Color-Your-Own Electoral College Map

I mashed this together from a free map found at, and the number of electoral votes for each state. You can watch the presidential election returns and keep track as they come in, or you can start coloring ahead of time as you imagine different scenarios.


The number of electoral college votes for each state is based on population figures from the 2000 census. There are 538 votes total. A majority of 270 is needed to win.


Happy coloring!

  • Aaron James Draplin 7y

    Stock up on blue markers, citizens! Obama!
  • lkhoudari 7y

    This is awesome! Thank you!
  • Veronica 7y

    This is great! Printing this out and taking it to my friend's election party. I will tell them where I found this.
  • ::S:: 7y

    Thank you!
  • Courtney 7y

    Awesome. XD
  • trmarch 7y

    Love it, thank you!
  • BB_Mke 7y

    So fun. Gave 'em out at work. :)
  • sagerchatter77 7y

    this is so cool. i'm printing 'em and getting my crayons. ;)
  • NaturalDesignChick 7y

    My nine year old has colored pencils at the ready. Vote!
  • Stephanie Lamphere 7y

    Thank you. My 6-yr-old is maxing out on politics like chocolate on halloween! Woohoo! Thanks!
  • klr68 7y

    Thank you so much. This is perfect and the answer to a very long search. Thanks for sharing.
  • no_space 7y

    Thank you! Gonna bundle the kids up in bed with some crayons & see who holds out the longest!
  • s a 7y

    so funny! i used the exact same map for my 8th graders today :) i'm sure they're frantically coloring their maps right now!
  • exase 7y


    My map from last night.
  • Ayîk/Petit Tricotage 7y

    We used it.Thanks!
  • Lucid Images 7y

    Change Has Come to America!
    Change Has Come to America!

    Personal Homage to Barack Obama, President Elect 2008.
    Wait for music to start streaming.
  • Morriss Partee 7y

    I was very excited to find this, share it with my 4th grade son, and help him learn which states to color as we watched events unfold on CNN. Unfortunately, being on the east coast, I had to put him to bed at about 9:30 for school the next day. But it was already pretty clear that Obama was going to win by then, and I got to tell him the next morning. I'll never forget how interested I was by coloring in an Electoral College map, given to me by MY 4th grade teacher, 32 years ago. Being in California that year, I got to color in almost everything before my mom made *me* go to bed....

    Red state, blue state 2008
  • amber {in the shadow of za'ha'dum} 3y

    AWESOME. I used this in 2008 and have printed another to use this year!
  • methylgrace 3y

    Thanks! We'll be doing this this year!
  • Jane Phillips 3y

    Headed to a neighbor's house to watch the results. Map and color pencils in hand!
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