Help the Campaign
How can you help elect Ernie to Selectboard?
There was several ways to help Ernie's campaign.
- Vote! And remind others to vote!
Local elections are often won by just a few votes. No ballot can or should be taken for granted. Therefore, the most important contribution you can make is to vote.
This means making sure that you, your friends, and family request your Australian ballots with plenty of time.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or click here right now to request your ballot from the Woodstock Town Clerk's office, then email your friends and family in town.
Completed ballots must be returned to Town Hall by Town Meeting Day on March 1, 2022.
- Contribute (Check, Venmo & Paypal)
Ernie believes that running for a local office should not be expensive--but it is. The cost of websites, ads, letters, and signs can add up quickly, even in a town of about 3,000 residents.
Financial contributions help to introduce Ernie to voters who don't know him (yet) via online and print media. Ernie especially relies on these because, although he is out there most nights and weekends, it is unlikely he will get a chance to personally meet every single Woodstock residents before Town Meeting Day due to the combination of ongoing COVID-19 precautions, the winter weather, and the fact he works a regular 9-6pm job Monday-Friday.
Checks are preferred, since they do not incur fees, and can be addressed to:
PO Box 142
Taftsville, VT 05073
You can contribute via Paypal by clicking here.
You can contribute via Venmo by clicking here (@voteforernie)
- Display a (Beautiful!) Sign
Campaign signs are just a reality of running for any political office. But Ernie believes that conventional campaign signs ugly-up our town and, since they're usually made by the hundreds out of corrugated plastic, they are environmentally harmful as well. Neither of these things is consistent with Woodstock's values.
So, what to do?
Well, Ernie has opted to work with Woodstock's Alice Michele Sterling (Instagram @paintofonelemon) to produce hand-painted, wooden campaign signs in a turn-of-the-century style. These signs complement Woodstock's New English beauty and respect the town's historic character.
Ernie is proud to be making a positive contribution to the town's appearance by using Sterling's handsome design as well as to be supporting one of Woodstock's many talented local artists and entrepreneurs in the process.
If you would like to display a sign for Ernie's campaign, please send us an email at email@example.com.
(There may be a wait, since the signs are hand-made and the numbers of signs we can afford depends entirely on the success of our fundraising).