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The united states election process
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The united states election process

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  • 1. NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL ELECTIONS IN THE USA The United States Election Process
  • 2. The President  President and Vice President serve a four year term  Maximum of two terms  President elected through the electoral college  Gets nominated through the primary election or incumbency
  • 3. The Electoral College  A body of people representing the states of the US, who cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.  Number of electors equals the number of senators and representatives in Congress  We vote for these electors, not the president directly  Possible to win popular vote, but lose electoral votes
  • 4. U.S. Senators and Congressmen  Representatives – two year term  Senators – six year term  No limit on the number of terms a Representative or Senator can run  Typically nominated through a primary election or incumbency  Directly elected
  • 5. Pennsylvania Elections  State Senators – four year term  State Representatives – two year term  Governor  Term Length – four years  Term Limit – two, but are re-eligible after four years out of office  Number of state congressmen and length of term varies from state to state  All state officials are directly elected
  • 6. Local Elections  Positions, term length, and term limits vary widely across jurisdiction, but are all directly elected  Examples of local offices are  Mayors  Township supervisors  City Council  County Council  School boards  District Judges

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