The Biblical Justification of Voting for Christians - Should Christians Vote?

One thing is certain - God holds the future but He has given us the power to make choices. This is one reason why it is important that we vote as Christians. 

Every election season is a defining moment as regard the country’s future for the next tenure. Election season is also a serious business anywhere in the world, and we slowly ease into it with all the drama around zoning, youth inclusion, and much more.

The Biblical Justification of Voting for Christians - Should Christians Vote?

In democratic societies around the world, voting is a fundamental right and civic duty that allows citizens to participate in the decision-making process. While the act of voting is often considered a secular activity, it raises important questions for people of faith, particularly Christians. Should Christians vote, and is there a biblical justification for doing so? This article will explore the biblical perspective on voting and offer insights into why Christians should engage in the political process.

1. The Stewardship of Citizenship

In the Bible, Christians are called to be good stewards of all that God has entrusted to them. This includes not only material possessions but also the responsibilities of citizenship. The apostle Paul, in his letter to the Romans, emphasizes the importance of submitting to governing authorities, suggesting that government is established by God (Romans 13:1). Voting is a practical way for Christians to fulfill this biblical mandate by actively participating in the selection of those who govern.

2. Seeking the Welfare of Society

The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah encourages God's people to "seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare" (Jeremiah 29:7 ESV). This verse underscores the idea that Christians should be concerned about the well-being of society and their fellow citizens. Voting provides an avenue for Christians to influence policies and leaders that can impact the common good.

3. Justice, Mercy, and Humility

Micah 6:8 offers a profound guideline for Christian living: "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God" (Micah 6:8 NIV). Voting allows Christians to advocate for justice, promote mercy, and engage in the public sphere with humility. By casting their votes, Christians can support candidates and policies that align with these values.

4. Protecting Religious Freedom

Religious freedom is a fundamental right that allows individuals to practice their faith without fear of persecution or discrimination. In democratic societies, the protection of religious freedom often depends on the choices made by elected officials. Voting can be seen as an act of stewardship to preserve the religious freedom that enable Christians to worship, evangelize, and live out their faith.

5. Overcoming Apathy and Complacency

Apathy and complacency can hinder Christians from fulfilling their civic responsibilities. By actively participating in the democratic process through voting, Christians can overcome these obstacles and be a voice for righteousness, justice, and compassion in society.


The biblical justification for Christians voting is rooted in the principles of stewardship, seeking the welfare of society, pursuing justice, mercy, and humility, and protecting religious freedom. While voting is not explicitly mentioned in the Bible, it aligns with the broader teachings and values of the Christian faith. Christians have a unique opportunity to engage in the political process, make a positive impact on society, and be salt and light in the world (Matthew 5:13-16). Therefore, the answer to the question, "Should Christians vote?" can be a resounding yes, as it allows them to fulfill their God-given responsibilities as citizens and stewards of their communities and nations.

All things being equal, Nigerians will go to the polls to elect a new president on February 18, 2023 - if Christ tarries.

1. God holds the future

As a Nigerian of voting age, there’s a weight of responsibility on your shoulders that should be taken as seriously as signing a work contract.

With one full year of preparation, what do you need to do between now and next February to make the best choice for yourself and the country?

We’re here to help.
Register for your PVC
You need your PVC for active participation in the 2023 Elections

A voter without a permanent voter card (PVC) is like a train without an engine.

You can only remember where that tune is from if you’re at least 40 years old.

If you’re over 18 years old or sure to turn 18 before June 2022, you should start the registration process for your PVC after reading this, if you haven’t.

Nigeria has just over 84 million registered voters as of today, but the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) set a target in 2021 to register 20 million new voters before the continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise is paused in June 2022.

With only four months to go, only about 3.1 million people have fully registered for their PVC.
Only about 3.1 million new voters have registered for PVCs ahead of the 2023 Elections

INEC is off its target by over 80%.

The very first step to becoming a responsible voter is to arm yourself with the only thing that can make your voice heard.
Dust your PVC

A presidential aspirant that shall not be named recently goofed and told his supporters to go register for new PVCs because the ones they currently hold have expired.
Bola Tinubu is one of the frontrunners for the 2023 Elections

This guy, again.

It’s the kind of broadcast message your aunty sends you at 4 am alongside Bible verses.

But as you have already been told by INEC, that panic message is as true as bail is free.

What we can advise is that you should make sure your PVC is in good working condition, or that you even still have it.

If your PVC is lost or damaged or needs to have its records updated, this is the time to fix all that before the CVR is paused in June.
Transfer to your closest location

Nigerian voting laws are still Living in Bondage, which is why your PVC is only useful in the specific polling unit you are registered.

If you have changed your residential location since the last election, it means you also have to transfer your PVC information to the nearest polling unit.

INEC also created over 50,000 new polling units last year to move voting centres closer to the people.

This means that even if you didn’t move locations, you can transfer your PVC record to a polling unit that’s possibly closer to you than before.

You can start the transfer process here.

Join a Political Party

This is not absolutely necessary to do as a voter, but it’s not the worst idea in the world. As a believer with the love of your country at heart, you should find a party that aligns with your ideas, and contribute to its internal processes.

Direct elections are likely to be popular ahead of the 2023 elections. This makes it possible for you to have a direct impact on what candidates your party presents for the elections.

Pay close attention

No one does election campaign drama better than Nigerian politicians - and politicians In other nations generally.

They are proof that characters that have come to steal, kill, and destroy also have the audacity to be entertaining.
Watch out for all the theatrics for the 2023 Elections

Exhibit #94,906,949,305

Campaign season means there’s a lot going on to sell you on candidates and what they’re capable of if elected. It’s all a game and you have to play.

It’s your responsibility as a voter to open your eyes and ears to what they show and tell you.

Try to learn as much as you can about candidates and what they stand for, stood for, and are capable of.

Don’t fall for fake news, and don’t share fake news like your WhatsApp uncles and aunties.

Don’t sell your vote. It’s an actual crime.
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