May 22, 2022

National Archives Launches Interactive Electoral College Maps

New from NARA:

The National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register has launched new interactive Electoral College maps on its official Electoral College website. The public can actively participate in the electoral process by predicting electoral votes for the upcoming Presidential election and sharing their prediction results through social media


After the election, the user can view the actual Certificates of Ascertainment and Vote from each state once the Federal Register has received and uploaded them to the website.

The new site allows users access to election information from previous Presidential elections. The Federal Register has data as far back as the 1964 election uploaded to the site and will gradually add data from the 1960 election and earlier. Users can see who the candidates were and who won each state and pull up information about the popular vote totals. For example, did you know that a third-party candidate received one electoral vote in 1972?.

The Office of the Federal Register has administered the Electoral College since the 1950s.

NARA has also released this video explaining how the Electoral College works.

See Also: The Electoral College and Election 2012
Info and primary documents.

See Also: An Updated Report from Congressional Service Report:
“The Electoral College: How It Works in Contemporary Presidential Elections” (25 pages; PDF)
RL 32611
October 22, 2012
via FAS/Secrecy News

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