Alexander Lukashenko, often called the last dictator in Europe, is up for re-election, and things are not quite as predictable as usual.
Both national and state-by-state polling in the US are telling the same story: the Democrats have a clear lead, and if it holds up then regional differences won't matter.
A delayed and easy-to-miss election in Tasmania results in the independents being reduced to a minority in the upper house for the first time.
Trump's opponents within the Republican Party seem to be increasing not just in number, but also in their willingness to indict the party as a whole for how things have turned out.
Black conservative Herman Cain, once a proto-Trumpist presidential candidate, succumbs to the coronavirus. Perhaps it will be a wake-up call to some other Republicans.
With a former prime minister sentenced for corruption, Malaysia's government will have a difficult task in staying afloat.
South Australia's Liberal government wants to change the state's electoral system to its own advantage. But it also happens to be the right thing to do.
Donald Trump and the Republicans bow to the coronavirus inevitable and decide to call off their old-style convention. It's not clear that it would have helped them much anyway.
The health crisis threatens another postponement of the election that is supposed to return Bolivia to democracy.
A fresh outbreak of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan threatens the stability of regional alignments and provides another lesson in the need for self-determination.