Coronavirus and Voting

By Debbie Wuthnow

Coronavirus and Voting

Will Coronavirus stop you from voting?  It shouldn’t, but it might affect your method of voting and when you vote.

As we write this article, some states have already altered their primary voting schedules or processes, and more may follow.

Reschedules, delays, recommended or even mandatory mail-in voting—all are either happening or on the table.  And of course, there may be a need (or just prudence) to self-quarantine when it comes time to vote.

Whatever occurs in your state and in your life, iVoterGuide is here to help you and others in states where there is primary voting.

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Here are three steps we believe will prepare you for the days ahead.

  1. Make sure we have your current voting address so that you will receive updates specific to your polling location.  Just click here to update your account.
  2. Go ahead and prepare to request a mail-in ballot.  If you don’t know how to do so, just click your state on the map on our home page and go to “Important Links” on the right side of the page.  You’ll see a link there to “Get An Absentee Ballot” (or whatever the appropriate language is for your state).  At this link, you will also find the latest updates on voting calendars and procedures.
  3. Hold on to your ballot until iVoterGuide is able to release the voter guide for your state.  In every state, we have allowed plenty of time between the voter guide release and the deadline to receive mail-in or absentee ballots.  So, there’s no need to worry.

Right now, the voter guide for each state is released roughly two weeks before Early Voting begins.  When you apply for an absentee ballot or mail-in ballot, you may receive your ballot long before early voting begins.

These steps will help iVoterGuide provide you with the best information on the candidates.   As days go by, iVoterGuide may be even more important because disruptions in candidates’ campaigns may contribute to less information for voters.

We're Here to Help

We are thankful iVoterGuide can fill the information gap. We're seeing God's hand as never before in the fact that we’re an online guide and will be available to voters even if townhalls and campaign rallies are rescheduled.

If, even after going to our website, you have problems finding a way to vote by mail, let us know at this contact link.  We are also looking into alternatives such as curbside voting for those who do not want to vote in person.  We may not be able to solve every issue, but we’re always willing to try to help.

Most importantly, remember that for every scripture calling us to be prepared, there are many more telling us to “Fear not.”

Please know that our team is not only working hard, but praying hard for our nation and for every voter, including you. You are part of a wonderful movement in America—informed voters armed with information to make a Godly vote.

"Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’"

(Isaiah 40:10 ESV)

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