AN ACT

 

1Amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), entitled
2"An act concerning elections, including general, municipal,
3special and primary elections, the nomination of candidates,
4primary and election expenses and election contests; creating
5and defining membership of county boards of elections;
6imposing duties upon the Secretary of the Commonwealth,
7courts, county boards of elections, county commissioners;
8imposing penalties for violation of the act, and codifying,
9revising and consolidating the laws relating thereto; and
10repealing certain acts and parts of acts relating to
11elections," in electoral college, further providing for
12election of presidential electors.

13The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
14hereby enacts as follows:

15Section 1.  Section 1501 of the act of June 3, 1937 
16(P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, is
17amended to read:

18Section 1501.  Election of Presidential Electors.--(a)  At
19the general election to be held in the year 1940, and every
20fourth year thereafter, there shall be elected by the qualified
21electors of the Commonwealth, persons to be known as electors of
22President and Vice-President of the United States, and referred
23to in this act as presidential electors, equal in number to the

1whole number of senators and representatives to which this State
2may be entitled in the Congress of the United States.

3(b)  (1)  Two of the presidential electors shall be elected
4at large to represent the entire Commonwealth and shall cast
5their ballots for the presidential and vice-presidential
6candidates with the greatest number of votes Statewide.

7(2)  Each of the remaining presidential electors shall be
8elected in the presidential elector's congressional district and
9shall cast a ballot for the presidential and vice-presidential
10candidates with the greatest number of votes in the
11congressional district.

12Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.

 

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