I just recently voted in the presidential election, and upon filling out all of the desired options, I flipped the ballot to the back to see a bunch of names I didn’t recognize! All of whom were local candidates running for local, county specific elections. I assumed that they would have a “democrat” or “republican” next to their name so that I could vote according to party lines, however they had nothing. So I did not know their affiliation. I did a quick google search on some of them, but found nothing regarding any specific political party.
I felt the time ticking away as I looked over the local ballot, and I knew I was taking a long time, my husband was done and waiting for me. So unfortunately I just filled some blanks and handed it over.
My question is this, do local elections carry moral weight as nationwide elections do? Local officials usually govern small matters, city ordinances, financial matters, etc, where as presidents and senators have the ability to make decisions on HUGE moral issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, same sex marriage, etc.
Should my rash jump to fill in the blanks for my local elections be mentioned in my next confession? Or is it morally neutral because of their inability to make huge moral decisions?