Campaign U

Mail-in ballots for the November 3rd election will begin arriving in home mailboxes this week. For step-by-step instructions about how to correctly cast your ballot so that it will be counted, visit this link.

The November 3 election is fast approaching. With the variety of ways to vote, it's more important than ever to keep track of the coming deadlines for registration and mail-in ballots. Here's a link to guide you.

The presidential and other pivotal elections of 2020 are considered by many to be the most consequential in recent history. Beyond the campaign issues, the public is also concerned about the fallout from an increasingly divided electorate.

WQED's "Campaign U" initiative will help voters sift through the sometimes cluttered political landscape
Watch for more videos and resources in the weeks and months ahead.

Voter Deadlines

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The general election is fast approaching, and this season brings changes to how many of us will be casting ballots. Here's a helpful rundown of dates and deadlines to keep in mind.

Young Women Lead the Way

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As the November election draws near, the voices of young women are resonating across the political landscape. Meet Lalah C. Williams and Claire Raines, Chatham University students who hope the events of 2020 will bring a large voter turnout, as well as more political opportunities for women.

Know Your Candidate

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The coronavirus pandemic is interrupting the normal flow of political discussion and debate this primary season. But there still are ways for voters to learn about the candidates before casting their ballots.

The Youth Vote

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WATCH: Turning 18 is a rite of passage, and among the many signs of new adulthood is registering to vote--and learning why it's important.

The bigger picture for younger voters  

•  Voter turnout among 18-29 year olds increased 16 percentage points between 2014 and 2018.
•  Hispanic and Asian voters have historically voted at lower rates than Caucasians and African Americans, but voting among Hispanics and Asians increased in 2018.
•  Some of the increased voter turnout among all demographics is attributed to the polarizing Trump presidency.
Source: US Census Bureau

Fact or Fake?

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WATCH: With so much information coming at us, how does a voter recognize misleading content presented as legitimate journalism? Here's a short lesson in media literacy.

How to recognize a fake news story  

1.  Read past the headline
2.  Check what news outlet published it
3.  Check the publish date and time
4.  Who is the author?
5.  Look at what links and sources are used
6.  Look out for questionable quotes and photos
7.  Beware confirmation bias
8.  Search if other news outlets are reporting it
9.  Think before you share
Source: Huffington Post