Precinct Convention Training is now live on RPT’s website
- March 1, 2018
- By Admin: Kevin Ramsey
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It looks like we have a new for 2018 video uploaded to the Texas GOP website. If you are new to the Convention process, please take the time to watch this video before attending, so that you will have an understanding of the process and will be able to capably represent your Precinct and complete the necessary paperwork and turn it in prior to the County/Senate District Convention to follow 2 weeks later. Our 2018 Precinct Conventions will be this upcoming March 10th at CFC Church, located at 2201 Trenton Rd, McAllen, TX, at 1pm.
The process for Conventions is largely the same at all levels, with the major exception being that each successively higher level Convention will have a great many more Delegates. Your Precinct Convention might have 1, 2, 5, or 10 people show up. Your County/SD Convention will have over 100 Delegates. Your State Convention? Well.. there will be somewhere on the order of 15,000-20,000 people there, depending on how many attend! It’s important to attend all Conventions so you can gain an understanding of how they function and how you may participate in them. This begins with the Precinct level Convention. Watch this 45 minute training video beforehand so you know what to expect.
The precinct convention is the first step in the political convention process.
- Delegate One-Pager — a single-page handout with an overview — pass this out to your friends and neighbors
- Delegate Packet — 12-page PDF booklet outlining how to be a delegate — print this up and take it with you
- PDF Slides from Precinct Convention Training Video — who, what, when, where, why, and how
- Precinct Convention Instructions (pdf)
- Precinct Convention Script (pdf)
- Exhibit A – Precinct Convention Minutes (pdf)
- Exhibit A – Precinct Convention Minutes e-form (word)
- Exhibit B – Precinct Convention Attendance and County/SD Convention Delegate/Alternate List (pdf)
- Exhibit C – Passed Resolutions (pdf)
- Exhibit D – Failed Resolutions (pdf)
- Instructions to County Chair – 2018 Precinct Convention (pdf)
- Oath of Affiliation (pdf)
- Parliamentary-Motions-Chart (pdf)
If you plan to attend your Republican precinct convention, make sure you vote in the Republican Primary Election. Alternatively, you may sign an oath of affiliation at the precinct convention stating that you will not participate in other parties’ business during this convention cycle.
The convention is usually called to order by the precinct chair. If the precinct chair is not present, any participant may begin the meeting. There is no minimum number of people who must be present to hold a precinct convention. If you are the only person present, you can still hold the precinct convention. A precinct convention packet may be available, or you may use the forms provided on this page.
Participants at the precinct convention first elect permanent convention officers, usually a convention chair and secretary. They then elect delegates and alternates to the county/SD convention. Finally, they consider and vote on any resolutions presented by a participant.
To be valid, all completed paperwork must be submitted to the county Republican party two to three days after the precinct convention is held.