Your Vote 2020: Make It Matter

The 2020 election is shaping up to be like no other. Many will vote for the first time, mail in their ballot for the first time, and work at a polling site for the first time. COURIER’s Your Vote 2020 hub has all of the information that you need to participate in the election, no matter how you choose to do so.

Your Vote 2020: Make It Matter includes national reporting and stories from key battleground states, including Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. We’ve broken it all down below to help you navigate everything from how to vote safely and securely to helping you understand your own reasons for voting. (Para información de cómo recibir su papeleta de votación en Español en Florida, haga clic aquí.)

Know Your Vote

Voting is a simple act, but knowing how to do it right can be complicated. We have everything you need to know about voting during the coronavirus pandemic, including when to register, how to cast an absentee ballot, where you can vote early, and what you need to bring on Election Day.

Protect Your Vote

This year, barriers are arising all around meant to disrupt your right to vote. We are tracking all of the ways that everyday citizens and their representatives in government are fighting to make sure your vote is counted.

Use Your Vote

Across the United States, voters are heading to the polls for a variety of reasons—some are doing so on behalf of those who cannot. From Americans mourning loved ones lost to COVID-19 to voters who have been disenfranchised, voting is sometimes more than personal—and we are capturing those stories.

Speak Your Vote

COURIER and its sister publications have talked to a wide array of voters across the country about their experiences participating in the election. That includes Gen Z voters heading to the polls for the first time, as well as those who have regained the right to vote after 30 years—and everyone in between.

Tell Us Your Voting Story

We would also love to hear your stories. COURIER—along with The Americano, UpNorthNews, The Copper Courier, The ‘Gander, Dogwood, Cardinal & Pine, Floricua, and The Keystone—are sharing what it’s like to participate in this historic election. Have a story you’d like to tell us? We’d love to hear it at

The time to make a plan is now—check out everything you need to know for the 2020 election at Your Vote 2020: Make It Matter.