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Election and Voting Guide

Election 2020

Election Day 2020 will occur on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. 

Election Calendars and Important Dates:

Visit the Registration & Voting page in this guide for resources on registering to vote and finding information for voting in your state.

State-By-State Voting Resources

MHC Votes! has compiled state-by-state information and voting resources for the 2020 election cycle. 

An election summary for Massachusetts is embedded below.  You can access this summary and PDFs for all 50 states from their Voting Guide Google document.

 

2020 Presidential Election

The table below includes the current candidates in the 2020 U.S. Presidential election:

Republican (R) Democrat (D) Green (G) Libertarian (L)
Presidential Candidate

Donald Trump (incumbent)

Joe Biden Howie Hawkins Jo Jorgensen
Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence Kamala Harris Angela Walker Spike Cohen

Find more information on presidential candidates and primaries for the 2020 election year on Ballotpedia's Presidential candidates, 2020 page.

2020 Congressional Elections

U.S. Senate: About 1/3 of the 100 Senate seats will be up for election in 2020.

U.S. House of Representatives: All 435 seats in the House of Representatives will be up for election in 2020.

2020 State and Local Elections

Elections at the state and local level - for elected positions, ballot questions, and more - will be taking place across the United States in 2020. To find out information for your state and local elections, consult your state's Secretary of State website or local election office.

2020 Election & COVID-19

Below are some resources related to how COVID-19 is impacting the 2020 election cycle:

2020 Election Coverage

You can browse multiple news sources at once using a news aggregator like Google News.  This RSS feed searches Google News for 2020+U.S.+Election:

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Remember: All news sources have political leanings, whether liberal (left), conservative (right), or centrist, but some news reports are simply false. The resources below can help you remain vigilant against fake news.
 
  • FactCheck.org
    FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania aiming to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics by monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

  • OpenSecrets.org
    OpenSecrets.org is the website of The Center for Responsive Politics, a non-profit, nonpartisan research group based in Washington, D.C. They track the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy. The site allows users to track federal campaign contributions and lobbying by lobbying firms, individual lobbyists, industry, federal agency, and bills.

  • PolitiFact
    PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. It is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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