How a Presidential Election works.



How does a Presidential election work?

These national conventions don’t only signal the end of the primary process but they are also a sign that the actual nomination for President is about to begin. Once these conventions have taken place and the candidates have been nominated, it is time for the candidates to start to aggressively seek the office of President and to convince the American people that they are truly the best person for the job. The campaigning involves a lot of hard work and public appearances by the candidate. They will travel around the country, use direct mailings, telephone campaigning, advertising through the media, and many other methods in an attempt to secure votes. The campaigning does not stop until Election Day. The candidates may not only tell the public why they are the best person for the job but they may also suggest that the other candidates are not the person for the job, and point out specific faults of the other party.

A person is eligible to vote based on certain factors. Some of these factors are outlined in the Constitution however there are also some factors that vary depending on the state, as to a person’s eligibility to vote. The Constitution states that any person over the age of eighteen has the right to vote and cannot be denied according to their race or sex. Because these are very broad terms, some states have also included stipulations that the person cannot be a criminal, particularly have been found guilty of a felony, and some states have also declared that individuals that have been declared mentally insane are ineligible to vote.

A person who is eligible to vote must then register to vote. Most states declare that this is the individual’s responsibility as one is not registered once they turn eighteen. Although this is usually done well in advance, a person can usually register on the same day that voting is to take place. Anyone in the United States may vote by absentee vote if they are not able to, or not willing to, vote on Election Day. These votes are still requested and submitted in person, the only difference being they are not cast on Election Day. Approximately half of the states don’t require a reason for the individual requesting an absentee vote. This is called “no excuse absentee.” The other states however, do require a valid reason such as travel or sickness. Some states have adopted a permanent absentee voting system where the individual can request that all of their votes will be given through absentee ballots. This allows for such people as those citizens that work outside of the country to have their say in the election process.

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