Get Involved! Become a Precinct Delegate!
What is a precinct?
The precinct is the smallest political unit in the county where all voters in a precinct vote at one location. The place you vote at serves the precinct you live in. The precinct is where elections are won and lost. It is your neighborhood. You know the people and you know what issues are most important to them.
What is a Precinct Delegate?
The role of a precinct delegate is one of the most important, yet, least understood of any elected office. It is the active precinct delegate who wins elections for their Party. Precinct delegates are elected directly by the voters of each precinct to service as a bridge or link between voters and their Party in your neighborhood and you represent your neighborhood at County, State and National conventions.
As a Precinct Delegate, you will:
* Help people get registered to vote.
* Take information on issues and candidates to the voters in your precinct.
* Identify others interested in your party and help to recruit new party members.
* Help turn out your parties vote in your neighborhood on Election Day.
* Keep your party leaders informed about the issues that concern voters by being involved in the activities of the Republican Party and make your positions known.
How do Precinct Delegates get elected?
Precinct Delegates are elected in the August Primary. Each precinct is allotted a number of precinct delegates per political party, based on past party voting strengths. Your county party chair will be able to tell you how many delegate positions have been allocated to your precinct. Precinct delegate candidates file an Affidavit of Identity for ballot access. There is no longer a petition requirement for precinct delegate candidates. A precinct delegate candidate can file with the clerk of their county, city or township of residence. Your Affidavit of Identity must be notarized and be filed by May 3, 2016.
What other functions do Delegates have?
After Election Day, precinct delegates have another responsibility. Late in the year and early the following year precinct delegates will convene in the district or county conventions to elect executive committees and officers to serve through the following election. There they will also elect delegates to the February state convention where new state party officers and a new state central committee will be chosen to service through the next two years.
How do I get more information?
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