The National Popular Vote Compact is an agreement among states which seeks to implement a popular vote system for presidential elections—as opposed to the current Electoral College process which allows a president to be elected despite receiving less votes than his or her opponent. The Compact will take effect when joined by states representing 270 or more electoral votes. The member states would then pledge their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes nationwide.
State has joined the National Popular Vote Compact
(15 states + D.C.)
State has not joined the National Popular Vote Compact
Breakdown by Population
*Note: These percentages reflect the voting-eligible population, as reported by the United States Election Project.
36 % of population lives in states that have joined the National Popular Vote Compact
64 % of population lives in states that have not joined the National Popular Vote Compact