A public forum will focus on The Electoral College process and the National Popular Vote bill.
The forum will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at West Virginia State University in the McGhee Suites Banquet Room at the Wilson University Union.
The issues will be discussed and examined by Sen. Dan Foster, D-Kanawha; Delegate Meshea Poore, D-Kanawha; Frank Vaughan of West Virginia State University; Marybeth Beller of Marshall University; Tera McCown of the University of Charleston; and Arthur DeMatteo, Glenville State College.
Gerald Beller, chairman of West Virginia State University's political science department, will moderate the event.
Panelists will debate the question, "Is the Electoral College process necessary or even needed with the real-time reporting of election results in the presidential race?"
National Popular Vote legislation has been introduced in the West Virginia Legislature for the past few years and has been adopted in nine states, representing a total of 132 electoral votes.
Under this legislation, all of West Virginia's electoral votes would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The legislation would only take effect when identical legislation is enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes (270 electoral votes out of 538).
Currently, West Virginia's electors are not bound by state law to cast their vote for a specific candidate.