HOW TO RUN FOR COUNTY COMMITTEE

The process to run for County Committee is the same as other positions in New York State. Running for President of the United States, City Council, or County Committee follow the same process.

Rep My Block strives to simplify the process of running through a streamlined petitioning process from other antiquated options in use for decades.

Yes, I want to run

The first step is merely saying, I am doing it. The process is designed to dissuade people from running through a convoluted process. We built this website to streamline the process to remove as many obstacles as possible that prevent everyday citizens from running.

The party, like any Non-Profit Organization or For-Profit Corporation, has bylaws. You can find the bylaws of the various Democratic, Republican, Conservative and Working Families Parties County Committee at the Board of Election. (We are working on getting the Bylaws from the other parties, and we will publish them as soon as we have them.)

Register to Run

Voter Registration Verification

Congratulations, youve decided to run! Before you start, we need to verify that your voter registration with the Board of Election is valid and correct. Through Rep My Block you can verify that you are registered in an electoral party based on your convictions.

If you are not registered to vote or are not registered in a party, you can download and print a form or go to the DMV website and register.

Register to Run

Petitioning

This step is 36 days long in 2022, it will span from March 1st, 2022, to June 10th, 2022. Rep My Block will supply a list of registered voters in your district.

Contrary to the conventional way of collecting signatures, you won't need to stop random voters in the street, but knock on your neighbors' doors. Our Walk Sheets are organized by building by building. We eliminate the need to collect three times the amount of signatures in the hope of collecting enough valid signatures (defined by office and district). This alone saves time and energy. Rep My Block petitions have already earned reliability status by holding up in challenges.

Register to Run

Prepare for Filing

After collecting the required number of signatures, you must bind the petitions according to the New York State Board of Elections' stringent and detailed rules.

Rep My Block is composed of hundreds of volunteers that have done the process. If you have any questions, a volunteer will be able to answer you put them together.

Register to Run

Filing with the BoE

Head to the Board of Election and drop off your properly bound petitions between June 8th, 2022, and June 10th, 2022.

Rep My Block is a community-based system that uses the power of the community. We can set up dropping points throughout the community and submit the petitions for you. All you will need to do is to staple your petition together and drop them at a drop-off location. Here is how to properly file your petition sheets with the Board of Election.

Register to Run

Election Day

In this exciting step where you run for County Committee! Remind your neighbors to vote for you on June 28th, 2022 (be sure to collect their contact info during petitioning).

The night before, we suggest posting flyers around your district to remind your voters to vote for you.

Rep My Block resources will have a few tools to help you create a quick flyer to post around your block. We also explain the Department of Sanitation rules about postering.

Register to Run

Success!

Finally! Finally! You spent 27 hours completing the previous six steps and are now a County Committee member. It is now time to attend your first meeting!

By now, Rep My Block will have connected you with other County Committee members that hopefully share your vision, and together you work to get your ideas across.

The business of the County Committee meeting is to elect the leadership of the County Party. As a committee member, you will be approached asking to support a candidate. It's the most critical part because it will dictate how the party will behave during the next two-year cycle.

The business of the County Committee meeting is to elect the leadership of the County Party. As a committee member, you will be approached asking to support a candidate. It's the most critical part because it will dictate how the party will behave during the next two-year cycle.

It's where all drama takes place. You can see what to expect at the first meeting by checking the videos of those meetings.

Register to Run