In partnership with Facebook’s Voting Information Center, BPC is working to provide you with exactly what you need to know in the lead up to and after Election Day. Our Voting Information Center highlights impartial elections information, informed by election officials, about key aspects of the elections process including the security of mail ballots, how to vote safely during COVID-19, and why some election results will be delayed.
Check out Facebook’s Voting Information Center for more on how to register and vote in your state.
You should check your voter registration even if you’ve voted before.
Drop boxes are trusted ballot return options.
Election observers are official actors that promote legitimacy and transparency. They are typically appointed, trained, and are barred from voter intimidation by state and federal laws.
You can’t vote by text, and online voting is not an option for most people.
A voter may vote by mail or in person this year—not both. Attempting to vote twice is illegal.
What to do if you're still in line when you're polling place closes, and more on your rights at the polls.
Government officials begin preparing for a peaceful transition of power even before Election Day. It has been a cornerstone of American Democracy for more than 200 years.
The winner of the 2020 US Presidential Election can only be declared after counting the Electoral College's votes.
Each state decides how to conduct its elections.
Vote counting may continue for days or weeks in some areas. This is a natural consequence of voting during a pandemic and does not indicate nefarious activity.
The results you see on Election Night are always unofficial. Vote counts are certified in the days and weeks that follow Election Day.
Election officials follow strict rules when it comes to ballot counting and reporting.
Isolated issues are expected in any large election, but they reflect only a small portion of the tens of thousands of total voting locations.
State laws determine how and when recounts occur.
Voting By Mail Counts
Minimizing COVID-19 Health Risks When Voting
Election Day is November 3
Reports of election website hacks may be exaggerated. Even when true, elections officials have multiple safeguards in place to protect voting.
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