This spring, Republicans will have their county, district and state conventions, along with precinct mass meetings. This post is a guide on what to expect.
Precinct Mass Meetings
Precinct mass meetings will be held on February 20th, 2016, beginning at 10 AM, sharp. Registration opens at 9 AM, and prospective attendees are encouraged to arrive early in order to be seated by the beginning of the mass meetings. In Gwinnett County, we’ll hold combined mass meetings for all precincts at Norcross High School, 5300 Spalding Drive in Norcross.
Precinct mass meetings in Presidential election years are held to select delegates and alternates to the County Convention in March. Each precinct is assigned a number of delegates to the County Convention, based on the percentage of the vote in that precinct for the Republican presidential candidate in the previous election. An equal number of alternates may be selected. Only those delegates selected at the mass meeting are eligible to vote at the County Convention.
July means it’s time for our next County Committee Meeting. We’ve got a full schedule for that evening with our guest speaker and special election.
Our featured speaker is Todd Rehm. Todd is a local Republican strategist and editor of the local political newsletter, GaPundit. Todd is always interesting to listen to and insightful about the happenings in Georgia. Be warned, he might talk you into adopting a dog or two!
We also have a special election that night due to the resignation of John Marsh, formally our 2nd Vice Chair. I’ve asked Carol Field to assume the duties of the position.
In the weeks and months to come, many of you will volunteer for the presidential candidate of your choice and fight the good fight in hoping that person prevails. After the primaries we will all come together and support whoever the nominee is to take back the White House.
Today I’m asking you to come together for another cause. That cause is fighting the good fight against cancer. We have a team in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Our team is called Pete’s Patriots. So named after Pete Dingleday, a Navy veteran and activist in the Gwinnett GOP that lost his fight against cancer. Even in the adversity of his own illness, Pete was a fighter till the very end.
The County Committee of the Gwinnett Republican Party will vote on several proposed changes to its rules at its meeting on March 12th, 2015. The proposed modifications make minor technical changes to the rules changes passed a the January County Committee Meeting, and are needed to clarify party elections at the March 14th County Conventions.
The proposed rules changes can be seen in this draft (PDF). Insertions are in blue italic, while deletions are in
The Gwinnett GOP is holding its County Convention on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in order to elect officers for the 2015-2017 term, select delegates to the State and District conventions, approve the party rules for the new term and conduct any other business that may come before the convention.
The following is a FAQ to answer any questions you may have about the convention.
Where will the County Convention be held?
The county convention will be at Collins Hill High School, 50 Taylor Road in Suwanee.