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 here for a stripped-down version of this page with just the current map.



Click your state for CEEP’s nonpartisan guides. Our Presidential guide is complete, as are most of our US Senate guides, a guide to the Supreme Court and the election, and a guide to detecting disinformation. We’ll be adding the rest of our 2020 state and national guides as we complete them.


2020 Presidential Candidate Guides

Other 2020 Issue and Candidate Guides

Creating and Distributing Nonpartisan Guides

We’re currently creating our 2020 guides for the following races, using our Presidential Guide as a model.  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 in the process of creating the following additional guides to national and major state races:

  • Nationwide Congressional Guide
  • Georgia Senate (Special Election)
  • Illinois Senate
  • Indiana Governor
  • Kansas Senate
  • Kentucky Senate
  • Minnesota Senate
  • New Hampshire Governor
  • New Hampshire Senate
  • New Jersey Senate
  • South Carolina Senate
  • Tennessee Senate
  • Texas Senate
  • Vermont Governor
  • 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