Are you considering becoming the president of the United States of America? I wouldn’t, but if you are, here’s what you need to know. You can only become president if you meet these certain qualifications; You must be born in America, therefore making you a citizen, at least 35 years old, and you must be a resident of the United States for 14 years. If you meet all these requirements, you are one step closer to becoming el presidente. From there, you are to register with the Federal Election Commission, and make a statement of candidacy saying the a campaign team can raise and spend money on your behalf.
Once you have registered with FEC most candidates will participate in state primaries and caucuses. They do this so that the state can choose their political parties for the general election. After participating in the primaries and caucuses, it is highly likely that you will then go on to hold national conventions. Most people that hold these conventions are the people who won their parties candidacy position. You’ll then go on to do your general Election Campaigning.
This is when you’ll be able to travel the nation speaking to people about your policies and views and how you hope to make a difference. You’ll have rallies and debates and it’ll get crazy at some points. You” gain most of your supporters during this time on your journey to presidency. Now comes the time where things actually happen. You sit back and wait for the poll results. Some people will vote for you, others obviously won’t. It doesn’t really mad about that though, what really matters in the Electoral College.
The Electoral College consists of 538 people, but only 270 of them actually matter. As long as 270 of them vote yes on you, you will be president. Let’s say you won the Electoral College, January 20th, is your Inauguration Day. You will be sworn into office along with your Vice President. First the Vice President takes his oath, then the President-Elect (you) take yours around noon.