When is the winner of the Electoral College announced?
In most cases, a projected winner is announced on election night in November after you vote. But the actual Electoral College vote takes place in mid-December when the electors meet in their states. See the Electoral College timeline of events for the 2020 election.
What was the Electoral College map in 2008?
The Electoral College map looked similar to the 2008 map with two exceptions. Obama won Indiana and North Carolina in 2008 as part of his victory over McCain. Romney won both states in 2012.
How many electors are there in the Electoral College?
When people cast their vote, they are actually voting for a group of people called electors. The number of electors each state gets is equal to its total number of Senators and Representatives in Congress. A total of 538 electors form the Electoral College. Each elector casts one vote following the general election.
How many electoral votes does the District of Columbia have?
In 2024, the total number of electoral votes is 538. District of Columbia has 3 electoral votes. California has the most electoral votes with 54. Texas has the second most electoral votes with 40.
How many certificates of ascertainment are there in the Electoral College?
The electors record their votes on six Certificates of Vote, which are paired with the six remaining Certificates of Ascertainment. The electors sign, seal, and certify six sets of electoral votes. A set of electoral votes consists of one Certificate of Ascertainment and one Certificate of Vote.
When do electoral votes have to be received?
Electoral votes (the Certificates of Vote) must be received by the President of the Senate and the Archivist no later than nine days after the meeting of the electors. If votes are lost or delayed, the Archivist may take extraordinary measures to retrieve duplicate originals.
Where do I go to check if I am on the electoral register?
To check whether you’re already on the register, contact: your local Electoral Registration Office if you live in England, Scotland or Wales. the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland (EONI) if you live in Northern Ireland.