Holding Safe and Fair Elections in 2020

All Americans deserve fair access to cast their vote safely and securely even when facing an unprecedented combination of political polarization and a global coronavirus pandemic. 

FairVote’s mission is grounded in ensuring that every voter matters in every election. The following is a resource for voters and those seeking to take actions on how to best ensure safe elections with high participation this fall. It includes resource guides from journalists, government associations, think tanks and coalition partners in response to voting questions as they arise. 

Featured Civic Events Backed by FairVote:

2020 Guides to Help You Vote:

2020 Election Administration Policy:

Voter Registration:

The United States continues to lag other major democracies in efficient and inclusive voter registration. Here are resources involving registering to vote this year.

Voter Information:

We know some partisans and foreign agents have sought to mislead voters, with new opportunities via social media and unregulated online content. Resources on how to combat voter disinformation campaigns include:

Mail-in / Absentee Voting:

The New York Times reports that as of August 2020, a record 76% of Americans will be able to vote-by-mail without an excuse this year. Several states have expanded vote-by-mail options this year. 

Voter Access and Poll Workers:

Providing in-person access to polling stations is critically important for those who cannot rely upon mail or have not received mail-in ballots.

Election Schedule and Post-Election Dispute Resolution:

In this polarized time, many Americans fear the "other side" winning. Here are resources on what's likely to happen after the election.

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