ULC

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Faithful Presidential Electors Act

Description

The Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act provides a statutory remedy in the event a state presidential elector fails to vote in accordance with the voters of his or her state. The Act has a state-administered pledge of faithfulness, with any attempt by an elector to submit a vote in violation of that pledge, effectively constituting resignation from the office of elector. The Act provides a mechanism for filling a vacancy created for that reason or any other.

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Enactment Status Map

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Legislative Tracking

2014 Introductions & Enactments
StateBillSponsorStatus
Alabama SB 107 WardIntroduced
Minnesota SF 677 SiebenIntroduced
Mississippi HB 942 MoakIntroduced
Nebraska LB 167 McCoyIntroduced

 

Drafting History

Origin: Completed by the Uniform Law Commission in 2010.
Committee/Resources: Faithful Presidential Electors Act