This white board animation explains more about the policy of political neutrality in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In short:

– The Church doesn’t promote or endorse any party or candidate or try to influence any candidates.

Mormons are encouraged to vote — to study issues and candidates and to exercise their freedom and agency to vote according to their consciences.

– The Church as an institution does sometimes speak out on moral or social issues (again, not promoting candidates or parties), which is consistent with the right of individuals and religions to have a voice in the public square. “Moral positions informed by a religious conscience must be accorded equal access to the public square. Under the constitutions of most countries, a religious conscience may not be given preference, but neither should it be disregarded.” (Quote by Quentin L. Cook. See also “Should Religion Influence Policy?”

For more on the topic of Mormons and politics and the Church’s political neutrality, see the following articles:

Political Neutrality (

A Note about Mormons and Politics (found here at Mormon Women: Who We Are)