Debbie Wuthnow is president of iVoterGuide and iVoterGuide.com, a division of AFA Action. She spent many years as a stay at home mom while organizing events for her church and community. She holds a master’s degree in computer science from Princeton University.
According to Debbie, only 1 in 4 Christians vote in a vast majority of elections and that rate is even lower for primary elections. In fact, only 65% of people, both Christians and non-Christians, are registered to vote nationwide. So only half of Christians are registered and only about half of those will vote.
What are some of the reasons Christians give for not voting? Debbie said there are those who say they don’t want to be involved in politics, some don’t know much about the candidates and fear making a bad choice, and others don’t like either candidate and therefore don’t want to choose between the lesser of two evils. There are other excuses as well, but Debbie indicated there are ways to refute them all. So every Christian should be engaged in voting and in the public sphere and iVoterguide is there to help make it easier.
iVoterguide.com is a website that’s your one-stop shop for information about elections. It contains what will be on your ballot, when you can vote, how to register, and the location of polling places. However, their real “bread and butter” is offering in-depth, data-driven research on the candidates that can be easily used. For example, this means you’ll also be able to see what candidates have actually done, not just what they say they’re going to do, who they’ve supported financially, their scorecard, their endorsements, and more.
Sound interesting? Simply go to the site, enter your address, and see not only the candidates that will appear on your ballot on election day, but the information you need to make an informed choice.