Do You Want To Run For President?
In the Beginning
Before the National Convention, the caucuses are held. At this event, many people gather to discuss and debate the current political candidates. Speakers try to persuade each individual to vote for their candidate. Once the debating is finished, each person is taken to a room specified to their precinct where they publicly vote who they would like as a candidate.
Tip: Campaign in many states, don't just focus on the larger states.
What Is The National Convention?
Republican Convention Sign
The stage at the Republican National Convention
Republican National Convention Crowd
A picture of the crowd that attends the Democratic National Convention
Democratic National Convention Crowd
A picture of the crows at the Democratic National Convention
The General Election
Tip: Before going into elections, make sure you have the basic idea of each candidate. Make a smart choice because these decisions can only be made every four years.
Voting Place Setup
Here is a picture of what your voting place might look like on election day
Everyone should vote.
Here is an example of what a ballot would look like when voting time arrives
How Does The Electoral College Work?
Tip: Always vote. You may not think your vote does anything, but your one vote can tip the electoral vote one way or the other.
Voting is important, because every vote counts.
Electoral College Map
This is a picture of the Electoral College map. It shows the number of votes each state is given. Red equals a Republican Candidate chosen and blue represents a Democratic Candidate.
If It Is A Tie
If a candidate doesn't get the majority (270 votes) on election day, then the choice of President and Vice President is passed onto the House of Representatives.