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IDAHO REPUBLICAN PARTY

PRECINCT LEADER TRAINING MANUAL 2013

Table of Contents
A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN ..........................................................................4 IDAHO REPUBLICAN PARTY CONTACT INFO ..............................................................5 COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CONTACT INFO ...........................................................6 Idaho Republican Party – Precinct Committee Person..............................................7 Job Description ......................................................................................................7 Section 1 - Participate in Central Committee ............................................................8 Section 2 - Create a volunteer precinct team ...........................................................8 Section 3 - Develop a precinct campaign plan ........................................................10 Section 4 - Participate in the election .....................................................................12 THE DIFFERENCE A VOTE MAKES ............................................................................12 Appendix A – Voter Contact Training ......................................................................13 Appendix B - What is GOP Data Center and how it is used .....................................15 Appendix C - How to register voters .......................................................................16 Appendix D – How to Get Out the Vote (GOTV) .....................................................17 Appendix E - How to implement a finance campaign .............................................18 Appendix F - Definitions of Volunteer Opportunities ..............................................19

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
Welcome to an adventure in the political process in the Republican Party of the state of Idaho. As a precinct committeeman, you may have significant influence in helping to preserve the personal liberty of the citizens of this state. The gift of choice, made possible by the sacrifices of the founders of this nation, is an endowment from our creator and is coveted and desired by people from nations all over the world. In this responsibility, you are the foundation of the party. Because of your interest in politics, if you choose, you can have great impact in your neighborhood as you help those around you understand current issues and the positions of the candidates. As a voting member of the central committee, you can influence the direction of the party and its leaders at the county level, the district level, the region level and the state level. It is my hope that you find the responsibility rewarding and gratifying.

Your Fellow Worker and State Chairman,

Barry Peterson

IDAHO REPUBLICAN PARTY CONTACT INFO
Idaho Republican Party Headquarters Address - 802 W. Bannock, Lower Plaza 103, Boise, ID 83702 Mailing Address – P.O. Box 2267, Boise, ID 83701 Phone - 208-343-6405 Email – info@idgop.org State Chairman Barry Peterson Email: barry@idgop.org Executive Director Josh Whitworth Email: josh@idgop.org Political Director Trevor Thorpe Email: trevor@idgop.org Administrative Assistant INSERT Email: @idgop.org Fax – 208-343-6414 Website – www.idgop.org

COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY CONTACT INFO
(Insert County/LD information here) Position County Chair Vice Chair Secretary Treasurer State Committeeman State Committeewoman State Youth Chair LD Chair Name Phone Email

Idaho Republican Party – Precinct Committee Person
Job Description
Purpose: Precinct Committeemen are responsible for organizing the campaign effort within their designated geographical area of the County. Your role is to build and strengthen the Republican Party from the grassroots up, assist in the election of Republican candidates, and promote the Republican philosophy. You are the Republican Party’s direct link with the voters in your neighborhood. The office of Precinct Committeeman sets the stage for the success of the Republican Party election process. Essential tasks:  Participate in Central Committee through: Section 1 attending monthly meetings representing your precinct on the committee enacting, amending, and abiding by the County Bylaws and Political Plans and rules of the organization voting on matters presented to the committee (resolutions, endorsements, vacancies, etc.) introducing additional Precinct Committeemen when vacancies occur during a term electing convention delegates  Create a volunteer precinct team through: recruiting volunteers for needed tasks training volunteers, as needed maintaining an electronic volunteer contact roster updating the volunteer roster with the County committee monthly  Develop a precinct campaign plan through: establishing a timeline consistent with State directives making volunteer assignments for necessary tasks providing appropriate follow-up on volunteer assignments conducting voter contact & identification, AB Chase/Push, and GOTV efforts  Participate in the election through: recommendation to the County Clerk, persons for the position of election judges in their precinct coordinate drivers to take identified people to the polls vote Qualifications:  MUST reside within the designated county precinct 1 year prior to running for office  MUST be a registered/affiliated Republican  MUST be elected at the State Primary Election or appointed by the County Central committee Section 2

