OUR OPINION: Voters, Please Sign Nominating Petitions

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SAMPLE STATE nominating petition is demonstrated by City Commissioner Lisa Deeley. While her office will administer April primary election, petitions to get on ballot are only issued by Penna. Dept. of State and must be returned to Harrisburg. Hundreds of Phila. political street workers are starting to circulate these petitions regardless of punishing winter weather.

SAMPLE STATE nominating petition is demonstrated by City Commissioner Lisa Deeley. While her office will administer April primary election, petitions to get on ballot are only issued by Penna. Dept. of State and must be returned to Harrisburg. Hundreds of Phila. political street workers are starting to circulate these petitions regardless of punishing winter weather.

Nominating petitions are being circulated by political campaigners to get their candidates on the primary ballot for the Republican and Democratic Parties this spring. They have 19 days left to meet their quota and turn in their petitions to Harrisburg.

They need voters to help. Voters who are registered in the party their candidate is running in. (Registered independents cannot sign these petitions.) Voters who live in the district the candidate is running in. Voters who care about sustaining the democratic (the small-“d” kind) process. Voters who want to have choices.

If you know a candidate and qualify in all the above ways, of course you should sign their petition. If you don’t know the candidate but trust the advice of the person who is circulating the petition, you should sign.

If you don’t know the candidate or the circulator – please sign anyway! You do not have to vote for or support the candidate in the end. Just by letting them get on the ballot and giving them the chance to campaign and explain their message, you improve your own choices come election day.

Make sure your name and address are correctly written. Write your name the same way you registered to vote.

Congratulations for doing this! You are a good citizen.

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