We knew that this year's election was going to be a rough one.

From President Donald Trump on down, various people, groups and operatives have been working to undermine the vote, manipulate electoral rules in their favor, and exclude, intimidate and deter voters, particularly those who are Black. Add to that the difficulties that COVID-19 and the economic recession have caused, and it was clear that there would be difficulties with this vote. Blavity has already produced an election guide, which includes helpful resources for both mail-in voting and in-person voting. As both mail-in and early in-person voting have already started in many states, Blavity is keeping track of voter suppression efforts and difficulties faced by voters across the U.S.