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Electoral College Power point
The Electoral College
ARTICLE II Section 1 Electors will determine the president and vice- president.
2000 Census l Every ten years the U.S. Census is taken to determine how many representatives each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives. l This number helps to determine the number of electors for each state.
The Electoral college l Each state will have electors = to the number of senators + representatives given to that state l There are 538 electors. Senators & Representatives Electors Return to questions
Becoming an Elector l Electors will be appointed by state legislature l Electors must be loyal party members
Becoming an Elector l Any eligible voter can be an elector l You can become an elector
Becoming an Elector l Electors may not hold any other office l Electors do not get paid, they have other jobs l Electors names appear on the ballot under the candidate they will vote for.
Voting l Electors meet at the state capital in Nov. after the general election and cast their ballots. l Electors can vote for whoever they want
Ballots l A joint session of Congress convenes the January after the election to count the electoral votes and announce the winner.
Amendments l 23rd Amendment gave the District of Columbia 3 electors for a total of 538. l 12th Amendment said the electors will vote once for President and once for Vice- president Back to questions End Show
Questions 1. There are 538 electors. A. TRUEB. FALSE
Questions 2. The way electors vote for the president and the vice president was changed by the 13 th amendment. A. TRUEB. FALSE
LINKS FOR STUDY http://www.fec.gov/pages/ecmenu2.htm http://www.grayraven.com/ec/ http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0781447.ht ml http://www.uky.edu/LCC/HIS/101/electoral.ht ml http://www.presidentelect.org/e2004.html
Links Cited l http://www.c- span.org/classroom/2004vote/str ategy.asp END SHOW