Political television ads, radio ads, mail pieces, and yard signs must mean one thing – this is election season! If you have not voted early, please be sure to vote this coming Tuesday in the May 22 primary election. Voter turnout is typically low in a non-presidential election year, but I cannot think of a more critical year to cast your vote than this year when all of Georgia’s Constitutional officers are up for election, starting with the Governor.
Voters have a significant impact upon the laws and government of this state and nation. It is important that we be informed, educated voters. We should know the candidates and the issues.
- Who will best represent your values and concerns?
- What are the candidates’ positions on current issues affecting you and your family?
- Are the candidates’ campaign speeches in alignment with their voting record?
- Who is endorsing each candidate?
- How did each candidate vote on important issues in the past?
Be proactive – an uneducated vote is a wasted vote!
#2 Attend candidate forums or watch them online. The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series is a great resource to learn where the candidates stand on issues. The debate series included the primary election debates for Governor, Lt. Governor, Insurance Commissioner, Secretary of State, State School Superintendent, Public Service Commission districts three and five, and Congressional Districts six, seven and ten. You can view any of the archived debates here.
#3 Visit the website and social media pages of each candidate.
#4 Listen to talk radio and watch state and national news.
While we are citizens of the United States of America, foremost, we are citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven and our vote should mirror God’s views.
The institution of government was ordained by God. It is our duty, as Christians and citizens, to be active participants in the governmental process. Therefore, seek the Lord’s wisdom through prayer (and fasting) before you cast your vote.
View CWA’s brochure What’s Your Vote Worth?
“Select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and ten”(Exodus 18:21).
Thank you for making a difference for the Kingdom of God here in Georgia!
*Concerned Women for America is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and does not endorse candidates for political office.