Question: How many electors does each state have?
Answer: The number of electors each state varies. The Constitution gives each state a number of electoral votes equal to the number of representatives and senators it has. Therefore, every state has at least three electoral votes because even the smallest states have one representative and two senators. Every ten years after the completion of the census, the number of representatives is reapportioned to mirror the changes in population from state to state.
Currently, the state with the largest number of electoral votes is California with 55.
Learn more about the electoral college:
- What is the electoral college?
- Why did the Founding Fathers create electors?
- How many total electoral votes are there?
- How many electoral votes does a candidate need to win?
- Which states have the most electoral votes?
- What about Washington, D.C. and the electoral vote?
- What happens if there is a tie in the electoral college?
- Who are the electors?
- What procedure is followed for the electors to vote?
- Has someone received a plurality of the vote yet lost in the electoral college?
- Has a tie ever occurred in the electoral college? When?
- Why don't the candidates get a proportion of the electoral vote?
- If the state's winner chooses electors, won't the person with the most votes win?
- Why have elections when the state's winner will receive all the electoral votes?
- When do we finally have an official winner?