Section 3

Section 4

Section 1 - Participate in Central Committee
Introducing additional Precinct Committeemen As a Precinct Committeeman, your responsibilities include representing your precinct on the County Central Committee by attending monthly meetings and enacting, amending, and abiding by the County Bylaws, rules of the organization and political plans. You will also have the opportunity to represent Republicans in your precinct by voting on matters presented to the committee (resolutions, vacancies, endorsements, etc.). Introducing additional Precinct Committeemen A vital component to the effectiveness of any Central Committee is having elected leadership for ALL precincts within the county. When vacancies occur, a perfect place to start looking for a replacement Committeeman nomination is from precinct volunteer team members from past campaign efforts. At the next Central Committee meeting, initiate the introduction to the committee. Once a candidate is introduced, a motion must be made from the floor to nominate the candidate for the Precinct. If the committee passes the nomination, the candidate will become a Precinct Committeeman at the next official Central Committee meeting. The Committee Secretary should have the candidate complete the necessary contact form (See Section 2).

Section 2 - Create a volunteer precinct team
Recruiting volunteers for needed tasks Any political strategist will tell you that the more people involved in a campaign, the more likely the campaign is to be successful. There are more basic reasons, though, for involving as many of your neighbors as possible in your Republican precinct work -- it makes your job easier! When you encounter Republicans, don't hesitate to ask them to volunteer for the Party's sake. It is surprising how many people will say "yes." Use the remarks section of the card to explain the type of help the person will be able to give. For the most part, the volunteers you meet will be able to assist with various assignments within your precinct organization. However, in those cases where an individual's skills or interests go beyond the Precinct's needs, such as with major donor fund-raising, speech-writing, letter-to-the-editor campaigns, etc. -- these volunteers should be brought to the attention of the County Chairman. When looking for volunteers, do not overlook the Republican Women's Clubs, Young Republicans, College Republicans or other workers who have volunteered in previous years; they can provide a rich source of willing volunteers.

Training volunteers, as needed It is important that Precinct leaders conduct training for their volunteers. This includes instruction on how to handle door to door encounters, precinct lists, Election Day duties, etc. Training topics that should be covered are: Voter Contact Training (Appendix A) What is GOP Data Center and how it is used (Appendix B) How to register voters (Appendix C) How to Get Out the Vote (GOTV) (Appendix D) How to implement a finance campaign (Appendix E) Definitions of Volunteer Opportunities (Appendix F) Maintaining an electronic volunteer contact roster Keeping track of volunteers is critical to providing continuity within a precinct. You should develop a mechanism to gather and report all volunteers (see example below) in an Excel file to the State Office when requested or when you are no longer a Precinct Committeeman. Definitions of volunteer opportunities are in Appendix F.
Precinct # Last Name Street Address Email__________________________________ Registered – Yes Volunteer tasks requested: Voter Contact Candidate support Literature drop Poll work Registrar Election judge Fair booth Yard signs Other ____________ No Date __________________ Telephone # First Name MI____

In database

Please create an Excel worksheet that contains the following data fields: Column A – Precinct number Column B – Telephone number Column C – Last name Column D – First name Column E – Street address Column F – Email address Column G – Y if registered; N if not registered Column H – Y if voter contact; N if not interested in this opportunity Column I – Y if candidate support; N if not interested in this opportunity

Column J – Y if literature drop; N if not interested in this opportunity Column K – Y if poll work; N if not interested in this opportunity Column L – Y if registrar; N if not interested in this opportunity Column M – Y if election judge; N if not interested in this opportunity Column N – Y if fair booth; N if not interested in this opportunity Column O – Y if yard signs; N if not interested in this opportunity Column P – type what the ‘other’ is NOTE: be sure to include your name in the file Update the volunteer roster with the County 1st Vice Chair or database liaison monthly

