The 2020 General Election will be dramatic in a scope similar to the first election after 9/11 or the 1864 election during the Civil War. Because of COVID-19, as well as more familiar partisanship and conspiracy theories, it will be an unusual election. Details are still being finalized, but the current plan for the November election is that unlike the primary this year, you will not automatically receive a ballot in the mail. Furthermore, more polling places will be open on election day itself than during the primary, with county high schools serving as voting centers. Early voting will occur at the county's designated early voting centers from October 29 to November 3. Finally, every active voter will receive an application to request a mail (sometimes called no fault absentee) ballot. Whatever you think of this structure of the election, you can and should be prepared to ensure your vote is counted. And by far, the best and safest way to vote is by mail (sometimes referred to as no fault absentee).