So you want to be President of the United States?
What do you have to do first?
What do you have to do next?
Become your party’s nominee by winning the primaries
Be nominated at the National Convention and select a running mate.
How do you get people to vote for you?
How does the US elect its President?
Each state has a number of electors or electoral college votes (ECV) California has the most (54), Montana, Vermont and Alaska have the least (3). The electorate vote in their states for who they want to be President.
The Presidential candidate who gains the most votes gains all the electoral vote for that state. The electors meet in their state capitals and vote for President. The candidate with the most ECV votes wins.
What happened in 2000? What was significant about it?
Who else do Americans vote for?
The House of Representatives
The State Governor
The State Legislature