Why don't Jehovah's Witnesses vote?
Because of John 17:14 and other passages in the Bible? In that verse, Jesus declares to his followers: "They do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world." Jehovah's Witnesses have interpreted that statement as a call to remain neutral in all political matters. (In some of the sect's literature, members are described as "representatives of God's heavenly kingdom"; they are thus obligated to stay out of political affairs in keeping with the behavior of ambassadors.) Witnesses also refrain from serving in the military, running for public office, and pledging allegiance to the flag. How then should the society be organized without leaders, authority and law enforcement agents, at least the people of Israel in the Bible were regarded as the most organized people because they had the 10 commandments from God, and people to run the state affairs formed?
Serena Williams told reporters at Wimbledon on Wednesday that she's excited about Barack Obama's candidacy but won't vote for him because Jehovah's Witnesses "don't get involved in politics." Her sister Venus—who is also a Jehovah's Witness—wouldn't even comment on the presidential election.