Voter Registration Guide for Church Militant Florida Resistance Chapters


Thank you for joining Church Militant’s “Restore Our Country Initiative!” The following information goes through the congressional districts that are within the grounds of each diocese as well as the individuals who are running for those offices.

If you have any further questions regarding the operations of executing the initiative, please send an email to contact@cm-resistance.com.


Please keep us updated on your progress. After registration is under way, we will provide you with ways to ensure voters follow through by getting to the polls on November 3rd.


Thank you again, and God bless you! 



The Florida Primary is August 18, 2020.








Districts within the Archdiocese of Miami


District 20 - Alcee Hastings (D) is the incumbent.

  • Click here for Alcee’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see the other candidates


District 22 - Ted Deutch (D) is the incumbent and running unopposed

  • Click here for Ted’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see Republicans candidates


District 23 - Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Debbie’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see the other candidates


District 24 - Frederica Wilson (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Frederica’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see the other candidates


District 25 - Mario Diaz-Balart (R) is running unopposed

  • Click here for Mario’s Planned Parenthood Scorecard
  • Mario vows to protect the sanctity of life


District 26 - Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Debbie’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see Republican candidates


District 27 - Donna Shalala (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Donna’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see Republican candidates



Districts within the Diocese of Orlando


District 6 - Michael Waltz (R) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Michael’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here for Michael’s statement on protecting life


District 7 - Stephanie Murphy (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Stephanie’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see Republican Candidates


District 8 - Bill Posey (R) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Bill’s Planned Parenthood Scorecard 
  • Click here for Bill’s history on protecting life
  • Running against Bill is Republican is Scott Caine


District 9 - Darren Soto (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Darren’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see Republican candidates


District 10 - Val Demmings (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Val’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see Republican candidates


District 11 - Daniel Webster (R) is the incumbent


District 15 - Ross Spano (R) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Ross’s stance on life
  • Click here to see the other Candidates


Districts within the Diocese of Palm Beach


District 17 - Greg Steube (R) is the incumbent


District 18 - Brian Mast (R) is the  incumbent

  • Click here for Brian’s stance on life
  • Click here to see the other candidates


District 20 - Alcee Hastings (D) is the incumbent.

  • Click here for Alcee’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see the other candidates


District 21 - Lois Frankel (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Lois’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here for the Repbulican candidates


District 22 - Ted Deutch (D) is the incumbent and running unopposed

  • Click here for Ted’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see Republicans candidates


Districts within the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee


District 1 - Matt Gaetz (R) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Matt’s stance on life
  • Click here to see the other candidates


District 2 - Neal Dunn (R) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Neal’s stance on life


District 5 - Al Lawson (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Al’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see other candidates


Districts within the Diocese of St. Augustine


District 2 - Neal Dunn (R) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Neal’s stance on life


District 3 - Ted Yoho (R) will not seek re-election

  • Click here to see available Candidates


District 4 - John Rutherford (R) is the incumbent


District 5 - Al Lawson (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Al’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see other candidates


District 6 - Michael Waltz (R) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Michael’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here for Michael’s statement on protecting life

Districts within the Diocese of St. Petersburg


District 11 - Daniel Webster (R) is the incumbent


District 12 - Gus Bilirakis (R) is the incumbent


District 13 - Charlie Crist (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here to see the Republican Candidates
  • Click here for Charlie’s stance on life


District 14 - Kathy Castor (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Kathy’s stance on life
  • Click here to see the Republican candidates


District 15 - Ross Spano (R) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Ross’s stance on life
  • Click here to see the other Candidates

Districts within the Diocese of Venice


District 16 - Vern Buchanan (R) is the incumbent


District 17 - Greg Steube (R) is the incumbent


District 19 - Francis Rooney (R) will not be running for re-election

  • Click here for a list of candidates


District 25 - Mario Diaz-Balart (R) is running unopposed

  • Click here for Mario’s Planned Parenthood Scorecard
  • Mario vows to protect the sanctity of life



Registering Voters: In FL, there are unique requirements to offer third party registration. For details, click here.


Other Very Important Info (Page 20 or 24 in Document)


  • Focus the initiative on education and follow-ups.
  • Registration drive options:
  • Click this link for the federal form
  • Click this link to register for third party voter registration in Florida


Talk to your pastor or entity managers/owners about permission to set up a booth near the most active entrance/exit. Make it very clear that you aren’t pushing an agenda, but providing people the information necessary to make an informed decision. 


Depending on where the booth is set up, the content you distribute will vary. 


If you are at a local parish, hand out information that explains the teachings of the Church and compares them to the stances of the running candidates. Provide printed versions of the free Church Militant voter’s guide or a link to download it. 


There are other locations where you can ensure people make it to the polls. At these locations, offer literature that compares the candidates. This is information that the group can assemble together during meetings. Make sure that this information contains concise points about the stance of each candidate. Secular locations that offer a high probability of conservatives are: 


  • Churches 
  • Gunshops
  • Parks
  • Home Depot (not Lowes)
  • Chick-Fil-A



Materials for your Booths


  • Clipboards
  • Commitment Forms
  • Because most individuals cannot register voters, we can have a sheet for individuals to “commit” to voting. 
  • By gathering their contact information, we can follow up with those individuals as election day draws near to make sure they are following through with their civic duty
  • Registration forms
  • Pens
  • Table, table cloth, and chair(s)
  • Not needed, but recommended. 
  • Church Militant Voter’s guide (info where to get it or printed versions)

Attempting to Register Individuals


Just ask. As Scott Presler puts it, it’s “a lot like dating. The worst they can say is ‘no.’” 


EX: Hi, are you registered to vote? 


If YES: offer a CM Voters Guide. 

  • Invite them to join the group to register voters
  • If they reject your offer, tell them thank you and have a good day.


If NO: offer them a pen and say something like “I can get you registered in two minutes flat.” Most people tend to be more agreeable, especially at a parish, so they will be more likely to accept the pen and complete the registration. Important point: In Michigan, over a third of Catholics were not registered to vote in 2016.

  • If they don’t want to register today, offer them a form to go as well as a CM Voter Guide.
  • If they register, gather their name, email address, phone number, and home address. NOT age or gender. Offer to drop off forms for people. “All you need to do is complete the form and I’ll do the rest!” 


Steps to take:


Apply to and Complete Voter Registration Training


Request local pastors to set up booths after masses or events.


Schedule your preferred date and time.


Recruit other Resistance members.


Print voter registration forms (or pick them up) and sign-up-to-help forms.


Gather materials


See through the booth set up and registration process


Place voter info into a spreadsheet in order to follow up later.


Return the completed forms to local registrars or follow subsequent orders for states that require further training. 


Follow up with registered voters.

  • EX Phone Call: “Hi John, it’s Jane. I helped get you registered to vote at St. Aidan’s Parish on Sunday. I wanted to let you know that your registration form has been submitted, so you should be set to vote in November. Is there anything else that I can do for you before election day?”






Thank you for joining Church Militant’s “Restore Our Country Initiative!” The following information goes through the congressional districts that are within the grounds of each diocese as well as the individuals who are running for those offices.


If you have any further questions regarding the operations of executing the initiative, please send an email to contact@cm-resistance.com.


Please keep us updated on your progress. After registration is under way, we will provide you with ways to ensure voters follow through by getting to the polls on November 3rd.


Thank you again, and God bless you! 



The Florida Primary is August 18, 2020.








Districts within the Archdiocese of Miami


District 20 - Alcee Hastings (D) is the incumbent.

  • Click here for Alcee’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see the other candidates


District 22 - Ted Deutch (D) is the incumbent and running unopposed

  • Click here for Ted’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see Republicans candidates


District 23 - Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Debbie’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see the other candidates


District 24 - Frederica Wilson (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Frederica’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see the other candidates


District 25 - Mario Diaz-Balart (R) is running unopposed

  • Click here for Mario’s Planned Parenthood Scorecard
  • Mario vows to protect the sanctity of life


District 26 - Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Debbie’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see Republican candidates


District 27 - Donna Shalala (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Donna’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see Republican candidates



Districts within the Diocese of Orlando


District 6 - Michael Waltz (R) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Michael’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here for Michael’s statement on protecting life


District 7 - Stephanie Murphy (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Stephanie’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see Republican Candidates


District 8 - Bill Posey (R) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Bill’s Planned Parenthood Scorecard 
  • Click here for Bill’s history on protecting life
  • Running against Bill is Republican is Scott Caine


District 9 - Darren Soto (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Darren’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see Republican candidates


District 10 - Val Demmings (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Val’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see Republican candidates


District 11 - Daniel Webster (R) is the incumbent


District 15 - Ross Spano (R) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Ross’s stance on life
  • Click here to see the other Candidates


Districts within the Diocese of Palm Beach


District 17 - Greg Steube (R) is the incumbent


District 18 - Brian Mast (R) is the  incumbent

  • Click here for Brian’s stance on life
  • Click here to see the other candidates


District 20 - Alcee Hastings (D) is the incumbent.

