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U.S. Elections

Election 2020

Presidential candidates 2020

The next presidential election will be held on November 3rd 2020. Make sure you're registered to vote!

This section of the guide will help you get prepared for the election with resources to keep you up to speed on all the important candidates and issues as well as resources for ensuring you can vote safely during the pandemic.

The Candidates and Issues

Need help researching the candidates and issues? These resources will get you up to speed in no time and help you make an informed choice!

ProCon Election 2020ProCon Election 2020

Non-partisan organization that tracks public statements and policies to highlight the candidates' positions on a range of important political and social issues.


CQ ResearcherCQ Researcher

This library database contains specialized, detailed reports on a range of contemporary political and social issues.


New York Times Subscription

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Check out the NY Times Guide to the 2020 Election for reliable, in-depth and up-to-date coverage of the election and political issues.

All SFC students and staff receive free and unlimited access to the New York Times on their computers and mobile devices. Sign up for your NYTimes Pass using your SFC email address.

Contact the Library if you need help setting up your account.

Elections And Covid-19

The 2020 Election and election campaigns have been greatly impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. These resources provide more information on political responses and how you can vote and stay safe:


Ballotpedia documents various political responses to the coronavirus pandemic, including the impact these responses are having on campaigns and elections.


Stanford-MITStanford-MIT Project on a Healthy Election

A range of experts share research, promote best practices and provide voting resources to ensure the 2020 election can proceed with integrity, safety, and equal access


CDC LogoCDC Recommendations for Polling Locations

This page from the CDC outlines their current guidance for polling locations and voters to ensure a safe election.