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This is the most important role of political parties Step 1 when running for office Declare you are a candidate for the office 3 ways to be nominated.

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2 This is the most important role of political parties Step 1 when running for office Declare you are a candidate for the office 3 ways to be nominated 1.self-nomination 2.Write in candidate – ask people write your name on the ballot 3.Chosen by delegates at conventions – local, state, and national Nominating Candidates

3 Caucus Some states select candidates and/or delegates to the conventions at a caucus Local or state party leaders meet to discuss issues and choose the candidates This used to be secret meetings, but now they are open meetings Nominating Candidates

4 Primaries – Most state and federal offices are now chosen in direct primaries – The winning candidate in this election is now the candidate of the party for that particular office 2 types of direct primary – Closed - only registered members of the party choose the candidates – Open – voters do not need to declare a party before voting, but can only vote in one parties primary

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6 Who can run? – Over 35 years old These are the only requirements in the Constitution – Born in the U.S. – Be well known – Experience in government – be able to raise money Choosing Presidential Candidates Realistically

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8 Choosing Presidential Candidates

9 National Conventions – Held during presidential election years – Vote on nominations Usually this is already decided – Decide on the party platform – Listen to speeches – This begins the campaign season


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