I voted yesterday and Becky voted the day before. I am a firm believer in personal responsibility and think that every able American citizen has the moral obligation to vote. That includes Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs). If you enjoy the freedoms of the democratic process, then you should also participate in making sure that it works.
Unfortunately, the Watchtower (WT) forbids JWs from participating in the election process. Voting in political elections has been equated to supporting the wild beast of Revelation 13. Witnesses who vote are described as being unsteady, seduced, misled, and slaves of corruption (WT 12/1/89 p. 13-14). Then, in 1999, the WT published an article that seems to change their view. The November 1, 1999 WT states that what a Christian “does in the polling booth is between him and his Creator.” Really?
If this is so, then why do Jehovah’s Witnesses continue to abstain from voting? The truth is that they know they will still be subjected discipline if they vote for a political party. However, there is another way. Witnesses can still vote. Watch the video and see for Whom Witnesses should vote.