Sacramento County Voter Guide
The 2018 California Primary Election is less than one year away! The Sacramento County Republican Party (SCRP) is busy preparing for new voting procedures, hundreds of election opportunities at the local, state and federal levels of government, and ballot measures that are being prepared for circulation.
In the 2016 Election, Sacramento County had a 74.5% turnout of registered voters, representing a 58.2% turnout of all eligible voters. Registered Republicans represented approximately 28% of Sacramento County voters, and those who chose no party preference totaled approximately 23% (they don’t want to be Democrats!). Republican Congressional Candidate Scott Jones received 48.8% against an incumbent. Prop. 54 (Legislative Transparency) passed with 65.2% of the vote. We are confident that our aggressive voter registration and turnout programs will present an opportunity to bring voters back to our party and create a winning majority in races throughout the County.
If you would like to help the Republican Party succeed in 2018, there are many ways to help us win!
Our Strategic Plan is being implemented, including voter outreach, precinct operations, communications, and candidate recruitment. Using the latest technology, data mining, and volunteer recruitment and training, we have launched programs that support our Republican candidates in partisan and non-partisan races. Our team will turn out the Republican vote, keep Sacramento County residents informed, and will work alongside our endorsed candidates to help them win in June and November.
We will need funding to support voter registration campaigns, volunteer and candidate training, printed materials used at public events and precinct walks, and communications through email, social media and mailings. Donations will also be made to the campaigns of our endorsed candidates at the local, state and federal levels.
Who can give, what are the limits, and how can SCRP use those funds?
Political parties are required to establish separate accounts for state and federal defined expenditures.
Donations may be received for our federal account from individuals, federal PACs, and unincorporated associations up to $10,000 per contributor, per calendar year. Federal multi-candidate PACs may contribute up to $5,000 per calendar year. Funds from individual contributions will be used by SCRP in both federal and California state elections and may be made in any amount, although the first $10,000 received per individual, per calendar year, must be used for federal elections.
Additional contributions to the SCRP state fund from individuals, businesses and PACs are unlimited, and may be allocated as follows: up to $36,500 per calendar year for direct state candidate support, with amounts in excess used for permissible non-direct state candidate support purposes.
Since limitations are defined within calendar years, it is very important our donors give in 2017, and again in 2018.
If you have questions, please let us know, and our esteemed accountants will be happy to point you to the rules relating to donations and our mandated reporting of contributions received totaling $100 or more. Contributions are non-tax deductible for federal or California tax purposes.
Phone: The SCRP is working in partnership with the California Republican Party to staff a full-time phone bank in our headquarters. For the month of July, the schedule is Tuesday through Friday from 4-8pm, and Saturday from 11am-2pm. The schedule will increase starting in August. All volunteers for the phone bank must be registered in advance! Please use our Volunteer Form to let us know you would like to volunteer.
Walk: Our precinct operations are organized by Supervisorial District, and we encourage you to sign up to be a Precinct Captain. Walks have already started for trained volunteers who use a smart phone app to record their progress. Trainings for new volunteers will begin in August at our headquarters. This is a great opportunity to meet other Republicans who enjoy talking to friends and neighbors about the work of the Sacramento GOP and the importance of the upcoming election.
Voter Outreach: Members of our Committee are willing to attend your service organization, chamber of commerce, or other community events to meet potential voters and talk about the upcoming election. Please contact us to let us know about opportunities to register voters and engage local residents in a civil environment.
CANDIDATES & BALLOT MEASURES FOR 2018
The SCRP Candidate Recruitment Committee is currently gathering names of Republicans running for re-election at the local, state and federal levels, as well as those who are interested in running for office. Our Executive Committee will be forming interview panels around the County to meet and consider endorsement of Republicans running for office. If you would like to explore opportunities, or let us know of your plans to run, please contact us right away! We will also be considering positions on local and state ballot measures.
We have received several requests from candidates for statewide and Sacramento-based offices to address the meeting of our Central Committee. Please know that we will not be including unendorsed candidates or ballot measure proponents/opponents in our meeting agenda, unless an endorsement has been recommended by the Executive Committee. However, a Committee Member may arrange to host a reception for a candidate or ballot measure campaign for up to one hour following our monthly meeting, and Committee members and meeting guests may choose to stay and attend. With prior notice to the Chair, Committee Members may also place your campaign brochure on a designated table in the room where our Committee meets each month. No materials will be placed on this table without the sponsorship of a Committee Member.
As candidates announce their campaigns and file to run for office, we will post their names with links to their website or contact info on this page. If you have already formed your campaign committee, please send us your contact information! Once endorsements are made, only those candidates will be listed on this page. We hope you will step up to make a difference for Sacramento County residents!
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