An outbreak of the coronavirus could disrupt the 2020 election, leaving campaigns and election officials struggling to keep the election on track. The US presidential election is being marginalised for the first time in more than a decade as the country continues its fight against a deadly outbreak of a rare form of coronavirus in the US, officials say.
Check the deadline for registering to vote in your state to ensure that you can vote in the state's presidential primary. For information about presidential primaries and caucuses, please contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or the Secretary of State's office.
To ensure that your vote is received on time, voters are encouraged to cast their ballots or return them by mail to meet delivery times.
Early voting officers will receive applications for postal votes by noon or later, whichever is later. If your ballot is submitted from outside the United States, the Early Voting Officer will not receive a marked ballot until 12 noon on Election Day.
Early voting begins on a weekend and usually ends on the fourth day before election day, which begins at 8 a.m. on election day. You must submit your ballot and be prepared to cast it before your personal appearance at your primary election officer's office at 12 noon on Tuesday, November 6, 2020 at the latest.
The actual election of the Electoral College will take place in mid-December, when the electoral college meets in their states. Each state receives a certain number of voters based on the total number of delegates in Congress. There are 538 electoral votes in total and each voter casts one vote after the general election. The voters are authorized constituents of the presidential election and elect the candidate of their state.
The president-elect and vice president-elect will be sworn in in January and at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2020.