Voter Resources from the Florida Bishops

Before voting, Catholics are called to consider a wide range of issues, weighing each according to its moral significance. Gaining familiarity with the candidates’ positions on issues involving human life and dignity is essential to responsible, faithful citizenship. It is beneficial to research the ballot ahead of time and gather the facts for every proposal and race. 

The 2022 election season is in full swing and faithful citizens should be using this time to form their consciences, learn about the issues, and research the candidates as they prepare to cast their ballots.

The FCCB Voter Guide provides information about Catholic teaching, offers considerations on key topics, and poses questions regarding current issues to assist voters in evaluating candidate positions or political party platforms. Click below to download the Voter Guide in English and Spanish.

FCCB Voter Guide – (English) | (Spanish)
FCCB Voter Guide Podcast: Michael Sheedy, executive director, and Michele Taylor, associate director for communications, discuss the voter guide and several key issues that Catholics should consider as they prepare to cast their ballots. Find this episode on the FCCB website or listen and subscribe to Catholics Across the Aisle wherever you stream your podcasts.

Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Comparison 
The FCCB has developed a comparison between the positions of candidates for Florida governor, Ron DeSantis (Republican) and Charlie Crist (Democrat), on a range of issues. The positions of the candidates have been compiled directly from policies, public statements, official or campaign websites, and other sources, as of Sept. 13, 2022. Hyperlinks are provided to supporting sources for each position. 

The candidate comparison is just one tool to help Catholics prepare themselves for the election and is not a substitute for individual research and study. The responsibility to make political choices rests with each individual in light of a properly formed conscience in accordance with human reason and the truths of our faith. The comparison is provided for educational purposes only and does not serve as an endorsement of either candidate. 

Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Comparison (English) | (Spanish)