Election Information, Inserts and Resources from FCCB

Election and Political Activities Resources for use by diocean parishes

 

***Updated October 2014 ***
In addition to the election resources already on this page, below are additional resources for your use regarding the November 4 General Election. Also, please promote and encourage others to visit the diocese's election page at www.diocesepb.org/election for more information.

 

New Resource #1: Candidate Questionnaire Project Bulletin Announcements

The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops recommends publishing the following announcements in parish bulletins on the Sundays leading  to the General Election.

Candidates Questionnaire Project Bulletin Announcements in English from the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Candidates Questionnaire Project Bulletin Announcements in Spanish from the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops

 

New Resource #2 - Candidate Questionnaire Project hyperlink

Share the Candidate Questionnaire Project! The FCCB has provided on its website candidate answers for each diocese in the Florida. Click here to view the page online or copy this link to email to others: http://www.flaccb.org/CQP/2014/summaries.html

 

New Resource #3 - Amendment 2 - Medical Use of Marijuana

One of the issues Florida voters will be asked to vote upon on Election Day is Amendment 2 which would allow the “use of marijuana for certain medical conditions.” The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops encourages all voters to take a closer look at the amendment.

Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops urges voters to carefully assess the risks involved with legalizing marijuana through an amendment to the Florida Constitution.

 

 To view/print Amendment 2 - Concerns Require a Closer Look, please click here for English

 To view/print Amendment 2 - Concerns Require a Closer Look, please click here for Spanish

 

New Resource #4 - Bishops Statement

The Florida Bishops have issued a statement encouraging Catholic faithful to form their consciences and vote in the upcoming election on November 4.

 

To view/print a hard-copy of the full statement from our bishops in English, please click here

To view/print a hard-copy of the full statement from our bishops in Spanish, please click here

To view full statement online, please click here
 

More Resources

In addition to the above, please be aware of the following to assist you in promotion of voting:

  • The information provided on this page and more such as how to find your polling location and other helpful links are on the diocese's page www.diocesepb.org/election
  • The page www.diocesepb.org/election can be accessed using the direct url as just provided. Or, there are two places on the home page of the website that will link you to the election page. One is the sliding image of a "Vote button" and the other is a headline about the CQP on the bottom right of the home page.
  • Don't forget you can still use the resources previously provided that listed below such as the Election and Activities Guide.

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Information posted July 2014

 

Upcoming Election Dates

PRIMARY ELECTION – August 26

  • Early voting begins – August 16
  • Voter registration deadline – July 28 (a bulletin announcement is provided below. A similar sample announcement is available in the Election and Politicial Actvities Guide

GENERAL ELECTION – November 4

  • Early voting begins – October 25
  • Voter registration deadline – October 6

 

Resource #1: Wording for Early Voter Registration Deadline Approaching for the Primary Election

 

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching for the Primary Election

All voters must be registered by July 28 in order to vote in the August 26 Primary Election. Citizens have a right and a duty to participate in the electoral process. Parishioners who are not registered to vote for the upcoming elections are encouraged to do so. This can be accomplished by visiting the website of the Florida Division of Elections, http://election.dos.state.fl.us/voter-registration/voter-reg.shtml. Follow the instructions for completing and mailing a voter registration form. You will receive a voter registration card in the mail to confirm your registration. Follow this same procedure to update your name or address or change your party affiliation.

 

Resource #2: Candidate Questionnaire Project Bulletin Announcements

These are the bulletin announcements related to the Candidate Questionnaire Project as mentioned in Bishop Barbarito's letter to parishes. The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops recommends publishing the following announcements in parish bulletins beginning three Sundays before both the Primary and General Elections. Parishes may choose from the three sample announcements provided or use all three.

Recommended publication before the Primary Election: August 10 – August 24
Recommended publication before the General Election: October 19 – November 2

 

Candidates Questionnaire Project Bulletin Announcements in English from the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops

Candidates Questionnaire Project Bulletin Announcements in Spanish from the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops

 

 

Resource #3: Election and Policitical Activities Guide

 

Resource #4: Hyperlink to online postings of response from candidates

As the Florida Catholic Conference recieves response from candidates, they will be posted on the FCCB website. Keep checking the link for updates. Here is the hyperlink: http://www.flaccb.org/CQP/2014/candidates.html

 

 

 


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