DIALOGUE AND DISCUSSION ON EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT AND RACE
The following amendment was proposed to the Legislatures of the several States by the Eighth Congress on the 12th of December 1803, and was declared to have been ratified in a proclamation by the Secretary of State, dated September 25, 1804. It was ratified by all the States except Connecticut, Delaware, Massachussetts, and New Hampshire.
The Electors shall meet in their respective States and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom at least shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted foras Vice-President; and they shall make distinct list of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of botes for each, which they shall sign and certify, and transmit, sealed, to the seatof the Government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; the President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate of the House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall be counted; the person having the greatest number of votes for President shall be the President if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed;...
Elector: He that has a vote in the choice of any officer; a constituent; also the title of certain German princes who formerly had a voice in the election of the German emperors. (Blacks Law Dictionary)
Voter: One who has the right of giving his voice or suffrage (Blacks Law Dictionary)
Electoral College: The body of princes formerly entitlled to elect the emperor of Germany. Also a name sometimes given, in the United States, to the body of electors chosen by the people to elect the president and vice president.
Electors of President: Persons chosen by the people at a so-called "presidential election," to elect a president and vice president of the United States. (Blacks Law Dictionary)