Young YOU: The American presidential election

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This year many more people voted by mail during the American presidential election as a result of the pandemic (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
This year many more people voted by mail during the American presidential election as a result of the pandemic (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

The election will be held on 3 November this year. President Donald Trump is the Republican Party’s candidate, while Joe Biden is the Democratic Party’s candidate. Let’s take a closer look at the election.   

The American constitution determines the date of the presidential election – it’s always on the first Tuesday of November.  

On that day, Americans head to the polls. That means they queue up, then go into a voting booth to make a cross next to their chosen candidate on the ballot paper, and put the ballot paper into a ballot box.  

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