MARCH 23, 2010 @ 7:00: REPUBLICAN CAUCUS NIGHT
March 23, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. is your neighborhood caucus night where state delegates are elected from each voting precinct. Every state delegate represents hundreds of his or her neighbors at the State Republican Convention on May 8, 2010.
At the Convention, state delegates cast ballots for their choice of various federal and state candidates — they get to decide who will be on the ballot in November. You are a key element to this important day! This is an opportunity for you to engage in a critical election process.
We encourage you to run as a delegate in your precinct. Your delegate status is vital to the success of the Republican Party and its efforts to return this country to its conservative and constitutional roots.
Being a delegate does not require a great deal of time. Your two main commitments this year will be March 23, 2010 (caucus night, to get elected) and the State Republican Convention on Saturday May 8, 2010.
There are a few easy steps to prepare for caucus night
- Determine your precinct and find your caucus location
- Register as a Republican: You must be a registered Republican to become a state delegate. You may register at the caucus meeting. You must be a registered Republican to speak, nominate, vote or run for a precinct leader or delegate position. Unaffiliated voters are not allowed to participate and vote in the Republican caucuses. Again, you must be a registered Republican in order to participate in the Republican caucuses. See URP Bylaw 9.0
- Rally Support: Talk to family members, friends and neighbors who live in your precinct and would be willing to vote for you as a state delegate. Ensure that these individuals are in attendance at the meeting. Remember, the majority vote rules when determining delegates.
- Nomination: Have someone in attendance nominate you to be a state delegate candidate.Remember that precinct officers and delegates should be elected by a majority vote.
- Prepare your Presentation: At the meeting each delegate candidate will be given a few minutes to explain why he or she should be elected. Prepare a clear and concise statement of why you desire to participate in this fundamental civic role. Remember, at the convention state delegates are representatives for all who live in their precincts.
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