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CALL TO CAUCUS OF THE WARREN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE TO ELECT DELEGATES AND ALTERNATES TO THE SIXTH DISTRICT (VA-6) AND STATE CONVENTIONS

 

The Warren County Democratic Committee (WCDC) will hold an assembled caucus on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 12PM to 12:30PM at Samuels Public Library, 330 E Criser Rd, Front Royal, VA 22630, for the purpose of electing 8 delegates and 2 alternates to the VA-6 District Convention at on Saturday, May 18, 2024, 11 a.m., at Rockbridge County High School, 143 Greenhouse Road, Lexington, VA 24450 and the Virginia Democratic State Convention on Saturday, June 22, 2024, 10:00 a.m., at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Grand Ballroom, 403 North Third Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

I. Candidate Filing:

Each person seeking to become a Delegate to the Sixth CD and State Conventions shall need to file an electronic Declaration of Candidacy form by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2024. This declaration form shall include the Presidential Candidate this Delegate seeks to represent. This declaration form will be posted at www.vademocrats.org/delegateselection after the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary.

 

There will be a voluntary State Convention fee of $25.00 for each candidate for State Convention and District Convention Delegate and District Convention Alternate. The fee, collected electronically with the filing, is distributed as follows: $10 to DPVA; $10 to local city/county committee; $5 to Sixth CD Committee. No person shall be denied the right to participate in the delegate selection process due to nonpayment of the voluntary administrative fee. www.vademocrats.org/delegateselection

II. Candidate Qualification

In order to certify the eligibility of a candidate for election, the Chair shall ascertain that each prospective candidate:

  • Is a resident of and registered to vote in Warren County, Virginia;

  • Is a Democrat;

  • Does not intend to support, endorse, or assist any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee or endorsee in the November 2024 election;

  • is not a member of any other political party;

  • and has not participated and will not participate in the nomination process of any other political party for the November 2024 election.

Only candidates committed to the nomination of the Democratic candidate for President of the United States may serve as Delegates or Alternates.

III. Notice

The Warren County Democratic Committee shall provide notice of this caucus by placement of a general notice of the caucus, including noticing the caucus date, time, and location, along with the Call to Caucus, on the Democratic Party of Virginia, the Warren County Democratic Committee websites; by email notification to the members of the Warren County Democrats who reside in Warren County; and through other reasonable means that will disseminate information about the caucus to registered voters in Warren County. In addition, reasonable actions shall be taken to promote participation in the caucus in accordance with the Affirmative Action provisions of the Party Plan of the DPVA.

IV. Participation:

Every Democrat who is a registered voter in Warren County is urged to attend and participate. Each participant must sign a written declaration that he or she:

  • Is a Democrat and not a member of any other political party;

  • Does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee in this General Election;

  • Has not participated in and will not participate in the nominating process of any other party for the positions listed above; and

  • Is registered to vote in Warren County.

 

V. Conduct of Caucus

 The doors will open for registration at 11AM. At 12PM the doors will close, the call to caucus will be called to order and voting will begin. Those still in line at 12PM will be permitted to vote.

 

The Chair of the Warren County  Democratic Committee, or his or 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 Warren County  Democratic Committee will prepare the Rules for the Caucus.

VI. Determination of the Delegates

            If the number of candidates for delegate/alternate is greater than the total allocated to each presidential candidate per the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary results in Warren County, then an election shall be held. Candidates for Delegate and Caucus Participants must all declare preference for a Presidential Candidate. For each Presidential Candidate who is allocated delegates, the delegates allocated to that candidate shall be elected by the caucus participants declared for that candidate. That candidate’s delegation shall comprise the top number of vote-getters equal to the number of delegates received. For example: if Presidential Candidate Barack Obama was entitled to 5 Delegates, then the top 5 vote getters who were pledged to Barack Obama shall be elected.

 

Alternates shall be elected separately from delegates. A candidate may file to run as a Delegate OR an Alternate. The highest vote getters from those who filed as Delegates shall be elected Delegate, and the highest vote getters of those who filed as Alternates shall be elected Alternates.

 

If the number of candidates for delegate/alternate is equal to or fewer than the total allocated to each presidential candidate per the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary results in County, the Chair shall cancel the caucus and those delegate/alternate candidates who have filed shall be deemed to be elected by the caucus. In the event that fewer than the allocated number pledged to each candidate are elected in the caucus, the delegation members pledged to that candidate shall fill the vacancies.

 

The rules for the Virginia Democratic Party Selection of Delegates can be found at www.vademocrats.org/delegateselection

 

 

Filing forms for delegate candidates and caucus attendees will be found www.vademocrats.org/delegateselection

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