Election Resources

“Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern."
- Pope Francis

Primary Election Day in Minnesota is Tuesday, August 13

2024 Election Timeline

  • FEBRUARY 27: GOP and DFL precinct caucuses were held to consider resolutions, elect precinct chairs, and elect delegates to represent precincts at party conventions. 
  • MARCH 5: A presidential primary election will be held in Minnesota and 15 other states as part of Super Tuesday.
  • AUGUST 13: Minnesota’s August primary election will be held on this day.
  • NOVEMBER 5: Election Day 2024. The president and numerous legislators will be decided in this general election.

Catholics are committed to following Jesus Christ and to being “salt for the earth, light for the nations.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that it is every person’s responsibility to participate in promoting the common good and, as far as possible, we should all take an active part in public life. This includes voting!

The Secretary of State’s website provides helpful election resources to get you ready for election day. Visit the links below to find your polling location, view your sample ballot, learn about same-day registration, and much more!

USSCB: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

The Catholic bishops of the United States are pleased to offer once again to the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (en Español), the teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. This statement represents guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. Access PDF Version Here

Parish Guidelines for Political Activity

As Catholics, we must never be afraid of bringing our faith into the public square. However, because the Church is not a political entity, we must make sure that our individual advocacy efforts are kept distinct from the Church’s teaching voice. This election resource, updated in June 2022, provides guidelines for parish and church organization political activity, clearly laying out which activities are prohibited and which are permissible.

Catholic Advocacy Network

Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to easily take action and stay informed on issues, policies, and legislation throughout the year. This is an easy way to let your legislators know about issues that are important to you. 

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