Are you ready for the 2020 elections?

No American should sit on the sidelines on Election Day because every vote matters! As United States citizens we have the right to choose who we want representing us in government.

The entire U.S. House of Representatives, one-third of the U.S. Senate, the White House and nearly 5,000 seats in state legislative districts are up for grabs in 2020. The election process can get complicated with so much state-specific rules and regulations to keep up with.

NARFE, like many nonprofit organizations, participates in election year activities to encourage its members, employees, families, and community members to participate in the political process. We’ve designed the NARFE GOTV2020 Resource Center to pull together nonpartisan, state-specific voter registration resources all in one place so that voters are ready to cast their votes on Election Day.

Are you registered to vote? Have you moved recently?

In 49 states, participating in the democratic process requires an important step: registering to vote. Since voter registration requirements vary by state, it’s important for citizens to be informed, especially if they are relocating from one jurisdiction to the next. The only exception is North Dakota, which does not require registration, although North Dakota law allows cities to register voters for city elections. Nonpartisan organizations like Vote411 give you direct access to your state’s voter registration requirements, registration deadlines and more.

Know your state’s voter identification laws

As of April 2019, 35 states are enforcing voter ID requirements. Know your state’s identification laws and avoid panic on Election Day.

Are you stationed overseas or traveling on Election Day?

Know your state’s regulations for early or absentee voting. Also, you can visit Overseas Vote, a nonpartisan GOTV service for U.S. citizens overseas and uniformed services members.

Who are the candidates competing for your vote at the state, local and national levels? 

Tips for selecting the right candidate:

  • Decide what you are looking for in a candidate.
  • Gather materials about the candidates by visiting their campaign websites. Or, If the candidate is an incumbent, visit Congress.gov.
  • Evaluate candidates' stands on issues.
  • Attend candidate events like town halls, coffee hours and meet and greets.
  • Your candidates are competing for your vote, so make them work for it. Stop by their campaign office or official office if they are incumbents. Don’t be shy about asking questions about issues that matter to you.

Ballotpedia is a nonpartisan digital encyclopedia of American politics. Its goal is to provide accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government. Visit its website to gather information about candidates competing to represent you at the state, local and national levels; also, access information on state and local ballot measures, state judges, municipal officials, school boards and more.   

How are campaigns financed? Who’s giving to your candidates’ campaign? Which demographic will influence the election results most?

The Center for Responsive Politics' opensecrets.org website gives nonpartisan, in-depth reports on political action committees (PACs) receipts and expenditures, who is giving to the candidates, candidate profiles and net worth, news and analysis on political parties, demographic election influences, lobbying and hot button policy topics.  You can also visit the Federal Election Commission website to review candidates’ campaign data.

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Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates Schedule

First Presidential Debate
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Vice Presidential Debate
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Second Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 15, 2020
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Third Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Belmont University, Nashville, TN

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Upcoming important dates

  • February 3, 2020: Iowa Caucuses
  • February 11, 2020: New Hampshire primary
  • March 3, 2020: Super Tuesday primaries

Click here for the complete list of upcoming primary dates

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Some Election Day trivia

Click on the links to learn some facts about the history of the United States elections.

 

Other resources

USA.gov: Register to Vote

National Council of State Legislatures

United States Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

National Governors Association

United States Conference of Mayors

Find Your Local Government Officials

League of Women Voters

National Active and Retired

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NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) 606 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314, Phone: (703) 838-7760, Fax: (703) 838-7785.

 

This is the only website that reflects the official opinions and positions of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). Opinions and/or positions that appear on any other site bearing NARFE's name or seal are not necessarily those of NARFE. Click here for Privacy Statement.   NARFE has been certified by Dun & Bradstreet.

Are you ready for the 2020 elections?

No American should sit on the sidelines on Election Day because every vote matters! As United States citizens we have the right to choose who we want representing us in government.

The entire U.S. House of Representatives, one-third of the U.S. Senate, the White House and nearly 5,000 seats in state legislative districts are up for grabs in 2020. The election process can get complicated with so much state-specific rules and regulations to keep up with.

NARFE, like many nonprofit organizations, participates in election year activities to encourage its members, employees, families, and community members to participate in the political process. We’ve designed the NARFE GOTV2020 Resource Center to pull together nonpartisan, state-specific voter registration resources all in one place so that voters are ready to cast their votes on Election Day.

Are you registered to vote? Have you moved recently?

In 49 states, participating in the democratic process requires an important step: registering to vote. Since voter registration requirements vary by state, it’s important for citizens to be informed, especially if they are relocating from one jurisdiction to the next. The only exception is North Dakota, which does not require registration, although North Dakota law allows cities to register voters for city elections. Nonpartisan organizations like Vote411 give you direct access to your state’s voter registration requirements, registration deadlines and more.

Know your state’s voter identification laws

As of April 2019, 35 states are enforcing voter ID requirements. Know your state’s identification laws and avoid panic on Election Day.

Are you stationed overseas or traveling on Election Day?

Know your state’s regulations for early or absentee voting. Also, you can visit Overseas Vote, a nonpartisan GOTV service for U.S. citizens overseas and uniformed services members.

Who are the candidates competing for your vote at the state, local and national levels? 

Tips for selecting the right candidate:

  • Decide what you are looking for in a candidate.
  • Gather materials about the candidates by visiting their campaign websites. Or, If the candidate is an incumbent, visit Congress.gov.
  • Evaluate candidates' stands on issues.
  • Attend candidate events like town halls, coffee hours and meet and greets.
  • Your candidates are competing for your vote, so make them work for it. Stop by their campaign office or official office if they are incumbents. Don’t be shy about asking questions about issues that matter to you.

Ballotpedia is a nonpartisan digital encyclopedia of American politics. Its goal is to provide accurate and objective information about politics at all levels of government. Visit its website to gather information about candidates competing to represent you at the state, local and national levels; also, access information on state and local ballot measures, state judges, municipal officials, school boards and more.   

How are campaigns financed? Who’s giving to your candidates’ campaign? Which demographic will influence the election results most?

The Center for Responsive Politics' opensecrets.org website gives nonpartisan, in-depth reports on political action committees (PACs) receipts and expenditures, who is giving to the candidates, candidate profiles and net worth, news and analysis on political parties, demographic election influences, lobbying and hot button policy topics.  You can also visit the Federal Election Commission website to review candidates’ campaign data.

*****

Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates Schedule

First Presidential Debate
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Vice Presidential Debate
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Second Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 15, 2020
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Third Presidential Debate
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Belmont University, Nashville, TN

*****

Upcoming important dates

  • February 3, 2020: Iowa Caucuses
  • February 11, 2020: New Hampshire primary
  • March 3, 2020: Super Tuesday primaries

Click here for the complete list of upcoming primary dates

*****

Some Election Day trivia

Click on the links to learn some facts about the history of the United States elections.

 

Other resources

USA.gov: Register to Vote

National Council of State Legislatures

United States Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

National Governors Association

United States Conference of Mayors

Find Your Local Government Officials

League of Women Voters

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This is the only website that reflects the official opinions and positions of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE). Opinions and/or positions that appear on any other site bearing NARFE's name or seal are not necessarily those of NARFE. Click here for Privacy Statement.   NARFE has been certified by Dun & Bradstreet.