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Election 2020

Election 2020

My Vote Wisconsin

My Vote Wisconsin is the official voting website for the state of Wisconsin. Register to vote, study your ballot, or request an absentee ballot at this website.


Wisconsin Elections Commission

The Wisconsin Elections Commission administers and enforces Wisconsin Election Laws. Use this site to learn more about election laws and guidelines.


Campus Vote Project

The Campus Vote Project works to normalize and institutionalize student voting by working directly with colleges and universities across the country. This includes the creation of the state student voter guides, and answering questions specific to college students such as, “Will registering to vote with my campus address affect my driver’s license or car registration?”


How To Vote

The 2020 election calendar has been significantly impacted by the spread of COVID-19 and the corresponding safety measures in effect. We want to provide you with the most helpful, reliable and up-to-date sources of election information to help you navigate voter participation in these uncertain times.


Rock The Vote

Rock the Vote is a non-profit progressive-aligned organization in the United States whose stated mission is "to engage and build the political power of young people." 


League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of the United States encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Presidential Election

Presidential Candidate Websites

Issues

Project Vote Smart - The Voter's Self-Defense System

Every candidate and elected official from President to local government can be easily and instantly accessed through the Voter's Self-Defense System:

  • Voting Records -- Vote Smart digests key legislation in Congress and all 50 states into easy-to-understand summaries, making it easy to compare what your representatives said during the campaign with how they actually voted on the record.

  • Biographical & Contact Information -- From their previous professions, education, family life, and organizational memberships to their social media accounts and latest email addresses.

  • Issue Positions (Political Courage Test) -- We test thousands of candidates for President, Congress, Governor and State Legislature with our Political Courage Test. The Test accurately measures candidates' willingness to provide voters with their positions on the issues they will most likely face if elected.

  • VoteEasy -- this powerful, interactive research tool lets you instantly see which candidates are most like you.

  • Public Statements -- Vote Smart is constantly collecting speeches and public comments made by the president, governors, and congressional representatives. Just type in a word, say; 'immigration' and all public utterances containing the word 'immigration' will appear. Compare what they said while campaigning in California a few years ago to what they are saying now in New Hampshire.

  • Campaign Finances -- How much money did your representatives raise and from whom.  Enter the name of the politician and click on the "Funding" folder

  • Interest Group Ratings -- See how over 400 national and 1300 state special interest groups evaluate your representatives. Despite their bias, special interest group ratings can help indicate where an incumbent has stood on a particular set of issues


Congressional Elections

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

Issues

OpenCongress is a free, open-source, not-for-profit, and non-partisan public resource website, a project of the Participatory Politics Foundation and The Sunlight Foundation.  Unique content from this site includes:

  • Votes - see roll call votes and do a comparison of votes by different members of Congress

General Information

Political Party Websites

More information is forthcoming.

Election News


Websites, Blogs, and Think Tanks


Polls

More information is forthcoming.

Fact Checking Organizations


Disinformation on the 2020 Election (Selected Articles)


Media Bias

 

 

The Media Bias Chart was created by Vanessa Otero. It lays out the complexities of the media landscape in two dimensions: reliability, on the vertical axis, and bias, on the horizontal axis. 

Related Guides


Selected Databases

For more databases, visit our A-Z Database List.


Election Data and Statistics


Election Research Organizations