The Electoral College is a process, not a place. The founding fathers established it in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens.
The Electoral College process consists of the selection of the electors, the meeting of the electors where they vote for President and Vice President, and the counting of the electoral votes by Congress.
The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President. Your state’s entitled allotment of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators. Read more about the allocation of electoral votes.
Under the 23rd Amendment of the Constitution, the District of Columbia is allocated 3 electors and treated like a state for purposes of the Electoral College. For this reason, in the following discussion, the word “state” also refers to the District of Columbia.
The presidential election is held every four years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. You help choose your state’s electors when you vote for President because when you vote for your candidate you are actually voting for your candidate’s electors.
Most states have a “winner-take-all” system that awards all electors to the winning presidential candidate. However, Maine and Nebraska each have a variation of “proportional representation.” Read more about the allocation of Electors among the states and try to predict the outcome of the Electoral College vote.
The meeting of the electors takes place on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December after the presidential election. The electors meet in their respective states, where they cast their votes for President and Vice President on separate ballots. Your state’s electors’ votes are recorded on a “Certificate of Vote,” which is prepared at the meeting by the electors. Your state’s Certificates of Votes are sent to the Congress and the National Archives as part of the official records of the presidential election. See the key dates for the 2016 election and information about the roles and responsibilities of state officials and the Congress in the Electoral College process.
Each state’s electoral votes are counted in a joint session of Congress on the 6th of January in the year following the meeting of the electors. Members of the House and Senate meet in the House chamber to conduct the official tally of electoral votes. See the key dates for the 2016 election and information about the role and responsibilities of Congress in the Electoral College process.
The Vice President, as President of the Senate, presides over the count and announces the results of the vote. The President of the Senate then declares which persons, if any, have been elected President and Vice President of the United States.
The President-Elect takes the oath of office and is sworn in as President of the United States on January 20th in the year following the Presidential election.
CANDY CANE HUNT
It's that time again......The Lions Club Annual Candy Cane Hunt will be held on Saturday, December at 2:00 PM. 3 and under children will go first, followed by 4 to 6 years of age, then 7 to 12 year olds will go. Prizes awarded for those who find the winning candy canes. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there for pictures beginning at 2:00pm Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. NEW THIS YEAR Adult Candy Cane Hunt at 6:45PM All adults will be able to look for the winning candy canes. Great Prizes have been donated for this portion of the event!
We serve people who are in special need of sight and sound related services in keeping with the Lions International charter. We also serve the more general needs of the community to enhance the lives of our disabled, our disadvantaged and our young.
Our club is open to those who recognize that the strongest fellowships and fondest friendships are those that are forged in an environment of work in service to others. Our concerns are serious. Our way of dealing with them is a lot of fun.
We welcome all those who seek the bonds of friendship through service.
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