Consider a side of candidate petitions with that turkey

By DOUG IBENDAHL • November 26, 2013


Need a way to work off that big Thanksgiving feast? Why not take a walk around the neighborhood and collect some petition signatures.


There’s still time to get on the ballot for Republican Precinct Committeeman (or Republican Township Committeeman in Cook County). A minimum of only valid 10 signatures are needed to get on the ballot for Precinct Committeeman – and one of those can be your own.


If you live outside of Cook County there’s nearly a 50/50 chance your precinct isn’t even represented by an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman right now.


Petition signers must be registered to vote in your precinct, but a petition circulator need only be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen. A circulator need not live in the precinct.


So give Uncle Bill and Aunt Mary a clipboard and hit the streets. Add a little democracy to your family’s Thanksgiving festivities.


The close of business this Monday, December 2 is the deadline for filing candidate petitions in Illinois. Candidates for Precinct Committeeman (and Township Committeeman in Cook) file with the County Clerk.


The Republican Precinct Project has all of the forms you need HERE.


Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


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