There is newer information from the WT on voting. While a conscience matter, it is still one that evokes much emotion, both positive and negative. The latest "public" information (given the recent thread of ones that believe the Elders receive different direction than the congregation), below is an excerpt of a question from readers:
"There may be people who are stumbled when they observe that during an election in their country, some Witnesses of Jehovah go to the polling booth and others do not. They may say, ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses are not consistent.’ People should recognize, though, that in matters of individual conscience such as this, each Christian has to make his own decision before Jehovah God.—Romans 14:12.
Whatever personal decisions Jehovah’s Witnesses make in the face of different situations, they take care to preserve their Christian neutrality and freeness of speech. In all things, they rely on Jehovah God to strengthen them, give them wisdom, and help them avoid compromising their faith in any way. Thus they show confidence in the words of the psalmist: "You are my crag and my stronghold; and for the sake of your name you will lead me and conduct me."—Psalm 31:3." WT 11/1/99 page 29. Watch Tower Society.
The article made a distinction of those "mandatory" versus non-mandatory voting. For those that have access to this information, it would be good to review it. I would be interested to know of anyone of the publishers that has been DF'ed generated by a voting incident in the US.
Christian neutrality is the key. Would voting make you lose your "Christian voice"? Would others in the congregation be stumbled if they "found out" that you voted? All questions that one needs to ask internally regarding what the scriptures indicate, not what someone in some office in NY tells you. If the consciense moves one to take a certain action, I make the assumption that one is prepared to accept any consequences associated with that action, be it from an organization, God, or the governments.