By Bill Hall, Chair
By any measure, the upcoming August 7 primary election is historic for the Libertarian Party, and for Michigan. In “The Historic Nature Of Our Libertarian Governor Primary” Greg Stempfle explained that this is only the sixth time since the primary election law was changed in 1932 that a political party other than the Republicans and Democrats qualified to hold a primary election. And the Libertarian Primary will be the first time in Michigan history a political party other than the Republicans and Democrats will hold a contested primary election for Governor.
But aside from taking part in history, why should YOU bother to vote in the August 7 Libertarian Party primary? And why should you make it your personal mission to urge all the Libertarian activists and friends you know to vote in the August 7 Libertarian Party primary?
In order to qualify as a write-in candidate for precinct delegate, you must fill out this form, called a “Declaration of Intent” (https://www.michigan.gov/documents/Dec-Int-Prc_152628_7.pdf), which must be notarized. Then file the form with your city or township clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 3. You can also file the form with your board of election inspectors on the day of the August primary any time prior to the close of the polls. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a chance for the LP to demonstrate it deserves to be treated on par with the Republicans and Democrats. Don’t blow this chance to send a message that it is no longer “politics as usual.” There is a real choice. Vote Libertarian on August 7!