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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Vote Run Get Involved, Get Informed -- It's our Job - We (are) The People

Voter info on local elections,
School boards to County Commissioners.

1. Be sure you are registered for the upcoming elections.
Upcoming May 3rd school Elections from SOS Mi. Ruth Johnson May 3rd elections in Oceana County. If you are not registered for this election it is too late, the deadlines to register are usually 30 days before the elections. BE SURE TO VOTE if you are registered. Get registered NOW for the next elections.

Get info. to register here.,1607,7-127-1633_8716_8726_47669---,00.html
Get registered on-line here.

Oceana County
a. Hart City
b. Hart Public Schools
c. Hesperia Community Schools
d. Holton Public Schools
e. Mason County Central Schools
f. Montague Area Public Schools
g. Pentwater Public Schools
h. Shelby Public Schools
i. Walkerville Public Schools
j. West Shore Community College

Below is a link to the above elections with candidates provided by The Oceana County Clerk Rebecca J. Griffin at the Oceana County Clerk’s website.

To find out where you vote (your precinct polling place) and if you are registered use this link from the Sec. of State Website. This will tell you what the next election in your precinct is for and show you a sample ballot specific to you and where you live.

2. Upcoming election dates and deadlines by which you must be registered in order to vote. Here is a link to the info below.,1607,7-127-1633_8716-184977--,00.html

July 5, 2011: Last day to register for August 2, 2011 Election
August 15, 2011: Last day to register for September 13, 2011 village election
October 11, 2011: Last day to register for November 8, 2011 election

Do You want to run for office? Here’s How.

General information.
First you should pick a race you would like to enter.

Every person lives in a certain precinct which is the smallest political geographic area. Each “district” is made up of at least one Precinct. You can choose to run for the School board, Township board, County Board, and a host of other elected offices as long as you live in that “District”.

The best thing to do is to get to know your County or Township Clerk, they will help you the most. If for whatever reason one doesn’t the other will. For the most part they will guide you through the process.

Another thing to keep in mind is that elections and the whole process of becoming a candidate has specific things to do and they are all time sensitive. There is a strict time line to accomplish each task along the way.

The first thing to do after choosing which office you feel you would be best at is to file an “Affidavit of Identity and receipt of Filing”.

There are a couple of specific Affidavits of Identity I’ll list below but for most of the elected offices the above affidavit is what you want.



Keep in mind that there are campaign finance laws. However there are exemptions see link below. Once you click on this link the exemptions are listed near the bottom of the page. They include Precinct Delegates also School Boards if enrollment is less than 2,400. However neither candidate if they spend over $1,000 for their campaign will qualify for that exemption.

Also you must file a petition with the required amount of signatures. Not to worry however, the numbers are small. For all the local races the # is between 6 and 20 signatures. If you want you can pay a non refundable charge of $100 in lieu of the signatures. Here is the link

All of these filing actions have deadlines. Next is a link that shows you the deadlines. This link has two information boxes; the first has the affidavits and the second has the deadlines.,1607,7-127-1633_8721_11839---,00.html

There are more elections than you may think. Village elections for example are coming up this Sept. See link below for all the deadlines for and dates of the 2011 elections.,1607,7-127-1633_48760---,00.html

I will post later about actually running for one of the hundred odd township,village,city and county boards.

Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative

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