Gearing Up for the 2020 Elections

In my previous note, I highlighted several municipal offices that are up for election in April around Boone County. Filing for these end soon if you are considering running this year. Be thinking about running in 2021 and beyond if your city council seat is not up this time.

For those of you wanting to be involved with this year’s elections by volunteering, contributing financially, or following us on Facebook, there will be plenty of chances to support President Trump’s re-election campaign plus all our statewide and local Republican candidates. We plan to have an election headquarters, which will support candidates and GOP organizations. We’ll also be in parades, have get-out-the-vote efforts and host events.

Your local Republican Party has monthly meetings to give you a chance to meet grassroots Republicans and to become connected with like-minded individuals. The party meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Conley Road HyVee Club Room starting at 7 p.m. Several openings exist on the central committee currently, and all spots are up for election in August if you file during the filing period. Attend our January meeting to learn more.

Another way you can help is to be a Republican election judge on Election Days. With four elections in Boone County this year (March presidential preference, April municipal, August primary and November general), we need to fill our allotment of Republican election judges to make sure precincts run smoothly and that potential issues are handled according to state law. Please send us an email to get on our list of judges that we submit to the county clerk.

Finally, update your voter registration if you have moved within Boone County, or register to vote in Boone County if you have moved here, with the Boone County Clerk’s office. This will help reduce problems and confusion on Election Day.

Mike Zweifel
Chairman, Boone County Republican Party