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 editor and veteran reporters from Los Angeles Times, Time, Business Week and AP. 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. They include our Presidential guide, guides to all the close US Senate and governor’s races, a guide to the Supreme Court and the election, a national Congressional guide, and a guide to detecting disinformation.


2021-2022 Issue Guides

2020 Presidential Candidate Guides

2020 Georgia Runoff Guides (English Versions)

2020 Georgia Runoff Guides (Spanish Versions)

Other 2020 Issue and Candidate Guides

Creating and Distributing Nonpartisan Guides

We’ve created our 2020 guides for the 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.

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