Media Advisory: The 2020 Election: Are You Prepared? (A Virtual Conversation)


The Carter Center is presenting a virtual Conversations at The Carter Center event on the U.S. election featuring Michael Chertoff, former U.S. secretary of homeland security; Kevin Johnson, senior member of the Carter Center’s U.S. election expert study team and executive director of Election Reformers Network, and Jennifer Morrell, partner at The Elections Group. Suzanne Malveaux of CNN will moderate.


7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8.

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Program Description:

The 2020 U.S. election is likely to be more complicated than those in the past. The COVID-19 pandemic means more voters than ever may vote absentee and could reduce the number of available poll workers, leading to Election Day challenges. Misinformation spreads so quickly that it could be hard to know what to believe and where to turn for credible information. Join us on Oct. 8 as leading U.S. election experts tell you what to expect this election season and how to make sure your vote is counted.

Video Debut:

At the end of the conversation, we’ll debut the first animated video in our public information campaign designed to increase public knowledge of, and trust in, the electoral process.

More Information:

Soyia Ellison, associate director of communications,


Panelist and moderator photos available upon request.