Section 3 - Develop a precinct campaign plan
A. The Need for a Plan Each Precinct should have a plan prepared that outlines how to build the Republican Party in both (1) numbers of volunteers, and (2) percentage of the popular vote within the Precinct inclined to support Republican candidates. This includes but is not limited to voter identification and registration, AB Push & Chase, and GOTV efforts. 1. 2. 3. 4. Never expect your volunteers to know what has to be done, particularly if it is only in your mind! Put it on paper. Once your team is organized, let them help in planning. If they help write the plan, they will better understand its overall objectives. Your master plan should be your guide for the coming year. Let every team member have a copy. Refer to it. Use it. Don't forget it. Create a new plan annually. People move! Who was in your neighborhood last year may be different this year. We need to update our block plans each year.

B. Calendaring and Timetables 1. In addition to stating overall objectives, your written plan needs a calendar and timetables. Include in the calendar: A. B. C. D. Dates fixed on state law. Community activity dates. Party activity dates. Dates of your plan's activities.

*For a list of important dates for voters, go to http://idahovotes.gov/2013_deadlines.htm 2. Your timetable is actually a reverse calendar. A reverse calendar states your plan, step by step, in reverse. For example, pick the date of your event, i.e., a voter contact kickoff, now simply work backwards from that date and determine what needs to be done , the time it takes to do it and how many people are needed to get it done. Plan your work, and then, work your plan!

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C. Draw a district neighborhood voter contacting plan A precinct map locating every residence is a great tool for effective precinct organization. The map will help you define the blocks and areas to which each of your volunteers will be assigned and to spot people who are not registered and, on Election Day, voters who have not voted. 1. Obtain an updated Precinct map by contacting you county clerk or elections office: http://idahovotes.gov/Clerk.htm 2. Analyze your precinct map and divide it into logical areas or block groups each with about 20-50 residences depending on how many volunteers you have EXAMPLE: The map below shows Ada County precinct 2109 divided into twelve (12) block groups. These groupings may be too large, but this provides an example of how a precinct might be divided.

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Assign a volunteer from your precinct team to each sub-section (See Section 2 - Create a volunteer precinct team) Conduct neighborhood voter contact training (See Appendix A) Carry out voter identification and campaign plans

D. Get to Know the Candidates After the primary elections, work with candidates, especially those for the state legislature and other local offices, to develop your campaign plan. Together you and the candidate(s) can orchestrate a plan as to how you and your team can best assist them to avoid duplicating efforts. Since the absentee voting efforts will target identified Republicans (See Appendix D), most of these efforts will target unidentified voters and independents.

1. Candidate Meet and Greets It is very helpful for candidates to gain exposure to groups of Republicans and unaffiliated or undecided voters. Your committee should already have created a list of names in your precinct of likely citizens to invite to a neighborhood event. (See Section 2 & Appendix B) Such neighborhood opportunities are important, especially so that candidates may meet and know your Precinct team and volunteer workers. As Precinct leaders, you should arrange at least one meeting of your precinct team and citizens no less than 45 days before any election. Be sure to add this activity to your planning calendar (See Section 3-B) 2. Candidate Literature Precinct leaders are responsible for providing voters within their precinct information about the Republican candidates on the ballot. Rather than pay postage, Republican candidates may work with their Precinct Leaders to develop a plan to have their literature dropped off at targeted households. Literature drops are an excellent activity in which to involve youth volunteers in your precinct.

Section 4 - Participate in the election
A. Find election judges in the precinct Search the list of volunteers from your precinct team and recommend to the County Clerk, persons for the position of election judges in their precinct B. Coordinate drivers to take identified people to the polls It is important to assist Republicans in getting to the polls to vote on Election Day. Search the list of volunteers from your precinct team for people who identified that they would provide transportation on Election Day. Assign a two (2) hour slot from 8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. to appropriate volunteers. C. Vote yourself, either through early voting, absentee, or at the polls

