2016 Elections

As educators, it is our role to promote civic responsibility and participation in our democracy. 

While DEC does not take a position supporting or opposing any candidate or political party, we do want to provide our members with general information on congressional and state-specific candidates, voter registration information, and classroom resources.


  • 2016 Republican and Democratic Primary Presidential Candidate Information 
    (Note: Additional candidates are listed on various primary Republican and Democratic state ballots, and there are a variety of third parties holding presidential primaries as well. Be sure to use due diligence and research each candidate on your ballot if participating in a primary. Candidates for the general election will be posted as this information becomes available)

    • 2016 Presidential Candidates: Summaries of stances on education (from OnTheIssues.Org; select each candidate to review positions/history)

    • 2016 Presidential Candidates views on investing in early childhood (Save the Children Action Network, from the WMUR TV series “Conversations with the Candidates) 

    • 2016 Respectability Report Presidential Questionnaire: "The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was designed for people with disabilities (PwDs) and those who love them to know where candidates stand on the issues. The questionnaire asked all of the presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle to comment on 16 disability questions. Former Sec. of State and Democratice nominee Hillary Clinton responded by addressing all of the questions, and have significantly different views on the issues. Despite numerous requests in person and by phone and email, the campaign of Republican nominee Donald Trump have not yet filled out the questionnaire. RespectAbility is nonpartisan and does not endorse candidates. The questionnaire is purely for educational purposes as voters go to the polls."

    • 2016 Candidates Website Position Statements on Education and Disability Rights

ISideWith (tool to help users determine which 2016 candidate most aligns with their views)

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