• 27th Senate District Republican Party Canvass

    OFFICIAL CALL

    Legislative District Party Canvass of the 27th Senate District of the Republican

    Party of Virginia

    As Chairman of the Twenty-Seventh Senate District Committee of the Republican Party of
    Virginia, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by
    the District Committee, I, Andrew M. Robbins, do hereby issue this call for a Party
    Canvass to be held from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017, for
    the purpose of nominating a Republican candidate for the office of State Senator, to be
    voted for in the special election to be held on a date to be determined in January, 2018.
    In the event that Hon. Jill Vogel, the current 27th District Senator does not ascend to the
    position of Lieutenant Governor of Virginia following the general election to be held on
    November 7, 2017, then she will continue to serve as the 27th District Senator for the
    remainder of her current term; and the aforementioned District Party Canvass will be
    cancelled. Similarly, if no more than one person qualifies as a candidate for the
    Republican nomination as of the filing deadline, then the aforementioned District Party
    Canvass will be cancelled.

    Balloting Stations by Locality:

    Voters are permitted to vote only at the balloting station assigned to the city or county in
    which they are registered.
    1. CLARKE COUNTY: Boyce Fire Hall – 1 S. Greenway Ave., Boyce, VA 22620
    2. CULPEPER COUNTY: Fauquier High School Cafeteria – 705 Waterloo Rd.,

    Warrenton, VA 20186

    3. FAUQUIER COUNTY: Fauquier High School Cafeteria – 705 Waterloo Rd.,

    Warrenton, VA 20186

    4. FREDERICK COUNTY: Stonewall District Ruritan Building – 155 Fairground
    Rd., Clearbrook, VA 22624
    5. LOUDOUN COUNTY: Arcola Elementary School Library – 41470 Tall Cedars
    Pkwy., Aldie, VA 20105
    6. STAFFORD COUNTY: Colonial Circuits Building – 1026 Warrenton Rd.,

    Fredericksburg, VA 22406

    7. CITY OF WINCHESTER: Stonewall District Ruritan Building – 155 Fairground
    Rd., Clearbrook, VA 22624

    Qualifications for Participation

    All legal and qualified voters of the 27th Senate District 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 members of the
    Republican Party of Virginia 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, a
    person otherwise qualified hereunder shall not have participated in Virginia in the
    nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party with in the last five years. A
    single exception shall be approved for a voter that renounces affiliation with any other
    party in writing, and who expresses in writing that he or she is in accord with the principles
    of the Republican Party and intends to support the nominees of the Republican Party in
    the future. A voter who 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 identified in this paragraph thereafter. The 27th Senatorial District
    Republican Committee will provide a copy of all signed renunciation statements to the
    Republican Party of Virginia, to be maintained for a period of five years.
    Any voter who, subsequent to making a statement of intent, publicly supports a candidate
    in opposition to a Republican nominee is not qualified to participate as a member of the
    Republican Party of Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions, or
    primaries for a period of four (4) years.

    Balloting

    Balloting will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will end at 2:00 p.m., except that anyone in the
    registration line at 2:00 p.m. may continue the registration process. In order to receive a
    ballot, the voter must present a valid, non-expired photo identification issued by the
    Commonwealth of Virginia, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States
    government.
    A statement of intent, properly completed and signed by the voter, must be submitted at
    the time of registration. No ballot will be given to any voter who has not signed and
    submitted this statement of intent.
    No absentee voting, proxies, or provisional ballots are permitted.
    No registration fees are required for voting in this party canvass.
    Votes will NOT be weighted, and will be counted only for those candidates whose names
    appear on the official ballot. No write-in votes will be permitted. Any ballot with more than
    one candidate name marked will be declared invalid.

    Candidate Filing Requirements

    Any person seeking election as the 27th Senate District Republican Nominee for Member,
    Senate of Virginia must submit a completed and signed Official Filing Form, along with a
    non-refundable filing fee of $720.00 (Seven Hundred and Twenty dollars), paid by valid
    check or money order, not later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
    Submissions may be made by mail to Andrew M. Robbins, Chairman, 27th Senate District
    Republican Committee, P.O. Box 179, Winchester, Virginia, 22604. Mr. Robbins can be
    contacted at (540) 751-8374 and will receive forms and fees in person by appointment
    only. Filing forms and fees can also be delivered in person, between the hours of 9:00
    A.M. and 5:00 P.M., to Mr. William Estrada, at #1 Patrick Henry Circle, Purcellville,
    Virginia, 20132. Actual receipt is required. Postmarks will not govern. Incomplete or
    modified filing forms, and/or filing forms accompanied by an invalid check, will be returned,
    and the individual will be deemed to have not filed for candidacy.
    The Official Filing Form can be downloaded from the Republican Party of Virginia website,
    www.rpv.org.
    If not more than one person properly files for candidacy and is determined to be qualified,
    then that person is deemed to be nominated and the canvass will not be held.

    Committees

    Chairmen of the Rules, Nominations, Credentials, Tellers, and Logistics Committees are
    appointed as needed, by the Chairman of the 27th Senate District Republican Committee.
    These committee chairmen will appoint the members of their respective committees at
    their own discretion. The committees will meet prior to the canvass on the call of their
    respective appointed chairmen.
    The canvass will be governed by (giving precedence as listed): the Republican Party of
    Virginia Party Plan, the Call of the Canvass, and the Rules adopted by the 27th Senate
    District Republican Committee.
    The nomination will be decided by the plurality of the valid votes cast at all balloting
    stations. The vote will not be weighted.

    Paid for and authorized by the 27th Senate District Republican Committee, Andrew M. Robbins, Chairman.