When preparing to vote in next month’s election, there are three key touch-points to equip any person to be an informed voter.
First, it’s important to know the key issues and candidates on your ballot ahead of time.
Some ballot issues may be clear and understandable while others may be confusing and misleading. Research issues ahead of time so that the vote you cast represents your thoughtful and informed position on that issue. Similarly, having a “D” or “R” in front of a candidate’s name may not provide an accurate assessment of that candidate’s true position on key issues. In order to accurately access a candidate, compare their position and voting record with traditional biblical values.
Second, become familiar with the political party platforms and their position on key issues.
While political candidates may not align with their party’s platform 100 percent of the time, they do align with them the majority of the time. If a candidate does not have a clear voting record on key issues, their party’s platform may be a strong indicator how they will vote. For a comparison of party platforms check out christianvoterguide.com/party-platforms to learn more.
Finally, and most importantly, pray.
God reminded Solomon and the Israelites of the need to pray and repent so God would forgive their sins and heal their land (2 Chron 7:14). This is equally as important for us today. Pray for repentance and pray for candidates with the wisdom and courage to confront the evil in our country today and to lead our country in a way that both honors and glorifies God.
Written by: Rob Harrison