Primary/ caucusEach state conducts either a primary or a caucus from January to May prior to the November elections. The purpose is to narrow down all the Republican and Democratic candidates for President. 19 states use caucus
31 states use primary
The National ConventionOfficial public meeting of party delegates to vote on the party's candidates. The part develops its "platform"
Delegates official nomincate the presidnetial candidate, and the presidential candidate picks the VP
General ElectionHeld every 4 years. The election is geld on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in the month of May.
From August to November the 2 candidates HEAVILY campaign against each other!
Electoral CollegeCitizens votes are taken to the Electoral College for them to make the offical decision.
Electors are sent to the College by their sate and their party.
Electors vote on the Monday following the second wednesday in the month of December.
InaugurationThe President is sworn in on January 20th, which is when he officially begins his job!