I WANT TO RUN FOR COUNTY COMMITTEE
The process to run for County Committee is the same as other positions in New York State. Running for President of the United States, City Council, or County Committee follow the same process.
The first step is merely saying, "I am doing it." The process will not make much sense, but everything is like that to dissuade people from running. We built this website to streamline the process to remove all the hoops from running.
The party, like any Non-Profit Organisation or For-Profit Corporation, has bylaws. You can find the bylaws of the various Democratic, Republican, Conservative and Working Families Parties County Committee at the Board of Election. (We are working on getting the Bylaws from the other parties, and we will publish them as soon as we have them.)
You have decided to run, congratulation! Before you start, we need to ensure that your voter registration with the board of election is correct. You will require that you are registered in an electoral party based on your convictions.
If you are not registered to vote or are not registered in a party, you can print a form or go to the DMV website and register. You can verify your registration automatically on the Rep My Block website.
This step is 23 days long, and in 2021, it will start on March 2nd, 2021, and end on March 25th, 2021. Rep My Block will supply a list of registered voters in your district.
Contrary to the presidential petitioning, won't need to stop random voter in the street but knock on your neighbors' doors. The Rep My Block website has the walk sheet that is organized by streets.
Once you have collected the required numbers of signatures, you will need to bind the petitions according to the New York State Board of Elections' stringent rules.
Rep My Block is composed of hundreds of volunteers that have done the process. If you have any questions, a volunteer will be able to answer you put them together.
This step is where you go to the Board of Election to drop your petitions between March 22nd, 2021, and March 25th, 2021.
Rep My Block is a community-based system that uses the power of the community. We will setup dropping points throughout the community and submit the petition for you. All you will need to do is to staple your petition together and drop them at a drop off location.
This step is the exciting step where you run for County Committee, and you remind your neighbors to vote for you on June 22nd, 2021.
On June 21st, you will need to put some flyers around your neighborhood to remind your voters to vote for you.
Rep My Block resources will have a few tools to help you create a quick flyer to put around your block and explain the Department of Sanitation rules regarding those flyers.
Finally! You spend 27 hours completing the previous six steps. It is now time to attend your first meeting!
Rep My Block will have contacted you with other County Committee members that hopefully share your vision, and you will need to work together to get your ideas across.
The business of the County Committee meeting is to elect the leadership of the County Party. As a committee member, you will be approached asking to support a candidate. It's the most critical part because it will dictate how the party will behave during the next two-year cycle.
It's where all drama takes place. You can see what to expect at the first meeting by checking out the flyer distributed at the last Manhattan meeting.