“We as a Church do not get involved in political candidates of any persuasion. The reason we don’t is because we have Republicans and we have Democrats, and we have independents, and we have Libertarians, and we have on and on and on, who are faithful Latter-day Saints. So the Church is politically neutral. But, we teach our people that it is our duty to seek out and find good, honest, men and women… with values and virtue, and honesty, and integrity, and encourage them to run for office. And then to use their agency to vote for whomever they choose. The Church does not tell anyone how to use that agency. But, as a principle, we have an obligation, as citizens of our countries, wherever we happen to live, whether it be in the United States or in other countries, to do our part to find good, honest, people to lead us. And that’s just part of our doctrine, but we are poltically neutral and we are not telling our people to support and to back any candidate.”
Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addresses the question of whether the Church supports political candidates. Published Oct 2007.