Sarasota County, FL - Board of Elections

How the Electoral College Works

contributed by Deanie Lowe, former Supervisor of Elections Volusia County, Florida


The current Workings of the Electoral College are the result of both design and experience. As it now operates...

Occasionally, questions arise about what would happen if the Presidential or vice-presidential candidate died at some point in this process. For answers to these, as well as to a number of other 'what if' questions, readers are advised to consult a small volume entitled After the People Vote: Steps in Choosing the President edited by Walter Berns and published in 1983 by the American Enterprise Institute. Similarly, further details on the history and current functioning of the Electoral College are available in the second edition of the Congressional Quarterly's  Guide to U.S. Elections, a real goldmine of information, maps, and statistics.

This page last edited February 27, 2003