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ProPublica’s Pandemic Guide to Making Sure Your Vote Counts

Here’s what you can do ahead of time to be prepared for the 2020 election.

Tell Us If You Have Trouble Voting This Year

Are you a voter? A poll worker? An election administrator? We want to hear from you about any problems you’re experiencing or witnessing in the voting process.

What the Post Office Needs to Survive a Pandemic Election

Fueled by the president’s unfounded claims about rampant voter fraud, and reports of equipment being removed, the plight of the United States Postal Service has captured America’s attention. Will it collapse? Here’s what you need to know.

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The Best Way To Check Status Of Mail-In Ballots In Fairfax County

Maricopa County Recorder's Offices Now Ballot Drop-Off Locations

Electionland 2020: Polling Place Safety, Misinformation, Mask Issues and More

This week’s headlines on Pennsylvania mail-in voting, in-person voting in Georgia, and voting lawsuits.

How to Spot (and Fight) Election Misinformation

A ballot drop box in Philadelphia on Oct. 17. Misinformation online focusing on polling locations is a huge concern in the 2020 election, experts say. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Misinformation and disinformation, especially online, continue to play a huge role in the 2020 election. Learn more about the types of false information you’re likely to come across this year — and how you can help fight it.

A Nonprofit With Ties to Democrats Is Sending Out Millions of Ballot Applications. Election Officials Wish It Would Stop.

The Center for Voter Information has faced reports it sends voter registration forms to deceased people, like this one returned blank to elections officials in Florida. (Courtesy of Pasco County Supervisor of Elections)

Election officials say a flood of mailers from the Center for Voter Information has contained mistakes and confused voters at a time when states are racing to expand vote by mail.

Gov. Greg Abbott Didn't Require Masks At Polling Places. It's Made Some Voters Uncomfortable.

Being A Connecticut Poll Worker So A Vulnerable Senior Doesn't Have To

Monona County Officials Working To Remove Military-Style Truck With Campaign Flags From Voting Site

A Guide to In-Person Voting vs. Mail-In Voting

Voters cast their ballots at an early voting site in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Oct. 16. (Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images)

In 2020, every state’s voting process has changed in response to the coronavirus. Regardless of whether you plan to vote in person or by mail, there are many things to consider. Here are some of the most important.

Pennsylvania’s New Vote-by-Mail Law Expands Access for Everyone Except the Poor

Rem Em and her husband in a South Philadelphia park near their home. Em, a Cambodian immigrant and U.S. citizen, plans to vote in person rather than by mail because she doesn’t have a computer and isn’t fluent in English. (Heather Khalifa/The Philadelphia Inquirer)

In America’s poorest big city, language barriers, unstable housing and lack of internet access make voting by mail difficult. So low-income Philadelphia residents will be voting in person, if at all.

How to Vote During a Pandemic

Election workers set up voting booths at an early voting site in Orlando, Florida, on Oct. 15. (Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

From coronavirus to vote-by-mail, the 2020 election is shaping up to be even more confusing than most, which is saying something. Here’s how to figure out what the heck is going on this year and what you can do to participate in our democracy.

Shouting Matches, Partisan Rallies, Guns At Polling Places: Tensions High At Early-Voting Sites

Gov2Go Mobile App Sends Miami Users Wrong Election Day Date

With DMVs Closed And Backlogged, People Who Want to Vote Are Struggling Even To Register

Mendham GOP Tells Voters They Can’t Vote In Person. That’s Not True

What To Do If You Haven't Received Your NJ Mail-in Ballot For The 2020 Election

Officials: Safeguards In Place For Delayed Mail-in Ballots

Why Do Nonwhite Georgia Voters Have to Wait in Line for Hours? Their Numbers Have Soared, and Their Polling Places Have Dwindled.

Voters at Christian City Welcome Center in Union City, Georgia, during the state’s June primary. For some residents, it was a five-hour wait. (Dustin Chambers/Reuters)

The state’s voter rolls have grown by nearly 2 million since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act in 2013, but polling locations have been cut by almost 10%, with Metro Atlanta hit particularly hard.

New Haven ‘No. 1 in Complaints’ About Absentee Ballots, Voters, Officials Demand Answers

Electionland 2020: Absentee Vote Tracking, Drop Boxes, Poll Watchers and More

This week’s headlines on record early voting, election litigation and disinformation.

About Electionland

ProPublica’s Electionland project covers problems that prevent eligible voters from casting their ballots during the 2020 elections. Our coalition of newsrooms around the country are investigating issues related to voter registration, pandemic-related changes to voting, the shift to vote-by-mail, cybersecurity, voter education, misinformation, and more.

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