for president in the state along with the names of their electors. It also declares the winning presidential candidate in that state and shows which electors will represent the state at the meeting of the electors in December . That report is send to congress.
The meeting of electors happens the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December after the election.
Electors vote for their president. The votes are counted in a joint session of Congress on 6th of January. And they declare who will be the president and vice president. The President takes the oath of office on January 20th