For the name John "JC" Cashin to be on the ballot as an Independent US Rep Candidate I need minimum 6155 valid Signatures from only registered voters in the 5th US Congressional District by Sept 1st, 2012 for the November 6th, 2012 General Election. (We intend to get at least 8,000 valid signatures to be sure)
All required County by County notarized petition pages of signatures must be submitted with the Secretary of State on or before 5pm September 6th, 2012.
Our goal is to get at least 8,500 valid signatures by June 2012 so if there is a problem or a substantial none-validation or rejection of signatures we still have time to get more by July/August ahead of September 1st, 2012. We need a week to get all pages notarized county by county then photocopied and collected and finally jointly submitted to the Secretary of State's office in Montgomery.
Leave Page ___ of ___ (blank). The County team heads will be given the actual numbers of total pages when we do the notarization process.
Fill in one County name (ex; Madison, Limestone, Jackson, Lauderdale etc of where petition was circulated and/or voter's registration roles signatures located.
Fill in my candidate name of John "JC" Cashin to be certified as an Independent Candidate for the office of....
Fill in [5th Cong. Dist. US House of Reps] or [5th Cong. Dist. US Rep.]
The County of signatures signed in, all signatures on each page must be from the named County on the page.
Both Active & Inactive votes can sign petitions but we should encourage inactive voters to change their status to active at the courthouse or online.
And further try to get non-registered voters to register 60 days prior to the general election and actively vote and participate!
The Counties of the 5th District are basically the Tennessee River Valley Counties of Northern Alabama as follows:
Madison (216,504 total active & inactive voters)[32,271 Inactive]
Limestone (46,102 active & inactive voters)
Jackson (34,707 active & inactive voters)
Lauderdale (52,291 active & inactive voters)
Lawrence (23,109 active & inactive voters)
Colbert (35,009 active & inactive voters)
Morgan County [66,843 TOTAL active & inactive voters but only registered voters from West side of Decatur and Hartselle can actually sign petitions)
All signatures must be gathered in person. (meaning not online nor email etc.)
Must be a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older, has been a resident of the state for at least thirty (30) days.
Circulators must acknowledge, on the petition, whether he or she is a paid circulator before circulating a petition. (So far all are volunteers to my knowledge).
� A signor must have an identifier (DOB or Voter ID) and a signature that matches with the voter role or a street address
and a signature that matches the voter roles the petition is valid.
� Abbreviations are acceptable if they match the information on the voter roles.
City, County, State, or Zip are not required if the elections officials can verify the signor with the identifier.
P.O. Box addresses are acceptable. (But to me only if the PO Box is the address on the Voter's Registration roles).
(But please get all of each voters info possible along with their signature)
[Meanwhile each circulator should make their own TWO or 3 photocopies of each petition page! One to keep as legal proof of what signatures and info they actually collected, 2nd to give to our team's County Co-ordinator, 3rd to the District Team Director's office.
Also this info will be handy for later rallies and public hall meetings and campaign info & issues awareness activities hopefully ending in a victory party and eventually legislation to help all one day!]
A separate contact list (with email and phone numbers) should be made by each circulator for all who have good issues of concern or want to campaign or get out the vote etc. Make copies of such list and forward to me via email to email@example.com
The sooner we get the required signatures notarized, submitted and validated by the Alabama Secretary of State office in Montgomery the sooner we can focus on campaign, issues etc.
There is an online registration form for Alabama Citizens to download and fill out and return to become an active registered voter.
All can also go to the County Courthouse and pick up stacks free forms for voter registration and have them with you as you circulate the petitions.
It may be good for all circulators to have them in hand. This way you are already doing a free public service as well as gaining signatures.
And if they get registered on time by June 30th then they can sign my petition later but before Sept 1st is best of course!