A message from Mike:
I'm running for Lieutenant Governor. Christina Digiulio (aka PK Ditty) is running for Governor. If you don't know PK, check her out. She's done some amazing work around the Mariner East. We are of like mind on many issues and we plan to take the fight as far as we can. Richard Weiss is running for the US Senate.
Requirements: Please read all of this before you get started
- This must be printed on legal sized paper. You’re welcome to make copies, just make sure they are on legal size paper.
I’ve seen people circulate letter size petitions – a lot of work to have them rejected.
The mechanics of the petition itself:
- Every person who signs it must be from the same county (if you are having people from other counties sign, they need to sign one with the county name where they live. You may want to carry more than one.)
- You'll find the county name blank, so the county needs to be filled in - both in section A (Preamble) and section D (Statement of Circulator). You don't fill out Section D until you have finished.
- It doesn't matter what party a person is registered with - any voter registered in Pennsylvania can sign this.
The signature section asks for very specific information:
- They should sign in the first column and they should use the name that they are registered with
- They need to print their name in the second column
- They need to put their actual physical address in the next 3 columns
- Where it says City, Boro, or Twp, they must enter where they vote, not their mailing address.
For example, I live in Cherry Valley Borough, but my mailing address is E Unity Rd, Emlenton, PA. I would enter that as ### in the first column, East Unity Rd in the second, and Cherry Valley Borough in the third.
- The date needs to include the year
Some pointers for gathering signatures:
- The easiest place to gather petitions is on primary election day at a busy polling place. Almost every person coming out will be a registered voter (I usually hang with people passing out campaign materials for candidates on the primary ballot but tell the folks that we’ll talk on the way out.).
- When I approach them, I ask if they will help get some candidates on the ballot. Let them know it’s a fairness issue – “You aren’t obligated to vote for them, but don’t you think it’s better when we get to hear other voices?”
- Get as many or as few as you feel comfortable. We need to get around 10,000, so the more you get, the better.
We can circulate until 8/1/22.
Have all of them returned by July 15, 2022.
Please mail complete petitions with your signature and any others you can collect:
264 East Unity Rd.
Emlenton, PA 16373
A few valuable resources you might consider reviewing before you started: