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Election Ethics

Door for polling station covered with polling related signage

Door for polling station covered with polling related signage

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Ethics will play an influential role as we cast ballots for the leadership of our country for the next four years, tally votes, and inaugurate a president in January. Ethics Center staff and scholars analyze the associated ethical dilemmas.

Perspectives

Freedom on the Ballot by David E. DeCosse (@DavidDeCosse), director of the Religious & Catholic Ethics and Campus Ethics programs at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

How to Stay Healthy and Safe While Voting in 2020 by Charles Binkley (@CharlesBinkley), director of Bioethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Defending the Integrity of Our Voting Systems by John Pelissero, (@1pel) senior scholar in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and a professor emeritus of political science from Loyola University Chicago.

Heading into Election 2020, Let's Ask Ourselves: ‘What Makes This Newsworthy? by Anita Varma (@anitawrites), assistant director of Journalism & Media Ethics as well as Social Sector Ethics.

Presidential Leadership Ethics: One Decision, Two Colonoscopies by Ann Skeet (@leaderethics), senior director of the Leadership Ethics Program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

Related Resources

Voting for Ethics: A Guide for U.S. Voters".

This non-partisan, how-to guide will help you identify the hallmarks of an ethical candidate and make a more informed decision -- whether for your local school board or the 2020 presidential election. Download your free copy.

“Voting, Catholicism, and the 2020 Election”

REPLAY from YouTubeLIVE discussion held on 10/21/20 with Bishop Robert McElroy, one of the leading Catholic intellectuals in the United States, on voting, Catholic social thought, and the 2020 election. Watch the replay.

"Voting for Ethics" Video

"Voting for Ethics" is a short video made possible by a grant from a generous donor who shares our vision to educate the public about ethics in the voting process and how to evaluate candidates to make more informed decisions. Watch the Video.

 
Oct 27, 2020

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