THE DIFFERENCE A VOTE MAKES
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In 2010, Republican State Representative Julie Ellsworth won her election in District 18 (Boise) by just over half of a vote per precinct. In 2008, Former Republican Congressman Bill Sali lost reelection to Democrat Walt Minnick by only 4 votes per precinct. Republican State Representative Kathie Garrett won her 2004 election in District 17 (Boise) by a little more than half a vote per precinct. In 1986, Republican David Leroy lost by only 3 votes per precinct to Democrat Cecil Andrus. In Idaho's 1982 General Election, Republican Phil Batt lost his race for Governor by 4 votes per precinct to Democrat John Evans. In Idaho's 1980 General Election, Steve Symms was elected to the U.S. Senate by a superb grassroots team. He won with a turnout of only 4 more votes per precinct than Frank Church. John F. Kennedy was elected nationwide by less than one vote per precinct.

Appendix A – Voter Contact Training
1. TO BEGIN: Obtain a walking list (see Appendix B) for every house in your block group (see Section 3-C). Be prepared with literature and to answer questions. 2. WHEN TO CONTACT: Call from 9:30 AM 11:30 AM or between 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM. In the evening, call from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM. DO NOT call when children are to be readied for school, or too near mealtime. 3. WHERE TO CONDUCT SURVEY: Conduct your interview at the door. Avoid going inside, this only causes delay. 4. THINGS YOU MUST DO: a. Be brief and be a good listener. b. Be friendly. This person is a friend, regardless of party orientation. c. Leave on a note of friendliness. d. Have all the answers, if possible. If you cannot answer a question, admit it, but promise to get the information and call again. You will have paved the way for an important second call. e. Leave an appropriate piece of literature, if possible. f. You must confine yourself to Party principles and administration. g. Be sure to indicate the Republican precinct organization is at the service of each voter. We support all elected Republicans and candidates. 5. THINGS YOU MUST NOT DO: a. Never begin the conversation "Are you a Republican or Democrat?" b. Never get into controversial issues. c. Never debate. d. Never make derogatory remarks about any Republican organization, candidate or elected official. e. Never make statements about opposition candidates that you cannot prove. f. Never antagonize. 6. HOW TO BEGIN Know, if possible, the name of the persons on whom you are contacting. The name may be obtained from Data Center lists (See Appendix D), neighbors, or even the mailbox. If you are unable to find out the voter's name, don't be afraid to ask once you have introduced yourself. Remember to be pleasant and smile. Introduce yourself. Say, "My name is _______________________, and I am representing the Republican Party." a. If at any point during the interview the resident proves to be a dedicated Democrat, politely conclude the interview after confirming their name and thank the person for their time. DO NOT get drawn into a debate or argument. b. If the person remains open to your interview, proceed by asking the following questions: 1. May I ask you a few quick questions? 2. May I have your full name? 3. Are you registered to vote at your present address? If the answer is "no," tell them how to register or make an address change if they turn out to be Republican. 4. Which of the following describes you best?  Democrat (D)  Lean Democrat (LD)  Republican (R)  Lean Republican (LR) Note if they respond Independent (I), Split Ticket (S), or No Response (N) 5. Are there others of voting age living in your home? May I have their names? (Be sure to note "Mr.", "Miss", etc.)

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Are there any persons in your household who will turn 18 soon, or within the next two years? Are there any others at this address 18 years or older who are not registered to vote? (IF ANSWER IS YES, try to survey them as well. Get the names and print them on the sheet next to the house number and continue) How would you like to volunteer to work for the Republican Party? (Indicate how they would like to volunteer (See Section 2))

