2020 US Election Blog Series: Edition 4

04 Aug 2020
2020 US Election Blog Series: Edition 4
The US Election 2020 continues to be marred by the impacts of COVID-19, as the United States struggles with rising cases. Many states are opting for mail-in voting to reduce the impact of the pandemic.  At the time of publication, the US election is expected to progress as outlined below:


August 1

Assumed Democrat nominee for President, former Vice President Joe Biden has suggested this self-imposed deadline for naming his Vice Presidential selection.

August 3–15:

2020 National Democratic National Convention delegates are expected to conduct voting virtually, on both the party’s policy platform, and also the formal presidential nomination –  expected to be former Vice President Joe Biden.

August 11: Connecticut

The last of the 2020 primaries for Democrats and Republicans will be held in Connecticut.  This year’s election will mark the first time in history that the presidential primary season has extended to August. 

August 17-20: Wisconsin

The 2020 Democratic National Convention will be held at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, primarily consisting of speeches and celebrations, given pre-voting will be conducted virtually.

August 24: Charlotte

The first day of the 2020 Republican National Convention, consisting of the official convention business, held in Charlotte, North Carolina.


September 20

Early voting commences in several states, approximately 45 days before the election.

September 29   
October 2020
  • October 7:
The only Vice Presidential debate, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • October 15:
The second Presidential debate, at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida.
  • October 22:
The third presidential debate, at Belmont University in Tennessee
Election Day: 3 November
A full outline of Election Day will be provided in the final blog series released during October 2020.


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