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2020 is a year of change, surprise, and adaptation. As the entire world continues to tackle COVID-19 (Coronavirus), important events are changing in response to the pandemic. 2020 is election year in the United States, and many are wondering how the process will occur given the current situation. While many of the dates of larger events are set in stone, more local events are being pushed back and adapted to fit with current social distancing measures. In the past month, 16 states have pushed back their primaries to accommodate public health recommendations and mandates and keep their communities safe.
2020 Presidential Elections: Dates & Timeline
Updated: June 2020
May 2: Democratic primaries/caucuses in Guam & Kansas
May 7-9: Wyoming Republican State Convention
May 12: Nebraska Democratic and Republican primaries
May 19: Democratic & Republican primaries in Oregon
May 21-25: Libertarian National Convention
May 22: Hawaii Democratic Primary
- Voting ends in the U.S. Virgin Islands
- Republican caucuses
- Democratic primaries in Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, DC, Indiana, Montana, New Mexico, & South Dakota
- Republican primaries in DC, Delaware, Maryland, Indiana, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Montana, Indiana, New Mexico, & South Dakota
- U.S. Virgin Islands Democratic caucuses
- Wyoming Democratic State Convention
June 07: Democratic & Republican primaries in New Jersey
June 09: Democratic & Republican primaries in Nebraska, Georgia & West Virginia
June 13: Iowa Democratic & Republican State Conventions
June 23: Kentucky and New York Democratic & Republican Primaries
July, August, September 2020:
July 9-12: Green National Convention
July 11: Louisiana Democratic & Republican Primaries
August 11: Connecticut Democratic & Republican Primaries
August 17-20: Democratic National Convention
August 24–27: Republican National Convention
September 29: 1st Presidential Debate
October, November 2020:
October 7: Vice Presidential Debate
October 15: 2nd Presidential Debate
October 22: 3rd Presidential Debate
November 3: Election Day!
December 2020 & January 2021:
December 14: Members of the Electoral College meet in state capitals to formally vote
January 6: Electoral votes formally counted & formal announcement of electoral result
January 20: Inauguration Day
So, when is the next presidential election? As for May 2020, the next U.S presidential election is scheduled to be on November 3rd.
How to Be More Civically Engaged?
While voting is the most obvious way of being civically engaged, the power to make a difference doesn’t stop there. From having discussions with local politicians from participating in forums, organizations, and movements, there are various opportunities to make your voice heard. 2020 has been a year of surprise, change, and action. Up to Us is an organization focused on educating and empowering the youth on the national debt and fiscal policy. Check out how you can get involved today.