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MYTH #1 - The Electoral College chooses the President

Myths and Misconceptions about Voting

MYTH #1 - The Electoral College chooses the President, your vote does not matter.

If you're a United States citizen, 18 years of age or older, you probably think you have the right to vote for presidential candidates in the national election. That's partially correct. When citizens cast their ballots for president in the popular vote, they elect a slate of electors. Electors then cast the votes that decide who becomes president of the United States. Usually, electoral votes align with the popular vote in an election. Your vote does matter. It informs the slate of electors.

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