2020 Important Dates for Voting
March 3, 2020 Primary
Feb 3rd - Last day citizens may register to vote in March 3 primary election.
Feb 18th - First day of early voting by personal appearance for March 3 primary election.
Feb 28th - Last day of early voting by personal appearance for March 3 primary election.
March 3rd - Primary election day
May 26, 2020 Runoff
April 27th - Last day to register to vote in May 26 runoff primary election.
May 18th - First day of early voting by personal appearance for May 26 runoff primary election.
May 22nd - Last day of early voting by personal appearance for May 26 runoff primary election.
May 26th - Runoff primary election day.
November 3, 2020 General Election
October 5th - Last day citizens may register to vote in November 3 general election.
October 19th - First day of early voting by personal appearance for November 3 general election.
October 30th - Last day of early voting by personal appearance for November 3 general election.
November 3rd - General election day
Harris County Voting Locations and Sample Ballots: http://www.harrisvotes.com/
Montgomery County Voting and Sample Ballots: http://legacy.mctx.org/election/
Political Party Platform Excerpts
Unlike Ancient Rome, Americans are blessed to have a government, as Lincoln put it, “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Our form of government requires our participation. Christian Citizens can “give to Caesar” by praying for our officials, paying taxes, engaging government policy, speaking out on moral and social issues, holding public office, and voting.
Voting is a simple act with a significant impact. When we vote, we help determine who will lead our nation, make our laws, and protect our freedoms. Voting is a right, a privilege, and a freedom that millions in other parts of the world can only dream about.
Yet, many Americans choose not to vote. According the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 30% of the voting age population is not registered to vote. That translates to over 55 million Americans! What’s worse is that less that half of the registered actually vote in a given election!
More sobering news: Many who profess to be Christians fail to consider their Biblical values when voting, often choosing candidates whose positions are at odds with their own beliefs, convictions, and values. A study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life shows that nearly two-thirds of Americans say their faith has little to do with their voting decision.
Imagine the impact Christians could have on the direction of our government, the character of it’s leadership, and the moral health of our nation if we simply applied Biblical principles to every aspect of our lives, including our role as citizens in this constitutional republic.
Voter Registration and Information Resources:
Grace Woodlands has partnered with TXPC and iVoterGuide to provide a non-partisan voter guide to our churches for the Texas Primary Election! Click on the button below to access this trusted resource!
Go to www.txlegewatch.org to access voter guides for Federal, Statewide, State as well as County positions – e.g. County Judge, County Commissioner, Justice of the Peace, etc. Select your county from the list on the right-hand side of the screen to download and open the Excel spreadsheet.
1) Pray, fast and repent – get our spiritual “house” in order first.
2) Serve our neighbor – meet needs and share the Gospel
3) Raise the standard of righteousness – get involved culturally and politically.
4) Reap the harvest! Transformed lives means a transformed culture.
The religious leaders were trying to trap Jesus on the issue of paying taxes, but Jesus turned the tables on them (Matthew 22:15-20). He asked them for a coin, and then asked whose portrait and inscription was stamped on it. They replied: “Caesar’s.” Jesus responded: “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s” (v. 21). His point: The duty of Christians is to be good citizens of both the kingdom of God and our nation.
“As Christians, our approach to all areas of our lives should be shaped by our belief in the transcendent and all encompassing application of Scripture. This include our understanding of the source, purpose, and function of civil government. If we do not think like Christians (a major problem today according to analyst George P. Barna) we will not act or vote like Christians. A solid grounding in Biblical worldview lays the only proper foundation for civic involvement.”