You can’t vote if you aren’t registered.

A few days ago I sent out a communication inviting individuals, pastors and churches across the state and beyond to join together in 40 days of prayer for our country leading up to the election. If you count Election Day we have exactly 40 in which to pour out our petitions to God on behalf of our land. If you missed the post here is a link to it.

https://stevethornton.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/40-days-of-prayer-for-america/

I want to invite you to join me in one other effort on behalf of America. Would you join me in setting up a voter registration table the next couple week at your church meeting place and encouraging any that are not registered to do register and vote? You do not have to push either party or support any candidate. The intention is to get people to register and vote and to make it easy for them to do so. I have attached a link to a registration form for the state of Virginia that can be reproduced. If you are from a state other than Virginia they can be found on your state board of elections website.

http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Forms/VoterForms/VoterRegistrationApplication.pdf  If your virus protection gives you problems with opening this, just copy and paste the link into the address line of your browser.

You can approach this in one of two ways:

  1. Have then fill out the form at that time and you will mail them in. This will assure a higher degree of response than if they take them home hoping it gets done. If you collect the forms be sure to tear off the receipt part of the form and give it to the registrant.
  2. Or they can take them with them and mail them in themselves. If they take them you might encourage them to hand deliver them to their county elections office.

Here is the critical piece of information. OCTOBER 15 IS THE DEADLINE FOR VOTER REGISTRATION FOR THE NOVEMBER 6 ELECTION. So all this will need to be done rather quickly.

I believe this election to be the most crucial one in my life time (and that is a pretty long time). We need to be willing to do everything we can to mobilize the people under our influence to first pray for our country and then to put some feet on their prayers and get to the poles and vote. I truly believe that if everyone receiving communication this takes those two steps we can definitely have an impact on the outcome of this election and the direction of our country.

 

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