Is There a Better Way to Elect a President? The Electoral College Versus National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

Is there a better way to elect a president? The League of Women Voters of Bellingham/Whatcom County, in partnership with the ASWCC Impact Club, invites the public to attend an education program about the benefits and drawbacks of the Electoral College and National Popular Vote Interstate Compact at Whatcom Community College on Tuesday, April 30, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Join us to learn more about complexities of choosing the electors who actually elect the President. Find out the pros/cons of the Electoral College method and how it might be changed by the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. We will present two short videos and speakers will offer an overview of each topic. The speakers will be joined by other experts to discuss related issues and answer your questions about the Electoral College, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, and alternatives.

Did you know?

  • Legislative proposals have been introduced in the United States Congress to reform or eliminate the Electoral College system more than 700 times.

  • The League of Women Voters adopted a Statement of Position on Selection of the President in January 1970.

  • Five times in United States history the winner of the national popular vote did not win the presidency in the Electoral College.

  • We can elect the popular vote winner without a constitutional amendment.

 The program will be held at the Syre Auditorium (235 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226) and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. We welcome attendees to join us at that time to enjoy hearty appetizers and beverages before the program.

We encourage attendees to complete the pre-event survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ExpressYourViews

For more information about this program, contact Cindy Madigan at 360-734-2366 or by email at info@lwvbellinghamwhatcom.org.