Your Vote and Faithful Citizenship

As Catholics, we are called to engage in the public square and work for the common good. On November 8th, voters across South Carolina and the United States will head to the polls to elect a President and their representatives in Congress. Some absentee voters will begin casting their ballots weeks earlier.
The South Carolina Catholic Conference will provide several resources to help voters form their consciences, understand the principles and issues to consider when voting and learn where candidates stand. 


The voter education resources we are providing include:


  • Presidential Voter Guide: a side-by-side comparison of where the two major party presidential candidates stand on issues, drawing on campaign websites and news accounts. This is available in English and Spanish.
  • Catholic Issues Voter Guide: A summary of the principles of Catholic social teaching to consider when casting a ballot.
  • Before-the- Election Message: In the upcoming weeks, Bishop Guglielmone will offer Catholics guidance on how to correctly form one’s conscience before voting, how to engage with civility in the public square and principles of our faith to apply when considering any candidate or policy.
  • Weekly Prayer Intentions for Catholics
  • Guidelines for Political Activities for parishes and other Catholic entities.

NOTE: The Dioceses of Charleston authorizes parishes to use only materials provided by the diocese, the South Carolina Catholic Conference and the USCCB. Non-diocesan voter-education resources are not authorized for parish use.
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.




Contact Us

South Carolina Catholic Conference

901 Orange Grove Road

Charleston, SC 29407 


Telephone: (843)261-0535