Instructions and FAQ for Petition Circulators
Circulating my petition is one of the most important things you can do to help our campaign. I’m incredibly grateful for your interest in helping our campaign this way!
This document is intended to be a reference for being a successful petition circulator. Typing out petition instructions makes the process seem more complicated than it really is, but we’re going to try anyway 😉 If you haven’t already received in-person training, we’re happy to do that.
The requirements to circulate for my campaign are slightly stricter than the legal requirements. In short, you must be registered to vote in Arizona.
If you are not already registered to vote, will be 18 by November 6th, and have a driver’s license or state ID, you can register to vote online at servicearizona.com.
You Represent the Campaign
As a petition circulator, you will be first campaign representative that many people will interact with face to face. Some people won’t even have heard of me. It’s important that their experience being asked to sign the petition is positive. You should interact with people in such a way as to create a high likelihood that they will want to sign the petition, learn more about the campaign, tell their friends about the campaign, and vote for me.
- Be positive.
- Be courteous.
- Kindly offer people a few reasons to sign the petition and attempt to resolve any doubts or concerns.
- Act like you’re in a rush to move on to the next signature.
- Get mad at the few people who don’t want to sign.
- Falsely represent the campaign in order to get someone to sign.
- Fight with people who don’t agree with me or my positions.
You’ll find it very helpful if you have pens and a legal size clipboard. The campaign is happy to provide these.
“Excuse me. My name is _____. I’m out here today representing Noah Dyer, the independent candidate for Governor. Would you be willing to take 20 seconds to sign the petition to put him on the ballot?”
- Fill in the county you will be circulating in at the top of the petition in the first blank box.
- Go to a location where you think lots of people will be gathered. People don’t necessarily have to be in a civic frame of mind.
- Concert or sporting event
- Signers must live in the county you list at the top.
- If you meet someone who lives in a different county, you must start a separate sheet for them, which can then be used for other people from that county later.
- Signers must completely sign their name, print name, address, and date.
- Signers cannot skip any of these fields.
- Signers cannot put ” [quotation marks]or “same” if the person above them has the same info.
- You can assist someone who is disabled, but not anyone else.
- Signers are NOT required to provide an email, but is very helpful.
- Signers should try to stay in their boxes, but it’s ok if they go out a little bit.
- To sign the petition, people must be registered to vote in Arizona at the address they put on the petition.
- 17-year-olds who will be 18 by Nov 6, 2018 can register to vote and sign the petition immediately.
- People who are eligible to register but have not registered can register at servicearizona.com and sign the petition immediately.
- People can update their address at servicearizona.com if they’ve not updated their registration since they last moved and sign the petition immediately.
- Felons who have not had their records expunged and people who have been legally judged incompetent cannot vote and therefore cannot sign the petition.
Returning Signed Petitions
- Return the sheets to Noah or someone else on the campaign leadership team at a campaign event or by mail:
- Every Tuesday you can drop them off at The Wayne Smith located at 2120 S. Rural Rd, Tempe, between 6-7pm.
- Mail them to 125 N 2nd St. Suite 110-445, Phoenix, AZ 85004
- Feel free to contact my Field Director, Becky, by phone or email to set something up. email@example.com, 630-913-7001
Your willingness to help the campaign this way means a lot and it is truly helpful!
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