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  Prince-elector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Elector of Saxony was vicar in areas operating under Saxon law (Saxony, Westphalia, Hanover, and northern Germany), while the Elector Palatine was vicar in the remainder of the Empire (Franconia, Swabia, the Rhine, and southern Germany).
The three spiritual electors were all Arch-Chancellors: the Archbishop of Mainz was Arch-Chancellor of Germany, the Archbishop of Trier was Arch-Chancellor of Burgundy, and the Archbishop of Cologne was Arch-Chancellor of Italy.
The King of Bohemia held the office of the Arch-Cupbearer, the Elector Palatine that of Arch-Steward, the Elector of Saxony that of Arch-Marshal, and the Elector of Brandenburg that of Arch-Chamberlain.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prince-elector   (2794 words)

  
 Elector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The prince-electors of the "Holy Roman Empire of German Nation", were the highest college in the Imperial diet, of originally seven (eight since 1648, later more) Electors (often thus shortened; Kurfürsten in German), both lay princes and Prince-archbishops, who had the exclusive right to elect the king or future Holy Roman Emperor.
Specifically in the United States, electors are delegates who have the right to vote in the U.S. Electoral College for the President of the United States.
The term "voter" to represent the general voting public is commonly used in American English, whereas the term "elector" is commonly used in Australian English.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elector   (280 words)

  
 AB 2 Assembly Bill - INTRODUCED   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It would require that an elector be a member of the political party that nominates the elector at the time of the nomination and during the 4 years preceding the nomination, unless the political party was not registered as a party during that period.
In each year of the general election at which electors of President and Vice President of the United States are to be chosen, each congressional nominee shall designate one presidential elector and shall file his or her name, residence and business address with the Secretary of State by October 1 of the presidential election year.
elector chosen in each congressional district on the basis of the presidential candidate having the highest number of votes in the congressional district, and shall certify two presidential electors on the basis of the presidential candidate having the highest number of votes statewide.
info.sen.ca.gov /pub/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/ab_2_bill_20041206_introduced.html   (1184 words)

  
 JOHN, THE STEADFAST, ELECTOR OF SAXONY - LoveToKnow Article on JOHN, THE STEADFAST, ELECTOR OF SAXONY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
JOHN (1468-1532), called the Steadfast, elector of Saxony fourth son of the elector Ernest, was born on the 3oth of June 1468.
Having signed the confession of Augsburg, he was alone among the electors in objecting to the election of Ferdinand, afterwards the emperor Ferdinand I., as king of the Romans.
He was among the first members of the league of Schmalkalden, assented to the religious peace of Nuremberg in 1532, and died at Schweid-nitz on the i6th of August 1532.
11.1911encyclopedia.org /J/JO/JOHN_THE_STEADFAST_ELECTOR_OF_SAXONY.htm   (2216 words)

  
 Overseas Electors - Eligibility and Forms
If you are unable to verify your details and you believe that your name should be on the electoral roll, please contact us by telephone on 13 23 26 from within Australia, +61 2 6271 4411 from outside Australia or email info@aec.gov.au.
Electors will still have to vote either in person at an Australian Diplomatic Post which provides full consular services or by applying for a postal vote.
Electors enrolled in Tasmania are eligible to vote in Tasmanian State and local government elections.
www.aec.gov.au /_content/what/enrolment/elig_os.htm   (516 words)

  
 MPR: Minnesota elector gives Edwards a vote; Kerry gets other nine
Electors around the country meet in state capitols on the same day to vote.
Electors wrote their candidate's name on an 8½-inch-by-11-inch sheet of paper and put the ballots in a pine box.
Even if an elector came foward to admit a mistake, it is too late to change the ballot, she said.
news.minnesota.publicradio.org /features/2004/12/13_ap_electors   (577 words)

  
 EC: Tales of the Unfaithful Electors
One of the common criticisms of the U.S. Electoral College is that the electors are not legally bound to vote for a candidate.
One misconception about the Electoral College is that the founders intended for the electors to use their individual judgment in selecting a candidate.
Bailey was nominated as elector at the state party convention, but he claimed that nobody talked to him about a commitment to vote for a particular candidate.
www.avagara.com /e_c/ec_unfaithful.htm   (1093 words)

  
 16-579 - Procedure for obtaining ballot by elector
A. Every qualified elector, before receiving a ballot, shall announce the elector's name and place of residence in a clear, audible tone of voice to the election official in charge of the signature roster or present the elector's name and residence in writing.
D. Each qualified elector's name shall be numbered consecutively by the clerks, with the number upon the stub of the ballot delivered to the elector, and in the order of applications for ballots.
The election judge having charge of the ballots shall also write the elector's initials upon the stub and the number of the qualified elector as it appears upon the precinct register.
www.azleg.state.az.us /FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/16/00579.htm&Title=16&DocType=ARS   (286 words)

