Electoral College Vote Count

Joint Session of Congress for a final tally and certification of Electoral College for the next Pres

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate convened on January 6, 2017, for a Joint Session of Congress for a final tally and certification of Electoral College for the next President of the United States.

Vice President Joe Biden with House Speaker Paul Ryan on the Speaker's Rostrum in the House Chamber

Vice President Joe Biden with House Speaker Paul Ryan on the Speaker's Rostrum in the House Chamber

Two people standing in front of two wooden chests

The Electoral College votes were transported into the House Chamber in two wooden chests to be counted and verified by Members of Congress.

Members of the U.S. Senate standing together in the House Chamber

Members of the U.S. Senate arrived at the House Chamber on January 6, 2017, for a Joint Session of Congress to conduct a final tally and certification of Electoral College for the next President of the United States.

Someone carrying a wooden chest

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate convened on January 6, 2017, for a Joint Session of Congress for a final tally and certification of Electoral College for the next President of the United States.

Joint Session of Congress Makes the Final Tally

"The certificate of the electoral vote of the state of Colorado seems to be regular in form and authentic…"

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate convened in a Joint Session of Congress on Friday, January 6, 2017 to count and certify the votes of the electoral college for the next President of the United States. The Joint Session is the final step in counting and validating the Electoral College votes in a presidential election, paving the way for the peaceful transition of power to take place on January 20, 2017, during the 58th Presidential Inauguration.