Article II, Section 1
First three Paragraphs
The articles of the U.S. Constitution tells you how the founding fathers wanted things done. At the time they wrote it, there was only one election for them to deal with and that was the President and Vice-president of the country. The important aspects of how to run an election are all underlined. In the first paragraph, it ends with “be elected as follows”, which says it is going to describe how to run an election.
The second paragraph describes “Electors” as those who both run the election and are allowed to vote in it. It states “no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector”. The founding fathers agree with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants that those who run the government should not be allowed to do the accounting, which in a democracy is the people.
The third paragraph states that “the Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot.” That is how they vote, then “they shall make a List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the Seat of the Government”