If you are a registered voter in the state of Michigan, you may do the following:
1. Print the petition.
You need 8.5 x 14 legal size paper (use ‘Landscape’ setting). The first page is the front, the second is the instructions on the back. You can make xerox copies of your original copy or else just print more when you want them.
2. Read the instructions, especially if you are not an experienced petition circulator. Most important is that all signers on a sheet should be registered voters (ask them) of the same particular township or city. Also, do not fill in the circulator signature and date until you have gathered all the signatures you care to get. A signature gathered after the circulator signature will invalidate the entire sheet.
3. If you are only casually interested in recalling Carl Levin, you may just want to sign the petition and then sign as circulator. Of course, you could also gather a few signatures of friends and relatives so long as it is correct about location of where the signer is registered to vote. You can then mail your petition to us for forwarding to the Secretary of State at the address below.
If you want to gather signatures from the public at large, we recommend you watch the video below.
Petitions should be mailed to:
Committee To Recall Carl Levin
1865 N West Bay Shore Drive
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
If you would like to be more involved in recalling Carl Levin, visit Committee To Recall Carl Levin on facebook and ‘like’ and share with your friends.
The new target date to begin circulating the new petition is July 1.
The petition is 8.5 x 14 legal paper. When printing, you’ll want to “print 1 of 1 ” and then flip the page over and “print 2 of 2” for the back. But I’ll bet you knew that.
You’ll need to find a typewriter to fill in the info, unless you have an application like PDFpen. Here is Scotty Boman’s current petition ready to submit. (Again, sigh)
We have the right to petition. Currently, the Committee To Recall Carl Levin is locked in a war of attrition with the transparent cronyism of the Wayne County Election Commission. Scotty Boman submits perfectly clear petition language which the WCEC rejects on a pretext that it is unclear. Of course, we have the right to appeal, but attorneys cost money, and why should we have to pay? From our point of view, it would be very helpful if other parties would start submitting similar petitions so the WCEC would get tired of holding hearings. Of course, if they failed to hold a hearing within 20 days, the petition would get through and be “live” to circulate.
Another consideration is that the WCEC is required to notify Carl Levin within 24 hours of the language contained in each petition submitted, so if just you’d like to contact Carl “live and direct”, by all means submit a petition to the address on the letterhead here. Send it certified if you are serious, or if you are just airing a grievance then don’t bother. You are more than welcome to borrow this petition, if you like.
The hard evidence indicates that Cathy M. Garrett and Milton L. Mack both received Scotty Boman’s certified letter on May 25, 2012 and not on May 29, 2012 as Mack’s letter above states.
And as far as the State Bureau of Elections goes, Milty, go ahead and refuse the petition. MCL 168.952 says that the petition is presumed clear 20 days after it is submitted to you, whether you like it or not!