With the election coming up on Tuesday, I have been trying to research information on the Internet on candidates up for election, to see where they stand on the issues (especially pro-life). Whenever it comes to candidates on the national level, that isn’t nearly problematic. But when it comes to the local level, it is way more difficult….
It appears there are only four real races for me to vote in for this election (since all of the other races on the local ballot have candidates running unopposed). One is for the race for the US representative in Congress, and I was able to find out the information I need on there to make my decision. The other three are on a more local level, though, and more difficult to find information on….
There is a race for the County Judge Executive, County Clerk, and a judge of the Court of Appeals. But I can’t find much information at all about any of these candidates on the pro-life issues or any of the other “non-negotiables“.
The closest I can find is that one of the candidates for the judge of the court of appeals was “recommended” by the Kentucky right to life committee….otherwise, though, I could only find their stances on other issues, if even that. (Perhaps I should have expected that, since it is for more office on a more local level, but….)
What should I do then? Should I just not vote at all in those races, and only vote in the race for the US representative in Congress, where I have adequate information?
Or should I vote in those races on the local level anyway, on the basis of the information I do have (on the other issues?)
On the one hand, I do wish to vote if I am supposed to. But on the other hand, I am afraid of making the wrong choice, which would be worse than not voting at all….
I don’t know if I’m simply being too scrupulous (I have a very bad problem with scrupulosity), or not. I certainly don’t want to be sinning, especially a mortal sin… (I’m also afraid perhaps I haven’t done enough “research”. I’ve tried using the Internet to find information, though I haven’t directly contacted the candidates offices admittedly).
I would appreciate any help. Thanks.