Friday, January 27, 2012

Nevada Precinct Caucus

Nevada Precinct Caucus

Nevadans will elect precinct committeemen and county convention delegates at the Nevada Precinct Caucuses on February 4, 2012.

This is another opportunity to achieve a center of power and it won't come around again for another two years.

Qualifications

Most importantly, you have to show up at the caucus.

You must live within the precinct boundary.

You must be registered to vote (or 18 years old by November 4, 2012) and indicate a party affiliation for the party you want to represent.

I challenge you. Do you have what it takes to actually accomplish something of lasting effect? Or will you use one of your pat excuses? I've heard them all. (See The Power Is There for the Taking.)

To answer questions so that you can get yourself elected at your precinct caucus, Project City Hall will produce a live teleconference on January 29th (see below) to discuss strategy and answer your questions.

What:Nevada Precinct Caucus Teleconference
When:Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 5:00 pm (Pacific)
Where:Your home or mobile telephone
Details:To receive teleconference call details, Sign up or text Nevada PC, {your name}, {your e-mail address} to (973)498-8066

How to Determine Your Precinct

  1. Go to the Nevada Secretary of State Voter Registration Search or Caucus Location Lookup and enter your name, date of birth, and county or driver's license number.
  2. Note the Precinct Number preceding the Caucus Location on the results page.
  3. Write down the address and print a map if you need to.

Before the Caucus

  1. Call your county executive committee and ask how many precinct committeemen your precinct can elect.
  2. Ask for the names of each of the current precinct leaders and their contact information (e-mail address and telephone number).
  3. Ask if a precinct committeeman was elected in the previous election cycle, how many people from the precinct voted in the same party, and how many votes were cast for each precinct committeemen on the ballot or as write-ins.
  4. Join other Nevadans on the live teleconference call (see above) where you can ask questions.
  5. Prepare printed information about yourself so that you can quickly communicate the information to everyone you meet (your neighbors) from your precinct.
  6. Prepare printed information about any party platform ideas that you have.
  7. If you are in a county that allows pre-registration -- Clark, Churchill, Douglas, Lyon, Storey, and Washoe -- go to the on-line pre-registration page. Pre-registration will speed the process at check-in on caucus day.

At the Caucus

  1. Arrive early. You may want to volunteer for the ambassador (greeter) so you can personally greet each person in your precinct as they arrive.
  2. Bring your voter identification card, other state-issued identification, or pre-registration form.
  3. You'll receive a caucus packet that should have the papers you'll need to vote.
  4. Introduce yourself to everyone in your precinct. Let them know which positions you are running for -- precinct committeeman or delegate or both -- and what your platform ideas are.

Winning the Election

Winning a precinct election is easy, even with someone running against you, which is rare. You can do it if you prepare in advance and have a plan. Many people are looking for leaders and will accept almost anyone who simply steps up to lead. Just look at your current set of elected officials for proof of that.

After the Election

  1. Get a current copy of your state party executive committee by-laws and of your county party executive committee by-laws.
  2. Find out from the out-going county party executive committee when the organizational meeting is scheduled to elect new officers.
  3. Keep in touch, because we'll be producing training teleconferences about all the aspects of being an effective precinct committeeman.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who wants to take their country back.
  • Anyone who values freedom and liberty.
  • If you're already a precinct committeeman, attend to encourage others and to relate your own experience.

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