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.
The table below includes the current candidates in the 2020 U.S. Presidential election:
|Republican (R)||Democrat (D)||Green (G)||Libertarian (L)|
Donald Trump (incumbent)
|Joe Biden||Howie Hawkins||Jo Jorgensen|
|Vice Presidential Candidate||Mike Pence||Kamala Harris||Angela Walker||Spike Cohen|
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.
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.
Below are some resources related to how COVID-19 is impacting the 2020 election cycle:
CDC Recommendations for Election Polling Locations
This page from the CDC outlines their current guidance for polling locations.
Stanford-MIT Project on a Healthy Election
Part of a joint project to bring together resources about this year's elections and COVID-19, this page includes information and points to helpful resources on policies, research, and commentary. It also includes a list of topic experts.
Political responses to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 2020
Ballotpedia is regularly updating their website with political responses to the virus including information related to this year's election.
COVID-19 and Elections
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has been tracking pending and enacted state legislation as well as state executive action regarding upcoming elections. Various other resources are also listed on this page.
This list list below provides links to 2020 election news from several prominent outlets. This is not a comprehensive list, but a place to begin.
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 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 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.