Please take time to make sure the petition is filled out correctly. If we do not take the time to correctly fill out the petition, or do not make sure the voter is registered in Sacramento County it is possible that we will not qualify for the ballot. We only want complete and valid signatures. To ensure we get those here are some easy to follow instructions on filling out the petition.
When a Sac County registered voter signs the petition they are using their voter power to put PARMCA 2012 on the ballot. It is your responsibility to ensure their vote is properly recorded, so that it counts.
- The most important part is the printed area. The Elections Office must be able to read their name and address.
- Use permanent black or blue ballpoint pen.
- Tell people to enter information where indicated, beginning with their printed name next to the number, their signature below, and their address next to their printed name with their city below.
- Have them print information in legible block style lettering.
- Have them use their full Name, including initial if they will for better identification.
- Signatures not entered correctly are INVALID! Too many invalid signatures hurts our chances.
- We must ensure signatures are valid and that we are not wasting time and energy on bad signatures.
- If a person signs it incorrectly we lose that signature because they assume they have already signed.
- Read a person’s name back to them if you are unsure. If you cannot read it neither can the voter’s office likely. Ask them to rewrite it if it is too bad that you think it might not be accepted.
- You must be eligible to vote in CA to be a circulator.
- Fill out the “Declaration of Circulator” on the BACK PAGE ONLY when it is full. Include The dates you gathered the signatures between (it can be the same day), the date it was executed and in what City, your signature, printed name below on the line with your address. If this section is not filled out the whole petition is invalid.
SAY PLEASE PRINT YOUR NAME, SIGN THE BOX BELOW AND ENTER YOUR ADDRESS AND CITY IN THE REMAINING BOXES: