In our meetings to organize county-based patriot groups we have and will continue to dive into and try to explain these basic premises or postulates in American politics.
To illustrate how these postulates work or ought to work, and how they are implemented, we introduce The 7 Laws of Civics (which they don't teach you in civics class).
Taking into our understanding the aforementioned principles of civics we have outlined a detailed action plan.
To begin implementing this action plan we are giving every one some homework items.
Follow our detailed guide on how to run for County Central Committee step by step.
1. All politics is local
2. We live in a geographical republic with direct geographical representation (precincts, counties, districts, states). Power flows from the bottom up, not from the top down.
3. A political party is a shifting alliance of ideological groupings and a temporary alignment of political factions for the purpose of winning elections.
4. There tends to be two sides to any conflict inherent in the nature of things, that is why there has come to be two major competing political parties. All factions tend to draw up behind two opposing standards to secure victory for their faction and their ideals.
5. A political party is not a private organization; it is a public organization composed of all voting members of the electorate that choose to align themselves with that party.
6. A political party stands for what the people in the party want it to stand for.
I. People are policy (if you want to change the policy you have to change the people who make the policy).
II. Third Party Candidates Don't Win (and they may split off enough votes to help your opponents win)
III. Candidates Are Nominated in the Primary Elections (the most important elections, and where the real battles take place)
IV. Endorsed Candidates Usually Win (candidates endorsed by the political parties have a distinct advantage to win in the primaries).
V. Political Party Central Committees Endorse Candidates for Public Office.
VI. Party Central Committees Are Elected Every 2 or 4 Years (depending on the county) in the Primary Election
Vll. Central Committee Members are Elected by the Voters of Their Party in Each Political Subdivision (Ward or Precinct) of a County or State (State Senate District)
That is why one might say both in theory and in practice (either by action or lack of action) that the central committee seat is the most important elected office in the land. It is the way that the people actually exercise political power.
1. Patriot groups organized at the County level in all 88 Ohio Counties.
2. Website with contact information for each County patriot group. Come up with a name for your County group, a contact person, link, or email address.
3. We will make resources available, such as yard signs, flyers, or cards of some sort for recruitment purposes.
4. Goal to have 1000 patriot volunteers in each County in the next year, with at least one as a captain for each precinct in the County.
5. Gain political access by building the dominant political party in the County, and gain working control of the County Board of Elections.
6. Obtain a County map of wards and precincts and begin to find volunteers from each precinct. Get this map at your County Board of Elections
7. Designate a captain for each precinct, and provide them with a map of their precinct, a walking list of registered voters (by street, with party affiliation), and and some kind of handout, flyer, or literature piece for door to door recruitment in his or her precinct.
8. Continue to build your County patriot group through phone calls and texts, emails, door to door, and internet based outreach connections (social media, etc.) and prepare each captain to run for county central committee. We will also use our County and Statewide networks to support the most Constitutional candidates running. The primary races are the most important to root out the old establishment crony politicians and replace them with true patriots.
9. Contact your County Sheriff and inform him of his Constitutional duties to protect gun rights from all infringements, and to interpose and nullify all health mandates imposed during this manufactured health "emergency."
10. Have small group meetings in your homes, or private offices for organizational planning, but also seek to secure a location central to the County--if possible--for large group meetings (preferably on restriction-free private property, at little or no cost).
1. Look up your voter registration at your County Board of Elections and find out in what precinct you reside.
2. Get a map of your precinct and a walking list of voters in your precinct listed by street, with party designation. You may get these also from the Board of Elections or from their website.
3. Get a list of the members of your party central committee and the corresponding political subdivisions they represent.
4. Get a map of the County with precincts from the Board. It may cost a few dollars for them to print a large map for you.
5. Call other patriots in your county and have organizational meetings. Begin assigning captains for each precinct in the county.
6. Begin reaching out to other voters in your precinct. Use yard signs, phone calls, door to door handouts, and any means you can to connect with them. If you want to spend a little on postcards, get one printed and mail it to targeted voters in your precinct. Give them a way to contact you.
