ALL ABOUT CONVENTION
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to learn about the
GOP Convention process,
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WHY DO WE HOLD CONVENTION?
In non-presidential election years, we hold conventions to vote on local, district, & state Republican Party officers and various other committee members.
We also vote on our Party rules, and resolutions to let Republican officials know where we stand on important issues.
In Presidential Election years, we hold convention to
choose delegates and alternates to the National Convention. These delegates will vote on the Republican Candidate for President of the United States.
WHAT IS THE CONVENTION PROCESS?
The Precinct Mass Meetings are the starting point for our convention cycle. These meetings are where Republicans caucus in their voting precincts to elect delegates to their County Convention. Delegates chosen at the Precinct Caucus will move on to the second step in the convention process which is the County Convention. The Precinct process is different for each county depending on the population size. For Effingham County (with population less than 80,000) our Precinct Meetings happen on the same day as our County Convention.
At the County Convention, delegates will elect new County Officers and select delegates the to District and State Conventions. At District Conventions (Effingham delegates will go to either the 1st or 12th District depending on where they're registered to vote) delegates elect new District Officers and other committee members. In non-Presidential election years the convention cycle ends with our State Convention. At State Convention, delegates will vote for new GAGOP State Officers as well as any rules, resolutions, and other party business. During the Presidential election cycle, State delegates will vote for National Delegates who then represent Georgia at the Republican National Convention to elect our nominee for President of the United States.
WHO CAN BE A DELEGATE?
Anyone who is a registered voter in Effingham County and aligns themselves with the conservative principles of the Republican Party can be a delegate to the County, District and State Conventions.
WHY BECOME A DELEGATE?
Attending a convention is a great way to meet
elected officials at all levels of government. It is a great chance to see the political machine at work and to be able to be a part of the process. You will meet like-minded people from all over Georgia and make many new friends. It is your opportunity to have a voice. Stop sitting at home complaining about the how the party has done you wrong
and get involved!
WHAT DOES IT COST?
We do not charge a fee to attend our County Convention.
Usually $20-$45 per person
Usually $75-$100 per person
To attend the extra events, dinners,
or stay at hotel, costs are higher.
$5,000-$8,000 per person
Depending on location
THE EFFINGHAM GOP COUNTY CONVENTION
On Saturday, March 11, at 9AM, the Effingham County Republican Party will convene for Precinct Mass Meetings to elect Delegates to the County Convention. The County Convention will convene at 10AM at the same location for the purpose of electing county party officers, and Delegates to District and State Conventions.
Both the Precinct Meetings and County Convention will be held at the
4-H/Extension Office Admin Complex (601 N Laurel St) in downtown Springfield. Doors open and registration begins at 8:30AM.
If you wish to attend County Convention, you must be in line by 9AM to be
eligible to vote as a delegate. If you arrive after 9AM, you can still attend but only as a non-voting guest. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you Pre-register, you are still required to be in line by 9AM, however your check-in will be faster.
Every 2 years we elect new Party Officers. If you are interested in serving on
the Effingham County GOP Executive Committee for the 2023-2025 term, you must send an application to the Nominating Committee by 3PM on March 6th. Before applying, be sure to check out the duties and responsibilities of each officer HERE
Check out this video from the last Georgia GOP Convention
and see how becoming active in our party can change your life.