Amherst GOP Mass Meeting
Mass Meeting of the Amherst County Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia
For a Mass Meeting of the Amherst County Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia.
As Chairman of the Amherst County Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the committee, I, S. Vance Wilkins, Jr., do hereby issue this Call for a Mass Meeting to be held at the Madison Heights Community Center, 424 Woody’s Lake Road, Madison Heights, Virginia 24572, beginning at 7:00 PM EDT on April 8th, 2021. Registration begins at 5:00 PM EDT.
THE PURPOSE OF THE MASS MEETING is to:
- Elect Delegates to the Republican Party of Virginia State Convention to be held on May 8, 2021 at various locations throughout the state. Delegates from Amherst County will vote at a place to be determined near Lynchburg, between the times of 9 AM and 4 PM.
- For the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the Mass Meeting.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
All legal and qualified voters of Amherst 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, a person
otherwise qualified hereunder shall not have participated in Virginia in the nomination process of
a party other than the Republican Party in the last five years. A single exception to the above
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 the writing, to support the nominees of the Republican Party in the future.
A voter that 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 as
identified in this paragraph thereafter. In order to be eligible for election as a Delegate or
Alternate Delegate to any convention, an individual must be registered to vote no later than the
pre-filing deadline established by the Official Committee. A person who has made application
for registration and meets all other requirements herein, but whose name does not appear on the
local registration books solely because of the books having been closed in connection with a
local election, will nevertheless be deemed a legal and qualified voter.
Military Members who are certified as delegates pursuant to paragraph 6 that are unable to attend the convention in person due to obligations of their official military orders, shall have their votes cast within their unit delegation according to candidate preference ballots. Candidate preference ballots shall list the Military Members rank order preference among candidates (i.e., first choice, second choice, third choice, etc.). Their votes shall be cast for the highest ranked choice candidate who remains eligible to receive a vote in a particular round of voting. Candidate preference ballots shall be made available by the Official Committee calling the convention no less than twenty (20) days prior to the convention and returned to the Chairman of the Official Committee that called the convention not less than three (3) days prior to the convention.
For Mass Meeting registration, all participants shall be required to provide proof of identity in the form of a valid government or employer-issued photo identification. Only those individuals who are registered at the Mass Meeting by 7:00 PM EDT on April 8, 2021, or who are in line for registration by that time, will be entitled to register and participate in the Mass Meeting.
Persons running for Delegate to the Republican Party of Virginia State Convention to be held on May 8, 2021 must submit an official form to the Committee Secretary, L R. Hoilman of the Amherst County Republican Committee.
All forms must be received by the Secretary no later than April 1, 2021 by 5 PM to be valid.
If in person, the Secretary, or his designee will be at 299 E Monitor Road, Amherst VA 24521 to receive last minute in person filings from 4 PM until 5 PM on April 1, 2021.
If by email to Randy Hoilman at (firstname.lastname@example.org) with copy to Vance Wilkins at email@example.com).
The official form is attached to this call or can be downloaded at the Republican Party of Virginia website, (www.rpv.org), the 6th District Republican website (sixthdistrictgop.org), the website of Amherst County Republican Committee, (amherstcountygop.org), or may be obtained from L. R. Hoilman at (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Vance Wilkins at (email@example.com). All official forms must be received by 5:00 PM EDT, April 1, 2021. (postmarks do not govern)
If fewer qualified persons pre-file as a candidate for Delegate to the state convention than the number allowed by the Party Plan of the Republican Party of Virginia, as amended, they will be declared elected and the Mass Meeting will be canceled.
There will be no registration fees required to participate in the Mass Meeting or State Convention.
Paid for and authorized by the Amherst County Republican Committee
2021 State Convention Delegate Filing Form Unit: ______________________________________________ Deadline: ______________________________________________
If these fields are not pre-populated by your unit, you can look up the deadline and filing location on the RPV website at virginia.gop/2021-nomination
To assist the delegate certification process, please provide your Voter Number and your Name and Address as they appear on your voter record. You can find your Voter Number and check your voter registration information at vote.elections.virginia.gov, using the “Check registration status” feature, or consult your Voter Registration Card.
Voter Name:* ______________________________________________________
(as it appears on your voter registration)
Voter Number:* ______________________________________________________ Registered Address:* ______________________________________________________
(as it appears on your voter registration, including street, unit number, city, and zip code)
E-mail Address:* ______________________________________________________
Phone Number:* _______________________ Phone Type:* ____________
An asterisk “*” denotes required information.
By my signature below I certify that I am in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and that I will support its nominees in the November 2, 2021 General Election.
All forms must be received by the Secretary no later than April 1, 2021 by 5 PM to be valid. If by USPS to: Amherst County Republican Committee, Attn: L. R. Hoilman, PO Box 1167, Amherst VA 24521. (postmarks do not govern) (Do not trust USPS for quick delivery)
If in person, the Secretary, or his designee will be at 299 E Monitor Road, Amherst VA 24521 to receive last minute in person filings from 4 PM until 5 PM on April 1, 2021. If by email to Randy Hoilman at (firstname.lastname@example.org) with copy to Vance Wilkins at email@example.com).
It is very important to include your VOTER NUMBER! If you do not know your voter number go to ” www.elections.virginia.gov” on your browser and click on “Registration” then under “register to vote” click on “How do I view or change my voter information.” Then click on “view your current registration status now”. Then click on the “Check Registration Status” button. Then fill in all the required information and “submit”.
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