CANDIDATE, ISSUE, AND PRIMARY GUIDES

CEEP has been creating our nonpartisan guides since 2012, when schools asked for a clear and concise resource to sort through conflicting candidate claims and current issues. We do extensive research, taking account of salient votes and public statements by all the candidates we cover, not just how they spin their positions on their websites, and then fact-check all answers until we’re certain we’re getting it right. They’re vetted by a team including a former 19-year senior editor at Encyclopaedia Britannica. As a result, our guides get sterling responses from faculty, administrators, and students, as well as non-students. If you’re based on a campus, CEEP has created a concise resource on how to most effectively distribute them. Please use it in conjunction with our complementary voter education resources, like those on holding classroom conversations, working with student newspapers, and addressing political cynicism. We’ve also created a resource on how you can create your own guides, using CEEP’s approaches and templates.

Creating and Distributing  Nonpartisan Guides

Issue Guides

Primary guides

Primary elections determine which candidates will appear on the November ballot for each of the two major political parties, and sometimes for third parties. So they’re a really important opportunity to choose the eventual candidates. We’ve created specific guides below for some of the main states we’re working with this cycle.

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