Please see: From de facto to de jure for instructions.

From De Fact to De Jure (Draft)




Note on Meetings from Rick Rickoff:

"Make sure the correct procedures are followed, and the votes recorded at the county recorder's office. Don't have voting at the first meeting - just use that meeting to inform everyone who attends, and make sure the info. meeting is well advertised. Tape record, or better yet videotape every meeting and proceeding for the record. It would also be wise to have someone take notes of the meeting minutes at the first and second meetings, until someone is elected to do that. Schedule the voting for 60 days after the info meeting. Let the first group know you will be accepting nominations, at the second meeting, 30 days after the first, for the offices to be filled. They should already know what those offices are after attending the first meeting, so will have had time to think about it. Before leaving the first meeting, everyone could be handed a document listing the several positions initially needing to be filled, and ask them to write in a nominee for each (could be volunteering one's self), and bring the list to the second meeting. After the nominations are in at the second meeting, everyone should be in agreement as to the names which will be on a ballot for the third meeting. The nominees must accept running as a candidate, of course, or a different nominee should be chosen. There really should be at least 2 candidates for each position so that voters feel they do have a choice, but one will do if that's all that can be had. Then make up the paper ballots for the 3rd meeting voting. Count the votes in front of the voters, with each of the candidates verifying each vote. Record the voting results at the county recorder's office, and start spreading the news about the election outcome in every local media that's possible."

Texas Common Law Grand Juries