PO Box 60686
Sunnyvale, CA 94088
Joe Dehn, Chair
Next Central Committee Meeting
19 August 2017
Round Table Pizza
1220 Oakmead Parkway
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You can show your support for a political party in California simply by checking the box on the voter registration form. Under the new primary system now in effect, your party affiliation as a registered voter no longer affects who you can vote for in the primary election, for statewide offices like Governor, for U.S Senate or House of Representatives, or for the state legislature. These offices are now referred to as "voter nominated", with all voters casting a vote in the primary from a combined list of candidates regardless of party. (Local offices were already and continue to be "non-partisan". The only office for which party registration now matters in the primary is President. But we have our own nominating process for that.)
This is an easy way to show your support -- and support of the Libertarian Party through voter registration has been growing! You can change your party affiliation any time you register for any other reason (e.g., if you move) or at any other time, just by filling out and submitting a new registration form. You can get this form from the county Registrar of Voters, or at many other government offices. Or visit the Secretary of State's web site, at:
Participate as a Central Committee Member
Following the terminology of California election law, our main body of voting members is called the Central Committee. You can become a member of the Central Committee either by being elected to public office as a Libertarian or by paying dues. Our bylaws also require that you sign a certification that you oppose the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals. You don't need to be registered as a Libertarian to become a member of the Central Committee -- or be registered to vote at all -- but you can't be registered with any other political party.
To join as a Central Committee member, use this online application form. (If you would prefer to pay by check, you can print out and mail this paper form.) You dues are shared between the state organization and the county organization, and give you voting rights both at county Central Committee meetings and at the annual state convention.
Get More Involved - Volunteer!
Like any organization, the LP of Santa Clara County needs the help of many people with a variety of skills to achieve its goals. At the county level, all of our work is done by volunteers. If you would like to help, whether that's helping out with campaigns, running for office yourself, publicizing the Libertarian message and positions on issues, recruiting new voters and members, or by working on general organizational tasks, just let us know.
More than 4 million people voted for Gary Johnson for president. That's about three times as many people as voted Libertarian for president in 2012.
Were you one of them? Join us and help us make the total at least three times that in 2020!