***IMPORTANT RPV State Convention Details***
Dear State Convention Delegate,
I hope that you are planning to attend the Republican Party of Virginia’s (RPV) “unassembled convention” that will be held this Saturday, August 15.
The following information will help you prepare for the convention.
-You may vote at any time between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
In order to vote, you must be a certified delegate who has paid the $35 registration fee. If you have not already paid, you can pay when you check in to vote. Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted the day of.
-You will need to show a photo ID in order to get your ballot. When you arrive to vote, you will park your car and walk to the adjacent voting area to cast your ballot.
-If for health reasons you prefer to remain in your car, “curbside voting” will be available.
-You will be electing a State Chairman from among Jack Wilson, Rich Anderson, and Michael Schoelwer.
-The State Chairman race will be decided by Preferential Ballot – also called Ranked Choice Voting (see below†).
-You will be electing a National Committeewoman, either Jean Gannon or Patti Lyman.
-You will be electing two of the three candidates for Presidential Elector. They are John Selph, Richard Stonage, Jr., and E.W. Jackson.
So that you can know more about the candidates for Party offices, several candidates provided videos posted on the Republican Party website at https://virginia.gop.
Delegates will also vote on four amendments proposed for the State Party Plan [Bylaws]. These can be found at https://virginia.gop/…/Convention-Ballot-Plan-Amendments.pdf.
Delegates from Spotsylvania County will vote at Atlas 42, located at: 4032 Cox Rd Suite A, Glen Allen, VA 23060 .
Full details of the convention can be found at https://virginia.gop/rpv-convention/.
The state chairman must be elected by a majority vote. To accomplish this, the ballots will allow delegates to mark one “first choice” for chairman and one “second choice” for chairman. For each ballot that shows a candidate as the voter’s first choice, that candidate will receive one vote. If no candidate receives a majority of the “first choice” votes, the candidate with the lowest number of votes (third place) will be eliminated from contention.
The ballots of all the delegates who gave the third-place candidate their “first choice” vote will be reviewed to see which of the two remaining candidates was their “second choice” candidate. The candidate (between the two remaining in contention) who receives the most first and second choice votes will be declared the winner.
I hope you find this information helpful.
If you have any questions feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text at 540-227-0260.
Chairman, Spotsylvania County Republican Committee