Electoral Process

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  • Campaining & Fundraising

    Campaining & Fundraising
    During their campains, each delegate holds debates and fundraisers, the latter of which consists of recieving donations and contributions towards the candidate's campain.
  • Caucuses & Primaries

    Caucuses & Primaries
    A caucus is a method used by citizens in order to select delegates by having these citizens show up to certain locations where they listen to debates and speeches. Whichever delegate they nominate will represent their candidate at the national party convention. A primary on the other hand, is a less time consuming process for selecting delegates that involves using a ballot much like a general election.
  • Political Party Conventions

    Political Party Conventions
    Every candidate is formally elected during the national party conventions. After which, the elected candidate selects a running-mate.
  • Election Day

    Election Day
    Election Day takes place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November. It is at this time that the citizens vote for delegates that pledge to select a canditate using a process known as the Electoral College.
  • Vote of the Electoral College

    Vote of the Electoral College
    Based on the size of a state's population, it will recieve a certain amount of deligates for its Electoral College. The winner of the popular vote in that state then recieves all of the Electoral College votes.