United States of America
Formed in 1787
Population: 308, 745, 538
Registered Voters: 221, 925, 820
2012 Turnout: 130, 306, 739
When you vote for President/Vice President, you are not voting directly for either candidates. Instead you are voting for a slate of electors that are committed to one set of candidates. The electors that are victorious on election day will then cast a vote on your behalf for President and Vice President in Albany, in December. This process is called the Electoral College.
For more information, please go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html . It is the only election that is structured this way. Candidates for all other positions in the United States are elected directly by the voters.
For more information about the Presidential Election procedure, please go to:http://www.govspot.com/election/electionprocess.htm and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok_VQ8I7g6I
For a history of Presidential Elections, please check out this site: http://www.history.com/topics/presidential-elections