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There’s a lot at stake for rural America this election. Our voter guide gathers up Daily Yonder reporting and resources to help rural voters participate and make their voice heard.
The Basics – What You Need to Know
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Plan Your Vote
Find Where to Vote
Cast Your Vote
Covid-19 Is on the Ballot
The lives of more than 20,000 rural Americans have been claimed by Covid-19.
Healthcare Is on the Ballot
From January 2010 to 2019, nearly 100 rural hospitals closed. Of those, 1 in 3 were critical access hospitals.
Source: Health Resources and Services Administration
Addiction Is on the Ballot
Overdose death rates for opioids and methamphetamines are higher in rural areas than urban ones.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Broadband Is on the Ballot
Justice Is on the Ballot
Your Post Office Is on the Ballot
9 of 10 voters have a favorable view of the Postal Service. Yet from 2010 to 2020, nearly 700 Post Offices closed across the country.
Source: Pew Research Center, United States Postal Service
Our Land, Water, and Air Are on the Ballot
Democracy Is on the Ballot
What Else Is on the Ballot? – Tell Us Your Rural Voter’s Agenda
To help guide our election coverage, we’re asking our readers what issues are most important to them. Tell us what you think the candidates and campaigns should be talking about, and we’ll strive to keep those issues in focus.
Continuing 2020 Coverage
Stay tuned to the Daily Yonder for more news and information as the election season continues.
The Race for the White House: The Candidates Make Their Rural Pitch
More Politics Stories
Analysis and Data
What can we learn from prior Elections?
The Rural Buzz – A Special Series on Rural Social Media Activity
This Yonder-exclusive series analyzes the political sentiments of rural social media users in six battleground states.
From the Rural Campaign Trail
As the Votes Are Counted – Don’t Miss a Story
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The 2020 Presidential Primary
2016 in Retrospect
The 2018 Midterms
Before You Go Vote – Preview Your Ballot
The Race for the White House
Donald Trump (Incumbent)
Party Affiliation: Republican
Rural Policy Proposals: No listed rural plan from campaign website or party platform.
Vice Presidential Candidate: Vice President Michael Pence (Incumbent)
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Rural Policy Proposals: The Biden Plan for Rural America (via campaign website).
Vice Presidential Candidate: U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)
What Else is On Your Ballot?
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