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Texas Primary - Delegate selection to take place BEFORE May primary in April and Texas delegates now unbound after first ballot!

This has turned into a long post with a lot of information. The bottom line is this.

1) The Texas GOP recently changed the rules to where delegates are unbound after the first ballot in Tampa.

2) Due to a recent federal court decision, the delegate selection process in Texas will be BEFORE the May 29 primary. (In Texas it is typically the same day and location as the primary)

3) Contact the GOP office in your COUNTY (call or stop by - county websites are not up to date) to get the details pertinent to your county because all counties are doing things differently.

http://www.texasgop.org/county-chairmen
http://www.texasgop.org/county-party-web-sites
http://www.texasgop.org/posts/245-emergency-srec-meeting-update

Please read below for more detailed information.

I just wanted to put this out there so that those readers of the DP in Texas were aware of this. The bottom line is that Ron Paul needs delegates if Tampa results in a brokered convention and Texas will be sending 155. (Texas is second for most delegates sent to Tampa)

A new rule was passed that unbound Texas delegates after the first ballot!!! This is a huge thing for us Ron Paul people.

"The first significant amendment to be debated was one proposed by SREC member Tom Washington, and presented by SREC member Jason Moore. This amendment unbound the delegates to the RNC National Convention after the first ballot. This amendment passed overwhelmingly. This will make Texas a much bigger player on the national stage in the event that there is a brokered convention in Tampa, FL this August, as we have the second largest delegation with 155 delegates and all of the delegates will be up for grabs on the second ballot."

A March 1 2012 court order changed the dates of the 2012 Texas Primary to May 29, 2012.

Typically in Texas, the precinct delegate selection process takes place after the primary election, at the election site.

With the date changes, most counties will skip precinct conventions and go strait to county conventions.

The county conventions will still take place before the May 29 Primary.

Please contact your local county GOP leaders for the full details on your county.

http://www.texasgop.org/county-chairmen
http://www.texasgop.org/county-party-web-sites
http://www.texasgop.org/posts/245-emergency-srec-meeting-update

A few final things to note!

In Texas, you do not register with a particular political party. Previously, to take part in the GOP convention process, you would vote in the GOP Primary and at that time your voters registration card would be stamped as Republican.

Since the primary will be after the precinct/county conventions, you will have to sign some sort of an oath at your precinct/county convention.

Just make sure you are registered to vote and bring your Texas voters registration card with you. (If you cannot find your voters registration card, you should be able to print a copy of your current registration from the Texas website below. Contact your local GOP office to verify that it will be acceptable.)

You can check your current voter registration status here.

Am I registered to vote.

https://team1.sos.state.tx.us/voterws/viw/faces/SearchSelect...

Voter registration info.

http://www.votexas.org/register_to_vote.html

"Notice: As a result of on-going redistricting litigation the mailing of new voter registration certificates is delayed in some counties. All previously issued voter registration certificates expired on December 31, 2011, but only the card expired. The cards will automatically be renewed. Only registered voters who have changed addresses or names need to contact their local voter registrar to update their registration or file a new application. For more information, please visit our press release. Am I already registered?

Your application must be received in the Voter Registrar’s office or postmarked at least 30 days before an election for you to be eligible to vote in that election.
To vote in Texas for the following elections be sure to register by the deadlines listed below."

To vote in Texas for the following elections be sure to register by the deadlines listed below.

May 29, 2012 Primary Election: The deadline to register is April 30, 2012.
July 31, 2012 Primary Runoff: The deadline to register is July 2, 2012.
May 12, 2012 Limited Uniform Election: The deadline to register is April 12, 2012.
November 6, 2012 Uniform Election: The deadline to register is October 9, 2012.

My county convention (Montgomery) will be April 21. Registration should start at 8:00 am and the convention should start at approximately noon. Each individual county is different though so please contact your local GOP county chair/office.

The state convention will be June 7 - 9 in Ft Worth, TX.

Most county websites have an email list and/or snail mail mailing list. I have found that if you get on these lists, up to date information is usually pushed through these channels. (Mostly email)

There is a big delay between info being pushed out on the mailing lists and actually updating the website.

The bottom line is the following.

1) Call/stop by your county GOP office for the correct dates/info.
2) Register to vote.
3) Get "in the loop" with your local GOP office (email mailing list)
4) Figure out who your precinct chair is and touch base with them as well.
5) Plan to take the entire day off on the day of your local convention.

Lastly, please spread the word. Tell whomever you can and also post this wherever else you can. Texas has a hefty amount of delegates and if we just stand by and wait until the primary election as we have in the past, it will be too late.

