Various groups offering ' voter guides' to help Oklahoma voters decide

Monday, November 1st 2004, 10:33 am
By: News On 6

The Tulsa County Election Board is reporting record numbers of early voters. But millions across the country and thousands in Oklahoma say they're still undecided on several big races.

News on 6 anchor Scott Thompson says undecided voters have to sort through a whole campaign's-worth of speeches, debates, and those infamous ads to figure out who they should vote for.

That's why several groups have published voter guides to help folks who are having a hard time deciding which candidate best supports their values.

The Cherokee Nation, the Christian Coalition, and the State Chamber of Commerce are just a few of the groups that have put local candidates to their own particular test. They ask questions they think important and have the answers posted on their websites.

But political analysts think voter guides don't go far to helping the undecided make up their minds. University of Tulsa Political Science professor Elvin Lim: "It is rare that people make those decisions on those 15 or 20 questions. I rather suspect that there may be 2 or 3 top priority issue that these undecided voters are wrestling with and those are the issues - rather than this spreadsheet - that they deploy to make this decision."