  
 Special Category Electors
Electors who believe that having their address shown on the publicly available electoral roll could put their personal safety, or their family’s safety, at risk, can apply for silent elector status.
Electors who are registered as a general postal voter (GPV) will be sent ballot papers as soon as practicable following the declaration of nominations for a federal election, or the issue of writ for a federal referendum.
A Norfolk Island elector cannot enrol for the Division of Fraser in the ACT or the Division of Lingiari in the NT.
www.aec.gov.au /_content/what/enrolment/elig_special.htm   (1060 words)

  
 Electoral college for California [Free Republic]
Under the bill, an elector selected on the basis of a congressional district is required to be a resident of that district and an elector selected on a statewide basis is required to be a resident of the state.
Under the bill, an elector would be required to be a member of the political party that nominates the elector at the time of the nomination, and to remain a member of that political party until after the elector completes his or her duties as an elector.
(5) If an elector is disqualified to serve as an elector because of his or her failure to meet the applicable requirements of paragraphs (1) to (4), inclusive, the chairperson of the political party that nominated the elector shall replace the elector with a person who meets these requirements.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3b480dfb78db.htm   (1335 words)

  
 wcco.com - MN Elector Votes For Edwards
Electors wrote their candidate's name on an 81/2-inch-by-11-inch sheet of paper and put the ballots in a pine box.
Even if an elector came forward to admit a mistake, it is too late to change the ballot, she said.
Minnesota is not among the states where political parties require their electors to take formal pledges that they'll back the ticket.
wcco.com /topstories/local_story_348135504.html   (576 words)

  
 AskMe: America Asks About Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Since it is the electors who actually determine who will be President, we are relying on the likelihood that say, electors chosen by Republicans will automatically vote for the Republican candidate.
In general this does happen, but there have been cases of so-called “faithless electors”: these are electors who voted contrary to the wishes of the party that appointed them.
In the states that do bind their electors, either there is no penalty, or the penalties range from a fine ($1000 in Wisconsin) to conviction of a fourth-degree felony (New Mexico).
www.issues2000.org /askme/Faithless_Electors.htm   (799 words)

  
 Vladimir Putin, faithless elector. By Timothy Noah
Although some states have passed laws requiring electors to vote for the presidential ticket they were chosen to represent, these laws have never been tested in court and are probably unconstitutional.
Putin's observation that the Electoral College "is not considered undemocratic" was probably intended to carry an ironic sting: The Electoral College is indeed considered somewhat undemocratic, which is why people like me want to be rid of it.
Electors are chosen largely based on their commitment to the ticket they represent, and therefore they are predisposed to behave themselves.
www.slate.com /id/2114104/fr/rss   (525 words)

  
 HB 889 - Elections; inactive voters; removal from voting lists
Except 7- 5 in the case of physically disabled electors residing in 7- 6 the county, no absentee ballot shall be mailed to an 7- 7 address other than the permanent mailing address of the 7- 8 elector as recorded on the elector's voter registration 7- 9 record or a temporary out of county address.
13- 9 (a) Any absentee elector may make an application either by 13-10 mail, by facsimile transmission, or in person in the 13-11 absentee ballot clerk's office to the absentee ballot 13-12 clerk for an official ballot of the elector's precinct to 13-13 be voted at such primary or election.
If the 13-38 elector is unable to fill out or sign such elector's own 13-39 application because of illiteracy or physical disability, 13-40 the elector shall make such elector's mark, and the person 13-41 filling in the rest of the application shall sign such 13-42 person's name below it as a witness.
www.legis.state.ga.us /legis/1997_98/fulltext/hb889.htm   (2805 words)

  
 CHAPTER 55. ABSENTEE VOTING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Any qualified elector, duly registered, of this State may cast the qualified elector's vote by absentee ballot in any primary election, general election, special election for statewide or local offices and in any election held under the provisions of Chapter 73 of this title.
An elector may submit a written or electronic request to the department for the department prepared affidavit form, which the department shall forward to the elector upon receipt of a request therefore.
(b) For an absentee ballot to be counted pursuant to this chapter, an elector voting by absentee ballot shall return the elector marked ballot to the department of elections of the county where the voter resides before the polls close on the day of the election.
www.delcode.state.de.us /title15/c055   (4011 words)

