As November 3 quickly approaches READ Center classes have been getting ready for the upcoming election. Students who wanted to register to vote or needed help requesting mail-in ballots have received assistance. Classes have talked about the voting process and the mysterious and interesting Electoral College.  Established in Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, the Electoral College is the formal body which elects the President and Vice President of the United States. To learn more, please read READ Center student Asheeda’s article below. 

The Electoral College is a group of people who elect a president and vice president of the United States. The number of electors is equal to the total voting membership of the United State Congress. There are 435 representatives, 100 senators, and 3 electors from the District of Columbia. When the candidate wins a state they get all the electoral votes. California has the most electoral votes with 55. States get no fewer than three votes. Virginia has 13 Electoral votes. You need 270 votes to win the presidential election.

Therefore, it was very difficult to understand when you don’t know politics. The only thing I know to vote for someone who will do the right things for the people. For every person treated equally, better healthcare. better wages.

By Asheeda, READ Center Student