2012 Voter Education Guide
Review 11 things your congregation can do to help its members learn about the candidates and issues, encourage voter registration, raise the level of public dialogue, and exercise faithful citizenship.
Download a 2012 Voter Education Guide in PDF format.
Election Year Bulletin Insert
Download a bulletin insert or one-page flyer for your congregation that includes:
- A statement on voting as a Christian responsibility;
- Helpful information for the fall 2012 election;
- Ten principles to consider when deciding how to vote; and
- A prayer for the election and our elected leaders.
The insert and flyer are available in both PDF and editable Word formats. Simply print or copy the insert double-sided, and cut in half. You can also cut and paste text from the insert or flyer into your church newsletter or website.
Wisconsin Voter Information site https://myvote.wi.gov
Wisconsin Government Accountability Board – Voter Information Center ttp://gab.wi.gov/voters
“Voter Education and Registration Information” from Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, including downloadable voter information flyers http://www.lsswis.org/LSS/Community-Outreach/Advocacy/Voter-Education–Registration-.htm
Campaign and Candididate Information
Wisconsin Votes, from Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television http://www.wisconsinvote.org/
WisconsinEye’s Campaign 2012 Voter Guide – Watch in-depth primary candidate interviews and debates/forums at wiseye.org
Rules for Political Activity by Religious Organizations
UPDATED “Preaching Politics From the Pulpit: 2012 Guide to IRS Rules on Political Activity by Religious Organizations,” Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life http://www.pewforum.org/Church-State-Law/preaching-politics-from-the-pulpit-2012.aspx
Faith, Values and Public Issues
Faithful Budget Campaign: Election 2012 Resources http://faithfulbudget.org/2012/09/20/faithful-budget-campaign-election-2012-resources/
National Council of Churches – Christian Principles in an Election Year www.ncccusa.org/votingprinciples
United Church of Christ - “Our Faith, Our Vote” http://www.ucc.org/ourfaithourvote/
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – “Called to Be a Public Church” http://www.elca.org/~/media/Files/Our%20Faith%20in%20Action/Justice/Advocacy/civicguide09rev.pdf