Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Massachusetts Electors meet in House Chamber

Members of the 2008 electoral college met all around the country on December 15th as required by statute:

Massachusetts electors met in the House chamber with many in attendance to view this historic event. President-elect Barack Obama and Vice-President- elect Joseph Biden received the support of all twelve electors. This number is determined by the number of members of Congress in each state.

Included in State Library's Massachusetts state documents collection are the proceedings of previous Electoral Colleges.

More information on this important component to our government can be found at:

Pamela W. Schofield
Reference Department