We are building a petition management structure, and seeking volunteers for two positions: 1) Petition Coordinator (24 positions), and 2) Petition Circulator (100 positions). We are collecting names now and building a team of tentative commitments, for follow-up in early 2020.
Petition Coordinator: Working closely with the Campaign Manager, the Petition Coordinators are responsible for supervising 5 Petition Circulators. The Petition Coordinators will assist in recruiting 5 circulators in their neighborhood/region and/or accept managing circulators recruited by the committee. Coordinators will be trained by the Campaign Manager in petition circulation, and will then train the circulators they will manage. Working with the Campaign Manager, Coordinators will assign territories to the circulators, provide walk lists with names and addresses of registered voters, ensure circulators have adequate supplies, and encourage and monitor progress of circulators in collecting at least 100 valid petition signatures each. Coordinators will gather weekly signature numbers from the circulators they manage, and transmit those numbers to the campaign manager. Coordinators will collect completed petitions and match names to the walk list, flagging any petition of less than an 80% match. Coordinators will be trained and then training circulators in February (likely 2 hours total) and then actively managing circulators from March 1 until May 31, and during that time would likely average 2-5 hours per week.
Petition Circulators: Petition Circulators are the heart of the committee. Working closely with the Petition Coordinator, the volunteer Petition Circulators will be trained in how to circulate petitions, provided with a walklist in the blocks around their home or other area agreed to, petitions, clipboard, hot cards, and pens. In addition to family and friends, the circulator will go door-to-door providing information and seeking to get the registered voters on the walk list to sign the petition. When contact is made with a non-registered voter in the home, the circulator will attempt to register the person and then secure a petition signature. The campaign expects each circulator to secure 100 valid petition signatures (with 80 coming from registered voter door knocks). Circulators may also attend neighborhood meetings and festivals independently, or in coordination with the Petition Coordinator, to secure additional signatures. The circulator will update signature numbers weekly to the Petition Coordinator. The main petition campaign will run March 1 – May 31. Over that time period, circulators are expected to secure 100 petition signatures, including at least 80 from registered voter door knocks. Circulators work at their leisure. Gathering 100 signatures is expected to take no more than 20 hours in total over that three month period.