CANCELED: Call to Caucus to Elect Delegates for Central Reorganization

The following is a call to caucus to elect 20 delegates from Montgomery County to attend the 9th Congressional District Democratic Convention. To pre-file as a delegate, fill out the pre-filing form below and email (or hand) to Jenni Gallagher by April 28.

Delegate Filing Form (PDF)

Montgomery County, Virginia Call to Caucus to Elect Delegates for Central Reorganization (PDF)


CALL TO CAUCUS TO ELECT DELEGATES FOR CENTRAL REORGANIZATION

Montgomery  County  Democratic Committee

April 29, 2017

Pursuant to the authority provided by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, the Montgomery County Democratic Committee hereby calls an assembled caucus beginning at 9:00 am on April 29, 2017 at the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg, VA 24073. The purpose of the caucus will be to elect 20 Delegates to the 9th District Democratic Convention, to convene at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Ratliff Hall-Meeting Facility, 25236 Hillman Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210.

Montgomery County delegates to the 9th Congressional District Democratic Convention shall elect twenty Democratic State Central Committee members and conduct such other business as may properly come before the Convention.

I. Candidate Filing:

The caucus shall elect 20 delegates to attend the 9th Congressional District Democratic Convention.

Prefiling:

Each person seeking to become a delegate or alternate for the 9th CD shall file a Declaration of Candidacy form with the Montgomery County Democratic Committee Chair. Filings shall be made by April 28th at 5:00 pm by email to jenni gallagherc@yahoo.com or in person to Jenni Gallagher. Only those candidates who have timely and properly filed a Declaration of Candidacy form will have their names placed in nomination. The Declaration of Candidacy form shall be available on April 22nd, 2017 at www.mcdemocrats.com ( Download Delegate Filing Form Now (PDF) ) or by request to Jenni Gallagher at 540- 605-0365.

II. Qualification of Candidates:

The Declaration of Candidacy forms for candidates for delegate, 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;
    • Does not intend to support, endorse, or assist any candidate who is opposed to the Democratic nominee in the upcoming election;
    • Will not participate in the nominating process of any other political party for the upcoming 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 Montgomery County Democratic 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 Montgomery County Democratic Committee websites; by email notification to the members of the Montgomery County Democrats who reside in the 9th district; and through other reasonable means that will disseminate information about the caucus to registered voters in Montgomery County. 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 Montgomery County 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 the upcoming Election;
    • Has not participated in and will not participate in the nominating process of any other party for this election; and
    • Is registered to vote in Montgomery County.

V. Conduct of Caucus

The doors to the caucus will open at 8:00 am and will close at 9:00 am and no further persons will be permitted to enter. Those in line will be permitted to complete the check-in process and will be permitted to participate.

The Chair of Montgomery County, or his or her designee, shall be the Temporary Chair of the Caucus and shall appoint a Temporary Secretary and such other Officers of the Caucus as is deemed appropriate. The Montgomery County committee will prepare Temporary Rules for the Caucus. Participants will adopt permanent Rules for the Caucus.

VI. Determination  of Nominee:

If more than 20 delegates file by the deadline, the candidates will be listed alphabetically on the ballot and will be elected by a plurality of the votes of the assembled caucus.

If only 20 delegates file by the filing deadline, the Montgomery  County Democratic Committee may cancel the caucus and declare those persons the delegates for Montgomery County.