Church Teaching on Voting

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by Father John Laux, M.A. 3-25-1932
Under Voting. Since citizens have a large share in the election of all public officers from the President to the town marshal, they should fulfill such a duty faithfully and conscientiously. There may even be a moral obligation to vote at elections in order to prevent the election of one who would do grave (moral) public harm if elected. If the choice lies between candidates who are equally good or equally bad, there is no obligation in conscience to cast one’s vote.
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