Referred to Committee
March 18, 2009
March 17, 2009(Key vote)
Title: National Popular Vote Act
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that includes the state of Colorado in an agreement among various states to award their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote in a presidential election.
-Requires the chief election official of each state to appoint electors in association with the national popular vote winner (Sec. 1).
-Specifies that this Act will be effective once the number of states that have passed the agreement in the same form cumulatively posses a majority of the electoral votes (Sec. 1).
-Authorizes states to withdraw from the agreement, provided that if a state withdraws within 6 months of a presidential election, the withdrawal shall not be effective until after the election (Sec. 1).
-Repeals the agreement if the Electoral College is abolished (Sec. 1).