February 5, 2000
These may be updated from time to time,
so check frequently with this location or with your county chair
FIRST AND FOREMOST: PLEASE REGISTER
TO VOTE IT MAKES LIFE MUCH SIMPLER, AS YOU
WILL NOTE, BELOW. If you are not registered, we still welcome
1. Use black, ballpoint ink, NOT a flair
pen or any other runny ink which may smear if splashed upon.
2. A petition is legally defined as one
document consisting of multiple pages bound together and serially
numbered. DO NOT break them up. When one is filled, complete
it per these instructions and start another. (See also "note
to notaries" under section 6, below.)
3. Read the instructions carefully and
follow them exactly. Likewise, read the instructions printed
on the petition. Completely fill out the boxes exactly as noted.
Please have petition signers list their geographic/physical street
addresses; NOT a post office box. The ONLY exception comes when
no actual address has been assigned by the relevant authority.
Only in such a case may a mailing address be used. This same
rule applies in those rare instances where a voter physically
lives and is registered in a remote area of one county but whose
only mailing address is in another county. Thus, a Washoe Valley
resident might sign a Carson City petition.
4. Keep different counties on separate petitions. If you are
working in Lincoln County and someone from Mineral County wants
to sign, begin a new petition exclusively for Mineral voters.
Please keep in mind the registered co-signer requirement which
is triggered whenever you are signing up people who live outside
your home county.
There can only be three kinds of circulator.
If you fit in none of the following categories, please call,
because you've found something we haven't anticipated.
5. CIRCULATOR TYPES:
- TYPE A: Someone registered to vote who
is obtaining signatures of those registered in the same county
as the circulator.
- TYPE B: Someone registered to vote but
obtaining signatures from voters living in a county other than
that of the registered circulator.
- TYPE C: Someone not registered to vote
6. HOW TO HANDLE THE PAPERWORK:
- TYPE A CIRCULATORS: Sign both affidavits
in the back of the petition. Have a notary verify (stamp) both
signatures. BE SURE YOU ALSO SIGN SOMEONE ELSE'S PETITION, OTHERWISE
YOU WON'T BE COUNTED IN THE FINAL TALLY, as you cannot verify
your own signature.
- TYPE B CIRCULATORS: ALSO BE SURE YOU SIGN
SOMEONE ELSE'S PETITION.
- BOTH TYPE B CIRCULATORS AND TYPE C CIRCULATORS:
Sign only the "Affidavit of Circulator" at the end
of the petition. Type B and Type C need to find a registered
co-signer who resides in the same county as everyone signing
the petition at hand. Reserve Box No. 1 of Page No. 3 of each
petition for your registered co-signer.
- DUTIES OF REGISTERED CO-SIGNER: Completely
fill out Box. No.1 of Page No. 3 of each petition, then sign
the "Affidavit of Document Signer" on the last page
in the presence of a notary. Have the notary verify (stamp) your
- NOTE TO NOTARIES: If a circulator (and,
if needed, co-signer) completes and signs page 6 of, for example,
five sets of petitions, the sets may be stapled together, becoming
"one document." The notary then need only verify (stamp)
the affidavit signatures on the very last page.
7. When you've got a petition completed
and properly notarized, turn it in to your county chairperson
8. Keep in close touch. Please visit www.joeneal.org
frequently for news and bulletins. If you do not have Internet
access, please try to find a friend who does and work together.
Inform us of your e-mail address. Keep us up to speed on how
you're doing and call or e-mail with any questions.