The Henderson County Republican Convention and Precinct meetings are right around the corner! I really hope you will come this year. NC Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby is the guest speaker. Other Candidates will be there as well. It's a great opportunity to get involved.
The Convention will be held at the Apple Valley Middle School on March 14th. (Apple Valley Middle School, 43 Fruitland Rd, Hendersonville, NC) Doors open at 12:30, and Precinct Meetings start promptly at 1:00. We break from 2:00 – 2:30 and reconvene in the Auditorium for the Convention.
Here are some FAQ’s that you may find helpful.
Q: Who can go to these meetings?
A: Anyone who registered as a Republican by Jan 31st, 2020 may participate in the convention. Republicans can bring friends registered as an UNA as a guest, but they cannot be seated as a delegate.
Q: What’s the difference between a Precinct Meeting and the Convention?
A: The Precinct Meetings are held immediately before the Convention in the Cafeteria. Each precinct will have a table (35 total), and hold their meeting conducted by the precinct chair. At that meeting, the group will elect delegates and alternates to the county Convention. Detailed instructions will be given on the day of the meetings. You must be at this meeting to be seated as a delegate to any other conventions. (district or state). The Convention is held in the auditorium and everyone is together. NC Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby will speak as well as other candidates. Delegates will be seated, resolutions and changes in the local plan will be considered at the Convention. On odd years, officers are elected during the Convention.
Q: Why should I consider going?
A: The County Convention is a great place to meet candidates, meet your precinct chair and find out how to get involved with the Party.
Q: Does it cost to attend the County Convention?
A: This is a no charge event. We do ask for a $15 dollar donation to cover the facility expense, however it is a voluntary donation, not an event charge.
Q: If I am seated as a delegate, does this obligate me to attend other conventions?
A: No, however it does help us to get the maximum number for Henderson County seated because the voting at the state level is weighted based on the number of delegates we seat.
Q: Do I have to pre-register?
A: I will send out a separate email with the option to register, however it is not required, just appreciated. You can also indicate you are going on our Facebook Event page.
Q: Who do I contact if I have questions?
A: Call the office at 828-693-6040 or email questions by replying to this email.
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Merry Guy, Chair HCGOP