Republicans in Virginia’s 9th Congressional District will gather in Wytheville Saturday for the 2016 9th District Republican Convention. This Convention is an important part of the process by which the Republican Party conducts its business, elects its leadership team, and determines who will represent Virginia at the Republican National Convention as well as the Electoral College.
The Convention will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the George Wythe High School, 1 Maroon Way, in Wytheville, Virginia. To participate in the convention, you must have already been signed up to be a delegate from your local Republican committee.
Although the Convention will be called to order at 10:00 am, you must be registered before registration closes at 10:00 am, so arrive early. Registration opens at 8:00 am, and delegates should arrive before 9:15 to have enough time to complete the process before registration closes. Don’t forget, you will need a government-issued photo ID in order to be registered.
There is a voluntary registration fee of $10 to help defray the cost of the Convention. Those who choose to pay the fee will be given a special VIP sticker for their Convention credential. Although many people paid the fee at the time of their election, you may still pay at the Convention. Cash or check will be accepted.
There will be some breakfast items available in the morning, and lunch will be provided when the Convention takes a lunch break around noon. Lunch is $6.00 per person, and the only forms of payment accepted will be cash or check. The convention is expected to end by 3:00 pm, but many factors can affect the duration of the event.
The purposes of the Convention, as stated in the official Call, are as follows:
- to elect the Chairman of the 9th Congressional District Republican Committee;
- to elect three (3) members of the State Central Committee;
- to elect three (3) delegates and three (3) alternate delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention to be held in Cleveland, Ohio (or its alternate site) from July 18 – 21, 2016:
- to nominate one (1) elector to represent Virginia’s 9th Congressional District in the 2016 Electoral College;
- and for the transaction of any such other business as may properly come before the Convention.
A complete list of candidates for the positions mentioned can be found here.