In most States, the Electoral College Electors ran for the honor of being an elector, similar to Political Party Delegates. Contrary to popular belief, most are not appointed by the Republican leadership based upon their loyalty to the party, or any particular candidate. Some are young college students. The youngest is 19. They vote anonymously. Therefore, these electors do not have to fear people singling them out or criticizing them for voting their conscience. See our list of Electors, with contact information, in Formation.