The nation faces a historic election Nov. 3 in the throes of a pandemic that has claimed more than 200,000 U.S. lives, widespread protests against racism and unprecedented economic devastation. It follows years of voting law changes and challenges as well as a misinformation campaign to undermine confidence in the election. States Newsroom’s collective of independent news outlets collaborated to present a sweeping picture of voter access and barriers to the ballot. We invite you to read our five-day series from across the network, publishing Oct. 5-9.
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Sept. 24-Nov. 2: Early voting
Oct. 19: Deadline to register by mail
Oct. 30: Deadline to request absentee ballot
Nov. 3: Election day; same-day registration and voting
See what's on your ballot, check your voter registration, and locate your polling place at vote411.org, provided by the League of Women Voters Education Fund.