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A presidential elector for the United States of America is a member of the group of individuals which elects the President and Vice President of the United States of America [1]. The current procedure for the appointment and voting of the USA presidential electors is outlined in Amendment Twelve of the Constitution for the United States of America[2] and in Title 3 of the United States Code[3].

Elector was also the title of the ruler of a number of German states in the Holy Roman Empire. Brandenburg was an electorate, as became Hanover in 1692; an Elector of Hanover became King George I of Great Britain in 1714.


  1. http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_amendments_11-27.html
  2. http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_amendments_11-27.html
  3. http://uscode.house.gov/uscode-cgi/fastweb.exe?getdoc+uscview+t01t04+11142+1++%28%29%20%20