Among the 18-wheelers on the
road this election season, you might notice one that’s a little different.
It’s not hauling cars, or
crops, or cargo of any kind. The truck is the Mobile Voter Registration
Event Center, a 65-foot-long tractor-trailer loaded with digital capabilities
such as computerized voter registration, plasma multimedia screens, kids games
and non-partisan voter information on “values-based voting.”
The truck is sponsored by
iVoteValues.com, an arm of the Southern Baptist Convention.
It encourages people to vote their values, rather than not their political
party or the candidate whose economic proposals stand to benefit them
financially, the truck’s sponsors said in a statement.
decorated truck is currently moving across the country, stopping at churches
and other locations and opening its doors to potential voters.
According to the Baptist
Press, the truck, owned by Sid and Jill Yochim, previously carried equipment
and merchandise for the Charlie Daniels Band as the group toured the country.
The Yochims left the music business in the late ’80s, and are driving the truck
during its election-season tour.