Post-Election Resources & Events

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We Voted! Reports indicate a 50% turnout of the youth vote! Check out the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement's Election Week 2020: Youth Voter Turnout Data and Analysis!

This year, we may need to exercise more patience than usual when it comes to our voting process. Experts are anticipating historic in-person and by mail turnout this year, which means we may not know the full results of voting on election night. In order to ensure a full and fair count, we need to be patient while every vote is counted. Each state processes ballots on a different timeline, so each state will report results on a different timeline. It's unlikely there will be a complete count on election night. But that's okay! State & local election officials will be busy making sure that every vote counts!

In nearly every state, you can track your mail-in ballot to see if it has been received and accepted. If you have already sent in your ballot, check right now to see where it is in the process. Look to trusted sources for information. Follow this Twitter List to stay updated on election results. You can also check your local election officials' results here.

 

Check out this article in The Washington Post on How to detox from election anxiety, according to mental health experts.

 

While we patiently await the election results we want to remind you that voting is only one form of civic engagement and there are additional actions and paths for civic engagement! GW Votes has been working with units across the institution to provide resources and opportunities for the GW community post election.