The Dover Public Library will host Carl Quatraro, a native of the Akron
area, as he explains “America’s Electoral College” during a
virtual program on Thursday, October 29th at 6:30 PM.
This timely program will explain the story behind the Electoral College and why our
founding fathers decided to implement it. Quatraro will discuss why the
system was created and how it works.
The members of the U.S. Electoral College, known as “electors,” have
a very important job since they formally cast the votes that decide who
will be the next President and Vice President of the nation. Even though
the founding forefathers of the U.S. established this system as an
integral part of the constitution (1787), the phrase “electoral
college” was never actually used in the constitution. In 1804,
Congress approved the Twelfth Amendment, which made some changes to the
In spite of the fact that over the years there have
been over 700 proposals to either reform or eliminate the Electoral
College, this system has been used in every presidential election
“This is a great opportunity to understand an important concept of our
election process," said Sherrel Rieger, Adult Programming Specialist.
"We encourage members of the community to join this program because the
topic is especially pertinent since the presidential election of 2020 is
only weeks away.”
Quatraro, who lives in Fairlawn, has spent his entire life in the Akron
area. He graduated from Walsh Jesuit High School and The University of
Akron. After retiring from Liberty Mutual Insurance, he began
delivering entertaining and informative presentations to local
libraries, senior and professional associations and retirement centers.
He credits this new chapter in his retirement to the speaking skills he
learned in his 15-year membership with Toastmasters International.
The program will begin via Zoom at 6:30 PM on Thursday, October 29,
2020. Registration is available through the Dover Public Library’s
website: https://www.doverlibrary.org/register . You can also email
Sherrel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 330-343-6123.