Here are some voter information websites and guides. We provide these links to encourage you to find out what will be on your ballot and to research the candidates. We neither endorse or disagree with the findings of these websites. We just observe that any website, whether operated by nonprofit or for-profit organization, is going to have some sort of bias. So please check as many sources as you can.
Unfortunately, voter information websites don’t seem to get up to full speed until the general election. Therefore, during the nomination process, we have to do more research on our own.
- Vote.gov. This is an official U. S. site. It points to voting and election resources on USA.gov.
- The Prince William County Office of Elections. Prince William County residents should go here to find out what will be on their ballot and where to vote.
- Voter Registration and Elections For The City of Manassas. Manassas residents should go here to find out what will be on their ballot and where to vote.
- Registrar of Voters For The City of Manassas Park. Manassas Park residents should go here to find out what will be on their ballot and where to vote.
- The Virginia Public Access Project. Provides information on where the candidates are getting their money.
- E.thePeople’s VOTE411 Voter Guide. Allows candidates to tell about themselves and answer questions.
- Vote411.org. League of Women Voters voter guide. Obviously related to E.thePeople.
- The Family Foundation of Virginia. Focuses on family issues with respect to the General Assembly. If you want to verify how the incumbents have been voting, check out their TFF-Action webpage and review the legislative report cards.
- Ballotpedia. This nonprofit and nonpartisan website collects quite a bit of information, and some of the legislative candidates have responded to their surveys. See Laura Sellers, for example. Except for School Board elections, this website doesn’t seem to have much interest in city and county elections.
- Vote Smart. This is another nonprofit and nonpartisan website. Doesn’t seem to have much information on the city and county elections, but you may find it useful for state legislative races.
If anyone has other suggestions, please leave a link in the comments.
Good luck trying to encourage voters to spend time reading up about potential candidates.
In my opinion, what is needed is for interested dedicated people like you do is make a list of who you will vote for and why.
While God gave all of us free will to make our own choices, frankly, some people make better choices than others after they spend the time needed.
In other words, people need people with good character to help influence them to make their way in life. Nothing wrong with giving information about your choices and reasons. If a voter doesn’t agree, perhaps they might think about the reason why.
That is going to be a big plus factor over the paid for advertisements that may influence them to vote for candidates.
Keep in mind, even if you recommend a candidate, there will be times when your choice turns out to be folly because the only perfect person who ever stepped foot on this planet was nailed to a tree 2000 years ago.
Regards and good will blogging..
Well, I suppose I could endorse candidates, but the PWMFA is nonpartisan. So I cannot do it here.
There are, however, two more serious difficulties.
1. I would have to convince people that my advice is something that they should heed. Generally, I don’t one candidate is perceived is much more evil than another.
Doing this on my phone. Sigh! Time to eat. I will finish later.
Okay! Let’s get back to point one. Lot’s of people are lazy about politics, and many vote their pocketbook, but most don’t intend to harm others. They just don’t consider the consequences. Since civics education is so abysmal, too many people have little notion of how stupidly they are voting. When the most educated people in the country — even lawyers — are voting for Socialism, little old me can’t change their minds just by telling them who I would vote for.
2. Telling people who to vote for does not solve the problem. What we all need to know is what need government to do, how our government works, and the ethical constraints we each must apply to the use of government. Then, when a politicians
Really hate doing this on the phone.
Anyway, once we understand why people like Jefferson and Madison so adamantly insisted upon limiter government, we will avoid Socialists like the plague.
What has happened to Venezuela is the inevitable consequence of such stupidity, and there is no reason why it cannot happen here.
There is also a third reason.
3. How we vote depends upon our religious beliefs. Lots of people idolize government. Until they turn to Jesus, these people will continue to vote foolishly.
The point being is that I think it more useful to encourage people to take an interest in religion and politics, to encourage them to educate themselves.
When we learn for ourselves who God is and what He expects from us, we can begin to understand that no man, no matter who he thinks he is, is a god. Then, when some powermad nitwit proposes Utopian solutions, we can just tell him to go to bed and sleep it off. We will vote for the guy who seems most willing to rule humbly as a servant, not our master.
The Chicago Tribune gives their endorsements to readers who they believe is the best candidate to vote for.
A lot of people make a living giving recommendations where to eat.
People look for other people’s help and advice to save them time and prevent bad experiences.
Kind of like reading a proverb to obtain wise advice.
You have a lot of followers on your blog. Some who you might influence because you took or had more tome and interest than they have.
“Just do it.” is my opinion. Give them your opinions of who and why you believe they should vote for a candidate in your district.
Regards and good will blogging.
That was messy, but I hope it makes sense.😕
I hate using phone text. My fingers too big. No problem