DATE: 11/16/10 – Virginia 8th House of Delegates District Democratic Party Nominating Committee
Call to Caucus
Whereas, it is the duty of the Virginia 8th House of Delegates District Democratic Nominating Committee to issue the Call to Caucus for the purpose of nominating a Democratic candidate for the office of 8th District Delegate to the General Assembly of Virginia on November 23, 1010.
Now therefore be it resolved that the aforementioned Nominating Committee hereby issues the Call to Caucus to convene an assembled caucus at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2010 in the Meeting Room of the Salem Public Library, 28 East Main Street, Salem, Virginia, 24153 for the sole purpose of electing a Democratic Party Nominee for the Special Election expected to occur on January 11, 2011 per writ of the Governor of Virginia, and the following provisions shall govern the Caucus, to wit:
Prefiling: Those wishing their names to be placed on the ballot at the Caucus may do so by prefiling with the Democratic Nominating Committee, PO Box 20724, Roanoke, VA 24018. Prefilings must be postmarked no later than Friday, November 19, 2010. A specific form is not required for prefiling but specific requirements apply as detailed herein. Each individual wishing to have his or her name placed on the ballot must state so in writing, that he or she is a Democrat, is a registered voter within the jurisdiction for which the caucus is held, believes in the principles of the Democratic Party, does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee in the next ensuing election, and will be at least twenty-one years of age on or before January 11, 2011, followed by an original, hand-written signature. This filing must be legible and must include the candidate’s full name, address, and date of birth. Each filing must include a filing fee in certified funds as specified below.
Fees: There shall be no fee to vote in this caucus. There shall be a non-refundable filing fee of fifteen-hundred U.S. dollars ($1500.00) in certified funds submitted with each filing for candidacy, made payable to the Roanoke County Democratic Committee.
Notice Requirements: The Virginia 8th House of Delegates District Democratic Nominating Committee shall give public notice of this Caucus, and of this Call, by posting it on at least one website, by circulating it via the normal email groups of the local Democratic Committees included in the 8th District, and by notifying the local media via press release(s). This will be done at least 7 days prior to the Caucus, but not more than 2 weeks before the Caucus.
Conducting the Caucus: The doors to the Caucus will be opened at 7:00 p.m. Check-in will occur between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 pm. The doors to the caucus will be closed at 7:30 p.m. and no further persons will be permitted to enter. Those in line at 7:30 p.m. will be permitted to complete the check-in process and will be permitted to participate. Each participant must complete a Caucus Declaration Form and sign a statement that says he or she is a Democrat; is a registered voter in Virginia’s 8th House of Delegates District; does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee in the next ensuing election; is not a member of any other political Party; and has not participated and will not participate in the nominating process of any other Party for the relevant special election. After voting the ballot and depositing it, participants are free to leave, but no one will be permitted to re-enter and resume participating in the caucus once he or she has left, even in cases of tie votes.
The Chair of the Nominating Committee or his/her designee shall be the Chair of the Caucus and shall appoint a Secretary and such other Officers of the Caucus as is deemed appropriate. The order of the Caucus shall be determined by the Chair of the Caucus.
Adopted: by the Virginia 8th House of Delegates District Democratic Party Nominating Committee on November 16, 2010
Carter Turner, Chair_
CONTACT: Carter Turner (540) 357-1537
Authorized and paid for by the Virginia 8th House of Delegates District Democratic Party Nominating Committee
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Election 2011, Elections, Politics, State Politics
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