iVoterGuide provides candidate answers to key questions related to government overreach, election integrity, CRT, and more
September 26, 2022
TUPELO, Miss. — With the General Election right around the corner, many concerned Americans are wondering how to wade through the many candidates who will be on the ballot on November 8, 2022. How can voters — particularly conservative Christian voters — make sure the candidates they cast their votes for uphold their values?
The answer is iVoterGuide (ivoterguide.com), the nation’s premier Christian voting guide that provides millions of voters with candidate information other guides don’t feature. iVoterGuide was designed to inform and educate voters on the stances and history of thousands of candidates on the ballot in all fifty states. With the incredibly important General Election on the horizon, iVoterGuide has worked even harder to find the answers to key candidate questions that will impact voters.
iVoterGuide President Debbie Wuthnow stated, “Before every election cycle, our team spends hundreds of hours in research, review, and discussion about our candidate questionnaires in order to make sure our questions are thought-provoking, relevant, and helpful to conservative voters. Many of the questions we are asking our congressional, statewide, state legislative, judicial, and school board candidates in 2022 have been carefully updated for clarity and to reflect the changing political climate.
“This year, we added new categories of issues in some questionnaires as well as refining, adding and deleting questions to keep the length of the questionnaire reasonable. One feature we now include that was not present in our previous questionnaires is the ability for the candidate to describe why they answered a certain way.”
- Government Overreach — The lockdowns of 2020 demonstrated how far state officials believed their legitimate powers extended, and whether they believed houses of worship were essential to society. In our ‘Religious Liberty’ category, we have added a new question for statewide and state legislative candidates: ‘Under what circumstances can government close churches?’ We also added a related questions in our ‘Healthcare’ category regarding the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Under what circumstances (if any) should a government, school, or employer be allowed to require vaccinations?’
- Elections and Voting — During the 2020 election season, several states changed their election procedures in ways that resulted in lower integrity and higher distrust. Voters need to know their candidate’s assessment of current voting procedures, and whether they plan to make any changes regarding this solemn right. Our ‘Elections and Voting’ category contains two new questions: ‘Should people be able to vote without photo identification?’ and ‘What laws would you propose to change present voting practices?’
- Critical race theory — In our ‘Values’ category, we included the agree/disagree question, ‘I agree with critical race theory (CRT) which asserts that the institutions in the United States are fundamentally racist.’ The change was made to address the current push for the 1619 Project, CRT, and the dramatic re-writing of history and destruction of American exceptionalism. We also believe that the new question would not be answered in the affirmative by a candidate who believes our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Thus, we are hoping to capture both answers in one question.
Further additions and refinements include areas such as energy and the environment, criminal justice and defunding of the police, and national security issues that have become more prominent.
Users of the voter guide often reach out to thank the iVoterGuide team. One user wrote, “Thank you and bless you for putting this voter guide together! I have never voted in the primaries before because I had no idea who to vote for… but now I can. More times than not, when I would go vote in the general election, I could not tell the difference in choosing between the Republican or Democrat. When there were two candidates with equal ratings, I read through the questionnaire and was able to make my decision. I know this took a lot of time and effort and I greatly appreciate it!”
iVoterGuide is dedicated to equipping Americans to be informed, educated voters. iVoterGuide is a one-stop resource for candidate ratings and election information. iVoterGuide is known for its accuracy and integrity in researching and evaluating candidates and equipping Christians to vote wisely and be good stewards of their citizenship.
In 2022, iVoterGuide’s expert researchers will give an in-depth analysis—and overall rating—from a Christian and conservative perspective for 12,000+ candidates nationwide. Additionally, iVoterGuide offers election dates, registration deadlines, polling locations, and other information needed to help Americans vote wisely and identify candidates on the ballot who share their values. Related tools are also available to inform family, neighbors, and business associates about getting their own personalized ballots. iVoterGuide is helping to restore the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and traditional American values.