So you’ve decided to do your part to take a stand for the Constitution in your local neighborhood. Alright! Now it’s time to get to work.
To make things simple, we’ll assume you don’t have any experience when you start out. Therefore any experience you do have is gravy.
There are some essentials you need to accomplish and we will be here to help you do it:
1) Educate yourself about the basics of the election process (when? where? what will be voted on? who can vote?)
[This website has been designed specifically to help you do this]
2) Identify the candidates and issues that deserve your support in this election.
[We leave this process entirely up to you, but can assist you by providing you with questions to ask each candidate and by providing both a statewide online forum and a local district forum for interacting with other participants in the Precinct Project]
3) Identify the offices that do not have any candidates running (There will be many of them – There always are).
4) Educate yourself on the privileges and duties of each office (because these are each volunteer positions, the duties are often quite minimal).
[Again, we are here to help. We have listed the privileges and duties of each office on this website]
5) If there is no conservative running, Decide between whether you will throw your name in the ring for the position or you will recruit a true conservative to run.
[Every position is exactly the same statewide. If you don’t have someone in your local area who has served in a position before, we can connect you to a team member somewhere else in the state who has had that experience and can answer your questions]
6) Work with others committed to this project to inform your family, neighbors, and fellow Alaskans about what they can do.
And there you have it. Once you have a basic understanding of the project and would like to support your fellow patriots, the first thing you want to do is visit the “GoogleGroups” link on the right side of the page and join your local district group. Once there, visit the “District Pages” to find your district. If you’re the first one to join in your district, feel free to hang out in the statewide group until you and others have gathered a few more locals from your district to the cause.
Once you’ve visited your local group, if you haven’t already, be sure to check out the “Promote the Project” section of this website for more tools and ideas on how to get the word out.
To maximize your influence in taking back your precinct, become familiar with the facts.
Armed with the facts, you can then begin to discover what the situation is today in your local area.
Because it is almost a certainty that your precinct does not currently have a precinct leader to go to, start with your District. Your best point of contact at the district level will be your local Republican District Chairman. You can find out who that is by visiting the Alaska Republican Party website and looking for the contact information for your specific district. The name listed will be your District Chairman/Chairwoman.
Take the information that you’ve learned (the Chairman’s name, contact information, etc.) and post it in your District Group. This will save someone else from having to do the same homework. Also, when you find out what’s happening with your district (how active is it? where will your convention be held? when? what will it cost to attend? who is running to be the next District Chairman?), take what you learn and then copy it down so others in your group can know as well. When you contact your chairman, ask if they need anyone to run for a position (Chairman, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, State Delegate, etc. — The answer to this of course will most certainly be “Yes”….but you can still ask).
Once you’ve done your homework, it will become more clear what work you and the others in your district will have to do in order to take back your precinct. If you happen to live in one of the five districts who are particularly inactive and do not currently have a District Chairman, your job is both easier and harder. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information if that’s the case and we’ll help you from there.
Those who have information and experience have the privilege of being able to share it with others — as teammates working together toward a common goal.
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