2018 Petition Drive
It is hard to believe it is already time for another election in Virginia! It has truly been an honor to serve you. Your friendship and support to me through the years mean more to me than you will ever know. Thank you for your support in the past and request your continued support as I seek re-election this November.
As you know, in order to stand for re-election this year, I first must qualify to have my name on the ballot. In Virginia, it is a legal requirement that I must have 1,000 signatures from registered voters in the First District in order to have my name appear on the ballot. I need your help with this important first project of my campaign.
Below, you will find instructions for collecting signatures for this effort. Please review the instructions carefully before getting started – there are a lot of very particular requirements in order to make petition signatures valid.
Once you have any amount of signatures (the sheets do not have to be completely filled out with signatures), please return them to my campaign at PO Box 3770 Oakton, VA 22124 by March 1, 2018.
I am hopeful that we can complete this project quickly and move forward with the task of organizing the campaign, raising campaign funds, and getting to know the new areas of the District.
Thank you again for your friendship, confidence and support. It is a tremendous honor to serve you, and I would cherish the opportunity to serve you for two more years.
P.S. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Stacy Whitehouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have Lunch With Rob!
We are selecting volunteers to celebrate the successful petition drive at lunch with Rob.
If you are willing to commit to collecting 10 signatures for the effort, please fill out the form and use the instructions below to collect your signatures.
Rob Wittman for Congress
- The forms provided are already filled out with the candidate and election information. You may duplicate the forms, but they must be on 8½ x 14 paper copied front and back just like the originals.
- Petitions may only be signed by persons who are registered to vote in the First District.
- Persons circulating petitions must legally reside in Virginia, and be over the age of 18.
- Persons who sign the petition should sign their name, print their name below it and then write their residential address at which they are registered to vote. P.O. Boxes and business addresses are not acceptable.
- Social Security numbers are optional. They help the registrar verify the signature, but are not required. Signatures without Social Security numbers still count.
- When you are finished collecting signatures on a form, you must sign the section at the bottom of the back or the form indicating that you witnessed people signing the petitions. Your signature must be notarized. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN YOUR PETITION FORM UNLESS YOU ARE IN THE PRESENCE OF A NOTARY. You can typically find notaries at local banks, law firms, courthouses, car dealerships, and real estate offices. o Signing a petition does not obligate a person to vote for a candidate and it does not get them on a candidate’s mailing list. It simply says that the candidate has the right to have their name on the ballot.
- A form does not need to have all 25 signature blocks completed to be useful or accepted.
- The circulator cannot be one of the 25 voter signatures on the form(s) that he/she circulates.
- Once you have signatures on the petition form and have it notarized, please return it to the campaign as soon as possible so that we may begin to count and verify signatures. All forms are due NO LATER THAN MARCH 1, 2018. Each signature you obtain is valuable. Whether you collect 10 or 100 signatures, please make sure to return them to the campaign no later than MARCH 1, 2018.
- Completed forms may be mailed to:
Rob Wittman for Congress
PO Box 3770 Oakton, VA 22124
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Stacy Whitehouse at email@example.com .