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CALL TO CAUCUS - Aug 8, 2017

  • Plumbers & Steamfitters Union Hall 7812 Warwick Boulevard Newport News, VA, 23607 United States (map)

CALL TO CAUCUS TO NOMINATE
A DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE


94th House Democratic Committee

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The 94th House Democratic Nominating Committee will hold an unassembled caucus (firehouse primary) on Tuesday August 8 , between 6 pm and 830 pm at 7812 Warwick Blvd, Plumber and Steamfitters Hall for the purpose of nominating a Democratic candidate for the Special Election for the 94th House District. 

I. Candidate Filing: 

Each person seeking to become the Democratic nominee for the Special Election for the 94th House District shall file a Declaration of Candidacy form with the 94th House Democratic Committee Nominating Committee Chair. Filings shall be made fromMonday, July 31 through Friday, August 4 at 5pm at 602 River Rd, Newport News, or at slipcover1@aol.com. Only those candidates who have timely and properly filed a Declaration of Candidacy form and paid the filing fee will have their names placed in nomination. The Declaration of Candidacy form shall be available on 7/31/2017 and the filing period shall end on 8/4/2017 at 5pm.

II. Qualification of Candidates: 

The Declaration of Candidacy form, which the candidate must sign, will include a written declaration that the candidate:

  • Is a Democrat and not a member of any other political party; 
  • Meets all requirements of state law to be placed on the ballot for the Special Elections; 
  • Is eligible to be the 94th House Candidate under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Does not intend to support, endorse, or assist any candidate who is opposed to the Democratic nominee in this Special Election; 
  • Will not participate in the nominating process of any other political party for this Special Election; and
  • Agrees to abide by the Caucus Rules, the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, and all laws applicable to this nominating process and the Special Election.

 

III. Notice: 

The 94th House District Nominating 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 Newport News Democratic Committee websites; by email notification to the members of the Newport News Democrats who reside in the94th House District through a press release provided to all relevant newspapers of general circulation in the 94th house district; and through other reasonable means that will disseminate information about the caucus to registered voters in the 94th House. 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 the 94th House District is urged to attend and participate. Each participant must sign a written declaration the 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 Special 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 the 94th House District

V. Conduct of Caucus

Voting will begin at 6pm and will close at 8:30 pm. Those in line at the close of voting will be permitted to vote. 

The Chair of 94th House Democratic Nominating 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 94th House Democratic Nominating Committee will prepare the Rules for the Caucus.

VI. Determination of Nominee: 

If more than one candidate files for the Democratic nominee for the 94th House District by the deadline, the candidates will be listed alphabetically on the ballot and will be elected by a plurality of the votes of the unassembled caucus.

If only one person files properly to be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the 94th House District special election by the filing deadline, the 94th House Democratic Nominating Committee may cancel the caucus and declare that person the nominee. If no person files properly to be a candidate for the Democratic nominee for the 94th House District by the deadline, the 94th Democratic Nominating Committee may cancel the caucus. If there is no filed candidate, or if the properly nominated candidate withdraws or dies, or if the caucus is unable or does not occur in the times and dates specified,  the 94th House Democratic Nominating Committee Chair may, before [date and time], at an agreed upon date and time, convene the 94th House Democratic Nominating Committee to consider the nomination of a qualified candidate who may become the Democratic nominee upon first filing with the Chair a Declaration of Candidacy form and paying the filing fee for such office.

VII. Waivers: 

The 94th House Democratic Nominating Committee shall seek appropriate waivers from the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) regarding expediting the time frames required by the Party Plan, if necessary.

 

 

ADOPTED: 7/31/2017        Victoria Magruder        

 Date7/31/2017            Chair 94th House Democratic Nominating Committee

 

 

 

 

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