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For Petition Circulators

Overview A prior blast e-mail [] provided a detailed overview of this process, taking into account the prospect that people may wish to be able to download their own petitions [] if they want to circulate them in multiple counties. This memo is intended both to orient motivated-Republicans to the process that will be followed regarding Guzzardis effort and to summarize requests that should be honored; thus, reviewing the rules introduced this year by the Pennsylvania Department of State [detailed in the prior blast] is strongly-advised, and a pleasant-lady [Donna] is available to clarify questions @ the DoS [877-868-3772prompt #6]. These individuals [congealing as part of a campaign infrastructure] are available to clarify this advice [and you should please call Jay initially for discussion of these issues]: Robert Richard Guzzardi, Esq. Robert B. Sklaroff, M.D. Jay Russell Blake Meyer 215=873-1317 215=333-4900 215=760-7143 215=873-3070

Petitions should be sent to the following address; after processing, they will be given to Guzzardi: Robert B. Sklaroff, M.D. 8001 Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite #500C Philadelphia, PA 19152-3041 Generic Requests Enclosed are three petitions [for your county] and two SASEs [stamped, self-addressed envelopes]; circulating in any other county will be possible if a separate form is printed-out from the attachment that accompanied the prior memo, from the above Internet-URL, or mailed by dr. bob Sklaroff (because master-copies for all 67 counties are on-tap). If you choose either of the prior two approaches, you must create a solitary double-sided petition, with the pages printed head-to-head; if youre unsure, request another. [The bar-codes are candidate/county-specific; dont print them from the DoS-website.] Petitioning cannot start until February 18th; all signatures must be submitted to the DoS by March 11th. Remit completed/notarized petitions on both February 25th and March 4th, regardless of how many signatures have been acquired; they will be copied/reviewed and submitted to the DoS in waves. Therefore, if you continue to accumulate signatures on your petitions during the final week, you can submit them yourself, although we would want to be provided a copy thereof [for future reference]. After the requisite # of signatures [2000 with at least 100 from each of 10 counties] has been acquired, Guzzardi will personally submit them [clipped, not stapledwith numbered-pages] to the DoS; also, simultaneously, he will submit his cover-memo affidavit, his financial-statement, and $200 [made out to The Commonwealth of PA] as a cashiers-check or money-order [not as a personal-check or in-cash]. Both the petition-Circulator and the petition-Signers must be registered-Republicans. Because we plan to adhere to these procedures, it is not anticipated that any petitions will be subject to challenge.

Do not feel intimidated; although any Circulator can acquire signatures from any county, each petition must be county-specific; for example, a Circulator who lives in Philadelphia can gather signatures from any of Pennsylvanias 67 counties, just as long as the petition-signers are voters in the county that has been bar-coded on the petition. Regardless of how many signatures have been acquired on a petition, the PETITIONER must have it notarized personally BEFORE it is remitted to the above-address. Specific Requests The active voter status (and political party) of each potential-signer can be confirmed via the DoS-site []; entering the individuals demographics [county, first/last name, and date-of-birth] will also confirm the municipality (Boro, City or Township) where the signer votes [not his/her post-office/community designation, a common error]. {Actual signatures can only be confirmed as legit by consulting each countys registration data-forms, but it is assumed that no one is going to forge lists of names gleaned directly from the phone book. } Before the Circulator invites a potential-Signer to complete the form, the Circulator should confirm his/her residence as being in the county designated on the front-side as the COUNTY OF SIGNERS. Anyone planning to go door-to-door can be provided (via e-mail) a list of super-voters [people who vote regularly] as well as all voters [in a neighborhood]. Acquiring contact information [telephone-number and e-mail address] is optional, but its provision would maximize subsequent communication-updates; please provide this information on a separate sheet [for insertion within an already-created Excel-form]. Signatures must be cursive (not printed); the printed-name must match exactly how it was registered (not using nick-names). The address must cite the name of the municipality (Boro, City or Township) where the signer resides (not his/her post-office/community designation); thus, a person living in Rydal (a neighborhood) must print Abington (Township). There is no justification to use ditto -marks and the listing of each date on which the signature has been acquired (Date, Month and Year) must be in chronological order; if an error occurs, the entire line must be struck and a new line should be used for the corrected signature; the petitioner cannot correct any error. Everything should be written in pen (not pencil); some suggest blue-ink is preferable, although others feel black-ink will reproduce optimally. Finally, make sure SCRUPULOUSLY that the last little-box has the DATE and NOT the Signers ZIP-CODE; if necessary, simply use a second-line for the submission of the individuals complete mailing-address. The Circulator must have the completed form notarized before being sent-back for official-filing; therefore, the affidavit must be completed in the presence of the NOTARY-PUBLIC (noting that the same person cannot serve as both Circulator and Notary). The Circulator must sign and print his/her name [spaces 2 & 3] and write his/her street, municipality, and zip code [spaces 4 & 5], without P.O. Boxes. The Notary must use a stamp (embossed-seals optional) containing Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Name of Notary, Municipality & County where Notary was commissioned (county is not required to match the county appearing at the top left of the affidavit), and Commission expiration date (date must not be chronologically after the date in which the petition was notarized). These data must be in a box. Essentially, you must attest that you watched every signature-line being completed by the Elector;
only the ACTUAL signature-gatherer can sign as the CIRCULATOR of record before the Notary.

If you choose to generate your own petitions, you must ensure the pages are paired properly; therefore, you cannot use page 1 of Philadelphia County and page 2 of Montgomery County, inasmuch as the bar-codes [the lines] and SPARQ-code [the squares] will not match [front-back].