The 2022 General Election Voter Guide is Here!
 
The 2022 General Election Voter Guide is Here!
Written By David E. Smith   |   09.24.22

The IFI 2022 General Election Voter Guide is finally here! With this useful tool, you can find out where the candidates stand on important issues. We also have it in Spanish! Haga clic AQUÍ para descargar la Guía para votantes de las elecciones generales de 2022 de IFI.

The IFI Voter Guide is a great tool for educating church members, neighbors, friends and family and a not-so-subtle reminder of the importance of voting. They are especially effective when handed directly to people. Call the IFI office to order several to hand out to your church members, neighbors, family, and friends – (708) 781-9328. Or click HERE to order a bunch.

Moreover, we want to encourage you to vote your values, which should mirror what God says in His Word about righteous officials verses wicked officials (Proverbs 29:2), and especially those who cheer the shedding innocent blood (Psalm 106:38). In this election, the differences are very obvious. Still, it will require a little study and prayer to know who you’ll want to vote for in this cycle.

Early Voting

While the November 8th General Election is less than 45 days away, early voting will begin at designated locations next Thursday, September 29th. Additional early voting sites begin on October 24th. As in every election cycle, this election is critical for Illinois as well as for the nation, and it is crucial that your voice is heard. We cannot emphasize strongly enough how important it is to exercise your civic duty to vote and be good stewards of God’s amazing gift of self-government.

With this much time to cast our ballot, there is simply no good excuse for not voting in this (or any) election!

Vote by Mail

Plain and simple, vote by mail can lead to folly. Vote by mail used to be called absentee voting. But many states, including Illinois, are now using it as the norm.  By all means, if you’re unable to physically vote in person, request a vote by mail ballot, but mail it back quickly.

But for those who are able to vote in person, here’s what we recommend:

1.) Request a vote by mail ballot (VBM). Click HERE. Follow the prompts to download a VBM ballot.

2.) Take your VBM ballot to an early voting location. Note: search under the county where you live for locations. But if you live in the cities of Aurora, Bloomington, Chicago, Danville, East St. Louis, Galesburg, Peoria, or Rockford, search under those cities.

3.) Surrender the VBM ballot. Ask the judge to write across the VBM ballot “SPOILED.” Then vote in-person immediately.

According to our Friends at the Illinois Conservative Union and their Election Integrity Program, this is the best way to secure your vote and limit any folly.

Vote by Mail applications are already being accepted by your local County Clerk.

For more information on early voting locations or to order a mail-in ballot, contact your local election authority HERE.



David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is the executive director of Illinois Family Institute (501c3) and Illinois Family Action (501c4). David has 30 years of experience in public policy and grass-roots activism that includes countless interviews for numerous radio, television, cable programs and newspaper articles on topics such as the sanctity of life, natural marriage, broadcast decency, sex education, marijuana, gambling, abortion, homosexuality, tax policy, drug decriminalization and pornography. He and his wife of 28 years are blessed to be the parents of eight children. They strongly believe that their first duty before God is to disciple their children in the Christian faith, and...
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