Amendment 12: Election of executive branch.

Proposed:
on December 9, 1803, Amends Article 2, Section 1

Ratified: on September 25, 1804,

A12.1 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;

A12.2  they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as
President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as
Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons
voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as
Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists
they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the
government of the United States, directed to the President of the
Senate;

A12.3  The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the
Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and
the votes shall then be counted;--

A12.4  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;

A12.5  and if no person have such majority, then from the persons
having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of
those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall
choose immediately, by ballot, the President.

A12.6  But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by
states, the representation from each state having one vote;

A12.7  a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or
members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the
states shall be necessary to a choice.

A12.8  And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a
President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them,
before the fourth day of March next following, then the
Vice-President shall act as President, as in the case of the death
or other constitutional disability of the President.

A12.9  The person having the greatest number of votes as
Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a
majority of the whole number of Electors appointed,

A12.10  and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest
numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President;

A12.11  a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the
whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number
shall be necessary to a choice.

A12.12  But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of
President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United
States.

Supersedes Article II, Section 1.5-15
Amendments To
The Constitution of the United States of America
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