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Scott County Mass Meeting
March 10 @ 5:30 pm
Scott County Republican Committee
of the Republican Party of Virginia
As Chairman of the Scott County Republican Committee, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, Terry Sivert, do hereby issue this call for a Mass Meeting to be held at Scott County Courthouse. 202 West Jackson Street, Gate City, VA 24251, starting at 6:00 pm with registration opening at 5:30pm local time on March, 10th, 2022 for the following purposes:
1. To elect a unit chairman, vice-chairman, second vice-chairman, treasurer, secretary, and members to the unit committee;
2. Electing up to 325 Delegates and an equal number of Alternates to the Ninth Congressional District Republican Convention, to be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Wytheville Meeting Center, 333 Community Blvd., Wytheville, VA 24382, or its alternate site, beginning at 10:00 a.m. (with registration from 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.) for the purposes of:
a. electing a District Chairman, and
b. the transaction of other business as may properly come before the Convention.
Each unit is entitled to one (1) Delegate Vote per 250 Republican votes cast for Governor and President at their last election, so that Scott County is entitled to 65 Delegate Votes;
Qualifications for Participation
All legal and qualified voters of Scott 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.
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 within the last five years.
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 this writing, to support the nominees of the Republican Party in the future. Any voter that utilizes the forgoing 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.
Voters may be required to produce personal identification such as a valid photo ID that is acceptable for voting purposes in order to participate.
Candidates for election for UNIT CHAIRMAN, VICE-CHAIRMAN, SECOND VICE-CHAIRMAN, TREASURER, SECRETARY, Members of the Scott County Republican Committee, or as a delegate or alternate delegate to the Ninth Congressional District Republican Convention at said mass meeting shall file a written statement by mail or in person, to Terry Sivert, 131 Faith Drive, Gate City, VA 24251, which must be received not later than 6:00 pm, February 25th, 2022 and accompanied by any fees required. Postmarks shall not govern.
Candidacy filing fees are as follows:
Please make checks payable to the Scott County Republican Party.
Uncontested Offices/Cancellation of Mass Meeting
If no more than one candidate properly files for election to any office to be voted upon at the mass meeting, that candidate will be declared elected. If fewer than the maximum number of unit committee members that Scott County Republican Committee has established pre-file, all properly pre-filed candidates shall be declared elected to the applicable unit committee membership position. If fewer than the maximum number of Delegates that Scott County is entitled to at any District convention pre-file, all properly pre-filed candidates shall be declared elected. If there are no contested offices to be voted upon at the mass meeting, then no mass meeting will be held.
Registration Fees for Mass Meeting & Convention
There will be a VOLUNTARY registration fee of $10.00 to participate in the Scott County Republican Committee Mass Meeting. Please make checks payable to the Scott County Republican Party.
There is a MANDATORY registration fee of $10.00 for each delegate/alternate delegate elected to the Ninth Congressional District Republican Convention. Fees are requested to be paid at the time of filing for election as a Delegate. Please make checks payable to the Scott County Republican Committee, which will forward the registration fee to the Ninth Congressional District Republican Convention.