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Elections and voting – presidential

|Stage |Functions |Occurs |
|Primaries and caucuses |Show popular support for candidates |January – early June |
| |Choose delegates to attend National Party | |
| |Conventions | |
|National Party Conventions |Choose presidential candidate |August/September (each last about 4 days) |
| |Choose vice presidential candidate | |
| |Decide on party platform | |
|General election campaign |Campaign between the candidates of various parties |September, October and first week of November |
|Election Day and Electoral College |Elect the president and the vice president |Federal law states the election shall be held on the|
| | |Tuesday after the first Monday in November of every |
| | |4th year |

Requirements for presidential candidate

Constitutional requirements: • Natural born American citizen • At least 35 years old •

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