7. OTHER QUESTIONS TO ASK IF THEY ARE CONFIRMED REPUBLICANS a. Will anyone in the family need or prefer an Absentee Ballot? (See Appendix D) b. Will anyone need transportation on Election Day? (See Appendix F) c. Will anyone need a babysitter? (See Appendix F) 8. KNOW ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS THAT MAY BE ASKED: a. b. c. d. e. f. Where do I vote? (The answers for questions a, b, and c can be looked up at http://www.idahovotes.gov/AbsenteeBallot/Default.aspx) What precinct am I in? How do I find out if I am registered to vote? (See Appendix C) How do I register to vote? (See Appendix C) Where do I register to vote? (See Appendix C) When is the Primary? Can an Independent vote then? (The Primary is the process in which political parties select their candidates for any given office. The IDGOP has a closed primary, which means that only those who have affiliated as Republicans can vote.) When is the General Election? Can anyone vote? (The first Tuesday in November in from 8am – 8pm. Yes, anyone can vote.) What does your Party stand for? (An intelligent, well thought-out answer could result in extra votes for the Party.) Who are the candidates? What is their background and what are their statements? (See Section 3) What can I do to help the Party? (See Section 2 & Appendix F) Who is the County Chairman, the Vice-Chairman, and the Secretary? (See Page 5) Are there any Republican Clubs around here? How do I join? Where do I get bumper stickers, buttons, and campaign literature? (Talk to your county party officials for this information.) Who's in charge of my precinct? (You!)

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Appendix B - What is GOP Data Center and how it is used
The key to success for any election is being able to target voters at the grassroots level. Targeting allows the Party and Republican candidates to use their limited time and resources most effectively. However, we are only as good as the data we have. That’s where the precinct committeemen and their teams of volunteers come in. Data about your precinct neighbors can be helpful to you as a precinct committeeman by identifying which households your team should interact with for the many tasks you need to do to help the Republican Party remain successful each and every year, regardless of whether it is an election year or not. Information obtained from voter contacting efforts can be one of the Party’s greatest tools if used to its fullest. GOP Data Center (GDC), the RNC’s online database, allows us to do just that. After a precinct’s voter contact plan has been carried out, the information collected needs to be organized in the spreadsheet and returned to the State Party (See Section 2). This information is then uploaded into GDC which is kept current with updated voter records from the state. The data can then be filtered using by categories like: 1. 2. 3. 4. Geographical Area- Congressional District, Legislative District, County, City, Area Code, and Precinct Voter Info- Party Affiliation, Gender, Age Range, Has Phone, etc. Vote History- indicates which primary and general elections voters have voted in Voter Score- gives each voter a score of 0 to 4 indicating how many elections of the past 4 a voter has voted in or a 5 if they are a newly registered voter 5. Voter Tags- used to label voters with additional information we collect The most useful data to tag is the information PCs and their teams of volunteers collect. Since fewer than half of the voters in the 2012 general election were affiliated with a party, we cannot simply rely on party affiliation alone. It is imperative that we find out which party voters identify with so that we can do a more extensive and accurate job of targeting. For example, for our Absentee Ballot Push we target Republican voters. Instead of just contacting those who have affiliated as Republicans, we can include unaffiliated Republicans as well as weed out Democrats who have affiliated as Republicans. Or if we are looking to campaign to independents, we have more extensive data as to who may truly be on the fence. The more thorough job we do at contacting and identifying voters, the better our campaign efforts will be. Furthermore, keeping track of potential additional volunteers to fill various capacities so we do not have to start from scratch every year or every time there is turnover in precinct of LD leadership allows the Party to keep its campaign infrastructure in place. (See Section 2) Once this data is crunched in GDC, it can be downloaded by precinct into walking or calling lists (see example below). Notes are collected on these lists that are then collected, entered into the precinct database and sent to the IDGOP headquarters to add to the state-wide database in GDP.

Appendix C - How to register voters
A. Registration Basics It is the duty of Precinct leaders to register every Republican and Republican-leaning voter in the precinct. The basics of a voter registration program include: 1. 2. 3. From the voter contacts, determine who is not registered as a Republican. Call on and furnish information on how, where and when to register as a Republican. Know who is eligible to register as a Republican and vote – a. b. c. B. Any U.S. citizen, not otherwise disenfranchised; 18 years or older; and Resident in the State of Idaho for at least thirty (30) days prior to the election.

