An Informed Voter is a Responsible Voter Primary Election Early Voting Underway
The U.S. bishops remind us, "In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation.” (Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, USCCB, 2011)
To help parishioners become informed on where candidates stand on key issues, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops has polled those running for office in the U.S. Congress and the Florida Legislature. To see how candidates on the August 14 primary election ballot responded to the questionnaire, visit click here.
The Florida Catholic newspaper offers a brief explanation of each of the questions asked and provides links to candidates' websites to assist with further research.
Early voting is now underway in all Florida counties. Florida is a closed primary state. In most cases, if you wish to vote in a partisan primary election, you must be a registered voter of the party for which the primary is being held. All registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, can vote on non-partisan candidates.
For early voting locations and times in your county, visit click here.