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September 1, 2012

The election for the next U.S. president is on Tuesday, November 6. On that day, voters will choose one of two candidates, Barak Obama or Mitt Romney. But the people’s votes will not go directly to the candidate they choose. Instead, their votes will go to electors.

Electors are a group of people who represent each state. The electors choose the candidate who wins the most votes in their state. For example, if Barak Obama wins the most votes in Washington State, then the electors in Washington State will choose Barak Obama.

The total number of electors is 538. They will vote on December 17. Obama or Romney will need 270 electoral votes to win the election. This process is called the Electoral College.

Each state has a different number of electors. States with a large population have more electoral votes. For example, Washington State has 11 electoral votes, but California has 55. It is important for candidates to win states that have large populations because they have more electoral votes.

This election might be very close. So the candidates will work hard to win “swing” or “battleground” states. In these states, voters do not strongly favor either Obama or Romney.

To look at an electoral vote map click here


Published September 2012

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