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Pursuant to Article X, Sec. A, sub. 4 of the RPV State Party Plan:

All rulings and interpretations by the General Counsel, and the final determination on any appeal of such, shall be posted on the State Central Committee and Unit Chair sections of the website of the Republican Party of Virginia.  Further, notice of each ruling and determination of any appeal shall be provided by electronic mail to each member of the State Central Committee and to each Unit Chairman.

The following is a list of RPV General Counsel Rulings and Opinions issued in reverse chronological order. As many of these documents are in image format (PDF), staff has done their best to summarize the topics of the rulings and opinions in the title.


2016

2016-08-31 | Refusal to Support a Republican Nominee (PDF, 146kb)
2016-08-31 | Contests and Appeals Revisited (PDF, 145kb)
2016-08-31 | State Central Consideration of GC Determiniation (PDF, 154kb)
2016-07-01 | Refusal to Support a Nominee(PDF, 145kb)
2016-07-01 | Determination of Method of Nomination(PDF, 146kb) Overturned on August 14th, 2016 via Appeals Committee (Appeal, Brief Opposed to Appeal, Minutes)
2016-06-10 | Contests and Appeals(PDF, 142kb)
2016-05-13 | Military Participation and Military Delegation Voting at Conventions(PDF, 158kb)
2016-04-19 | Signatures on Filing Forms (PDF, 140kb)
2016-04-19 | Delegate Certifications Not Invalid for Lack of Phone Number (PDF, 143kb)
2016-03-11 | Statement of Intent Must Relate to Nominating Process (PDF, 158kb)
2016-03-11 | Calculating At-Large Membership(PDF, 260kb)
2016-03-11 | Uncontested Election Not Held Pursuant to Call Takes Immediate Effect(PDF, 215kb)
2016-03-09 | Pre-Filing May not be required to participate in Mass Meetings or Canvasses  (PDF, 210kb)
2016-02-22 | Qualifications for Participation Under Article 2 (PDF, 148kb)

2015

2015-11-16 | Support of School Board Candidate may not Trigger Automatic Removal (PDF, 135kb)
2015-11-10 | Failure of Member to Disavow Write-in Campaign Triggers Automatic Removal (PDF, 145kb)
2015-10-22 | Narrower Residency Requirements than Party Plan (PDF, 145kb)
2015-07-15 | GCO Appeals Procedures (PDF, 217kb)
2015-05-12 | Proxy Voting in Elections by Official Committees (PDF, 135kb)
2015-04-27 | Military Delegation Voting at Conventions (PDF, 136kb)
2015-03-16 |
Classes of Membership and Attendance Requirements (PDF, 145kb)
2015-01-24
| Regarding Requirements for a Party Call (PDF, 184kb)
2015-01-21 |  
Regarding 3rd Party Opposition to Republican Nominees [Overturned] (PDF, 173kb)
2015-01-18 |
 Concerning Activity In Support of 3rd Party Candidates (PDF, 108kb)

2014

2014-12-07 | Duties and Potential for Liability for a Legislative District Committee (PDF, 9kb)
2014-12-03
| Regarding Campbell County (PDF, 89kb)
2014-11-06  |
Multiple Issues Regarding Convention Resolutions (PDF, 155kb)
2014-09-24 | Finality of State Central Rulings (PDF, 73kb)
2014-09-24
| Status of Unit Membership After The Biennial Organizational Meeting (PDF, 79kb)
2014-08-20
| Unit Chairman Concurrently Seeking Public Office (PDF, 216kb)
2014-07-02
| Expiration of Terms of Office For Unit and District Committee Officers (PDF, 173kb)
2014-06-30
Impact of District Committee Decisions in Other District Committees (PDF, 81kb)
2014-05-28
Regarding the Binding Effect of General Counsel Rulings (PDF, 158kb)
2014-05-15
Seating Prefiles in Campbell County (PDF, 188kb)
2014-05-06
Duty to Disclose Lists After a Convention (PDF, 88kb)
2014-04-25
Voting Rights  on District Committees (PDF, 154kb)
2014-04-21 Voter Statement of Intent in a Mass Meeting (PDF, 105kb)
2014-04-08 | Seating Delegates to a Convention or Mass Meeting (PDF, 266kb)


2011

2011-08-12 | Conduct Required for a Legislative District Committee (PDF, 67kb)


2010

2010-12-10 Voting Rights on District Committee (PDF, 1,019 kb)
2010-05-07Party Officials Only Able To Carry One Vote (PDF, 568 kb)
2010-03-24 | Term Limits for Chairman and Retroactive Application (PDF, 3506kb)
2010-03-23 | Ex Officio Members and Removal of Ex Officio Members (PDF, 993kb)


1998

1998-02-16 Imposing Conditions For Membership As Improper (PDF, 1,162 kb)


1989

1989-04-28Nominations in a Magisterial District Performed By Duly Qualified Voters Only (PDF, 111kb)


1987

1987-05-19Conditions for Participation in a Party Canvass (PDF, 283kb)


1982

1982-06-14 | Officers Ability To Vote After Elected and the Role of Roberts Rules (PDF, 567kb)
1982-05-26 
Resolving Disputes Within a Unit or District Committee (PDF, 666kb)
1982-05-19 |
 Regarding Prefiles Not Elected as Delegates (PDF, 1,430kb)
1982-05-14 | Call Published With Errors Complying With Spirit and Intent of Party Plan (PDF, 1,430kb)
1982-04-02 | Mass Meeting Participants Within Newly Drawn Precinct Lines (PDF, 1,303kb)


1980

1980-04-08 Proxies to a Mass Meeting (PDF, 516kb)


1978

1978 Regarding Poll Books and the Results of an Election (PDF, 6,995kb)