How the Electoral College System Works

A.
People who meet qualifications announce that they are running for office and begin campaigning, participating in debates,ect.
B.
primary elections- voters vote for particular party’s canidate
c.
national convention- each part officially nominates a candidate at a prep-rally event (late summer)
d.
general election- Tuesday in November- people cast vote for electors who favor their canidate
e.
whichever canidates’ electors win the popular vote, they become the state’s electors
f.
Monday in December- electors meet in state capitol to cast votes
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g.
electoral votes are sealed and sent to congress
h.
jan.6- votes are counted before both houses
i.
if candidate receives 270 electoral votes= president-elect
j.
if no one recieves 270 electoral votes, the house votes for one of the top 3 canidates- each state gets one vote (26 votes are needed)
k.
jan. 20- inauguration; president and vice president sworn in