Thursday, December 10, 2015

Ohio 2016 County Central Committee Election

Ohio 2016 County Central Committee Election

Ohioians will elect county central committee members in more than 11,100 precincts across the state at the Ohio Primary Election on March 16, 2016.

Well, that's not totally true, because as many as half of those precinct 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 Ohio? 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 two years.


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 at the time you file.

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 primary election, Project City Hall will produce a live teleconference on December 11th (see below) to discuss strategy and answer your questions.

What:Ohio 2016 County Central Committee Election Teleconference
When:Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm (EST)
Where:Your home or mobile telephone
Details:To receive teleconference call details, Sign up or text Ohio PC, {your name}, {your e-mail address} to (973)498-8066

How to Determine Your Precinct

  1. Go to the My Voter Information page.
  2. Enter the name that on your registration and your county. Then click the 'Search' button.
    For example:
    First Name: JOHN
    Last Name: PUBLIC
    County: Clermont
  3. On the Voter Search Results page, click on your the link for your name.
    For example:
    CINCINNATI 45244
  4. On the Voter Profile Page, note the line where it says precint.
    For example:
    Voter Profile Page
    Name:  JOHN Q PUBLIC
    Address:  4 LEGEND CT
    1034 OLD STATE ROUTE 74
    BATAVIA OH 45103
    (Get Directions) * Precinct:  UNION TOWNSHIP A
    US Congressional District:  2
    Senate District:  14
    State Rep. District:  65

Getting on the Ballot

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.

A county central committee candidate must file a single form, a Form No. 2-L - Declaration Of Candidacy / Party Primary Election / For Member of County Central Committee. The form includes a petition which must include the signatures of at least five (5) voters of the same party who live in the precinct. Between your own household and a couple of neighbors, you can get these signatures in a few minutes.

The filing period is months long beginning on September 12, 2015 and ending on December 16, 2015.

  1. Call your county elections office and ask whether your county is electing central committee members this cycle. Most counties are on a two-year cycle (elected every two years), but some are on a four-year cycle and this may not be the year the election occurs. (We'll compile this information for everyone, so text us {your county name}, {two / four cycle}, {election year} and we'll include this information for everyone.)
  2. Ask for the names of each of the current county committee members and their contact information (e-mail address and telephone number).
  3. Ask how many people from the county voted at the previous primary election, and how many votes were cast for each county committee candidate on the ballot.
  4. Join other Ohioians 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 from your precinct.

Winning the Election

Winning a county central committee position is not very challenging, especially if no one is running against you. 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 central committee by-laws and of your county party central committee by-laws along with the rules of the convention you are elected to.
  2. 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 county central committee member, attend to encourage others and to relate your own experience.

What You'll Learn

  • The power of the county central committee member.
  • What happens at the county reorganization meeting.
  • Why you need to connect with like-minded individuals before the county reorganization meeting.
  • Why you should get other people you know in Ohio to get on their county central committee.
  • The best strategies for getting your petition signatures.
  • How to win in a competitive election.

Reference Material

County Party Information

If you have corrections or additions to this information, please let us know.


County Reorganization Meeting Information

The county reorganization meeting, where the new chairman and other officers are elected, occurs just a few days after the primary election. This is the meeting at which the newly elected county committee members first exercise their power.

If you have corrections or additions to this information, please let us know.


You've Got A Friend

If this is your first meeting, it helps to get together with others who may be a little more organized. The party insiders already know the other insiders, so incumbents, as usual, always have an advantage. Here are a list of contacts, by county, who are willing to take you under their wing, so to speak. You may not agree with them on everything, but they are not insiders, so they, like you, are probably in the minority.

All politics is local. We cannot reach the goal alone. We need your help. These people are actively recruiting county central committee members in their county. If you'd like to recruit for your county, add your comment to this article and a way to contact you.


County Rules Analysis

Below you will find an analysis of county organization rules that differ from the norm.



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