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2020 Election Resources

The Hastings Public Library fully supports the American Library Association's perspective that

"Libraries are nonpartisan, but they are not indifferent. As institutions that provide access to information, resources, programs, and public spaces for all members of a community, libraries are a cornerstone for civic engagement and more important than ever."

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The 2020 Election online resources listed below are provided to assist everyone in researching issues, investigating the candidates and deciding whether to vote via absentee or in person.

The list of resources is a sampling of available websites. The Library does not endorse any specific candidate and is not responsible for content presented on third-party websites.

Save the Date: Tuesday November 3rd is Election Day

Vote Button Register to Vote

September 22 is National Voter Registration Day.

Official Michigan Online Voter Registration

Voting Information Official Michigan Voting Resources

Michigan.com/Vote: Official State of Michigan Voting Page - includes information on absentee voting, ballot measures, polling place information

Michigan 2020 Election Information: Candidates, Q&A, basic information

Michigan Absentee Ballot Information

Find Your Polling Location

General Voting and Election Resources

Vote411: Presented by the League of Women Voters.

Official League of Women Voters Michigan Voting Guide: pdf download

NonProfitVote.org: A consortium of nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations seeking to provide information and resources in order to increase voter participation in elections. It includes state-by-state voting information.

OnTheIssues.org: A collection of quotes, voting records and other information on candidates for office on a wide variety of topics potentially helpful for comparing viewpoints.

RealClearPolitics.com: Compilation of articles, news items and editorials covering multiple issues from multiple viewpoints.

ProCon.org: Indicates the viewpoints of the candidates in the Nov. 3, 2020 election on a variety of topics.

Resources For Children and Youth About Government & Voting

22x20.org: 22x20 builds youth media literacy skills as a path to informed civic engagement.

BensGuide.gpo.gov: Sponsored by the Government Printing Office, this resource is dedicated to educating children of different age levels about the workings of federal government.

KidsVotingUSA.org: Offers nonpartisan information for kids and resources for educators.

RockTheVote.org: A nonprofit founded by members of the recording industry, Rock the Vote is geared towards younger voters and includes information on issues and voting.

Who is Running?General Candidate Information

VoteSmart.org: includes search tools that allow you to research candidates and elected officials, voting records, and issues. They also offer a mobile app.

GovTrack.us: Allows users to track federal legislation or see the voting and bill sponsorship records of Representatives and Senators.

FEC.gov: The Federal Elections Commission includes campaign filing information for candidates as well as a searchable database for voters.

Candidates

The list of candidates represents the two major political parties and has been compiled to the best of our ability. If a candidates name or official site is not listed or is inaccurate, please contact us to request a candidate be added upon review. 

(I) = Incumbent currently in office

President

U. S. Senate

U. S. Congress, 3rd District

MI State House, 87th District

DebateDebate Schedule*

Presidential

  • September 29, 2020 at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH)
  • October 15, 2020 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Miami, Florida)
  • October 22, 2020 at Belmont University (Nashville, Tennessee)

Vice Presidential

  • October 7, 2020 at The University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Questions? Fact Checking Websites

FactCheck.org: A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center that focuses on national politics.

PolitiFact.com: Founded by the Tampa Bay Times and now operated by the Poynter Institute, PolitiFact is a nonpartisan fact checking organization that focuses on national political figures.

Snopes.com: Self-proclaimed "oldest and largest fact-checking site on the Internet".

PunditFact: Self-described as "dedicated to checking the accuracy of claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers, political analysts, the hosts and guests of talk shows, and other members of the media."

*debate icon by Dmitry Vasiliev from the Noun Project

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