Circulator Training Materials
EVERYTHING THE PETITION CIRCULATOR NEEDS, ALL IN ONE PLACE! Materials used for trainings.
Real ID..Real Problem..Real Expensive Volunteer Recruitment Flyer with petition details and details on "What Real ID Does"
INSTRUCTIONS FOR GATHERING PETITION SIGNATURES, Signature Collecting Questions and Procedures, & Reasons Why Signatures or Entire Petitions May Be Rejected
Circulators must have this form completed by their Town Clerk to verify that they are registered to vote in Maine. Take it to the town hall where you are registered. The clerk will return it to you with a copy of your voter registration card (front and back) or some other proof of registration. Do this step now and send the paperwork into the campaign. It is not needed while you collect signatures, but it is needed when the petitions go to the Secretary of State's Office.
To collect over 55,000 signatures in so little time, we will need about 1,000 volunteers. We need to provide them with materials and training. And we need to follow up on the petitions. All of us need to collect contact info of volunteers. Please use this form and forward it to the campaign.
Use this sign when you are asking people to sign up to circulate the petitions.
Getting Started Checklist. Petition Pick-up Locations. Petitioning Events
Maine Primary Election Day is June 10. Though we are already collecting signatures wherever we can, this will be a big day for us. Use this brief checklist to be ready for it!
Here is a black and white sign you can print out and then tape to the front of your table at the polling place where you are collecting signatures. Check image orientation when printing. It should be "landscape" or sideways. If not, then click "Auto-rotate and Center" in the print screen and it should re-orient to Landscape.
Here is a colorful and bold sign you can print out and then tape to the front of your table at the polling place where you are collecting signatures. Check image orientation when printing. It should be "landscape" or sideways. If not, then click "Auto-rotate and Center" in the print screen and it should re-orient to Landscape.
This file provides the text of the law we seek to repeal. Certain lines are in red and followed by note and commentary in blue. This will help you understand the actual wording of the petition and the hidden problems in the clever and misleading wording.
This is the .pdf of the actual petition. IT MUST BE PRINTED BACK TO BACK ON 11X14 LEDGER PAPER. Do not try to print it out on your own printer. Copy the file to disc and have your copy center print it out. Better - contact the campaign (Lu - 729-0531) and ask us to send you some we have printed. If you gather signatures on a form that is not exactly identical to the official form, the signatures will all be rejected. Avoid this waste, please!
LD 2304 was passed shortly before LD 2309. It simply calls for individuals to provide proof that they are Maine Residents when applying for or renewing their Maine Drivers License. It is not connected with the problematic Real ID Act, but is often referred to mistakenly! Help us correct the misinformation!
Try these on for size. Find something that feels right. Be flexible depending on who you are talking with. Let us know what works well for you!
Some frequently asked questions on LD 2309
Two page summary of LD 2309, the Maine Real ID law and LD 2304, the Maine residency law which the Governor uses to confuse the issue between needing to be a Maine resident to get a Maine drivers licsense [we are NOT repealing], with the law that complies with Real ID [which we ARE repealing
Please print this out and bring it with you to the polls. To our wonderful polling place volunteer petition circulators!! Are you excited yet? We're getting close to the big day when we will have the absolutely best environment for gathering signtures. It's a circulator's heaven. Just imagine..every person going by is definitely a registred Maine voter, is a resident of the same town, and they care enough about good governance that they came out to vote in the Primary!! Having identified over 500 volunteers to circulate the petitions, we are discovering that many of you represent many others who we don't even know about!!! ( Please forward this email to anyone else who will be helping you! ) This, and the fact that we will be gathering signatures at a Primary Election, where everyone is a registered voter, significantly increase our chances of getting enough valid signatures in the small amount of time we have !!! We have turned our focus to connecting with each of you and helping your town teams to form a workable schedule among you. If you haven't yet heard from someone organizing your town's schedule.. or from one of us, please call this weekend. Try Lu at 729 - 0531, Kathleen at 666 - 3598 or Chris at 657- 4963 or call the MCLU office on Monday at 774 - 5444. We are restocking our petition distribution points, so you can quickly get more if you need them. To help you prepare for Tuesday, I am attaching several .pdf files for you: Signs for your table: We made up easy-to-print 8.5X11" signs for you. They are attached and also at www.realrepeal.net One is color and the other is black&white. PLEASE PRINT OUT A SIGN Check the orientation when printing. It should be landscape. If not, just check the "auto-rotate & center" box on your print screen. Real ID Petition Planning for June 10 - PLEASE PRINT THIS OUT . IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS IN IT It contains Election Day emergency phone numbers for all of us. Keep it with you!! Brief Openers - The Long Awaited list of no fail one-liners to use at the polls!!! PLEASE PRINT THIS OUT