Becoming the President

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To be elected, candidates must meet age, residency, and citizenship requirements. It helps, also, to belong to a political party. Political parties select candidates at political conventions and help them campaign. Presidential elections are held every four years, Citizens who meet the age requirement vote to select electors to the Electoral College. The Electoral College votes and determins who will be president. The president takes the oath of office in January.

Copyright: 2004
Grades: Gr. 6 - Gr. 8   edit