News History

2018 Summary

  • May 24, 2018 — Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy signed the National Popular Vote bill, thereby making Connecticut the 12th jurisdiction to enact the bill.
  • May 5, 2018 — The Connecticut Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill by a bi-partisan 21-14 vote.
  • April 26, 2018 — The Connecticut House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote Bill.

2017 Summary

  • February 20, 2017 — The New Mexico Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill by a 26-16 margin.

2016 Summary

  • February 4, 2016 — The Arizona House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill by a 40-16 margin.

2015 Summary

  • May 18, 2015 — The Oregon House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill by a 37-21 margin.

2014 Summary

  • April 15, 2014New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the National Popular Vote bill, making New York the 11th jurisdiction to enact the bill, and giving the National Popular Vote bill 165 of the 270 electoral votes needed to bring it into effect.
  • March 25, 2014 — The New York Legislature completed action on the National Popular Vote bill and sent it to Governor Cuomo. The Senate passed the bill by a 57–4 margin, and the Assembly passed the bill 100–32.
  • February 12, 2014 — The Oklahoma Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill by a 28–18 vote.

2013 Summary

  • July 12, 2013Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee signed the signed the National Popular Vote bill, making Rhode Island the 10th jurisdiction to enact the bill, and giving the National Popular Vote bill 50.4% of the electoral votes needed to bring it into effect.
  • June 12, 2013 — The New York State Assembly approved the National Popular Vote bill (A4422-S3149) by a 100–40 margin. A total of 78 Democrats and 22 Republicans voted in favor of the bill. The New York Assembly was the 32nd state legislative chamber to pass the bill.
  • April 18, 2013 — The Oregon House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill by a 38-21 margin.

2011 Summary

  • August 8, 2011California Governor Jerry Brown signed the signed the National Popular Vote bill, making California the 9th jurisdiction to enact the bill.
  • June 7, 2011 — The Republican-controlled New York Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill by a 47–13 margin.
  • June 7, 2011 — The Delaware House of Representatives approved the National Popular Vote bill.
  • April 22, 2011Vermont Governor Peter Schumlin signed the signed the National Popular Vote bill, making Vermont the 8th sjurisdiction to enact the bill.

2010 Summary

  • October 12, 2010 — Mayor Adrian Fenty of the District of Columbia signed the signed the National Popular Vote bill, making District of Columbia the 7th jurisdiction to enact the bill.
  • September 21, 2010 — The District of Columbia Council passed the National Popular Vote bill by unanimous consent.
  • August 4, 2010 Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick signed the signed the National Popular Vote bill, making Massachusetts the 6th jurisdiction to enact the bill and giving the National Popular Vote bill.
  • July 27, 2010 — The Massachusetts Legislature completed action on the National Popular Vote bill and sent it to Governor Deval Patrick for his consideration.
  • July 15, 2010Massachusetts Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • June 7, 2010New York Senate passes National Popular Vote bill, with over two-thirds of both political parties supporting the bill in a 52-7 roll call.
  • June 2, 2010 — The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.

2009 Summary

  • June 24, 2009 — The Delaware House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • May 12, 2009 — The Connecticut House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • April 28, 2009Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed the signed the National Popular Vote bill, making Washington state the 5th jurisdiction to enact the bill.
  • April 21, 2009 — The Nevada Assembly passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • April 15, 2009 — The Washington House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill (thereby sending the bill to the Governor).
  • March 17, 2009 — The Colorado House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • March 12, 2009 — The Oregon House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • February 20, 2009 — The New Mexico House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.

2008 Summary

  • December 11, 2008 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • July 30, 2008 — The Massachusetts Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill. 
  • July 9, 2008 — The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • June 30, 2008 — The California Assembly passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • June 20, 2008 — The Rhode Island House passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • May 27, 2008 — The Rhode Island Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • May 1, 2008 — The National Popular Vote bill was enacted into law in Hawaii.
  • April 24, 2008 – The Vermont House passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • April 7, 2008Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich signed the National Popular Vote bill, making Illinois the 3rd state to enact the legislation.
  • April 2, 2008 — The Maine Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • March 19, 2008 — The Vermont Senate today passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • March 4, 2008 — Both Houses of the Hawaii Legislature today passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • February 18, 2008 — The Washington state Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill, making it the 14th legislative house to pass the bill since the initial press conference of National Popular Vote on February 23, 2006.
  • January 13, 2008New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine signed the National Popular Vote Bill into law. New Jersey thus became the 2nd jurisdiction to enact the legislation. The enactment of the legislation in New Jersey came less than 23 months after National Popular Vote held its initial press conference on February 23, 2006.
  • January 9, 2008 — The Illinois House re-passed the National Popular Vote bill, thereby sending bill to Governor Rod R. Blagojevich for his signature.
  • January 3, 2008 — The New Jersey Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill, thereby sending bill to Governor Jon Corzine for his signature.

2007 Summary

  • December 13, 2007 — The New Jersey Assembly passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • October 10, 2007 — National Popular Vote announced that the National Popular Vote bill now has 366 sponsors in 47 states. In addition, 391 other state legislators have cast a recorded vote in favor of the legislation either in committee or on the floor of their respective legislative chambers (for a grand total of 757 state legislators).
  • May 31, 2007 — The Illinois Senate passed the original National Popular Vote bill.
  • May 14, 2007 — The North Carolina Senate passed National Poular Vote bill.
  • May 2, 2007 — The Illinois House of Representatives passed the original National Popular Vote bill.
  • April 10, 2007Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed the National Popular Vote bill, making Maryland the first state to enact the interstate compact entitled the "Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote" proposed by National Popular Vote. The enactment of the legislation in Maryland came only 411 days after National Popular Vote held its initial press conference on February 23, 2006.
  • April 5, 2007Hawaii House of Representatives passed the National Poular Vote bill.
  • April 2, 2007Maryland House passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • March 28, 2007Maryland Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • March 21, 2007 — The Arkansas House passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • February 14, 2007 — The Hawaii Senate passed the National Popular Vote bill.
  • January 24, 2007 — The Colorado Senate became the first legislative house to pass the National Popular Vote bill during 2007.
  • January 24, 2007 — National Popular Vote announced that its bill has sponsors in 45 states for the 2007 state legislative sessions.

2006 Summary

  • August 2006California State Senate passes bill (eventually vetoed).
  • June 2006 — National Popular Vote bill endorsed in editorials by Los Angeles Times and Sacramento Bee; Bill introduced in New York State Assembly.
  • May 2006California State Assembly passes National Popular Vote bill; Louisiana House committee approves bill.
  • April 2006Colorado State Senate holds hearings and passes National Popular Vote bill; Missouri House committee holds informational hearing on bill.
  • March 2006 — National Popular Vote bill endorsed in editorials by Chicago Sun Times, New York Times, and The Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
  • February 23, 2006 — National Popular Vote held its initial press conference in Washington describing its proposed interstate compact entitled the “Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by Nationwide Popular Vote. The press conference featured former Congressmen John Anderson (R–Illinois and Independent presidential candidate) and John Buchanan (R–Alabama), former Senator Birch Bayh (D–Indiana), Common Cause President Chellie Pingree, FairVote Executive Director Rob Richie, National Popular Vote President Barry Fadem, and Dr. John R. Koza, originator of the plan.
  • Prepared remarks for initial press conference
  • Press release for initial press conference
  • February 23, 2006 — National Popular Vote releases Every Vote Equal: A State-Based Plan for Electing the President by National Popular Vote—a 620-page book describing its proposal. Book may be read or downloaded for free at www.every-vote-equal.com.