There are many sources of nominations; some are available to everyone and some only to certain candidates. The following sources are available to all candidates: Vice President, 2 Senators, US Representative. NOTE: You can only apply to the Senators and Representative where you are domiciled (i.e. one cannot choose which Senator or Representative to whom to apply for a nomination). Other sources of nominations include the President and ROTC/JROTC. Those living in the District of Columbia or in U.S. territories or possessions (e.g., Puerto Rico, Guam) apply to various officials in those areas. Contact your SA nominations person if you have questions.
Below are answers to many Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) re the nomination process. Thanks to USNABGO08 for assistance. As always, we've made every effort to be accurate but the below has not been reviewed or approved by any SA or MOC contact. NOTE: Nominations are a fairly complex...
For those whose parents or legal guardians are residents of different states or districts (by virtue of divorce or being a geographic bachelor(lette)), and they SHARE LEGAL CUSTODY of you (regardless of where you live), you can apply to the MOCs from EITHER state or district where one parent is a resident. You can choose. However, you can only apply to one set of MOCs, not both.
So, for example, parents are divorced. Mother is military and is a resident of Texas. Father is a civilian and is a resident of North Carolina. Kid lives with Dad. Parents share legal custody. The child can apply from the district in Texas where Mom is a resident OR the district in NC where Dad is a resident. Not both.