Electoral College

For State Officials

Responsibilities of the States in the Electoral College

The Constitution of the United States and Federal law place certain Presidential election responsibilities on State executives.

Before the general election, the Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, contacts the Governors of each State and the Mayor of the District of Columbia, sharing resources to help them carry out their responsibilities. 

The Office of the Federal Register offers this section of the Electoral College website for State officials (including those from the District of Columbia) whose responsibilities include the Electoral College for their respective States.

The sample letter and pamphlet are only available from this page in PDF format. The other resources are available in both web and PDF formats. The PDF versions can also be downloaded from their respective web pages.