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U.S. Elections 2020
April 1, 2021

U.S. Embassy Singapore’s Guide to the 2020 U.S. Presidential Elections

Through images and articles we want to show you the people, places, and process as America prepares to go to the polls on November 3, 2020 to choose a President, 469 members of Congress, and thousands of other public officials across the country, including state governors, judges, and superintendents of schools.

The United States has been a representative democracy since the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788. The process, complicated and sometimes confusing, has evolved to ensure universal suffrage to all men and women who are U.S. citizens 18 years of age or older. Free and fair elections are the keystone of any democracy. When voters elect representatives, they elect the leaders who will shape the future of their society. This is why elections empower ordinary citizens: They allow them to influence the future policies of their government, and thus, their own future.

American Citizens: How to vote from outside of the United States

The U.S. Embassy is here to help you exercise your right to vote and answer your voting questions.

Need help? You can get in-person assistance from our Embassy Voting Assistance Officers during our business hours, no appointment needed.

Have Questions? Please contact our Voting Assistance Officer at  VoteSingapore@state.gov. You can also contact the Federal Voting Assistance Program directly if you encounter issues with local election officials by emailing Vote@FVAP.gov or toll free by phone from many countries around the world.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT OVERSEAS VOTING. Please help spread the word to your friends, family, and colleagues that now is the time to start thinking about overseas voting. Consider posting to your Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or other social media account that you are an active voter and will be dropping off or mailing your Federal Post Card Application or completed ballot. Use #ProudOverseasVoter to help get the word out about voting.

U.S. Elections Video

U.S. Elections: How We Pick Our Leaders – This webinar on the U.S. electoral process was hosted by U.S. Embassy Singapore with support from Junior Achievement Singapore. Learn about the U.S. electoral system, presented by Dr. Michael Hannahan, Director of the University of Massachusetts Civic Initiative.