Common Registration Questions 1. 2. 3. Am I registered to vote? You can look this up online at http://www.idahovotes.gov/YPP_NEW/AmIRegistered.aspx When can you register to vote? At any time prior to 24-days before the election or at the place of polling itself on Election Day. What documentation is required to register? A party registration form can be submitted to the County Clerk's office, or if registering at the polling place, proof of residency within the Precinct for at least 30 days prior to Election Day, along with a valid photo I.D. A driver's license satisfies both of these requirements. How can military personnel register to vote? Members of the Armed Services can register to vote by post cards provided by the Federal Government. Or, if they meet the above qualifications, they can register in Idaho. Once you have registered, do you ever have to register again if you continue to vote while living at the same address? No. What if a voter is unable to register due to disability or illness? The voter may register by affidavit. Call the County Clerk for help. Do you have to register again if you move? Yes.

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*For answers to any other questions, please refer to the Idaho Voters’ Guide: http://idahovotes.gov/VoterGuide/2012_Voter_Guide_English.pdf

Appendix D – How to Get Out the Vote (GOTV)
A. Absentee Ballots Many people don't know they are eligible to vote by absentee ballot. It is your job to remind them and help them anticipate their Election Day needs. 1. AB Push Often the State Party will produce an “absentee ballot” literature piece that includes instructions and a request card from the local County Elections office. The purpose for the State initiative is to garner as many Republican votes as possible. It is critical that this task is planned for on your calendar. The State Party and candidates track who has requested absentee ballots and when they have been received by the election office. Timelines are critical, so watch for information about these events several months before an election. Prior to Election Day, the Precinct committee should schedule an absentee ballot drive. A. As part of the Voter Contact drive (See Section 3), a list from information obtained of Republicans and leaning-Republicans who have indicated that they will need an absentee ballot should be compiled. B. Form teams to contact the persons identified and remind them how to request an absentee ballot. You may want to send a letter including information and the proper form for requesting a ballot. This information can be found at http://idahovotes.gov/vinfo.htm or by contacting your County Clerk. 2. AB Chase Plan to follow-up. It is important to maintain a master list of names and phone numbers of everyone that was contacted for absentee ballots. Additionally, in September, request from your County Clerk (http://idahovotes.gov/Clerk.htm) to be notified either daily or weekly of everyone in your precinct who has requested an absentee ballot. Check those individuals with your records of who has either identified themselves as a Republicans or has indicated that they will be voting for the Republican candidates. Follow up with them as soon as possible to remind them to return their absentee ballot. Prior to the deadline for application, contact and remind everyone who has not done so to mail or deliver their ballot to the election office. Update the master list if they say they have voted. 10 days prior to the election, your committee should again call all people whose ballots have not been completed to urge them to do so. The procedure for voting by absentee ballot is simple: 1. The voter must request an absentee ballot from the County Clerk. The absentee ballot can be voted immediately, or voters can request the ballot be mailed to their home (or alternate if they will actually be absent) addresses. The request must be into the County Clerk no later than six days prior to Election Day. 2. The voter marks the ballot, and seals the ballot in the appropriate envelope provided. The return envelope must be mailed or delivered to the Clerk who issued it; if mailed, it MUST ARRIVE PRIOR TO ELECTION DAY. If it is hand delivered, it MUST BE RECEIVED in the election office by 8:00 PM on the day of the election. B. Final 72 Hours The weekend before Election Day is the last opportunity to remind every Republican or confirmed supporter of Republican candidates, typically by phone, when and where to vote. 1. The script should be short: “Hi, may I please speak with ___________. I am calling on behalf of the _________ County Republicans to remind you to vote on Tuesday at (your polling place). Have a nice day!”

