Educate Yourself

January 30, 2010

Welcome to The Precinct Project in the Last Frontier. If you are unfamiliar with the nationwide precinct concept, please visit one of the following websites that discuss it at length:

The National Precinct Project, Eagle Forum, Campaign For Liberty,
The Precinct Project at Glenn Beck’s 912 Coalition
, The Conservative Underground, Precinct Strategy 2010 at, RedState.

This project is a collaborative effort by members of conservative groups across Alaska. We welcome you to participate in the most effective grassroots action you can take today to directly influence the political process here in Alaska.  Join us in taking back Alaska, one precinct at a time. (Start here: What is Precinct Project Alaska?)


Tea Party Activists Team-Up with Conservatives and Successfully Take Back Ownership of the Nevada Republican Party

January 30, 2010

New York Times: In Power Push, Movement Sees Base in G.O.P.
by Kate Zernike
January 14th, 2010

Fact #1 – Precincts

January 28, 2010

There are 40 districts in Alaska. Within those districts there are a total of 438 election precincts.

Every precinct has a Precinct Leader position. Larger precincts will have two positions. Regardless, it is almost certainly the case that one or both of those positions in your precinct is vacant. All together, there are approximately 600 precinct positions throughout the state. Of these, it is estimated that nearly 400 are currently vacant because the party has not been able to find (or more likely not even tried to find) someone to fill that position.

Every precinct will vote to elect new precinct leaders in either February or March 2010 (elections take place every two years).

Well, perhaps we should qualify that. Every precinct should vote to elect new precinct leaders. The fact is that in the most Republican district in the state, there were no elections two years ago simply because no one cared to hold them. You may very well find that the elections for your precinct are not even scheduled, and won’t take place unless you express an interest having them. Vacant positions means no one ran for the position two years ago. And if there were no candidates, why hold an election? I’m sure you understand, which brings us to Fact #2.

Fact #2 – Districts

January 28, 2010

In the absence of active precincts, the district has become the default hub of the local Republican Party.  The 40 districts correspond exactly with the 40 State House Districts throughout the State. It is the District that is responsible for organizing local party elections every two years in the 1-2 months leading up to the State Convention.

It is important to note however that Districts very widely in their level of activity. Some districts will be very active, while others will be struggling, and some districts do not even have a single Republican volunteer who is willing to lead the District (this usually pertains only to the most rural House Districts).

The District Convention

January 28, 2010

Here in Alaska, Republican officials are elected every two years through a two-stage local convention process:

The first stage is a District level convention, followed one to two months later by a State level convention. Each district should have a district level convention, though even at the district level there are inevitably some districts that fail to organize a convention due to inactivity at the local level.*

In 2010, the district conventions will take place sometime between February 11th and March 15th. The State Convention will be a two-day convention and will take place on April 16th-17th.

At the District convention the following key events will take place:

1) The Election of all District leaders, followed by the election of all Precinct Leaders,

2) The Election of Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the State Convention (see the number of delegates your district is entitled to elect),

3) Proposing and approving recommended changes to the Alaska Republican Party Rules (Bylaws/Constitution),

4) Proposing and approving Party Resolutions and Position Statements,

5) Proposing and approving recommended changes to the (Statewide) Party Platform,

6) Proposing and approving recommended changes to the (Statewide) Mission Statement,

7) Proposing and approving recommended changes to the (Statewide) Statement of Principles.

All recommendations approved at the District Convention will then be forwarded to the State Convention for a final vote.

* The Alaska Republican Party permits individual Precincts to organize and elect precinct leaders prior to the District convention if they so choose. However, in reality this very rarely takes place due to inactivity at the local level.

Which District Do I live in?

January 28, 2010

The State of Alaska is divided into 40 Districts, one for each member in the Alaska State House of Representatives.

The area of each district is shown on the Election Districts Webpage.

You may also call the Elections Office in your region to verify the district and precinct you are registered to vote in. If you are not registered to vote and you call, they can look up your district and precinct if you give them your current address.

Your District and Precinct are important information.
Write it down so you don’t forget!

Alaska Division of Elections Regional Offices
Southeast Alaska Elections Office (Districts 1-5 and 33-36)
Toll-Free (866) 948-8683

Southcentral Alaska Elections Office (Districts 13-32)
Toll-Free (866) 958-8683

Matanuska-Susitna Elections Office (Mat-Su Valley Districts)
Phone (907) 373-8952

Central Alaska Elections Office (Districts 6-12)
Toll-Free (866) 959-8683

Northern and Western Alaska Elections Office (Districts 37-40)
Toll-Free (866) 953-8683

The Precinct Leader: Most Powerful Office in the World!

January 27, 2010

Take a moment to learn why the Precinct Leader has been called the most powerful office in the country:

The Most Powerful Office in the World
written by Eagle Forum