AN ACT Relating to presidential electors; amending RCW 29A.56.310 and 29A.56.320; and repealing RCW 29A.56.300.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 29A.56.310 and 2003 c 111 s 1424 are each amended to read as follows:
On the Tuesday after the first Monday of November in the year in which a president of the United States is to be elected, there shall be elected
((as many electors of president and vice president of the United States as there are senators and representatives in Congress allotted to this state)) one presidential elector from each congressional district and two electors from the state at large. Each elector shall have an alternate elector.
Sec. 2. RCW 29A.56.320 and 2019 c 143 s 10 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) In the year in which a presidential election is held, each major political party and each minor political party or independent candidate convention that nominates candidates for president and vice president of the United States shall nominate presidential electors and alternates for this state. One presidential elector shall be chosen from each congressional district, and two presidential electors shall be chosen at large. The party or convention shall file with the secretary of state a certificate signed by the presiding officer of the convention at which the presidential electors were chosen, listing the names and addresses of the presidential electors.
(2) The names of presidential electors shall not appear on the ballots. The votes cast for candidates for president and vice president of each political party shall be counted for the candidates for presidential electors of that political party
((; however, if the interstate compact entitled the “agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote,” as set forth in RCW 29A.56.300, governs the appointment of the presidential electors for a presidential election as provided in clause 9 of Article III of that compact, then the final appointment of presidential electors for that presidential election shall be in accordance with that compact)).
(3) The congressional district presidential elector shall be the elector from the political party whose presidential and vice presidential candidates received the most number of votes in the congressional district. The at large presidential electors shall be electors from the political party for the presidential and vice presidential candidates who received the most number of votes in the state.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. RCW 29A.56.300 (States’ agreement— Presidential election—National popular vote) and 2009 c 264 s 2 are each repealed.
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