Free State Project Participation Guidelines
- The Free State Project (FSP) shall not require dues or contributions of any kind for participation.
- The FSP shall require all prospective participants to sign a Statement of
- that they will move to New Hampshire, the state designated according to the rules laid out in these Guidelines,
- that they will be bound by the Guidelines, and
- that they will work toward a society in which the sole role of civil government is the protection of individuals' rights to life, liberty, and property.
The Statement shall become void three years after the time of signing should the designation of the state not have occurred by that time (No longer applicable)
- Once 5,000 people have signed the Statement, voting shall commence on a state where all participants should move and register to vote (should they choose to register to vote). All sufficiently small states will be considered. The voting shall proceed according to Simple Condorcet's Method.* All ballots shall be made public to avoid subterfuge; miscounted ballots shall be corrected before the outcome is officially declared. (No longer applicable)
- Once 20,000 people have signed the Statement, participants in the FSP shall move to the state decided upon as expeditiously as possible and absolutely within five years of the crossing of the 20,000-signer threshold. Should the Project never attract 20,000 signers, the move shall be aborted.
- If these Guidelines are amended, anyone who has signed to an earlier
version shall be given an opportunity to withdraw his consent.
* Condorcet's Method works by allowing voters to rank all the states from #1 to #10, and these rankings are used to compare each state to every other state in one-on-one contests. If a state does not lose any pairwise contest, it is the winner. If no state is unbeaten, then smallest-magnitude defeats are eliminated until a state is unbeaten. For more information see the voting methods report. (No longer applicable)