For: President & Vice President
Have you announced your candidacy and filed the required campaign finance forms?
Yes, continue to Step 1.
No, I need to become a candidate.
- Eligibility for nomination
- Contact your political party
- Convention process
- Additional filing requirements
Step 1: Eligibility for nomination
must meet the basic qualifications
A candidate must meet the qualifications
for office outlined in Article II, Section 1(5) of the United States
Constitution and meet the requirements established by his or her
Step 2: Contact your political party
A major party or minor party presidential candidate should contact his
or her political party for information about obtaining the party’s
Political Party Information
Step 3: Convention process - presidential elector nomination
At the state party nominating convention,
in addition to selecting delegates to serve at its national party convention,
each political party will nominate nine registered electors to serve as
presidential elector nominees who will represent the party’s presidential and
vice-presidential candidates at the general election.
Each party must certify the names of its
nine presidential elector nominees to the Secretary of State.  
For more information about presidential
electors and the Electoral College process see our FAQs.
Step 4: Additional filing requirements
All candidates for president or vice
president should contact the Federal Election Commission for campaign
finance information and other requirements not addressed at the state
Federal Election Commission
999 E. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20463
 Article II, Section 1(2), U.S.
 1-4-302, C.R.S