At the Santa Rosa Registrar of Voters, David Levitt completed the final paperwork, finalized how he will appear on the June 5th primary ballot (David Alex Levitt, Computer Scientist / Engineer), and took his oath to protect and defend the US and the California Constitution.
Levitt, one of more than a dozen nationwide citizen candidates running for Senate and Congress in 2012 without corporate money, has been video taping some of his interactions with the Registrar of Voters and other agencies.
Says Levitt, "Video helps demonstrate that when the system works, our ballots are actually acccessible to ordinary citizens. While professional politicians are eager to create the impression that it's impossible to get on the ballot, that's not so. The Registrar of Voters, Secretary of State, Secretary of Senate and the other offices are eager to cooperate with citizen candidates."
(Note: the sound and video quality is weak, especially during the first few seconds. Levitt is shooting with a mobile phone with one hand.)
Administering the oath in the video: Debra Russotti from the Registrar of Voters.
The text of the oath is:
"I, David Levitt, do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter."
Newly sworn in Senate candidate Levitt: "I do."