In the city of Worcester, at-large city council candidates and school committee candidates need the signatures of 300 registered voters to get their names on the ballot.
As some of you know, I’ve been gathering nomination signatures for various candidates, and some of you have kindly signed these papers.
I’m looking for more folks who can sign.
This is one of the simplest way to be more involved in civic life: you’re helping folks get on the ballot. (You don’t need to ultimately vote for any of these people; you’re just saying that they deserve to appear on a ballot.)
Also, if you didn’t fill out the last city census and also lost or forgot to send the reminder postcard back to the city, signing someone’s nomination papers will make you an active voter again!
If you’re interested in signing some nomination papers, send me an email or leave a comment. I can meet up with you sometime this weekend or next week. (If you know other folks who are interested, please let me know as well.)
I’ll also be asking folks for signatures around the library on Tuesday evening. I absolutely hate talking to strangers [insert blog-writing joke here] so if someone would like to spend an hour or two chilling with me and gathering signatures then, please let me know.
I’m approaching this as an apolitical activity (that is, I’m getting folks on the ballot, not telling people who they should vote for and why) so it’ll be pretty low-key, and I’d really appreciate the company.
As always, I appreciate your support. Thanks, everyone!