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T uesday is Election Day. People 18 and older will vote for president and vice president of the United States, along with other offices.

The candidates from each party run as a team. They are on the same “ticket.”

Our country uses the Electoral College system of voting for president. Each state is allotted a certain number of votes, called “electoral votes.”

The votes cast by individuals are called the “popular vote.” This week, the Mini Page learns more about how this system works.

Write in the number of votes for each state on the map. After the election, use your newspaper to find out how each state voted. Color in the states that voted for the Republican ticket. Use another color to shade the states that voted for the Democratic ticket.

Electoral votes for each state and the District of Columbia

Alabama 9

Alaska 3

Arizona 11

Arkansas 6

California 55

Colorado 9

Connecticut 7

Delaware 3

District of Columbia 3

Florida 29

Georgia 16

Hawaii 4

Idaho 4

Illinois 20

Indiana 11

Iowa 6

Kansas 6

Kentucky 8

Louisiana 8

Maine 4

Maryland 10

Massachusetts 11

Michigan 16

Minnesota 10

Mississippi 6

Missouri 10

Montana 3

Nebraska 5

Nevada 6

New Hampshire 4

New Jersey 14

New Mexico 5

New York 29

North Carolina 15

North Dakota 3

Ohio 18

Oklahoma 7

Oregon 7

Pennsylvania 20

Rhode Island 4

South Carolina 9

South Dakota 3

Tennessee 11

Texas 38

Utah 6

Vermont 3

Virginia 13

Washington 12

West Virginia 5

Wisconsin 10

Wyoming 3

TOTAL 538