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Election 2020-General Election, ADVISORY

| October 14, 2020 10:06 AM

The General Election takes place on Nov. 3. At the top of the ticket is the U.S. presidency, along with all 435 U.S. House seats, 35 U.S. Senate seats and 11 gubernatorial races.

Election 2020-General Election, Advisory will move regularly between now and Election Day. In additional Election 2020, Advisory, listing daily elections coverage, moves Monday through Friday by 3 p.m. Eastern.

The AP plans the following coverage on Election Day. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan. Find the AP’s latest coverage in our Election 2020 hub.

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VOTECAST

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AP VoteCast is an election survey of voters in the 2020 general election that breaks down the electorate, illuminates the issues voters care about and illustrates how their opinions and preferences led to the selection of the next president, U.S. senators and governors nationwide.

The AP plans the following AP VoteCast coverage for world and state lines on Election Day. Coverage will commence at 5 p.m. ET, with updated planned throughout the night.

ELECTION 2020-VOTECAST: AP VoteCast offers insight into the American electorate and voter attitudes as they picked a new president in a historic election year.

ELECTION 2020-VOTECAST-GLANCE: Top takeaways from AP VoteCast, at a glance.

ELECTION 2020-VOTECAST-SNAPSHOT: A look at the demographics of the national electorate for president. Updates will move throughout the evening. Similar glances will move for all states Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, slugged XX--VOTECAST-(STATENAME)-SNAPSHOT.

Additionally, state lines stories are planned in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Wisconsin. These stories will offer insight into the electorate and voter attitudes in each state, slugged XX--VOTECAST-(STATENAME).

Separate VoteCast graphics for print, digital and broadcast on the following are planned: gender; age; race; place; education and race; direction of the country; top issues; the economy; and the virus outbreak.

A digital interactive is also available for use online and on mobile. Click for a preview.

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TOP STORIES

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TEXT:

ELECTION 2020: Mainbar coverage of election day/night. Setup story moves overnight with updates throughout the day and evening.

ELECTION 2020-THE LATEST: Latest developments in the general election. Will be updated throughout the day and evening.

ELECTION 2020-AMERICA VOTES-PHOTO GALLERY: Copy block and photos from around the U.S. of in-person voting on Election Day.

ELECTION 2020-SENATE: Running coverage of Senate elections. Set up story moves overnight with updates throughout the day and evening.

ELECTION 2020-HOUSE: Running coverage of US House elections. Set up story moves overnight with updates throughout the day and evening.

ELECTION 2020-LEGAL CHALLENGES: Coverage of legal challenges will move on merits.

ELECTION 2020-VOTING ISSUES: Coverage of voter suppression, voter intimidation and other voting-related issues.

ELECTION 2020-HOW IT HAPPENED: An inside look at how the winner came out on top in a historic and tumultuous election. NOTE: THIS STORY WILL MOVE AFTER THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE IS CALLED.

ELECTION 2020-RACE: What the results say about the state of America’s racial reckoning. NOTE: THIS STORY WILL MOVE AFTER THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE IS CALLED.

ELECTION 2020-WHAT IT MEANS: What the outcome says about America if Trump wins/loses. NOTE: THIS STORY WILL MOVE AFTER THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE IS CALLED.

VIDEO:

AP video plans the following:

—Live coverage, edits from Trump headquarters including highlights from any potential speeches and visuals of the evening events.

—Live coverage, edits from Biden headquarters including highlights from any potential speeches and visuals of the evening events.

— Live coverage, edits from New York polling locations. Edits of voter voices from New York.

— Live coverage, edits from North Carolina polling locations. Edits of voter voices from North Carolina.

— Live coverage, edits from Michigan polling locations. Edits of voter voices from Michigan.

— Live coverage, edits from Wisconsin polling locations. Edits of voter voices from Wisconsin.

— Live coverage, edits from California polling locations. Edits of voter voices from California.

— Live coverage, edits from Florida polling locations. Edits of voter voices from Florida.

— Live coverage, edits from New Mexico polling locations. Edits of voter voices from New Mexico.

— Live beauty shots of the White House, Empire State Building and National Mall throughout Election Day.

PHOTOS:

AP photo plans the following coverage:

—Photos from Trump HQ

—Photos from Biden HQ

—Reaction photos from outside the White House.

GRAPHICS/INTERACTIVES:

ELECTION 2020-PRESIDENT ELECTORAL RESULTS: Presidential race state results sized by electoral vote allocations. Balance of power charts for both electoral and the popular vote are also included; updated and published throughout the night.

ELECTION 2020-PRESIDENT POPULAR VOTE RESULTS: Presidential race county results of the popular vote. Balance of power charts for both electoral and the popular vote are also included; updated and published throughout the night.

ELECTION 2020-CONGRESS RESULTS: Congressional results graphic shows race results by district for the House of Representatives and by state for the Senate. A balance of power chart for both branches of Congress indicating the balance of power is also included; with all related election stories; updated and published throughout the night.

ELECTION 2020-GOVERNOR RESULTS: Graphic shows the results of the gubernatorial race results across the U.S.Will be updated throughout the evening.

ELECTION 2020-ADVANCE VOTING — Interactive guide. 2020 could be the first year in which more than half of voters cast their ballot for president before polls open on Election Day. AP is tracking these changes and has crafted an interactive guide giving you everything you need to know about early voting and mail-in ballots in each state. This guide will update dynamically as updated election rules and data are made available. Source: AP Election Services. Click for a preview.

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STATE COVERAGE

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State coverage will in most cases include a news guide that highlights key races, as well as breakouts on top Senate, US House and Governor races, surprise results, and newsworthy losses. Find the latest state plans in Coverage Plan.

Slugs will be as follows:

US-Election 2020-Newsguide-(state) for example, UMoving overnight.S Election 2020-Newsguide-North Dakota. Moving overnight.

US-Election 2020-Senate-(state) for example, US Election 2020-Senate-South Carolina. Moving overnight.

US-Election 2020-House (XX)-(state) for example, US Election 2020-House 3-Michigan. Moving overnight.

US-Election 2020-Governor-(state) for example, US Election 2020-Governor-New Hampshire. Moving overnight.

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EXPLAINING ELECTION 2020

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The following explainers will move overnight on Nov. 3:

VISION 2020-CORRECTING A BALLOT: Can a voter fix a problem on a mail-in ballot?

VISION 2020-ELECTORAL COLLEGE: Electoral College vs popular vote in America.

VISION 2020-CONTESTED ELECTION: What happens if the US election is contested?

VISION 2020-FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Does the federal gov’t have a role in the vote?

VISION 2020-VOTING SECURITY: Are the nation’s voting systems secure?

VISION 2020-ABSENTEE AND MAIL-IN: Are absentee votes and mail-in votes different?

VISION 2020-EARLY VOTING: How does early voting work in the US election?

VISION 2020-THE OUTCOME: How soon will we know the US election outcome?

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HOW TO REACH US

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