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RUNNING TO BECOME A PRECINCT DELEGATE IN CLINTON COUNTY
Precinct Delegates are elected to each of the political parties in Michigan in every even numbered year in the August primary election. Those that are elected will comprise the voting precinct delegates in the Clinton County Republican Party. The detailed related to becoming a precinct delegate:
Michigan Election law clearly defines what the requirements are for becoming a precinct delegate:
1. A qualified and registered elector residing within the election precinct where they desire to become a candidate on the filing deadline.
2. The precinct delegate filing date ends at 4:00 p.m. on the 13th Tuesday preceding the August primary.
3. The precinct delegate candidate must be at least 18 years of age by the filing deadline.
4. A precinct delegate candidate may hold or seek any other public office in Michigan.
5. A precinct delegate candidate may not serve as an election inspector in the precinct in which he or she resides.
To be on the August Primary Ballot:
1. A person who wishes to seek a precinct delegate position must file an Affidavit of Identity with the County Clerk. (See Appendix for Affidavit of Identity forms.)
2. The deadline for filing an Affidavit of Identity for a precinct delegate position is 4:00 p.m. on the 13th Tuesday preceding the primary. GET IT IN EARLY — DON’T PROCRASTINATE!
RUNNING AS A WRITE-IN CANDIDATE — THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO THAT (FILING REQUIREMENTS)
You can become a write-in CANDIDATE in the August Primary or on the day of the primary election:
1. You may file in person or by mail.
2. You must file by 4 p.m. the Friday prior to the Primary election with your County Clerk or on
Election on Day in your voting precinct.
3. Complete the write-in candidate form as follows:
a. Fill out the write-in candidate information
1) It should be printed legibly
2) Fill in the circle to indicate you are a registered voter at the listed address.
3) Make sure to add your phone number, date of birth, and email address.
4) Print your jurisdiction and precinct number.
5) read, sign, and date the attestation.
The affidavit is not complete until signed and notarized.
NOTE: A precinct election inspector may witness your signature in lieu of a notary on Election Day.
WHAT? THERE IS STILL ANOTHER WAY TO BECOME A PRECINCT DELEGATE? ELEVATING PEOPLE TO BECOME PRECINCT DELEGATES
There still is one more way for anyone that wants to become a precinct delegate, from their precinct, and it includes:
1. Attending one of the county conventions that will be held in the current two year election cycle. Anyone that lives in a precinct that currently has unfilled precinct delegate seats can ask to be “elevated” to that position at a county convention. The process will vary from county-to-county.
2. To become a new precinct delegate, after the business of the convention has been completed, the party chair will ask if there is anyone in attendance that would like to become a precinct delegate in their precinct.
3. If there is a current opening it will be verified by the chair and a vote taken for approval by the precinct delegates in attendance.
4. Personal information regarding the new precinct delegate will be taken by the chair and then
forwarded to the State Party for their records.
5. At that point the person will now be a new precinct delegate for the current two year cycle.