Minnesota State University, Mankato will host an online Zoom webinar Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. that will explore what may happen on election day.

The educational webinar, titled “Election Day 2020: What Can You Expect?” is free and open to the public. To attend the event, go to https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/91873622191.


Kevin Parsneau, professor of political science, and Fred Slocum, professor and director of the political science program in Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Government, will speak at the event.

The webinar will explore four main topics. It will describe the difference between the electoral college and the popular vote; explain the role of states in determining election laws pertaining to voting and counting the vote; clarify why we may not know on Nov. 3 who won the presidential election; and interpret the role of the Supreme Court in the 2000 elections and the potential for Supreme Court involvement in this presidential election.

The campus event was organized by Library Services with participation from the Campus Election Engagement Project; Community Engagement; Maverick Involvement Team; Maverick Speech and Debate; Minnesota State Mankato College Democrats; Minnesota State Mankato College Republicans; St. Peter League of Women Voters; Student Government; and the Student Events Team.

For questions or more information about the event contact Monika Antonelli, professor and outreach librarian by phone at 507-389-2507 or by email at [email protected].

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,604 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.