Free Petition Templates

Download these 48 Free Petition Templates to study and review in order to prepare your own Petition either for online purposes or in print.

There are many different types of petitions. As internet usage increases and the depth of communication widens, many more meanings have been incorporated into the concept of writing a Petition Document.

To start with, consider a petition as a request for help or a call to action. This is a a subtle request to demand an action be taken against an entity or a person for his/her despicable act. By and large, it is usually considered as a request for help. One can prepare a Petition Document for a corporate body asking for their support or to take action on the effects of emission from their machines on the environment. A Petition Document can also be written to government offices, parliaments, international organization, political parties, and educational institutions asking for actions to be taken to arrest their dwindling quality, media organizations, and many more targets.

Generally, a Petition Document should begin with a need for an action to be taken and a well written convincing detail with supporting materials and documents will follow. There is always a need for follow-ups to ensure the purpose of the petition is achieved.

Key Elements of a Petition Document:

As a first step, there is a need to have a reason and clearly defined purpose of your petition. You aren’t just going to write a petition because you love to write one. But a good petition document is one that is driven by a clear and well-conceived intention.

Make research and investigations to get quality proofs for your petition. Whether the petition is a request for help, a call to action, or petitions based on a more confrontational voice to enforce justice, no petition will enjoy the required success without quality proofs and documentations to support it. Identify your target and who is in the best position to receive and act on my petition.

Develop a well written and detailed letter to be included in your Petition Document. This should begin with your petition along with your request. Ensure the request is made in clear and absolute terms and ensures you cite your facts and the supporting petition. If it’s a request only, push it forward stating your reasons why the recipient must attend to it and also cite your supporting documents. There must be enough information to support the feasibility of your request and ensure the receiver is left with no options besides granting the request.

Petition Format:

The letter should include the following:

  • The date you write the petition
  • Name, designation and the address of the recipient(s)
  • Salutation, directed at the recipient.
  • The title of the petition (as commonly used in formal letters)
  • The body of the letter with direct, precise language directed at the highlights of the letter.
  • Closing remarks about your confidence in the receiver party to attend to the petition promptly.
  • Signature and name of the writer with date

Lastly, you need to do a follow-up. If possible, try one or two contacts who can help promote the crux of the petition before the people who should act on them.

Free Petition Templates

Here are preview and download link for these Free Petition Templates.

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A Petition is an appeal to some concerned authority, made formally through a written request, to reconsider a particular decision. The governing body can ask to practice its authority to grant some favor, mercy or relief in that specific situation. While addressing the governing body, an email, written or typed application or letter is forwarded expressing the petitioner’s state of confusion and distress.

A petition may not necessarily address a government body but also the private authorities depending upon the matter under consideration.

 

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Common Mistakes in writing a Petition

Here are some common mistakes that people do while preparing a formal Petition for any kind of purpose.

  • A petition must contain all the names of persons who are making the request.
  • A complete petition must contain at least 15 signatures.
  • Write the specific goal of the petitioner in the very first paragraph.
  • The petitioner should be logical, honest and accurate in expressing information of the concerned matter.
  • The matter should be clearly and concisely communicated.
  • Divide the format of a petition in 3 basic components i-e; the address of the authority to whom request is made, the body that briefly states the problem, unfairness or injustice along with other relevant background information showing the importance of what you are fighting for and at the end the best possible remedy is put forward by the petitioner for the issue under discussion
  • Make Petition brief indicating what action the petitioner exactly wants the authority to carry out.
  • Review the document for any spelling or grammatical mistakes.
  • Prepare document by using spreadsheet program. It will make the petition letter look more professional.
  • Make your petition public through media to get support and suggestions.

General Tips for preparing a Professional Petition:

  • Avoid use of abusive or disgusting language in all situations.
  • Should not request for any action that is outside the jurisdiction of the addressed authority. It should fall under their authority.
  • It must be free of any obliteration or deletions.

At the end, it is necessary to review your petition letter carefully to see if the situation would be clear to the reader. Make the necessary changes as needed.

 

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