1. Identify your jurisdiction:
a. Find out from your County Board of Elections (BOE) the City Ward, Village, Township or Precinct in which you live that has representation to the County Central Committee for your Political Party
i. Call your Board of Elections
ii. Visit your Board of Elections
iii. Visit BOE Website and lookup personal Voter Registration (or go to voteohio.gov
2. Get a map of your political subdivision (city ward, village, or township with precinct designations; or of your individual precinct) from your County BOE
a. Visit BOE in person (Petitions and Filings/Map Department)
b. Request a map by phone or email
c. Download off BOE website
3. Get a walking list of Voters in your political subdivision (city ward, village, or township with precinct designations) or of your individual precinct, as the case may be for CCC representation
a. Organize list by precinct, street, and house number
b. Filter by party designation (R, U, D)
c. May also designate frequent voters and primary voters by including recent voter record
d. Obtain Walking lists from BOE, your county Political Party or third party actors (contact us if you are having difficulty)
e. Prepare your own Walking lists by obtaining Voter Data files from your BOE and organizing them yourself (Excel)
i. Obtain disc with voter data from BOE
ii. Download voter data files from website (BOE or SOS)
4. Prepare a flyer, literature piece, or handout for both door-to-door distribution and mail out
a. Name (required) and picture (optional)
b. Office you are running for (CCC)
c. A few policy positions
d. Date of Election
e. Contact information (email address, or social media location)
Note: No campaign finance filings are required for CCC
5. Obtain and circulate Candidate Petition
a. Obtain form 2-L or 2-M from BOE or Secretary of State (SOS)- https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/elections-officials/forms-petitions/(this is a legal size document, 8 ½ x 14)
b. Fill out properly
c. Get 5-15 signatures from registered voters in your political subdivision (ward, village, or township) who are of the same party or unaffiliated
i. Use your Walk List to make sure signatories are registered voters and of correct party designation
ii. Make sure dates of signatures are in chronological order
d. Fill out Circulation statement and record accurately the number of signatures.
6. File Candidate Petition at BOE on or before the 90th day prior to the Primary Election. (If you missed this deadline you may file a Write-In petition (Form No. 13 from SOS website link above, 8 ½ x 11) on or before the 72nd day prior to the Primary Election
7. Mail or hand deliver literature piece to every prospective voter at least 30 days prior to election (Early Voting starts about then so about 5 weeks out get your information to them)
8. Go door-to-door and talk in person to your most likely voters all the way up to Election Day
a. If you invest in yard signs, ask them to put one in their yard
b. If they are really interested recruit them as a volunteer
i. Hand out literature at precinct polls on Election Day
ii. Host a meet and greet
iii. Be a poll worker (paid) or watcher (non pay)
iv. Get Out The Vote Whip
c. Ask them to join your grassroots contact network for the ward, village, township, or precinct (email, phone, social media)
9. Chase the Absentee Voters
a. Obtain daily updates of Absentee ballot requests from BOE
b. Immediately mail or hand-deliver literature to them (Absentee Address Labels may be downloaded from BOE website)
c. Door-knock if possible
10. Final Mailer 1 week before Election
a. Mail your literature to remaining targeted voters so they get it the weekend before Election
b. Consider including your own Recommended Candidates List or Slate Card for them to take with them to the polls
11. Election Day Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Activities
a. Get volunteers to pass out your literature at precinct voting locations (100 feet from entrance)
b. Whip the Vote by checking the 11AM and 4PM Voter tallies posted inside and contact those who have not voted yet
c. Obtain Results from each Precinct Poll posted on the door at the end of day (8-8:30PM). Absentee and Early Vote results should be posted at BOE website (Live Results Feed) immediately after polls close at 7:30 PM.
This doucment can be downloaded below.
Also accessible below is a more complete packet that includes the other 3 sections (What is a Political Party, Why You Should Run for County Central Committee, and Powers and Responsibilities of County Central Committee Members) on this topic.
You must register or update your voter registration no later than 30 days prior to an election. Upcoming voter registration deadlines:
If you register or update your information after the deadline, the change will apply for the next election.
For more info about Voter Registration please visit https://olvr.ohiosos.gov/