I, Benjamin J. Slone III, Chairman of the Goochland County Republican Committee, pursuant to the Republican Party of Virginia Plan of Organization and as directed by the County Committee, do hereby issue this call for a Mass Meeting of the Goochland County Republican Party to be held on March 26, 2009, at the Manakin Company 1 Firehouse, 180 River Road West, Manakin-Sabot, Virginia 23103, (Goochland County). Registration will begin at 6:30 PM and end at 7:30 PM EDT. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM EDT.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR PARTICIPATION: All legal and qualified voters of Goochland County under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, regardless of race, religion, national origin or sex, who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and who, if requested, express in open meeting either orally or in writing as may be required, their intent to support all of its nominees for public office in the ensuing election, may participate as a member of the Goochland County Republican Party in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions, or primaries encompassing their respective election districts.
In addition to the foregoing, to be in accord with the principles of the Republican Party, unless otherwise stipulated by the appropriate Official Committee, a person otherwise qualified hereunder shall not have participated in Virginia in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party after March 1, 2004, or in the last five years, whichever is more recent.
A single exception to this shall be approved for a voter that renounces affiliation with any other party in writing, and who expresses in writing that he/she is in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intends, at the time of the writing, to support the nominees of the Republican Party in the future. Any voter that utilizes the foregoing exception, and thereafter participates in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party, shall not have the benefit of the exception thereafter.
PURPOSES: The purposes of the Meeting are: (1) Electing up to 240 Delegates voting 48 Delegate-votes and an equal number of Alternates to the Republican Party of Virginia State Convention, to be held on May 29 and 30 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, beginning at 2:00 PM EDT on Friday, May 29 for the purposes of nominating candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General, and (2) for the transaction of any other business that may properly come before the Mass Meeting.
Filing Requirements: Candidates for election as a Delegate or alternate Delegate at the Mass Meeting may pre-file an official filing form by mail or in person, to Ben Slone, 2052 Maidens Road, Maidens, Virginia, 23102, which must be received not later than 8:00 PM EDT on March 25, 2009. The Goochland County Republican Committee official filing form may be obtained from the Goochland County Republican Committee web site at GoochlandGOP.com or by contacting the Goochland County Republican Committee executive officers.
The Goochland County Republican Committee can elect up to five Delegates per Delegate-vote and therefore may elect up to 240 Delegates. If fewer than 240 persons properly file their candidacies for Delegate, all persons that file will be automatically elected and the Mass Meeting will address other issues.
If a candidate for election as a Delegate or alternate Delegate at the Mass Meeting does not prefile, he/she may file at the Mass Meeting from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT the day of the Mass Meeting.
CONDUCT OF THE MASS MEETING: The Mass Meeting shall be conducted in accordance with the Republican Party of Virginia Plan of Organization, this Call, and the Tenth Edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised in that hierarchal order.
FEES: There will be a voluntary registration fee of $10.00 requested of each voter at the Mass Meeting. There is a voluntary registration fee of $35.00 for the Republican State Convention. Voluntary fees are requested to be paid at the time of filing for election as a Delegate for each respective meeting and convention, payable to the Goochland County Republican Committee.
Authorized and paid for by the Goochland County Republican Committee
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