Presidential elections

When is there presidential elections?
Every four years. The next presidential election will be 3rd November 2020
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Primaries and caucuses
Primary elections and caucuses are used to select a potential presidential nominee. Primaries use secret ballots for voting. Caucuses are local gatherings of voters who vote at the end of the meeting for a particular candidate.
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Nominating conventions
Used by political parties to select a nominee to unite behind. During a political party conventions each presidential nominee announces vice presidential running mate. Candidates campaign across the country to explain their views and plans to voters.
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Electoral college
To win the election, a candidate must receive a majority of electoral votes. in the event no candidate receives a majority, House of Representatives chooses the president and the senate choose Vice President.
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Requirements
Be a natural born citizen of United State. Be at least 35 years old. Have been a resident of US for 14 years. Must register with Federal Election Commission once receive contributions or make expenditures in excess of $5000. Candidates file statement
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Presidential primaries and caucuses
Allow the state to help choose political parties nominees GE. State primaries ru by state and local government. Votings occur through secret ballot. Caucuses are private meetings run by political parties. Each group gives speeches supporting its cand
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Awarding delegates
Individuals who represent their states at national party conventions. The candidate who receives a majority of his/hers party delegates wins nomination. Parties have different numbers of delegates due to complex rules involved in awarding them.
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National conventions
Conventions finalise parties choice for presidential/vice nominees. Presidential nominee, candidate wins majority of delegates (party primaries/caucuses).
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Delegates
Pledged or bound are required to support the candidate they were awarded to through primary or caucus process. Unpledged or unbound can support any presidential candidate they choose.
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Inauguration Day
Occurs every four years on 20th January at US Capitol Building in Washington DC. President elect and Vice President elect are sworn in, take office (used since 1884 oath).It is planned by Joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies.
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Primary elections and caucuses are used to select a potential presidential nominee. Primaries use secret ballots for voting. Caucuses are local gatherings of voters who vote at the end of the meeting for a particular candidate.

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