Federal Offices

  1. The White House
  2. U.S. Senate
  3. U.S. House of Representatives
The White House
Washington D.C. 20500
202-456-1414

Website

  • President - Barack Obama (D) - 2016
  • Vice President - Joe Biden (D) - 2016
Only federal offices have age requirements above and beyond the age requirement to be a registered voter.

The president is indirectly elected by voters through the Electoral College to a four year term and cannot serve more than two elected terms.

Duties


To ensure that all laws are faithfully executed via a system of executive agencies that includes cabinet-level departments.  The president appoints all cabinet heads and most other high-ranking officials of the executive branch, and nominates all judges of the federal judiciary, including the members of the U.S. Supreme Court.  In addition, the president is the commander in chief of the nation’s armed forces and has the power to make treaties with foreign governments, though the Senate must approve such treaties.  Finally, the president has the power to approve or reject the laws passed by Congress.  The Vice President serves as the presiding officer of the U.S. Senate and becomes President in the event the President dies, resigns, or is removed from office.  No person may serve more than two consecutive terms as president.

Qualifications


The President must be at least 35 years old, a natural-born citizen of the United States, and must have resided in the U.S. for 14 years.  U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 1