For this Think-Tac-Toe project, you will need to create a nonpartisan election guide for one of the upcoming local school board elections in Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Greene, or Louisa County, or for the Virginia gubernatorial race.
First, let's explore what nonpartisan means in this context.
What does bias mean?
Why is being nonbiased/nonpartisan important for a voter election guide?
Use these resources to find out who is running for governor or your local school board.
Note: Clicking on the VA Dept. of Elections List of Local Candidates will allow you to filter by county or office title, which is helpful when searching for school board candidates.
The candidates' own websites are the best source of information about their platforms, but try these sources/search engines as well.
Make sure the source you use is credible. If you are unsure, refer to How do I evaluate a news story?
Once you have all the information about the candidates' platform, it is time to write. Keep these things in mind:
A sample voter election guide, created by PVCC political science and journalism students, is available as a guide.
Here are some links for your reference. Find information on language, layout, and visuals. Enjoy!