Democracy 2020 Project



Political Science helps us understand issues central to the current political moment, including democracy, elections, voting, and government. APSA’s Democracy 2020 campaign provides tools that can be used by students, scholars, teachers and the public to better understand and engage with the 2020 U.S. Elections.

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Follow APSA

Explore political science research on issues around elections and democratic governance, including ungated articles from APSA journals and public scholarship from political scientists featured in national media outlets.


Find materials for teaching students about issues around the 2020 election and democratic governance, including simulations, discussion questions, and blog posts from faculty offering advice and reflections on teaching the election.

Get Involved
Interested in getting involved in supporting free and fair elections or identifying volunteer opportunities for your students? Find opportunities to engage on your campus, in your community, and at the polls here.

Task Force

Follow the work of APSA’s Election Assistance Task Force, working to leverage the expertise and experience of political scientists to support free, fair, and open elections in the United States on November 3, 2020 and thereafter.

Share your Experience

Do you have something to share? We welcome contributions to the Democracy 2020 project through the below channels:

  • Share scholarly reflections, original research notes, and classroom exercises that address the political behavior and public opinion of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, first-generation Americans, the Indigenous community, and the LGBTQ community through our Election Reflections series

  • Share teaching resources around democracy, elections, civic engagement, and voting by uploading them to APSA Educate - our new online teaching library

  • Share your working paper on APSA Preprints to engage researchers and the public prior to journal publication on our Open Access, free-to-submit preprint platform

  • Share your research, teaching, and campus engagement practices related to civic engagement, voting, and political participation via a blog post on RAISE the Vote

  • Not sure where your contribution fits in? Contact [email protected]

Have questions? Contact us at [email protected]