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FIREHOUSE PRIMARY of the Tazewell County Republican Party
May 4, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
FIREHOUSE PRIMARY of the Tazewell County Republican Party.
As Chairman of the Tazewell County Republican and pursuant to the plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the committee, I Kyle Cruey, do hereby issue this call for a Firehouse Primary beginning at 10:00 A.M. local time and ending at 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, May,4, 2019 at the following location.
515 Fairgrounds Road ,Tazewell ,Virginia ,24651
For the following purposes
A. Electing a Republican candidate for the following positions, Treasurer, Commonwealth Attorney, Commissioner of Revenue, Sheriff, and Board of Supervisors for the Northwestern, Northern and Eastern District who will appear on the November 5,2019 General Election ballot as the Republican Nominee. Anyone may attend Firehouse Primary but only registered voters from Tazewell County may vote for their respective candidates.
Candidate Filing Requirements
All persons who wish to have their names placed on the ballot as a candidate for election at said Fire House Primary shall file the following before the pre-Filing Deadline on April 29, 2019 at 5pm.
1.A Letter of Intent,
2.Sign a Loyalty Oath
3.A filing fee of ($1000.00 – One thousand dollars ) for Constitutional Offices and $200 ( two hundred dollars) for Board of Supervisors to the Tazewell County Republican Committee. The check for the filing fee should be written out to the Tazewell County Republican Party. The fee should be paid for prior to the pre file deadline of Monday April 29 at 5pm( Postmarks do not govern). The filing fee for incumbents will be waived. The First Candidate to file will have their name placed first on the ballot, if two candidates file at the same time a coin toss will determine the order of the candidate on the ballot. Candidate who receives the plurality of the votes cast shall be the nominee. If only one candidate applies they shall be deemed the nominee and the respective Firehouse Primary shall be cancelled.
Rules; The Tazewell County Republican Committee may from time to time establish rules by which to determine candidates as the need arises.
Voters Eligibility; Voters who are registered as of Friday April 29,2019 and prior thereto are eligible to vote in the firehouse primary.
Write- in Candidates; Write-in candidates will not be allowed in the firehouse primary and any vote for a write-in candidate will not be recognized.
There will be no absentee or early voting.
Recount-If a 2% or less difference in the vote totals of the top two candidates occurs, a automatic recount will be preformed.,
Qualifications for Participation
All legal and qualified voters of the Tazewell 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 members of the Republican Party of Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions or primaries encompassing their respective election districts.