Frequently Asked Questions
Why have I never heard of the precinct delegate position?
The truth is that many schools do not teach the very basics about political party structure. Also, the party “establishment” does not want you informed, because an influx of motivated, America First conservatives dilutes their vote and threatens the status quo.
How much of my time will this position take?
Attending two county conventions per year is the base amount of time you should be willing to contribute. This is a volunteer position, and it is up to you to decide how dedicated you will be to building community awareness, assisting with GOTV efforts and volunteering with other activities, such as signature drives. If you live in a precinct that is currently vacant, ANY effort you put towards this position is better than the current situation. However, if you are running against someone for this position because you are unhappy with their performance, then you should be willing to campaign within your precinct and make yourself available to your neighbors…after all, you are asking to be their “voice in the party”.
I am just one person...will it really make a difference if I become a precinct delegate?
Yes! If America First values are important to you and you are willing to ACT, then you are needed RIGHT NOW. Without patriot involvement, we can expect no transparency or accountability. Change begins at the grassroots. Change begins with your participation. The DC swamp is fed by tributaries that begin in your backyard…it’s up to YOU to do your part to stop that flow!
Your effectiveness will be amplified if you join the team of America First Precinct Delegates and Recruits in your county to network, strategize and encourage one another. There is strength in numbers, and we MUST all do our part to turn our cities, township, counties, state and nation around. Contact us to get connected with the Precinct First captain and team in your county!
Where can I find out whether the delegate position in my precinct is vacant or filled?
Because precinct delegates are elected officials, the county clerk must keep record of this every two years, when a Primary Election occurs. We have compiled these lists, and made them available to you on this site! Keep in mind that these lists do not reflect any “appointments” to vacant positions that may have occurred at a County Convention following the election. Find your county on the Michigan Map, and use the precinct maps and searchable delegate lists to determine what the position looks like for you!
My precinct has a vacant slot...can I be appointed to this position right now?
Some counties vote to allow the appointment of precinct delegates to vacancies at County Conventions, while others vote not to. Contact the Chair or Secretary of the GOP Executive Committee in your county and ask them. Since you may not be sure whether your county party is America First vs. Establishment, just be polite and offer to help. Be a good listener, attend committee meetings, and you will soon learn about the various party officers and whether their priorities and values align with your own!
How are the number of precinct delegate slots allotted for each precinct?
The Michigan GOP Bylaws state this in Article XIII, Section I regarding Precinct Delegate Allotment: On or before April 1 in even numbered years, the chairman of the county executive committee (or, in case of Wayne County, the chairman of a congressional district portion committee, or the chairman of a congressional district committee if the boundaries of such district fall entirely within Wayne County) shall forward by mail or otherwise deliver to the board of election commissioners in that county a certificate showing the number of delegates to the county convention (or, in the case of Wayne County, the district or district portion convention) to which each precinct of the county is entitled. the allotment of precinct delegates to all precincts shall be made to insure, as near as is practicable, equal apportionment based upon the total vote cast for the Republican candidate for either President of the United States or Secretary of State at the last general November election when elections for those offices were held, whichever is later; however, each precinct shall have at least one delegate. The apportionment shall be based on the precincts as they exist 180 days before the August primary election in even numbered years.
Do you have any suggestions on how to vet the delegates currently elected in my precinct?
Since you may not be sure whether your precinct delegate is America First vs. Establishment, just politely reach out to them and offer to help! Ask them why they are a Precinct Delegate, how many terms they have served and how much time they have dedicated to the position. Ask them what their thoughts are regarding the 2020 Elections and whether they feel restoring election integrity is a major priority. Be a good listener, and you will soon learn whether their priorities and values align with your own. If you feel they represent you well, offer to be part of their “precinct team”. If you feel that they are NOT representing you, are using the position for personal interests, and/or have become a “do-nothing” incumbent…you know what to do!
The delegate in my precinct needs to be ousted...do you have any tips for me?
First, make sure you fill out the PD Form, have it notarized and file it with your county clerk approximately one week before the filing deadline: May 3, 2022 When you file, be sure to ask if any others have filed in your precinct. Then, in the months leading up to the August primary, put together a personal letter to your neighbors asking for their vote. Introduce yourself, explain what a Precinct Delegate is and why you are running for this position. This may include alerting them to evidence that the current delegate is not actually representing their voice in the party and your intentions to correct this. Also, consider giving them a way to contact you if they have concerns they want you to share with the party.
The delegate in my precinct has strong America First values and is doing a great job...how else can I help?
Offer to be part of their “precinct team”! Assist them with campaigning, GOTV efforts and building community awareness. Connect with your county Precinct First network, as this is much bigger than just a group of precinct delegates. There is a HUGE need for poll workers, poll watchers and campaign volunteers, and the Precinct First network is designed to facilitate these efforts as well! Contact us to get connected with the Precinct First captain and team in your county!
The filing deadline is still a few months away, but should I file now?
Fill out the PD Form and have it notarized, but then wait until one week prior to the filing deadline (May 3, 2022) to submit your form to the county clerk. This strategy reduces the chance that someone else in your precinct will campaign for the position.
Do you have any suggestions on how to vet the GOP executive committee in my county?
Since you may not be sure whether the county GOP is America First vs. Establishment, start by attending committee meetings. Be polite and let them do all the talking: you will soon learn whether their priorities and values align with your own. If there are vacancies on the Executive Committee or various subcommittees, volunteer to help out and fill the position. Sign up for any e-newsletters or mailings from the county GOP. Ask the various party officers what first drew them into politics and how long they have held a position in the party. Ask them what their thoughts are regarding the 2020 Elections and whether they feel restoring election integrity is a major priority. If you feel that there is some turnover needed in the county GOP, strategize with others in your Precinct First network to implement this change through targeted delegate recruitment. Contact us to get connected with the Precinct First captain and team in your county!
The GOP executive committee in my county has strong America First values and is doing a great job...how else can I help?
Become a precinct delegate, and offer to help in any way possible! There is strength in numbers, and many hands makes the burden light! Assist them with campaigning, GOTV efforts and building community awareness. Offer to fill any vacant positions on the Executive Committee. Connect with your county Precinct First network, as this is much bigger than just a group of precinct delegates. There is a HUGE need for poll workers, poll watchers and campaign volunteers, and the Precinct First network is designed to facilitate these efforts as well! Contact us to get connected with the Precinct First captain and team in your county!
Can I serve on the GOP county executive committee?
Certainly. After the primary election, inform other like-minded precinct delegates of your willingness to serve in this capacity, and ask for their vote at the upcoming County Convention. If everyone in your Precinct First network unites in their vote for members to serve on the County Executive Committee at the Post-Election Convention, you have a very good chance of transforming the county GOP from “establishment” to America First.
Can I be a delegate to the State Conventions?
Absolutely. After you are elected to be a delegate in the primary election, inform other like-minded precinct delegates of your willingness to serve in this capacity, and ask for their vote at the upcoming County Conventions.