Campaigners have taken to the streets with a petition for their Kent town to be allowed its own parish council.
Seven other towns in Thanet have their own parish council
Ramsgate is currently represented by 17 charter trustees elected onto Thanet District Council.
But the council is conducting a parish review with local people given until 18 January to have their say on the issue.
Members of the Ramsgate First group were promoting their campaign for a town council on Saturday, trying to collect signatures for a petition.
Campaign manager Mike Taylor said they already had 100 supporters.
Ramsgate First's aim is to see the town governed more locally.
"Once we form a parish council we then have Ramsgate at heart," said Mr Taylor.
"Everything will be for Ramsgate and nowhere else.
"All of the people [on the council], bar one, would be volunteers - we wouldn't have paid councillors of any kind.
"We would do everything we can to promote our town and put it on the map."
Thanet's parish review for Ramsgate began on 6 December.
Chief executive Richard Samuel said at the time: "When a decision is made we want to ensure it takes local people's views into account."
A "yes" decision would see the Ramsgate Charter Trustees abolished after more than 30 years of existence.
A parish council would have a role to play on issues such as planning, highways and street lighting.
However, such a change would incur an extra cost for Ramsgate residents, which would be added to council tax bills.