So this is a question that comes up every two-to-four years (not surprisingly, more frequently during presidential election years). I’ve covered it a lot here before (see this article: Do Amish vote? for one example), but a viewer on the YouTube channel requested a video on it. So here you have it. In the video I discuss:
- Do Amish vote in elections?
- Why do relatively few Amish vote?
- What efforts have been made to “get out the Amish vote”?
- Which Amish are more likely to vote?
- Which political party do they tend to support?
I’ll be honest: politics & elections are not my favorite topic, but hopefully the video will be useful for those who are curious about this.
As I note in the video, some Amish do vote, but tend to vote in much smaller numbers than non-Amish Americans (perhaps 10% in some communities; in others it would essentially be 0%).
You can also read an interesting article on the subject by Donald Kraybill & Kyle Kopko here, looking at Amish & the 2004 election.
I hope you enjoy the video. Runtime: 6:41.