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BE INVOLVED IN YOUR PRECINCT CONVENTION
Precinct Conventions will be held after the Primary Election polls are closed on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
Precinct Conventions are usually held at the same polling location where you vote.

What is the primary purpose of a precinct convention?
o Delegates & alternates are elected to attend the county/senatorial district Convention.
o Resolutions are brought forth at the Precinct Conventions and voted on. Those that pass will be sent on to the County Convention and if passed at this level, will go to the State Convention. Resolutions passed at the State level, will become part of the Texas Republican Platform.
Why Is It Important to attend your Precinct Convention?
o YOUR VOICES ARE NEEDED TO KEEP TEXAS CONSERVATIVE!
o This is where it all begins…at the local Precinct Conventions.
o Did you know…As little as 3 people have attended their Precinct Conventions! Do you want a just a “few” to dictate the rules for the majority?
o If YOU choose to do nothing, we will get a LIBERAL AGENDA.

If you have any questions, please contact the Republican Party of Gregg County:  903-297-1908.

CONDUCTING A PRECINCT CONVENTION

Purpose
• Elect delegates and alternates to the county/senatorial district (SD) convention.
• Pass resolutions for consideration at the county/SD convention.

Time/Place
• The County Executive Committee sets the date, time, and location. Contact your County Chair for info

Participation
• If you voted in the Republican primary, you can participate in your precinct’s convention.
• If only one person attends, he/she fills out the minutes and may elect delegates and alternates to the county/SD convention.
• Election judges are allowed to participate in the convention after closing down the polling location and prior to returning the ballots.

Who leads the meeting?
• If present, the incumbent precinct chair is the temporary chair of the precinct convention.
• If the incumbent precinct chair is not present at the time to convene the precinct convention, any eligible Republican primary voter in the precinct may act as temporary convention chair.
o The Permanent precinct convention chair does not become the precinct chair and their responsibilities end upon adjournment of the precinct convention. The precinct chair is elected in the primary election.
o If your precinct convention is held on Election Day, and if people are still in line to vote, recess to allow time for them to finish voting and participate.
• Use the Sample Precinct Convention Script as a guide to conduct the convention.

Electing Delegates and Alternates
• Your County Chair will inform you of allotted number of delegates and alternates for your precinct.
• You do not have to be present to be nominated and elected to the county/SD convention, but you must have voted in the Republican primary.
• To establish eligibility, compare the list of delegates and alternates to the list of people that voted in the Republican primary which is provided by the election judge.

Passing Resolutions
• All proposed resolutions should be submitted in writing and, if possible, emailed to the secretary for inclusion in the minutes.
• Resolutions may be debated, amended, and adopted or defeated.

Follow-Up
• Records must be available for participants or media for 30 minutes after adjournment. Use this time to finalize paperwork.
• The Precinct Chair MUST return, either electronically or in person, all original copies of all convention documents to the County Chair within three days or postmarked within two days of the convention. Otherwise, the convention will not be valid. (Texas Election Code Sec. 174.027)

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