Park Forest Area League of Women Voters November 14 Meeting to Discuss ‘The Electoral College and How Elections Work’

Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—November 1, 2017

By: Gwen Maxie-Brown, PR Chair

League of Women Voters Park Forest
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The Park Forest Area League of Women Voters will hold a general meeting on Tuesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. at the Park Forest Public Library, 400 Lakewood Boulevard. The topic of the meeting will be ‘The Electoral College and How Elections Work.’ The meeting is open to the public.

This program will be an explanation of the Electoral College and other aspects of the election system in the United States.  Starting with an overview of the federal election system for the offices of President, Vice-President, U.S. Senators and Congressional Representatives, the presentation will focus on the history and operation of the Electoral College over time. How Electors are selected, their duties, and the impact of the Electoral College system on Presidential Elections will be discussed, as well as the movement to change how it works.  The National Popular Vote interstate compact, which if adopted would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia will be explained.  League members Mary Lubertozzi and Barbara Moore will lead the presentation and discussion.

Given recent election results, we look forward to a spirited discussion of this topic. Please plan to attend and bring your neighbors, friends and questions. For more information, contact Mary Lubertozzi at 708-747-1359, [email protected] or Barbara Moore at 481-5251, [email protected] .