As for Tuesday's election, Graves said church members are encouraged to exercise their right to vote and to vote their conscience when doing so. However, they are not told who they should vote for, he said.
“I think we've benefited from having a member of our faith raise the awareness of our faith while we as a church have retained our neutrality. We really do try to remain separate from the political,” Graves said.
Bowman, a co-owner of several metro Jamba Juice establishments, said he does not impose his religious views on anyone, especially in the workplace. He said this election year with a Mormon presidential candidate has meant that more of his friends and workplace associates have come to him with questions about the Mormon faith.
“I've enjoyed that,” he said.
Bowman said he has been a registered voter since he was 18 and he tries to stay informed.
“I'm kind of looking forward to this election next week to see what develops,” he said.