Candidate Profiles & Voter Guides

2016 Presidential Contenders

Who’s on the ballot in 2016, who are their key advisors, and what are they saying about the issues that matter most to the Arab American community? Click on a candidate below for all the latest news from the campaign trail. 

Presidential_Voter_Guide_Cover.pngOur 2016 Presidential Voter Guide: The Race to the White House is a good faith compilation of recorded positions the major party candidates have taken on selected issues the Arab American Institute is monitoring. This is not a comprehensive summary of the candidates’ policies. It is a reflection of the most common and clear policies put forward by the candidates that we’ve been able to document during the 2016 campaign.

The issues covered in this voter guide are ones where our community has unique insight. They include: U.S. role in the Middle East; U.S. campaign against ISIL; Syria, Palestine-Israel; civil rights and civil liberties; bigotry; and immigration reform.

Printed October 2016




The profiles online below are continuously updated.

Democratic Candidates

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Republican Candidates

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State-by-State Information

AAI has detailed information for the 12 states (and the District of Columbia) with the highest concentrations of Arab Americans. Just click on your state to learn about voter registration deadlines, polling locations, state parties, demographics, and debates, and more. If your state is not available, contact us at for more information!

California | District of Columbia | Florida | Illinois | Massachusetts | Maryland |

Michigan | New York | New Jersey | Ohio | Pennsylvania | Texas | Virginia