Who Can Be President?

The US Constitution does not place any restrictions on who may run for President. It does however place restrictions on who may serve as US President.

Who Can Be President?

Someone who is:

  • A natural-born citizen of the U.S.
  • At least 35 years of age
  • A resident of the U.S. for at least 14 years.

The Constitution restricts from serving as President:

  1. Anyone who  has previously been elected to the Office of  President twice;
  2. Anyone who has previously been elected to the Office of  President once AND served more than half of the term for which someone else was elected. An example of this would be a Vice-President taking over for a  President who has died or otherwise been removed from office.
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