Presidential Electors/Electoral College
Webpage last updated: October 31, 2022
The process for electing the President and Vice President in the United States is called the Electoral College. Presidential electors who participate in the national Electoral College and who cast their vote for President and Vice-President, are first selected and nominated pursuant to procedures in each individual state. Each state is entitled to a number of electors equal to the number of that state's senators and representatives in Congress (Art. II, U.S. Const.). Based on the 2020 U.S. Census, Florida is entitled to 30 presidential electors through the 2024 presidential election.
In Florida, the process starts with the joint candidates for President and Vice President or their political party, whichever is applicable, submitting their own slate of presidential electors. See section 103.021, Florida Statutes. However, it is the joint candidate’s names for President and Vice President, not the names of presidential electors, that are placed on the ballot. When the voters cast votes for the President and Vice President of their choice, they are voting to select their electors. After the general election, each state is required to meet to certify the voter for the winning slate of presidential electors for the joint candidates for President and Vice President who received the highest number of votes in the state. Florida's Electoral College is held in December 2024 on a date to be set by Congress. See section 103.061, Florida Statutes
For more information on how electors cast their votes for President and Vice President including key dates and events, please refer to the National Archives and Records Administration - U.S. Electoral college website.