Florida Precinct Committee Election
Floridians will elect precinct committeeman in many of the more than 16,000 precincts across the state at the Florida Primary Election on August 14, 2012.
Well, that's not totally true, because as many as half of those precinct committee positions will remain vacant for lack of interest or lack of awareness.
Do you like the way your party is run in your county? In Florida? Well, you can change that. But you have to get up off the couch and put yourself on the ballot.
This is another opportunity to achieve a center of power and it won't come around again for another four years, yes f-o-u-r l-o-n-g y-e-a-r-s.
Most importantly, you have to get on the ballot.
You must live within the precinct boundary.
You must be registered to vote (or 18 years old by the general election in November) and indicate a party affiliation for the party you want to represent. You can change party affiliation from non-affiliated at the time you file. Otherwise, you must not have been registered with another party in the last year.
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 the primary election, Project City Hall will produce a live teleconference on June 6th (see below) to discuss strategy and answer your questions.
How to Determine Your Precinct
- Find your county election office: Go to the Find your Supervisor of Elections by Map page or view the list of Florida County Election Officials.
Getting on the Ballot
You have to file two documents:
- Miami-Dade County only: Candidate Oath - Precinct Committeemen And Committeewomen (DS-DE 24C (Rev. 5/11)
All other counties: Candidate Oath - Precinct Committeemen And Committeewomen (DS-DE 24C (Rev. 5/11)
- Republican Party of Florida Loyalty Oath
Where to file:
- File the Candidate Oath with your county elections official.
- File the Party Loyalty Oath with the Chairman of your county party. (Contact the Republican Party of Florida at (850)222-7920 or go to the Find Your Local REC page.
When to file:
- Deadline: June 8, 2012 at noon.
When you have a plan, you don't have to guess what to do next. Written plans are always better than winging it. With that in mind, we've put together the
Precinct Committee Candidate Checklist to give you a starting point for your plan.
- Call your county elections board and ask how many committeemen your precinct can elect.
- Ask for the names of each of the current committeeman and their contact information (e-mail address and telephone number).
- Ask how many people from the county voted at the previous primary election, and how many votes were cast for each committeeman on the ballot.
- Join other Floridians on the live teleconference call (see above) where you can ask questions.
- Prepare printed information about yourself so that you can quickly communicate the information to everyone you meet from your precinct.
After the Election
- Get a current copy of your state party central committee by-laws and of your county party central committee by-laws along with the rules of the convention you are elected to.
- Keep in touch, because we'll be producing training teleconferences about all the aspects of being an effective caucus participant.
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.
What You'll Learn
- Why you gain power.
- What you need to do to get on the ballot.
- How to win in a competitive election.