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Election Day - November 2020

This library research guide provides resources related to the November 2020 election and information about voting.

Presidential Race

Who's Running?

2020 presidential candidates with links to their FEC filings and OpenSecrets profile.

Ballotpedia

Election overview, Democratic primary overview, Republican primary overview, important dates and deadlines, candidates on issues, campaign finance, endorsements, etc.

Presidential Election Calendar

Includes dates for state primary and caucus events, party conventions and presidential debates.

Create Your Own 2020 Election Forecast

It will take 270 electoral votes to win the 2020 presidential election.  Use the interactive map to create your own 2020 election forecast.

Presidential Election Process

Learn about the presidential election process, including the Electoral College, caucuses and primaries, and the national conventions.

Congress Elections

All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be up for election.  Find current and historical partisan balance of the U.S. House and Senate, a list of special elections for the 116th Congress, information on 2020s battleground races, the number of filed candidates by political party, the seats that are up for election in 2020 in the Senate, a list of incumbents not seeking re-election in 2020 and more from Ballotpedia, "an interactive almanac of U.S. Politics" maintained by the non-profit Lucy Burns Institute.

GovTrack.us tracks the Congress and helps American participate in their national legislature.  They publish the status of federal legislation, information about your representative and senators in Congress including voting records, and original research on legislation and congressional oversight & investigation.  Unique content from this site includes:

  • Members of Congress - find out who represents you in Congress, what bills they have sponsored, and how they voted.
  • Voting Records - shows the outcome of all recorded votes on the Senate floor and House floor. 
  • Congressional Misconduct Database -  lists instances of misconduct and alleged misconduct by Members of the US Congress from 1789 to the present and is updated as new information becomes available.