Thanks,
Tony



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SD Ron Paul liberty Operation up an running.
http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/

Donate here https://rally.org/southdakotaforliberty/donate
Volunteer for Phone from Home here http://www.southdakotaforliberty.com/node/4

Georgetown, TX area info for Williamson Co.

http://www.williamsoncountygop.org/

This year’s County Convention will be held on Saturday, April 14 at the Taylor Main Street Campus (Old High School) in Taylor. Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30am (tentatively), and the convention itself will be from 9am – 5pm. According to emergency rules recently passed by the State Republican Executive Committee, you must be a registered voter in the county as of April 14, and fill out an Oath of Affiliation with the Republican Party in order to participate. Copies of the form can be downloaded, or picked up at our Georgetown headquarters or at any Williamson County Republican Party meeting or event.
Oath/Delegate form – To reduce the amount of paperwork that needs to be submitted, we have combined the oath of affiliation form with the application to be a delegate to the state convention. Everyone wishing to participate in the county convention and/or be a delegate to the state convention will need to complete the oath of affiliation (top of page 1). If you would like to be part of our delegation to the state convention, you should also complete the application portion of the form (bottom of page one and page 2). To reduce the chances of typing errors (or misreading handwriting), we would prefer you to fill out the online form, submit the data to us electronically, and then print, sign, and turn in the form. Completed forms can be mailed (PO Box 393, Round Rock, TX 78681), dropped off at our Georgetown headquarters, or turned into any officer at Republican events during March or early April. In order to achieve maximum consideration, please return the form by April 3rd, if possible.

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URGENT!

Precinct conventions will be scheduled between March, 31st and April, 5th. Tarrant county precincts are scheduled for April, 3rd @ 7:30 pm contact your county GOP Chair for more precinct specific info!

get ready Texas

a storm is coming ur way and we need to make the most of it.

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Dr.Ron Paul's 2002 Predictions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

Has anyone tried...

reaching out to Latino voters in Texas? Generally they don't usually vote in Republican primaries or caucuses; if we can get them to break that habit and vote Paul, we'll have a huge advantage.

Also, I think we need to start renting trailers and/or RV's. Just telling someone to caucus on a certain day isn't always enough (they might decide not to); the only surefire way to get them to the caucus is to drive them there yourself, and if you have a trailer or RV you could potentially bring 20 people; enough to make a difference between victory and defeat.

Go Texas!

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now! Everyone should be calling RP supporters from call lists from 2008 and having them sign up as delegates. No delay should be had!

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New superpac formed in texas!

Greetings From Austin

Thanks for the updates and the info. The delegate process should happen not before the primary. Either way its another stealth move on our part to become delegates.

Ron Paul has love all over Austin. The only other political bumper sticker I have seen that is not Paul or Obama is for Newt. I only saw one car with it. Nothing for Santorum and Romney.

Live Free or Die
Infowars

More great info for Texans HERE...

http://www.dailypaul.com/217621/texas-redistricting-and-conv...

I am always posting updates. Lots of similar info and some extra stuff to help you participate.

Tarrant County (Fort Worth) TX Precinct 4261

Denton County

I just got hold of my chair and I was invited to SD Convention. Info below:

Saturday, April 21 SENATORIAL DISTRICT CONVENTION 8:00 a.m. check-in, 9:00 a.m. convene

Where: First Baptist Church—1100 Malone in Denton (FBC is in no way endorsing any political party or candidate by allowing the use of their facility.)

Who: Any registered voter who is willing to swear an oath of affiliation to the Republican Party. (Bring old voter card for quicker check-in.)

What: Select delegates to the State GOP convention and consider Resolutions to comprise the State GOP Platform.

Tuesday, May 29 REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION 7:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Assigned Precinct Polling Sites

Who: Registered voters

NO PRECINCT CONVENTIONS WILL BE HELD.

Thursday, June 7 – Saturday, June 9 REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION

Where: Ft. Worth, TX Convention Center

Who: Delegates selected at the Senatorial Convention, non-voting guests and elected officials.

What: Select delegates to the National GOP Convention, elect State Republican Committee Members and State Chairman and Vice Chairman, adopt a State Platform.

Anyone interested in being considered for State Delegate from Denton County or in submitting resolutions for consideration should get the Delegate Application or Resolution forms which are available online at www.dentongop.org or from DCRP Headquarters 1400 N. Corinth Street, Ste. 106 in Corinth or call 940/321-2671.

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do." -Benjamin Franklin

Little Elm, Tx

This should definitely be front page.

btw, I'm Harris County in Spring, TX.

Texas is soo important. Ron Paul is a congressman from Texas.
We HAVE to show him some love!

Ahh, Spring!

I grew up in Spring/Harris County. I currently live in the Conroe/Woodlands area which now puts me in Montgomery County.

With the number of delegates, the rule change, and the opportunity for us to influence the GOP at a local level, Texas could do a lot for Ron Paul.

Tony

There are people organizing

There are people organizing in several counties that I know of. Anyone in Galveston county feel free to message me. Would be great to add as many people as possible.

Collin County precinct convention

Anyone in Collin County? How can I find out when the convention is?

Collin Co

You should also check the posts below. We are having a meetup group for delegate training tonight for Dallas Co! You can find info about what you need there.

Facebook: Ron Paul 2012 Dallas

Collin Co chair info:

http://www.collincountygop.com/leadership/executive-committee/

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do." -Benjamin Franklin

Little Elm, Tx

Tarrant County Texas

Will have precinct conventions on April 3rd! 6pm-11pm. Locations will be final here in the next few days. Call the Tarrant County GOP to find out what your precinct # is and where your precicnt is haveing it's convention. I am in Tarrant County and can help if you need it. Thanks.

We must remember this date is the most important, May 29th is just a straw poll!!

add to that.

The County Chair of our GOP is a Ron Paul supporter ;0)

Bump! Front page this please!

We need Texans to get all over this! Somebody that frequents RPF please post there too... maybe someone from the Campaign can be sure to spread the word via emails to those folks sending money/volunteering from Texas. This could be huge for RP. There are a crap load of delegates at stake here!

It's Ninja Strategy time again! Lets get us some more delegates!!!

TEXAS DON'T LET ME DOWN!!! I'M GONNA BE MOVING BACK DOWN THERE IN A FEW YEARS! MAKE ME PROUD! :)

Not all conventions are the same day

Hays County will have precinct conventions on 3-27 @ 7 PM (Most Counties are not having precinct conventions)

District conventions (the next level) 4-14

This info only good in Hays County. If you are in Hays County needing info or having questions, post a reply to this that includes you street address and an e-mail address.

BTW I would dress like I was going to church with my grandmother. If you have Ron Paul gear (or pro hemp, 911 or something anti-GOP) you probably will be the person that the regulars will screen from the process.

Thanks for the info, I

Thanks for the info, I forwarded the link to my parents in Bexar County. I checked out the Bexar County GOP calendar and it looks like the County Convention is being held on Saturday, April 14, 2012, A month and half before the Beauty Contest.

It would be...

It would be a good idea to call/stop by just to be sure and to also get in the local party loop of communications.

It is just that things are changing by the day as this is a unique situation for the Texas GOP.

Tony

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I just volunteered to be the precinct chairman

in my precinct. What all does this entail? lol

If you go to "Am I registered to vote" (State of TX website)

It will tell you your precinct. (If you are registered to vote.)

https://team1.sos.state.tx.us/voterws/viw/faces/SearchSelect...

From there, your county GOP website may have more information.

http://www.texasgop.org/county-party-web-sites

Tony

County precinct chair...

Precinct Chair Job Description

Professionals in politics agree on at least one point: elections can be won or lost in the voting precincts at the grassroots level. The Precinct Chair represents the smallest unit of the organization. The Precinct Chair's performance has a profound effect on the overall strength, influence and success of the County Party.

Qualifications

Precinct Chairs must be residents of their voting precinct, be registered voters, and not be candidates for nomination or election to, or be the holder of, an elective office of the federal, state, or county government. They are chosen by the Precinct's Republican Primary voters at the biennial General Primary Election. Together with the County Chair, who is chosen by the County Republican Primary voters at the biennial General Primary election, the Precinct Chairs constitute the Republican County Executive Committee. The term of office for both Party positions is two years.

Duties and Responsibilities

Appoint a Vice-Chair.
Recruit Precinct volunteer workers.
Maintain a list of volunteer workers with contact information and areas of expertise.
Work with the Party's Leadership and Organization Committee to train volunteer workers on implementation of the Party's Precinct programs and campaign activities.
Maintain and preserve organizational records and be prepared to relinquish them to his or her successor.
Attend all meetings called by the Area leadership.
Attend all quarterly or called meetings of the County Executive Committee.
Serve as Election Judge for the Primary elections and the General Elections.
Serve as Temporary Chair and/or Permanent chair of the Republican Precinct Convention and provide leadership for the precinct's delegation to the biennial County or Senatorial District convention.
Coordinate and supervise precinct volunteer workers during the General election campaign.
Participate in the Party's General election Get-Out-the-Vote (GOTV) program that includes voter registration drives, precinct walks where applicable, yard sign distribution and computerized telephone voter turnout campaign.
Support the General election Republican ticket.
Become member of the Party's Sustaining Member Program at the Individual, Individual & Spouse, or Family level, and encourage precinct volunteer workers to become members.

Good for you! LOL

Whatever it takes to get support for Ron Paul, I would imagine. Lots of leg work, meetings, etc. Really, I don't know but, I hope someone with more experience responds to your question.

If you don't get responses soon, perhaps you should ask for help in a new thread and get the attention you need. Find out all you can now and just do your best.

Thanks for volunteering!!!!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
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I agree, Front Page this.

I agree, Front Page this. Texas is a must for the Dr.

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do." -Benjamin Franklin

Little Elm, Tx

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Vote this up! We need this front and center for all Texans to see so they know to become delegates!