To find your 2020 Precinct Convention Location, check with your county party.
The precinct convention is the first step in the political convention process.
If your county is not online please contact your county chair to find out when and where your precinct convention will be held. Your county chair can also tell you how many delegates and alternates your precinct can elect to the county/senatorial district (SD) convention.
Click the item below that you wish to view or download regarding precinct conventions:
- (COMING SOON)Training
- 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
Please note: most county precinct lines follow the VTD lines. If your county precinct boundaries are the same as the VTD boundaries and have not changed since the 2014 General Election, the data in the spreadsheet should be correct. If your precinct lines don’t follow the VTD lines, you will need to calculate your delegate allocations based on your precinct lines and the 2014 General Election results using the formula found in RPT Rule 23A a. 1. If any precinct lines have changed since the 2014 General Election, you will need to determine a way to attempt to fairly distribute the affected Delegate Allotment among the affected precincts.
To Download a copy of the Delegate Allocation Sheet, once the file is open, click “File”, then click “Download As”, and then select the file type you wish to download it as (word, excel, etc.).
- Precinct Convention Instructions (pdf)
- Precinct Convention Script (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 – 2020 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.