2. It is also helpful to follow up with voters to make sure they know where the polling place is and whether or not they will need assistance getting there. 3. DO NOT campaign or contact voters on Sunday. C. Election Day By Election Day, volunteers should be organized and assigned specific duties. Teams of volunteers are needed to help support voting efforts. These include: 1. Preparation of voter lists and telephone committee using prepared lists of voters who have voted and who still need to vote, should call voters during the Election Day to encourage them to vote. Every one to two hours someone should go to the polls to pick up the records of those who have voted and bring them back to Precinct Headquarters. You should then cross off the names of those who have voted on your voter list. In the afternoon, you should start calling those favorable voters on the list who have not voted. You should concentrate first on any voters whose work schedules would allow voting during the morning and afternoon. This is an ongoing task on Election Day. 2. Poll watchers 3. Drivers to pick up voters on Election Day 4. Babysitters Someone should always be at the Precinct Headquarters to answer questions and solve problems as the day progresses. The activity occupying most of the time at Headquarters is the effort to get out the Republican vote. NOTE: Disabled Voter Assistance at the Polls Any registered electors who declare under oath to the judges that by reason of blindness or other physical disability or inability to read or write, they are unable to prepare the ballot or operate the voting machine without assistance: they shall be entitled, upon request, to receive assistance from an election judge or any elector who may be selected by the disabled voter. However, no person, except a judge of election, shall be permitted to enter the voting booth as an assistant to more than one voter.

Appendix E - How to implement a finance campaign
A neighborhood finance campaign is the most effective way to enlist virtually every Republican household in getting active in the Party. Not only does it help advertise the Party's candidates and positions, but a person who contributes to the Party, even if only a dollar, is far more likely to follow-up with a vote for the candidates they supported financially. Appoint a Finance Chairman for the precinct from your list of volunteers. Work from a list of previous donors and from a list of known Republicans in your precinct (see section Appendix D). You will often be soliciting for a specific "endorsement ad" or other campaign message on a local newspaper or radio station. Any contribution, no matter how small, should be accepted with gratitude and followed-up with a formal "Thank You" from the Party. Submit all contributions to the Central committee Treasurer as soon as possible, along with the list of contributors including full name, full address, and the contribution amount. Always ask if the contribution can be used for general campaign expenses or if the contribution needs to be designated for a specific candidate, event, or use.

Appendix F - Definitions of Volunteer Opportunities
REGISTRAR As of passage of the federal "Motor Voter" legislation, counties in Idaho do not provide registrars. However, Idaho law still requires a nonpartisan registrar to be provided at the request of a Precinct leader. The County Clerk must also provide a supply of registration forms to Precinct leaders upon request. BLOCK WORKER This person is responsible for all households on their block (See Section 3). This individual may be asked to contact voters or distribute campaign materials to their assigned block. POLL WATCHER Ideally, one poll watcher is required for each two hour period on Primary and General Election days. The Poll Watcher will record who has voted so favorable voters who have not yet voted can be contacted and encouraged to vote. At the Primary Election, each political party plus each candidate participating in the primary shall be entitled to have a poll watcher at each precinct polling place. At the General Election, only the parties are entitled to have poll watchers. The duties of the poll watcher include: *To observe voting and counting procedures, reporting any questionable procedure to the County Clerk or County Headquarters; and *To maintain a list of those who have voted. Poll watchers should follow these instructions:

1. Don't let socializing interfere with your job or hinder election procedures. 2. Be prompt and be at the polling place on time; you may be relieving another volunteer. Do not
leave the polling place until the person watching the polls after you has arrived.

3. Don't forget to vote yourself. 4. The first poll watchers should request the list of absentee voters from the judges. Indicate these
in your records.

5. Do not wear political buttons or other political decoration. Do not engage in political discussion.
POLL CHALLENGER Ideally, one poll challenger is required for each two hour period on Primary and General Election days. The Poll Challenger will challenge voters when there is some question arising as to their eligibility. Make sure they file with the County Clerk prior to the established filing deadline.

ELECTION JUDGES Idaho Code calls for the Precinct Chair to recommend persons for this position in their respective precincts to the county clerk in writing at least ten (10) days prior to the date on which any appointment shall be made and the county clerk shall appoint the judges from such lists if the persons recommended are qualified. This is the only paid job in the precinct, so you should choose people who have been and will continue to be good party workers. Precinct leaders should not be judges and thus prevent yourself from functioning as a Republican official in charge of your precinct on Election Day.

Be a Republican Volunteer

Identifying, registering and turning out the GOP vote will make a difference in future generations. Every vote counts! Can we count on you?