Precinct Delegates are on the ground floor of our entire American electoral process. They’re the foot soldiers that set up the political playing field for elections at every level. They ensure that politicians support laws like freedom-to-work or policies about school choice.
That’s why during this pivotal election season, we need ordinary citizens to step into the precinct delegate role. It’s the best way for you to ensure freedom for every Michigander on our pleasant peninsula.
What is a Precinct Delegate?
A precinct delegate is an elected representative to a local political party from their precinct. There are more than 4800 precincts in Michigan. Every precinct has at least one delegate spot, and some have more. The number of delegates is determined by the local leadership of each political party and is based on the number of votes received by their party in that precinct in the previous election.
Why is it important to become a Precinct Delegate?
Precinct delegates set the agendas for their political parties. They let the party leadership know what their constituents care about, and the political party responds by making those issues the focus of their campaigns. At least one political party in Michigan requires you to be a precinct delegate in order to have a voice on who your party will send to a State Convention where the nominees for Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State are determined.
So what are my responsibilities as a Precinct Delegate?
It’s pretty easy. Aside from helping to elect political candidates that actually support your agenda, Precinct Delegates should plan to attend and actively participate in their County Conventions—usually four—during a two-year term. These are very general guidelines, however. Each party has their own specifications.
How do I become a Precinct Delegate?
We’re so glad you asked! We are committed to restoring the importance of grassroots leadership in Michigan. We want to take the political process back from special interest groups and others who are more interested in serving themselves than they are in building a better Michigan. To help us in this effort, please fill out the form below. A member of our Freedom team will get back to you ASAP. In the meantime, you can download and fill out the paperwork required to run to be a precinct delegate. Once you have filled it out, don't sign in. It needs to be notarized. The form can be downloaded by clicking here.