  
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Except 5 in the case of physically disabled electors residing in 6 the county, no absentee ballot shall be mailed to an 7 address other than the permanent mailing address of the 8 elector as recorded on the elector's voter registration 9 record or a temporary out of county address.
9 (a) Any absentee elector may make an application either by 10 mail, by facsimile transmission, or in person in the 11 absentee ballot clerk's office to the absentee ballot 12 clerk for an official ballot of the elector's precinct to 13 be voted at such primary or election.
If the 38 elector is unable to fill out or sign such elector's own 39 application because of illiteracy or physical disability, 40 the elector shall make such elector's mark, and the person 41 filling in the rest of the application shall sign such 42 person's name below it as a witness.
www.state.ga.us /services/leg/ShowBillPre.cgi?year=1997&filename=1997/HB889.passed   (2556 words)

  
 The elector who might not   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Then there are the 156 people known as the "Faithless Electors." These are folk who, for reasons ranging from confusion to sheer orneriness, have cast their votes for a candidate other than the one the people in their state preferred.
He became an elector at the state party's convention, when a slate of five Bush electors was chosen.
The real electorate is, in the final analysis, a group of people chosen by two political parties to serve in an institution that was set up, in part, because the Founders wanted to avoid the fractiousness of political parties.
www.postgazette.com /pg/04284/392803.stm   (1030 words)

  
 Faithless elector watch. By Timothy Noah
Dubya won in the Electoral College by 34 electoral votes, or 29 electoral votes more than his electoral-vote margin in 2000 (five electoral votes).
The one presidential elector who has threatened to go faithless this year is a Republican.
Today is the deadline for states to replace electors and still keep their electoral vote count "presumptively valid" when Congress formally tallies the votes on Jan. 5.
slate.com /id/2110786   (790 words)

  
 The New American - The Independent Elector - January 29, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bailey is the only elector in recent memory to cross party lines in casting his electoral vote.
But the last vestige is that thread of control that the states have through their electors who are state officials during the brief time when they are serving.
Each elector would be known to the people in his district, just as the member of the House of Representatives is. Yet the elector would most likely be going back home to live among the people he represents as an elector, whereas the man in Washington is up there most of the time.
www.thenewamerican.com /tna/2001/01-29-2001/vo17no03_elector.htm   (2424 words)

  
 THE FAITHLESS NINE - Presidential Electors who have defected in the past
Note: It is believed that one of the Electors evidently mixed up his/her "John"s and inadvertently voted for Edwards for both President and Vice President.
Once gathered at the meeting place, the electors simply deposit pieces of paper with their respective "choices" for each Office into a ballot box, after which these ballots are counted.
Objections were raised by a number of Senators and Congressmen to the counting of North Carolina in the tabulation Joint Session of the 91st Congress (6 January 1969)- the two houses immediately "rose" to debate and vote separately and "concurred" that Dr.
www.thegreenpapers.com /Hx/FaithlessElectors.html   (324 words)

  
 The Electoral College - "Faithless Electors"
Three of the votes were not cast at all as three Electors chose to abstain from casting their Electoral vote for any candidate.
In the most recent act of Elector abstention, Barbara Lett-Simmons, a Democratic Elector from the District of Columbia, did not cast her vote for Al Gore as expected.
During the Electoral College process, Leach learned that members of the Electoral College were not required to vote for the candidates they were pledged to.
www.fairvote.org /e_college/faithless.htm   (1637 words)

  
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     (3) If an elector is unable to provide a fingerprint or an identifying mark and the elector has not established an agent pursuant to subsection (4), the election administrator or an election judge may sign for the elector after reviewing and verifying the elector's identification.
An individual chosen designated to assist the elector shall sign his the individual's name on the precinct register beside the name of the elector assisted.
The individual chosen may not be the elector's employer, an agent of his the elector's employer, or an officer or agent of the elector's union.
data.opi.state.mt.us /bills/2005/billhtml/SB0500.htm   (1405 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Politics: Oregon elector is firm believer in the system
Not everyone agrees that watching out for the smaller states is a good reason to keep the electoral system of electing presidents.
In all but two states, the electoral system operates under yet another controversial principle: awarding electoral votes on a winner-take-all basis.
After voters cast their ballots in the general election, the party that wins the popular vote activates its slate of electors, who gather on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December to vote in separate ballots for president and vice president.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/politics/2002068769_electoral21m.html   (732 words)

  
 Qualifications to be treated as an Absent Elector
It should be also noted that if you are not on a register of electors for any district you cannot obtain a postal ballot and need not complete an application form.
(4) The registering officer shall keep a record of absent electors and of the addresses furnished by them as the addresses to which their ballot papers are to be sent.
Please note that in your particular electoral district you may vote for only the number of seats to be filled.
www.electionsoffice.ky /absentelector.htm   (1339 words)

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