Action Phase 4: Go Above & Beyond
Serve on Committees
If you are interested in becoming a committee member, let other America First precinct delegates in your county know that you are willing – ask them to vote for you at the upcoming convention(s).
County executive committee members are elected at November conventions in even years: congressional district and state central committee members are elected at Spring Caucuses & Conventions in odd years.
Party committee meetings are carried out in a smooth, orderly and fair manner by following Robert’s Rules of Order. It is important to know these Parliamentary Procedures for how and when to effectively introduce a motion or bring up a new idea.
Be a State or National Delegate
Elect only America First delegates to serve as state or national delegates.
Precinct delegates are elected at county conventions to serve as state delegates. State delegates attend state conventions to elect district and state party leadership, nominate candidates for major state offices, and elect national delegates. National delegates attend the Republican National Convention to nominate the party candidate for President.
If you are interested in being a state or national delegate, let other America First precinct delegates in your county know that you are willing – ask them to vote for you at the upcoming convention(s).
Election Day Operations
We need boots on the ground on election day to stop fraud in its tracks. Once that ballot has entered the tabulator, it’s too late. Every brave America First patriot in Michigan MUST step to the plate – become an election inspector or election challenger!
Any registered voter in the State of Michigan is eligible to be an election inspector.
Step 1: Complete the application. Download, print and complete the State of Michigan Election Inspector Application.
Step 2: Submit your application. Bring it to your local clerk in person, mail it in, or send it via email.
Step 3: Complete election worker training. After the clerk processes your application and assigns you to a precinct, you’ll receive information about how to complete training. Remote and in-person training opportunities are available. Read Michigan Bureau of Elections Chapter 13: Appointment & Training of Election Inspectors.
Step 4: Work election day! You need to be at your assigned precinct at 6:00 a.m. on election day. Follow your election manual to begin to set up the precinct. Once the polls open at 7:00 a.m. follow the instructions of your chairperson and the manual for your assigned position. At the end of the night, you’ll help your precinct complete the closing tasks using the training manual and materials. You got this! You’re an election hero!
Election challengers may be appointed by a political party, an organized group of citizens in the passage or defeat of a ballot proposal, an organized group interested in preserving the purity of elections and guarding against the abuse of the elective franchise, or or an incorporated organization. Of these groups, only political parties are not required to follow an application process to be eligible for appointing poll challengers.
Step 1: Contact your political party. Tell them you are willing to be an election challenger.
Step 2: Complete election challenger training. Political parties and other authorized organizations are responsible for providing training opportunities. Read Election Challenger Process.
Step 3: Receive your challenger identification card. These are issued by the political party of organization you represent.
Step 4: Work election day! Follow the guidelines in the Michigan State Bureau of Elections document titled The Appointment, Rights and Duties of Election Challengers and Poll Watchers.
Research what it takes for each government official to be elected and serve well in the position – the campaign process, job responsibilities, pay structure, time commitment, etc.
As you interact with the community and other grassroots patriots, always be on the lookout for good candidates. Everyone has different talents and passions – encourage them to use these where they can be most effective.
A parent upset about Critical Race Theory and medical mandates would make an excellent school board member.
A patriot or business owner concerned about actions taken by local government officials might make a great township supervisor, county commissioner or state representative.
A citizen concerned about election integrity could be the perfect county clerk or secretary of state.
Maybe the perfect candidate is you.