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The National Popular Vote bill will take effect when enacted into law by states possessing 270 electoral votes (a majority of the 538 electoral votes). It has been enacted into law in 12 jurisdictions possessing 172 electoral votes (CA, CT, DC, HI, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, RI, VT, WA). The bill will take effect when enacted by states possessing an additional 98 electoral votes.
The National Popular Vote bill has now passed a total of 36 state legislative chambers in 23 states. The bill has passed passed both legislative chambers (but in different years) in 2 states with 14 electoral votes (CO, NM), and it has also passed one legislative chamber in 9 states possessing 75 electoral votes (AR, AZ, DE, ME, MI, NC, NV, OK, OR). It has been unanimously approved at the committee level in 2 states possessing 27 electoral votes (GA, MO). The National Popular Vote bill has been introduced in various years in all 50 states.
On the map below, each square represents one electoral vote (out of 538).
- Green indicates that the National Popular Vote bill has been enacted into law
- Orange indicates passage by one legislative chamber
- Yellow indicates passage by both legislative chambers (but in different years, and hence not enacted)
- Blue indicates a hearing by at least one legislative committee
- Gray indicates no hearing.
Arkansas - Passed House in 2007 and 2009
Arizona - Passed House in 2016
California - Enacted into law
Colorado - Passed Senate in 2006 and 2007 and House in 2009 (but not enacted)
Connecticut - Enacted into law
District of Columbia - Enacted into law
Delaware - Passed House in 2009 and 2011
Georgia - Unanimously approved by House committee in 2016
Hawaii - Enacted into law
Illinois - Enacted into law
Massachusetts - Enacted into law
Maryland - Enacted into law
Maine - Passed Maine Senate in 2008
Michigan - Passed House in 2008
Missouri - Unanimously approved by House committee in 2016
North Carolina - Passed Senate in 2007
New Jersey - Enacted into law
New Mexico - Passed House in 2009. Passed Senate in 2017.
Nevada - Passed Assembly in 2009
New York - Enacted into law
Oklahoma - Passed Senate in 2015
Oregon - Passed House in 2009, 2013, and 2015
Rhode Island - Enacted into law
Vermont - Enacted into law
Washington - Enacted into law