Sacramento County GOP 2018 Election Voter Guide

Election 2018

Sacramento County Voter Guide

The 2018 California Primary Election is just a few months 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.

All candidates in the June Election must register by March 9th. After that date, we will list Republican candidates running for office in partisan races on this site, with endorsements noted.

To date, the Republican Central Committee of Sacramento County has endorsed Assemblyman Kevin Kiley and Senator Jim Nielsen. We thank them for their excellent service to Sacramento County residents.

Other endorsements will take place at the March 21 SacCountyGOP Central Committee meeting.

If you would like to help the Republican Party succeed in 2018, there are many ways to help us win!

DONATE

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.


VOLUNTEER

Phone: The SCRP is working in partnership with the California Republican Party to staff a full-time phone bank in our headquarters. 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 March of 2018 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.

Candidates running in contested Republican races will receive a questionnaire from our Committee asking them about their campaign and their desire for an endorsement. Interviews will be scheduled after the March 9 filing deadline.

In the meantime, we ask Republican candidates to prepare a video, no more than five minutes in length, that shows the candidate speaking about their most important campaign issues and how they will serve the residents of Sacramento County. Take a selfie with your phone! You don’t have to be a pro to create a video. We prefer to receive the file in MP4 format, or from a YouTube channel. Only videos that meet our criteria will be posted. Those that are accepted may be posted on our website and social media sites, including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Please email the file to info@saccountygop.com or use that address for Dropbox.

As Republican 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!