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Voter Registration Information

Who is eligible to vote?

Only those adults who are registered may vote. This applies in every state.

You may not vote if you are:

  • Under 18
  • A non-citizen
  • A convicted felon (in most states)
  • Not registered to vote
 Where can I register to vote?

You can register by clicking the link below for your state and following the appropriate instructions. Be sure to register before the deadline date listed.

State Deadline
Alabama Sat. Oct 27
Alaska Sun. Oct. 7
American Samoa Sun. Oct. 7
Arizona Mon. Oct. 8
Arkansas Sun. Oct. 7
California Mon. Oct. 22
Colorado Mon. Oct. 8
Connecticut Tues. Oct. 23
Delaware Sat. Oct.13
District of Columbia Sun. Oct. 7
Florida Mon. Oct. 8
Georgia Mon. Oct. 1
Guam Sat. Oct. 27
Hawaii Sun. Oct. 7
Idaho Fri. Oct.12
Illinois Tues. Oct.9
Indiana Mon. Oct. 8
Iowa Sat. Oct. 22
Kansas Tues. Oct. 16
Kentucky Mon. Oct. 8
Louisiana Mon. Oct. 9
Maine Tues. Oct. 16
Maryland Tues. Oct. 16
Massachusetts Wed. Oct. 17
Michigan Sun. Oct. 7
Minnesota Wed. Oct. 17
Mississippi Sun. Oct.7
Missouri Tues. Oct. 9
Montana Sun. Oct. 7
Nebraska Fri. Oct. 19
Nevada Sat. Oct. 6
New Hampshire Sat. Oct. 27
New Jersey Mon. Oct. 8
New Mexico Tues. Oct. 9
New York Fri. Oct.12
North Carolina Fri. Oct. 12
North Dakota doesn't require
voter registration
Ohio Sun. Oct.7
Oklahoma Fri. Oct. 12
Oregon Tues. Oct. 16
Pennsylvania Tues. Oct. 9
Puerto Rico Mon. Sept. 17
Rhode Island Sun. Oct. 7
South Carolina Sat. Oct. 7
South Dakota Mon. Oct. 22
Tennessee Sun. Oct. 7
Texas Sun. Oct.7
Utah Sun. Oct. 7
Vermont Wed. Oct. 31
U.S. Virgin Islands Sat. Oct. 7
Virginia Mon. Oct. 8
Washington Mon. Oct. 7
West Virginia Tues. Oct. 16
Wisconsin Wed. Oct. 17
Wyoming Mon. Oct. 7

 

 

VOTE 2012

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Articles

The 7:14 Prayer Initiative

by James T. Bradford, General Secretary
The Spirit of God is calling Christ's living Church to humility, hunger for God ("pray and seek my face"), and holiness "turn from their wicked ways") — a 7:14 Call to Prayer. The urgency behind this initiative is born out of not only the imminence of national elections, but a prophetic sense that God is preparing our churches and our nation for renewal and spiritual awakening. How can we all participate in this call to prayer? Read article.

 
 

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Seek the P.E.A.C.E. of the Nation

by George O. Wood, General Superintendent
In the late sixth century B.C., during a time of political and economic distress in Judah, God gave a word through the prophet Jeremiah that is relevant to us as a Fellowship today. Jeremiah wrote a letter to the political leaders whom Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar had exiled to Mesopotamia. It contained this directive: "Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prospe" (Jeremiah 29:7). As I reflected on this verse, my mind saw the word peace as an acrostic, containing a strategy for how we as a Fellowship can influence our nation in a godly direction. Here, then, is my P.E.A.C.E. Plan. Read article.

Election Year Dos and Don'ts

by Richard Hammar
In America, is it legal for churches to lobby for legislation or to participate in political campaigns? Yes. Is it a good idea? Not necessarily. Here's why: Lobbying for legislation and/or participating in political campaigns may jeopardize your church's federal income tax exemption. There are other potential legal hazards, but this one is the most significant. Read article.

REGISTER TO VOTE

The purpose of this information is to help you take action. Think about what Jesus taught about engaging our culture as "salt" and "light" (Matt. 5:13-16) and participating in government as involved citizens (Matt. 22:21).

Based on His teachings and example, if Jesus were an American citizen, it would be safe to say that He would register to vote, encourage others to do the same, and then vote for the candidates who most closely represent His values. It almost goes without saying that He would pray for God's will to be done.

Since we are followers of Jesus, shouldn't we do the same? The Bible says: Christ is your example, Follow in His steps (1 Peter 2:21).

VOTE YOUR VALUES

Every candidate has his or her own set of values and positions on key issues. Shouldn't you vote for the candidates who believe like you do when it comes to your values and the important issues of our day?

Think about it. Where a candidate stands on the issues is far more important than the party he or she belongs to and all the promises and slogans of the campaign. So here's the question: Does the candidate you plan to vote for share your values?

Remember, you will vote someone's values. Whose values will you vote? Yours or someone else's? How you vote really does matter. In fact, how you vote today will impact tomorrow.

PRAY FOR THE ELECTION

This election, as every election, will be decided by which "side" gets their base motivated and out to vote. While we should not underestimate the significance of this election; we can be assured there is no way to overestimate the power unleashed when believers commit to pray (James 5:15-17).

Here are some elements to remember when you pray:

1. Pray for a large turnout of informed voters who will vote their biblically informed values, beliefs, and convictions.

2. Pray that both the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate will responsibly oversee our nation's security; would address the immigration issue fairly; and would handle wisely our country's fiscal matters, including tax relief and responsible spending.

3. Pray for the election or re-election of candidates who share your biblical values.

Click here to join the "40 Days to Save America" initiative.

GOD'S WORD ON GOVERNMENT AND OUR PARTICIPATION

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 tens. Jethro to Moses (Exodus 18:21 NIV)

When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan. Solomon (Proverbs 29:2 NKJV)

You are the Salt of the Earth...You are the Light of the World. Jesus (Matthew 5:13-16 NIV)

Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's. Jesus (Matthew 22:21 NIV)

Obey the government, for God is the one who put it there. All governments have been placed in power by God. Paul (Romans 13:1 NLT)

Pray...for kings and all others who are in authority, so that we can live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity. Paul (1 Timothy 2:2 NLT)

LEGAL DOS AND DON'TS

Yes, there are legal limits to what you may do, but your hands are not completely tied. In fact, you may be surprised at how much influence you can have. Here are some straightforward guidelines: What a Church May Do

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND LINKS