Opinion

Letter

Electoral college

Time for it to go

Recently there have been comments that our electoral college system is outdated and unfair. The League of Women Voters has a position that states the direct-popular-vote method for electing the president and vice president is essential to represent government and the electoral college should be abolished. Last June, delegates to the national LWV convention voted to study a proposal that would keep the electoral college in place but would have its count reflect the popular vote nationwide. This proposal is called The National Popular Vote Compact. It has already been passed by four states and passed the Washington state Senate last session (SSB 5628). Our local League plans to study this

proposal next spring and welcomes new members who wish to participate in our non-partisan study and discussions. For more information, contact me at (206) 842-3548 or go to our Web site at www.lwvwa.org/kitsap.

ELLEN FISHER

President, Kitsap League of Women Voters

Bainbridge Island

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