Today, December 19, 2016, America’s Electoral College voters are scheduled to meet in their respective states to cast their votes for President of the United States of America.
Although the Electors are supposed to vote in accordance with the voters of their state, which means if their state voted for Donald Trump, the Electors should also cast their votes for Trump, at least one Republican Elector in Texas has made quite a name for himself by declaring he instead would vote for Hillary Clinton. See “Sole Republican elector who plans to vote against Trump is a 9/11 faker?“.
So it’s a good idea for citizens to keep an eye on what their Electors do by attending their meetings, which are open to the public.
Here’s a list of GOP electors’ meeting places and times:
Alabama: 12:00 P.M. EST; Alabama State Capitol — Office of the Secretary of State, 600 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, AL 36130
Alaska: 11:00 A.M. AKST; State of Alaska — Library Archives Museum, 395 Whittier Street, Juneau, AK 99801
Arizona: 10:00 A.M. MST; Governor’s Conference Room (second floor), Arizona State Capitol Building, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
Arkansas: 10:00 A.M. CST; Arkansas State Capitol — Old Supreme Court Room, 500 Woodlane St., Little Rock, AR 72201
Florida: 2:00 P.M. EST; Florida State Capitol — Florida Senate Chamber, 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 39399
Georgia: 12:00 P.M. EST; Georgia State Capitol (exact location unknown), 206 Washington St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
Idaho: 12:00 P.M. MST, Idaho State Capitol (exact location unknown), 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise, ID 83702
Indiana: 10:00 A.M. EST; Indiana State Capitol — State House of Representatives Chamber, 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Iowa: No time specified ; Iowa State Capitol (exact location unknown), 1007 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50319
Kansas: Somewhere in Topeka at 12:00 P.M. CST (Exact location not specified, nor is it even clear that the meeting would have to take place in the Capitol Building)
Kentucky: 11:30 A.M. CST; Kentucky State Capitol — Supreme Court Room (Room 235), 700 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601
Louisiana: 11:30 A.M. CST; Louisiana State Capitol — Senate Chamber, 900 N. 3rd St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Maine**: 2:00 P.M. EST; Maine State House — House Chamber, 100 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333 (**Trump won 1 of Maine’s 4 electoral votes)
Michigan: 2:00 P.M. EST; Michigan State Capitol — Senate Chamber, 101 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48933
Mississippi: 10:00 A.M. EST; Mississippi State Capitol — Room 114, 400 High St., Jackson, MS 39201
Missouri: State law exceedingly unclear, no announcement yet from Secretary of State: http://law.justia.com/codes/missouri/2013/title-ix/chapter-128/
Montana: Montana seems to have recently repealed all laws governing where/when electors must meet: http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/13_25_1.htm
Nebraska: No time specified: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=32-714 Note: a 2014 law guarantees that all Nebraska electoral votes will be cast for Trump
North Carolina: NC Secretary of State identifies the meeting place as such: “Old Hall of the House of Representatives in the State Capitol in Raleigh at noon”
North Dakota: 1:00 P.M. CST; North Dakota State Capitol — Governor’s Office, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Bismarck, ND 58505
Ohio: 12:00 P.M. EST; The Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215.
Oklahoma: 10:00 A.M. CST; Governor’s Office (NOT the legislative chamber!), Oklahoma State Capitol, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 212, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Pennsylvania: 12:00 P.M. EST; Pennsylvania State Capitol — Chamber of the House of Representatives, 501 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg, PA 17120.
South Carolina: 11:00 AM EST (Or as SC statute puts it, “eleven in the forenoon”); Office of the Secretary of State (NOT the South Carolina State House), Edgar Brown Building, 1205 Pendleton St., Suite 525, Columbia, SC 29201
South Dakota: 12:00 P.M. CST, South Dakota State Capitol (exact location unknown), 500 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57601
Tennessee: No time or exact location specified: http://law.justia.com/codes/tennessee/2010/title-2/chapter-15/2-15-104
Texas: 2:00 P.M. CST; Texas State Capitol — (Exact location not yet known, Secretary of State must announce), 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
Utah: Unclear: looks as though the Lieutenant Governor is in charge for some reason
West Virginia: NO TIME SPECIFIED; Office of the Governor, West Virginia State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, WV 25305
Wisconsin: 12:00 P.M. CST; Wisconsin State Capitol — Room 412E, 2 E. Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
Wyoming: 12:00 P.M. MST; Office of the Secretary of State (NOT the State Capitol Building), 2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 600, Cheyenne, WY 82002
H/t Michael Tracey of Medium
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