How to become a delegate in ArizonaSubmitted by For Freedom on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 03:35
The process for becoming a delegate in AZ is as follows.
Each "Legislative District" will hold an election between the dates of 4/7/2012 and 4/21/2012 to elect "State Delegates" and "State Alternates" to advance to the May 12th State Caucus to elect the 29 National Delegates. To vote at each district meeting, you must have secured the Precinct Committeeman "PC" position by 12/31/2011. The deadline to become a PC by 12/31/2011 was 11/30/2011. Good news - YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A PC TO BECOME A DELEGATE. Keep reading.
You need to find out when your district meeting is for March and GO TO IT. Then, find out when the April election is in your district. If your district already met for March, then, you will need to find out when and where the April election is going to be. If you need any help, please reply to this post or email. One final note - ask the chairman whom you should contact to be on the ballot for your election and try to get on the ballot. This step is not critical but may be helpful.
Each legislative district will receive "One Delegate" and "One Alternate" for every 1,000 registered Republicans in their district. Check this link for totals of registered Republicans in your legislative district: http://recorder.maricopa.gov/VoterRegNet/redirect.aspx?view=...
Note: you will add the Active and Inactive totals to reach the final total. Example: in LD 15, they have 12,330 active and 2,843 inactive for a total 15,173 registered Republicans. So, LD 15 would vote for 15 delegates and 15 alternates for a total of 30 people needed to fill the quota. I have heard of only 9 people showing up at a meeting in LD 15. If that were true, then 6 could make it as a delegate and 15 would be alternates. Of course, this depends on how many people show up for your election and who they vote for. Note: You do not have to be present at the April election to be elected as a State Delegate, so they may elect someone else who isn't there.
Most districts will struggle to have enough PCs show up to become all the delegates and alternates they will need. So, if you are a registered Republican, (bring your voter registration card) you may be elected by default just by showing up. Please dress business or business casual and be nice.
In the past, participation has been low because when you become a delegate or alternate you must attend the state caucus in person and it may take all day. There is a lot of apathetic PCs who won't show up to become a delegate or if they become one, they may decided not to show up to the May 12th Caucus for any number of reasons. That is when we fill in for them.
If you become a state delegate or have questions please contact me.