If You’re 18, You Can Vote!
On June 30, 1971 “the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was enacted, granting the right to vote in all federal, state and local elections to American citizens 18 years or older. The U.S. thus gained an additional 11 million voters. The minimum voting age in most states had been 21.”1
“The God of Israel has talked to me; and the Rock of Israel said, ‘One who rules people with justice and who leads them in the fear of God is like the morning light, the sun rising on a cloudless morning, and the shining grasslands brought up from rain.’” (2 Samuel 23:3-4; VOICE)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Young people between the ages of 18 and 21, rejoice, because you have been given a voice in our nation’s affairs and you can express that voice in a vote!
Have you registered to vote? If not, click here to find out what you need to do to get registered to vote on November 8.
Spend some time in prayer and ask the Lord who you should vote for. And, do a little research. Start praying today, but continue daily until you know what to do.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, thank you that I have a voice in our nation’s future! I can vote! Help me to take the responsibility to help guide my nation forward seriously by voting in November. Please show me who You would like me to vote for. Lead me to the information and counsel I need to help get this nation on track with Your heart, will and plan. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
I have a voice in my nation’s future and I will vote in November!
1 “The History Place: This Day in History: June 30”. www.thehistoryplace.com, 2016. 6/29/16.