Upcoming Election Dates
Primary Election – August 26
|Election & Activities Guide (approved activities)|
Read the guide online
English & en Español
General Election – November 4
Each election cycle, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops conducts the Candidate Questionnaire Project (CQP) to assist Catholics and the broader community with the obligation to become informed voters. Knowing where the candidates stand on issues concerning human life and dignity and the advancement of the common good is essential to responsible faithful citizenship. Catholic faithful are called to political engagement shaped by the moral convictions of well-formed consciences and focused on the dignity of every human being, the pursuit of the common good, and the protection of the weak and the vulnerable.
To help parishioners become informed on where candidates stand on key issues, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops has polled those running for U.S. Congress, the Florida Legislature, and Florida Governor. Each election cycle, the conference outlines questions of concern to the Catholic Church that will be discussed among elected officials. This year, both the federal and the state legislature questionnaires include eight different questions.
Responses from the candidates are posted online. When you click on the link below, you will see a listing of the candidates and their responses. These are updated online as the candidates provide answers. Additionally, on the right of the page you will see bulletin inserts for our diocese. The inserts contain how candidates answered questions. These inserts can be printed.
Please click here to look at the how the candidates' answered the questions.
The above page also contains a link to the questionnaires themselves.
Voter Registration Information
To find out how to register to vote or to find your district, please contact your county’s supervisor of elections office. To be eligible to vote in a Florida election, voters must be registered by the state at least 29 days before an election. The deadline to register to vote for the August 26 Primary Election is July 26. The deadline to register to vote in the November General Election is October 6.
You may also visit the state’s voter registration web page.
Not certain which county you live? You can use the city and county locator found on the state’s website to find it.
Election & Political Activities Guide
Approved by the bishops of Florida, this guide for pastors and parishes is intended to encourage Catholic clergy and laity to facilitate the involvement of their faith communities in appropriate election related activities. These activities are designed to increase parishioner interest in the policy issues that will characterize election year debates, to focus their attention on candidate positions, and encourage them to exercise their right to vote.
Click on one of the links below to view or print the Election & Political Activities Guide in English or en español.
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