United States presidential nominating convention

political convention

In the United States, a presidential nominating convention is held by each political party before a presidential election. They are held every four years, in the summer. At the convention, delegates (people who are selected to vote) choose the party's candidates for president and vice president.[1] They also agree on the party's platform, a document that says the party's goals. Since 1972, the delegates have mostly been selected by primary elections in each state.[2]


  1. "Presidential Election Process | USAGov". www.usa.gov. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  2. Berman, Russell (2016-07-10). "Here's What Actually Happens at the U.S. Presidential Conventions". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2020-08-21.