1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 8, 2020 7:00 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking information on Presidential Candidates

    Alice Lane Ranger

      I would like to know how a candidate for the United States Presidency is vetted? Who does it? What questions are asked of the candidate? Does the candidate need to provide any proof of residency documents, birth records, marriage records, family member information. Is the candidate investigated for criminal records? or associations with criminals? Are there any transcripts or recordings of the vetting procedures available

      to the public?  Thank you for your time...Have a great day

        • Re: Seeking information on Presidential Candidates
          Jason Atkinson Guide

          Dear Ms. Lane,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          Presidential qualifications are governed by Article II, Section 1 of the US Constitution.

          Because the process of qualifying for the election and having a candidate’s name put on the ballot varies from state to state, you should contact your state’s top election officer for more information. In most states, the Secretary of State is the official responsible for oversight of state elections, including the presidential election. Visit the National Secretaries of State website to locate contact information and web addresses for the Secretary of State from each state and the District of Columbia.


          You also may wish to contact the various political parties for questions regarding their candidate nomination process.


          We hope this information is helpful.


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