People often don’t vote because they don’t know where candidates stand and are confused about how to find out. In response, CEEP creates nonpartisan, state-specific guides to help navigate key positions. We research salient voting records and what candidates say to different groups, not just what they say on their websites, so the guides are an antidote to political spin. Our research team includes a long-time Encyclopaedia Britannica senior editor and veteran New York Times and Los Angeles Times reporters. If you’re at a college or university, please use our distribution suggestions to help share our guides campus-wide.

Click the light blue states to see the 2018 CEEP guides. Click dark blue states for see voter registration and candidate information from the League of Women Voters.


CEEP Interactive Guide Map

CEEP produced non-partisan candidate guides for major statewide races in the 2018 midterm elections. Click on states in light blue to see CEEP guides and states in dark blue for voter registration and candidate information from the League of Women Voters.

2020 Issue and Candidate Guides

We’re currently creating our 2020 guides for the following races, using this new design and format with our 2020 Maine Senate guide as an example. You can get a sense of other previous guides from our 2018 Midterm Guides and our 2016 Presidential and Supreme Court guides below. All national guides and relevant state guides will also have Spanish translations.

For 2020 we’re creating the following guides to national and major state races:

  • Presidential Guide
  • Guide to the Impact of the Supreme Court
  • Nationwide Congressional Guide
  • Alabama Senate
  • Alaska Senate
  • Arizona Senate
  • Colorado Senate
  • Georgia Senate
  • Georgia Senate (Special Election)
  • Illinois Senate
  • Indiana Governor
  • Iowa Senate
  • Kansas Senate
  • Kentucky Senate
  • Maine Senate
  • Michigan Senate
  • Minnesota Senate
  • Mississippi Senate
  • Missouri Governor
  • Montana Governor
  • Montana Senate
  • New Hampshire Governor
  • New Hampshire Senate
  • New Jersey Senate
  • North Carolina Governor
  • North Carolina Senate
  • South Carolina Senate
  • Tennessee Senate
  • Texas Senate
  • Vermont Governor
  • Virginia Senate
  • Washington Governor
  • West Virginia Governor
  • West Virginia Senate
2018 Midterm Guides

2018 Midterm Guides

2018 Midterm Runoff Races

2016 Supreme Court Guide

These guides look at the importance of Court appointments in the 2016 Presidential race and of the Trump administration's nominees.

2016 Senate and Governor Guides

2016 Senate Guides


2016 Governor Guides