Faithful Citizenship

“In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation. The obligation to participate in political life is rooted in our baptismal commitment to follow Jesus Christ and to bear Christian witness in all we do” (Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, 13).

Registration Information

  1. Voter Registration
  1. Vote
    • In-Person Voting
      Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 3; you do not need to bring an ID. (ID rules may vary for absentee ballots and first-time voters.)
    • Vote-by-Mail/Absentee
      You can vote by mail for any reason.  All registered votes will be sent a vote-by-mail ballet for the November 3, 2020 General Election.  You may return your completed vote-by-mail ballot by mail (postmarked on or before November 3, 2020), in person your polling place, or to a drop box. Your completed ballot must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, November 3 and received no later than Friday, November 20. The U.S. Postal Service recommends mailing ballots at least a week before Election Day. You can hand-deliver your ballot to drop-off locations or any polling place in your county no later than 8 p.m., Tuesday, November 3.

California’s November 2020 Ballot Propositions

California voters will be asked to vote on 12 statewide ballot measures in the 2020 General Election on November 3, 2020. California Catholic Conference has provided a non-partisan analysis for each proposition with a sampling of the principles of Catholic social teaching to help us in that discernment. The California Catholic Conference has taken positions on two ballot measures, opposing both Proposition 14 and 20.  Click Here to View CCC 2020 Ballot Propositions Analysis

Catholic Voters Resources

November 3rd 2020 is Election Day!


Additional Resources

“We need to participate for the common good. 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

Information of Faithful Citizenship at CA Catholic Conference: