The following letter, dated Sept. 4, 2001, was sent from the First Presidency to General Authorities and local priesthood leaders:
In this election year we remind Church members that they are under special obligation to exercise their right to vote and to seek out and then uphold leaders who will act with integrity, and who are wise, good, and honest (see Doctrine and Covenants 98:10). We strongly encourage members of the Church to study the issues and candidates carefully and prayerfully and then vote in the primary and general election for those they believe will most nearly carry out their ideas of good government.
We also reaffirm the Church's long-standing policy of political neutrality. The Church does not endorse any political party, political platform, or candidate, nor should Church facilities, directories, or mailing lists be used for political purposes.
The First Presidency