About the KCIS . . .
The KCIS is a project of the Family Trust Foundation of Kentucky, an educational, non-profit organization founded in 1989 to serve all Kentuckians. Encouraging responsible, participatory citizenship and increasing voter participation are two of its objectives. In 1993, Family Trust established the KCIS in order to provide voters with a fair and unbiased informational publication and to inform voters where legislative and executive candidates stand in the candidate’s own words.
The purpose of the KCIS is to reliably report candidates’ views to Kentucky voters in order to improve:
(1) The voters’ knowledge of the candidates;
(2) Voter participation in the coming election; and therefore,
(3) The quality of the democratic process in Kentucky.
The KCIS is designed to be a neutral report of a candidate’s views in his or her own words over a broad range of issues using a concise format. This “issues-only,” head-to-head approach avoids pushing a particular agenda, but at the same time it cuts through the political rhetoric often found in campaign literature. This information is strictly educational and is not used for purposes of endorsement.
Information from the KCIS is sent to community newspapers and other media outlets throughout the state in order to bolster their election coverage. Volunteers also distribute the KCIS to businesses, libraries, places of worship, etc. Individual races from the KCIS can be downloaded and printed from this website by scrolling over the race in the left-hand column. (Note: Adobe Acrobat is required in order to access the PDF documents. If you do not have Adobe, click here to download.)