MEDIA ADVISORY: Electoral College to meet at State Capitol

BATON ROUGE, La.—Secretary of State Tom Schedler will host the meeting of Louisiana’s Electoral College on Monday, Dec. 19 in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Secretary Schedler will administer the oaths of office to the eight electors of the Republican Party prior to their official votes for president and vice president of the United States.

 Individuals wishing to watch a live stream of the proceedings can do so through the Secretary of State’s official Facebook page or by going to and clicking on the live streaming link.

 Louisiana’s electors include: Garrett C. Monti, at large; Steven Scott Wilfong, at large; Christopher David Trahan, 1st Congressional District; Lloyd A. Harsch, 2nd Congressional District; Charles L. Buckels, Jr., 3rd Congressional District; Louis R. Avallone, 4th Congressional District; Kay Kellogg Katz, 5th Congressional District; and Lennie H. Rhys, 6th Congressional District. In the event that one of these electors is not present, an alternative elector will assume his/her duties by law.

The Electoral College, administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, is a process that began as part of the original design of the United States Constitution. The Founding Fathers established the Electoral College as a compromise between election of the president by Congress and election by a popular voter. The people of the United States vote for the electors who then vote for president.

 For more information on the Electoral College, visit