2020 US Election

2020 US Election


US Presidential race and election

The United States presidential race and election will be a significant event in 2020 and 2021, with global and long-lasting implications. Experts at the Perth USAsia Centre are focused on providing content, events and programs that help explain the democratic election process in the lead-up to election day, and following the result helping our audiences understand the impact of the outcome on Australia and the wider Indo-Pacific region.
Our sister Centre, the United States Studies Centre are available for comment on all aspects of US politics.

US 2020 Election: key dates and terms

The Perth USAsia Centre remains focused on providing content, events and programs that help explain the democratic election process in the lead-up to election day. 

The Perth USAsia Centre will provide regular updates on the potential implications of the US election for Australia and the region. Here is a brief breakdown of the key days and terms.


Upcoming Events

Useful Links

  • 7/04/2020 ABC - Coronavirus has changed the US election race — and Donald Trump has lost his rally advantage
  • 1/04/2020 ABC - Coronavirus won't allow Trump to cancel the election.  But it's already changed the presidential campaign 
  • 1/04/2020 The American Interest - Safeguarding the Constitution - and Election - during COVID-19
  • 12/03/20 The New York Times - How the Coronavirus Changed the 2020 Campaign
  • The Washington Post - Election 2020: links, analysis and results.
  • 03/02/20 The United States Studies Centre - Report: Fighting the elephant in the room: The Democratic race and climate politics
  • 06/02/20 Perth USAsia Centre CEO talks to Sky News after the Senate Acquits Trump
  • 03/02/20 The United States Studies Centre - Explainer: What is the State of the Union and how will impeachment shape it?
  • 30/01/20 The Lowy Institute's The Interpreter - Trump's State of the Union: A preview
  • 30/12/19 Global News - What to know as U.S. gears up for the 2020 presidential election
  • 26/11/19 Aljazeera - Who are Republicans challenging Trump for 2020 nomination? Only 2 candidates are vying to defeat Trump for Republican nomination in the 2020 race.
  • 25/11/19 Aljazeera - Who are the 2020 US Democratic presidential candidates? The candidates vying for nomination in 2020 is among the largest and most diverse in US history.
  • 08/11/19 Aljazeera - US elections 2020: When are the debates, primaries, conventions? A guide to all the important dates for the 2020 US presidential election.
  • 04/11/19 The Guardian - Who is running for president? View the full list of 2020 candidates vying to be the one to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 race for the White House.
  • 30/09/19 The Washington Post, Opinion - Jeff Flake: Fellow Republicans, there’s still time to save your souls
  • United States Government - Presidential Election Process

How to Become President of the USA

This initiative from the US government, lets children learn about how to become president of the United States.

The US Poster Lesson Plan helps kids learn about the three main Constitutional qualifications for becoming the President, present information to the class in order to be an informed participant in a mock primary election, analyse and compare election campaigns in order to create their own campaign commercial or advertisement, participate in a mock general election, and more.