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Finding Information on the 2020 General Election and Candidates

Learn how to register to vote, how to vote, and info on candidates.

What's Important to You?

It's easy to get sidetracked by political ads, scandals, news stories, etc.

Take a few minutes to focus on the big picture.

Here are some topics that are often the concern of state or national governments. Which matter most to you? 

  • Agriculture/Food
  • Children/Families
  • Civil Rights/LGBT/Women's Rights
  • Crime/Justice/Public Safety
  • Defense/Military/National Security
  • Drugs/Alcohol
  • Economy/Employment
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Health 
  • International Relations
  • Recreation/Tourism
  • Social Services
  • Transportation

Are there any other topics that matter to you? 

When looking at party platforms and candidate information, try to keep the "big picture" in mind.

Learning More about the Issues

Penn State offers several databases that provide multifaceted perspectives on political and social topics: