Legislative District Mass Meeting of the 53rd House District of the Republican Party of Virginia
As Chairman of the 53rd House District Committee of the Republican Party (the ”Committee”), and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, Brad Tidwell, do hereby issue this call for a Legislative District Mass Meeting to be held at Classroom A104 of Marshall High School, located at 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043, starting at 6:00 pm local time on Thursday, June 8th 2017, for the purposes of: (a) nominating a Republican candidate for the office of Delegate to be voted for in the general election on November 7, 2017; and (b) for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the Mass Meeting.
Qualifications for Participation
All legal and qualified voters of the 53rd House District under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, regardless of race, religion, national origin or sex, who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and who, if requested, express in open meeting either orally or in writing as may be required, their intent to support all of its nominees for public office in the ensuing election, may participate as members of the Republican Party of Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions or primaries encompassing their respective election districts.
In addition to the foregoing, to be in accord with the principles of the Republican Party, a person otherwise qualified hereunder shall not have participated in Virginia in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party within the last five years. A single exception shall be approved for a voter that renounces affiliation with any other party in writing, and who expresses in writing that he or she is in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intends to support the nominees of the Republican Party in the future. A voter who utilizes the foregoing exception, and thereafter participates in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party, shall not have the benefit of the exception identified in this paragraph thereafter. The Committee will provide a copy of all signed renunciation statements to the Republican Party of Virginia, to be maintained for a period of five years.
Any voter who, subsequent to making a statement of intent, publicly supports a candidate in opposition to a Republican nominee is not qualified to participate as a member of the Republican Party of Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions, or primaries for a period of four (4) years.
Any person seeking election as the Republican nominee for election to the office of Delegate from the 53rd House District must submit to the Committee, in care of the Fairfax County Republican Committee, 4246 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, Virginia 22030: (i) a completed and signed Official Filing Form, along with a non-refundable filing fee of $700.00, paid by valid check or money order made payable to the Fairfax County Republican Committee, and (ii) a Petition of Qualified Voters, using Form SBE-506/521, containing the signatures of at least 125 qualified voters residing in the 39th House District. Office hours of the Fairfax County Republican Committee are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Official Filing Form and the filing fee must be received not later than Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, at 5:00 pm. Actual receipt is required. Postmarks will not govern. Incomplete or modified filing forms, and/or filing forms accompanied by an invalid check, will be returned, and the individual will be deemed to have not filed for candidacy. The telephone number of the Fairfax County Republican Committee is 703-477-4467.
The Mass Meeting will be cancelled if no qualified person files by the May 23rd, deadline. Additionally, if only one person properly files for candidacy by the May 23rd, 2017, deadline and is determined to be qualified, then that person is deemed to be nominated and the Mass Meeting will not be held.
There will be no registration fee to participate in this mass meeting.
In order to vote, the voter must present a valid, non-expired photo identification issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States government.
A statement of intent, properly completed and signed by the voter, must be submitted at the time of registration. No person who has not signed and submitted this statement of intent shall be permitted to vote.
No absentee voting, proxies, or provisional ballots are permitted.
The nomination will be decided by the plurality of the valid votes cast. The vote will not be weighted.
The Mass Meeting will be governed by (giving precedence as listed): the Republican Party of Virginia Party Plan, this Call, any rule adopted by the meeting, and otherwise in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised.
Pursuant to Article VIII(A)(2) of the Republican Party of Virginia Party Plan, by a two-thirds vote of the Committee, this call shall not be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Fairfax County.
Authorized by the 53rd House District Committee. Paid for by the Fairfax County Republican Committee.