Help Democrats Qualify for the Ballot This Weekend
With just days remaining before the filing deadline, Democrats need your help qualifying for the ballot. What do they need? Just five minutes of your time this Saturday or Sunday.
Just 5 minutes?
Yes. To qualify for the ballot, a registered Democrat must submit a nominating petition with a set number of valid signatures from Democrats within the district they are seeking the office. For mayor or borough council, this means 10 quality signatures on a petition from their borough. For countywide candidates like Recorder of Deeds and Prothonotary, this means 250 quality signatures from Democrats all over Cumberland County.
Knocking on doors to accomplish this task can yield on average 10 signatures an hour. A petition signing party can yield 100 or more signatures in the same time period.
That’s why the Cumberland County Party leadership has organized four events (and more still coming) this weekend to get signatures onto the petitions of our candidates. How can you help? Glad you asked.
Saturday, March 4
Sunday, March 5
What to bring?
Nothing, just know your borough or township (it’s a required part of your signature). We will have everything else there for you.
Does signing obligate me to support a particular candidate?
No, not at all.