Governmental Branch appointment of an elector is not permitted for any Senator, Representative, or anybody holding a position of trust or profit under the United States. Instead, each State shall appoint, in the manner designated by its legislature, a number of electors equal to the total number of senators and representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress.
The electors will convene in their respective states and cast ballots for two candidates, at least one of whom must not reside in the same state as the electors. And they are required to compile a list of all the candidates who received votes as well as the number of votes cast for each. They are then required to sign and certify the list before sending it sealed to the United States Senate President. In front of the Senate and House of Representatives, the President of the Senate will open all the certificates, and the votes will then be tallied.
In the event that more than one candidate receives an equal number of votes and a majority of the total number of electors appointed, the House of Representatives shall immediately choose by ballot which candidate will serve as president. In the event that no candidate receives a majority, the President shall be chosen in a similar manner from among the five highest candidates on the list. However, States will cast the votes for choosing the President,
A quorum for this purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two thirds of the States, and a majority of all the States shall be required to make a decision. Each State is represented by one vote. Every time, following the selection of the president, the elector with the most votes will become the vice president. However, if there are still two or more people with equal votes, the Senate will choose the Vice President by ballot from among them.
The Day on which the electors cast their ballots must be the same across the country, and the Congress may set the time when they choose their electors.
No one is eligible for the office of president unless they were a natural-born citizen or a citizen of the United States at the time this Constitution was adopted. Additionally, no candidate for that office may be younger than 35 years old or who has not lived in the country for more than 14 years.
The Vice President will assume the President’s duties and powers in the event of the President’s removal from office, his death, resignation, or inability to carry out those duties. The Congress may, however, by law provide for the situation in which both the President and vice president are removed, die, resign, or become incapable, in which case the Vice President will assume those duties as well.
The President shall receive compensation for his services at predetermined times; this compensation shall not be raised or decreased during the period for which he has been elected, and the President shall not receive from the United States or any of them any other emolument during such period.
Before carrying out his responsibilities, he is required to make the oath, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will honestly perform the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, maintain, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”