  • Click here for Alcee’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see the other candidates


District 21 - Lois Frankel (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Lois’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here for the Repbulican candidates


District 22 - Ted Deutch (D) is the incumbent and running unopposed

  • Click here for Ted’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see Republicans candidates


Districts within the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee


District 1 - Matt Gaetz (R) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Matt’s stance on life
  • Click here to see the other candidates


District 2 - Neal Dunn (R) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Neal’s stance on life


District 5 - Al Lawson (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Al’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see other candidates


Districts within the Diocese of St. Augustine


District 2 - Neal Dunn (R) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Neal’s stance on life


District 3 - Ted Yoho (R) will not seek re-election

  • Click here to see available Candidates


District 4 - John Rutherford (R) is the incumbent


District 5 - Al Lawson (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Al’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here to see other candidates


District 6 - Michael Waltz (R) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Michael’s Planned Parenthood scorecard
  • Click here for Michael’s statement on protecting life

Districts within the Diocese of St. Petersburg


District 11 - Daniel Webster (R) is the incumbent


District 12 - Gus Bilirakis (R) is the incumbent


District 13 - Charlie Crist (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here to see the Republican Candidates
  • Click here for Charlie’s stance on life


District 14 - Kathy Castor (D) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Kathy’s stance on life
  • Click here to see the Republican candidates


District 15 - Ross Spano (R) is the incumbent

  • Click here for Ross’s stance on life
  • Click here to see the other Candidates

Districts within the Diocese of Venice


District 16 - Vern Buchanan (R) is the incumbent


District 17 - Greg Steube (R) is the incumbent


District 19 - Francis Rooney (R) will not be running for re-election

  • Click here for a list of candidates


District 25 - Mario Diaz-Balart (R) is running unopposed

  • Click here for Mario’s Planned Parenthood Scorecard
  • Mario vows to protect the sanctity of life



Registering Voters: In FL, there are unique requirements to offer third party registration. For details, click here.


Other Very Important Info (Page 20 or 24 in Document)


  • Focus the initiative on education and follow-ups.
  • Registration drive options:
  • Click this link for the federal form
  • Click this link to register for third party voter registration in Florida


Talk to your pastor or entity managers/owners about permission to set up a booth near the most active entrance/exit. Make it very clear that you aren’t pushing an agenda, but providing people the information necessary to make an informed decision. 


Depending on where the booth is set up, the content you distribute will vary. 


If you are at a local parish, hand out information that explains the teachings of the Church and compares them to the stances of the running candidates. Provide printed versions of the free Church Militant voter’s guide or a link to download it. 


There are other locations where you can ensure people make it to the polls. At these locations, offer literature that compares the candidates. This is information that the group can assemble together during meetings. Make sure that this information contains concise points about the stance of each candidate. Secular locations that offer a high probability of conservatives are: 


  • Churches 
  • Gunshops
  • Parks
  • Home Depot (not Lowes)
  • Chick-Fil-A



Materials for your Booths


  • Clipboards
  • Commitment Forms
  • Because most individuals cannot register voters, we can have a sheet for individuals to “commit” to voting. 
  • By gathering their contact information, we can follow up with those individuals as election day draws near to make sure they are following through with their civic duty
  • Registration forms
  • Pens
  • Table, table cloth, and chair(s)
  • Not needed, but recommended. 
  • Church Militant Voter’s guide (info where to get it or printed versions)

Attempting to Register Individuals


Just ask. As Scott Presler puts it, it’s “a lot like dating. The worst they can say is ‘no.’” 


EX: Hi, are you registered to vote? 


If YES: offer a CM Voters Guide. 

  • Invite them to join the group to register voters
  • If they reject your offer, tell them thank you and have a good day.


If NO: offer them a pen and say something like “I can get you registered in two minutes flat.” Most people tend to be more agreeable, especially at a parish, so they will be more likely to accept the pen and complete the registration. Important point: In Michigan, over a third of Catholics were not registered to vote in 2016.

  • If they don’t want to register today, offer them a form to go as well as a CM Voter Guide.
  • If they register, gather their name, email address, phone number, and home address. NOT age or gender. Offer to drop off forms for people. “All you need to do is complete the form and I’ll do the rest!” 


Steps to take:


Apply to and Complete Voter Registration Training


Request local pastors to set up booths after masses or events.


Schedule your preferred date and time.


Recruit other Resistance members.


Print voter registration forms (or pick them up) and sign-up-to-help forms.


Gather materials


See through the booth set up and registration process


Place voter info into a spreadsheet in order to follow up later.


Return the completed forms to local registrars or follow subsequent orders for states that require further training. 


Follow up with registered voters.

  • EX Phone Call: “Hi John, it’s Jane. I helped get you registered to vote at St. Aidan’s Parish on Sunday. I wanted to let you know that your registration form has been submitted, so you should be set to vote in November. Is there anything else that I can do for you before election day?”