Election Day was Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Who Selects the Electors?
The process for selecting electors varies throughout the United States.
Generally, the political parties nominate electors at their State party conventions
or by a vote of the party's central committee in each State.
Electors are often selected to recognize their service and dedication to their
political party. They may be State-elected officials, party leaders, or persons
who have a personal or political affiliation with the Presidential candidate.
Then the voters in each State choose the electors on the day of the general election.
The electors' names may or may not appear on the ballot below the name of the candidates running for President,
depending on the procedure in each State.