America votes: See photos of the 2020 election from across the country

Da’Shaunae Marisa for InsiderA crowd of early voters line up outside the Board of Elections in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 31, 2020.
  • November 3 is Election Day 2020 in the US. Nearly 100 million people voted in advance, but millions more were expected to turn out at polling places in person on Tuesday.
  • Photographers in swing states, including Ohio, Florida, and Arizona, are capturing the historic turnout.
  • In addition to making their voices heard in hundreds of local and national races, Americans are deciding who they want their next president to be: Republican incumbent Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
  • Insider is looking for voters to share their experiences at the polls in photos. If you’d like your photos to be featured in our story, please submit them here.
  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.


Early voters started to line up at Woods Library in Tucson, Arizona, on October 30, 2020.

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Voters lined up on the last day of early voting at Miller Golf Links Library in Tucson, Arizona, on October 30, 2020.

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A “vote here” sign is displayed outside Kirk-Bear Canyon Library in Tucson on October 30, 2020.

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Arizonians voted at a drive-thru ballot drop-off at Recorders East Side Annex in Tucson on October 30, 2020.

Cassidy Araiza for InsiderEarly voting drive thru ballot drop off at Recorders East Side Annex in Tucson, AZ on October 30, 2020.

Early voting lines stretched down the footpath at Oro Valley Public Library in Tucson on October 30, 2020.

Cassidy Araiza for InsiderEarly voting lines at Oro Valley Public Library in Tucson, AZ on October 30, 2020.

Nancy Burton has been a poll observer for 25 years and this year her reason for doing it is “anxiety over voter intimidation.”

Cassidy Araiza for InsiderRecorders East Side Annex in Tucson, Arizona, on October 30, 2020.

A large crowd of voters stood in line outside the Board of Elections in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 31, 2020.

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Early voters lined up at Hialeah Public Library in Hialeah, Florida, on November 1, 2020.

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A Trump parade after a rally in Miami, Florida, on November 1, 2020.

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“He’s the only president to do more for the Black community than any other presidents, including giving more funding to the Black community,” Chauncey O’Connor said in Miami, Florida, on November 1, 2020.

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“Whatever he [Trump] has had on his platform, he has agreed to, he has done. All of his promises, he has completed them. He speaks the truth,” Violet Gonzalez said in Miami on November 1, 2020.

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“You already know who I’m voting for, man: Biden,” 34-year-old Nathaniel White said in Hialeah, Florida, on November 1, 2020.

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Early voters lined up in front of a mural at Hialeah Public Library in Florida on November 1, 2020.

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A woman waved a Trump sign in front of the Hialeah Public Library polling location in Hialeah, Florida, on November 1, 2020.

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“Being born in America by default, you’re a politician. If I can vote for the people that have control over my life, then it does matter,” Jeffrey Stringfield said in Cleveland, Ohio.

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“I vote because it’s the backbone of democracy. It is the only way that the people have a voice and know we’re speaking up for what we believe,” Mike Koroczynsky said in Cleveland.

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People give out food outside the Board of Elections in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 31, 2020.

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A driver waves an American flag out of their car window outside the Board of Elections in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 31, 2020.

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Dr. Jill Biden made a last-minute stop at a polling location in St. Petersburg, Florida, telling voters “character is on the ballot and Joe and Donald Trump could not be more opposite.”

Jonah Goldman Kay for InsiderIn a last-minute stop at a polling location in St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Jill Biden told supporters that the campaign is ‘not taking any vote for granted’ on November 3, 2020.

Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley was recorded “doing the wobble” outside a polling place in the Hyde Park neighbourhood of Boston on November 3, 2020.

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“I love that people are joyful in casting their ballots & making their voices heard,” Pressley said on Twitter.


Denise LaMont, 38, is stationed in the army in Virginia but has come back to Pennsylvania to vote. “It’s my right, my duty, and my privilege,” she says.

Caroline Gutman for InsiderDenise LaMont, 38, stands for a portrait before voting in the Bella Vista neighbourhood on November 3, 2020.

“[I’m voting] just because,” said Nick Trudeau, a 21-year-old first-time voter from Philadelphia.

Caroline Gutman for InsiderNick Trudeau, 21, stands for a portrait at his polling station in Northeast Philadelphia on November 3, 2020.

“I love Joe Biden and want to give him my vote. I will vote for him every time,” said Olajide Okintomide, 47, who recently purchased a home in Philadelphia.

Caroline Gutman for InsiderOlajide Okintomide, 47, stands for a portrait after voting at his polling station in Northeast Philadelphia.

Voters line up to cast their ballots at their polling station in Northeast Philadelphia.

Caroline Gutman for InsiderVoters line up to vote at their polling station in Northeast Philadelphia on November 3, 2020.

Martina Howell holds a “Latinos for Trump” sign outside the Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Julian Howard for InsiderMartina Howell, a campaigner for Trump in front of the Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“He’s let us down, he’s a terrible leader in terms of what we need in the world and our country. And just way too many lies,” Florida resident Vince Sanchez said of President Trump.

Julian Howard for InsiderRandy Evans and Vince Sanchez campaign in front of Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 3, 2020.

“I just want the opportunity to continue the work that I began. Right now I have a challenger that’s strictly running a platform about change, but what my challenger doesn’t realise is that change began with me,” Key West, Florida, City Commissioner Clayton Lopez said.

Julian Howard for InsiderKey West, Florida, City Commissioner District 6, Clayton Lopez on November 3, 2020.

A volunteer holds a sign outside of a voting site as New Yorkers pass by.

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A Trump supporter pridefully marches down 5th Avenue in Manhattan.

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Manhattan stores prepared for possible protests and looting by placing wooden boards in front of their glass storefronts.

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Although the city was oddly silent on Election Day, many New Yorkers voiced their support by wearing “I Voted” stickers.

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Many polling sites in the city had little to no wait, as many voters took advantage of the state’s early voting.

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A couple takes a selfie with their “I Voted” stickers in front of a voting site in NYC.

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A mother takes her kids on a stroll and shows her support for Joe Biden.

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