Virginia Catholic Conference provides key voter registration template, encourages parishes to conduct drives
This year in Virginia, Election Day is Tuesday, November 7. Voters will elect Virginia General Assembly candidates – and in some areas – “down-ballot” offices. All 100 seats in the House of Delegates and 40 seats in the Senate are up for election.
As Catholics, we are called to practice faithful citizenship.
One highly effective way for parishes to help voting-age members participate in the political process is by conducting nonpartisan voter registration drives. As mentioned in prior alerts, the Virginia Catholic Conference has updated its voter registration template, which includes 10 easy steps for conducting a drive. Parishes are highly encouraged to consider holding drives using this resource. If your parish is planning to coordinate a voter registration drive, please forward your event details to Emily so we can help amplify your drive on social media. Additionally, feel free to send her photos of your drive team in action so we can share them on social (see our links below). If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call us at 804.225.8565. The months of August and September are GREAT times to register parishioners.
The registration deadline for the general election is Monday, October 16. (Voters may register after this date, through Election Day, and then vote using a provisional ballot).
In prayer and in public, your voices are urgently needed to bring Gospel values to bear on vital decisions being made by those who represent you.
The Virginia Catholic Conference is the public policy agency representing Virginia’s Catholic bishops and their two dioceses.