Signature Gathering

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With your help, we’ll win Universal Healthcare for everyone in Washington

Training Videos

Petitions   (4 mins)

How To Gather Signatures  (13 mins)

Before You Head Out

While You’re Gathering

  • Stay positive / Enjoy yourself. Winning arguments isn’t necessary and you’re doing important work that will help others. There is real joy in that.
  • Focus on signatures over conversations.
  • Offer quarter sheets and the website for questions you can’t answer.
  • Ask signers if they’re registered voters. If they’re not, they can sign, but they must go to the Sec of State website https://www.sos.wa.gov/ to register ASAP.
  • Have the signers write as legibly as possible. Some fields are small. A signature and a clearly printed name are most important.
  • The last 2 columns (email and mobile) are optional. They’re for those that want to receive campaign updates. We will not share signers’ info.
    • There’s a separate box if the signer would like to volunteer.
  • Let signers know we’re an all-volunteer effort. Ask if they want to take a petition for their friends and family or volunteer with us.
    • Use the Volunteer Sheet to capture their info or whatever is handy.

Turning in Your Petitions

  • Do not cut or photo-copy the petitions.
  • You can return completed and partially-completed petitions. They don’t need to be fully filled.
  • Before turning in, unfold and open each petition and sign on the back, in the lower corner.
  • Drop petitions off at Petition Bins, hand-off to another volunteer if arrangements have been made, or mail them back to:
    • Whole Washington, PO Box 928 , Bothell WA 98041
    • Single petitions can be folded and taped and mailed with $1.20 in postage.
      • 2 Forever stamps and 2 $.05 stamps
  • Need more petitions? Refer back to the Get Petitions page.