Tarrant County, Texas Precinct Conventions Tuesday, April 3rd! (Important County!)Submitted by Rienone on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 16:03
Fort Worth Texas is the conservative crown jewel of Texas politics! The precinct conventions are TOMORROW and we need all of you that support Ron Paul and limited government to come out and make your voice heard. I will spare you the prep talk because I'm sure you have been researching what you need to do! Please Tarrant county... show up and represent your precinct!
Tarrant County Republican Party Chair Jennifer Hall has announced precinct conventions will be held April 3rd , 7:00 p.m at various locations around the county. Due to the redistricting difficulties this election cycle the convention process will be separated from the primary (May 29, 2012). The State Republican Executive Committee voted to provide counties the option of holding precinct conventions and the Tarrant County Executive Committee voted on March 10, 2012 to exercise that option. A committee was formed to work out the logistics and locations of holding precinct conventions. Thanks to their hard work we now have locations.
Precinct Conventions are the first and most fundamental step in the party convention process and Tarrant County is comprised of 650 voting precincts. The committee has determined 32 "hub" locations around the county which will be used to conduct precinct conventions this cycle. These "hub" locations will be used to conduct anywhere from 15 to 20 precinct conventions each. These conventions are for you to submit resolutions for consideration in changing the Party Platform and to pick delegates/alternates for one of the four Senatorial District Conventions in Tarrant County. The Senatorial District Conventions will take place Saturday April 21, 2012 which is where delegates/alternates for the State Convention on June 7-9, 2012, will be chosen.
To participate in your precinct convention you must be a registered voter (30 days prior to the date of the convention) or be eligible to vote a limited ballot within your precinct under Texas Election Code § 112.002 and swear an Oath of Affiliation to the Republican Party. Voters who were registered last year and have not yet received their new voter registration card are still registered and will be able to attend as a delegate after taking the oath, which is as follows. "I swear that I have not voted in a primary election or participated in a convention of another party during this voting year. I hereby affiliate myself with the Republican Party"*. In order to be a delegate to one of the Senatorial District Conventions you must either; attend your precinct convention and be elected to be a delegate, or have an attending delegate put forth your name and be elected. If you have any other questions or need further information call TCGOP headquarters at 817-595-0303.
* "The party officer administering the oath or the written form of oath shall include the following statement with the oath, "Section 162.014, Texas Election Code, provides that a person commits a Class C Misdemeanor offense if the person knowingly votes or attempts to vote in a primary election or participates or attempts to participate in a convention of a party after having voted in a primary election or participated in a convention of another party during the same voting year. A vote in a primary election is void if the voter previously voted in a primary election of another party or participated in a convention of another party during the same voting year."
Go to this site and you will find a map and a list of locations where the Precinct Conventions are being held.
Tarrant County GOP page with an interactive map for finding your precinct...
Google Docs list of all locations by precinct...