Meeting of the Electoral College

The Electoral College meets on the Monday after the second Tuesday of December, which falls on the 14th this year. Delegations of electors meet in their respective states — typically at the state capital — and the District of Columbia to cast their votes by paper ballot for president and vice president separately.

Joint Session of Congress

The House and Senate meet at 1 p.m. in a joint session of Congress to count the electoral votes and declare the results. The vice president, as the president of the Senate, oversees the proceedings and opens the electoral vote certificates from each state in alphabetical order. The certificates are then presented to four "tellers" […]