♣ INDIANA is still allowing people to become delegates and alternates AFTER the deadline. Let me help you become a delegateSubmitted by sovereignjanice on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 15:53
From what I've been told from an Indiana resident who was approved to become a delegate (5/31) that a good number of people who were previously approved to become delegates have missed the deadline to pay their delegate fee $80.
That means that it's still possible for people to become delegates and alternates!!
If you want to become a delegate, alternate or guest (because it's POSSIBLE to become a delegate right at the convention even if you go as just a guest) call your county chairman from the list provided BELOW and follow these easy steps:
1) Ask if you can speak to someone regarding a question you have about the upcoming state convention in June.
2) say "Hi, I live in the xxxx county and was planning to attend the state convention as a guest, but was wondering if there are any vacancies available to become a delegate or alternate delegate." They will either answer with yes, no, or only alternates.
3) If they say yes or only alternates, ask what the person needs from you in order to do to become one.
4) Then do the obvious, give them what they need.
5) Ask: What do I need to bring with me to the convention to show that I am a delegate?
6) What's the best way to contact you if I think of any questions or have an issue in the future.
Be prepared to be asked why you're trying to become one so late in the game. I suggest saying establishment things like we need to get Obama out of the white house and that since you plan on going to the convention anyway that you thought you could do more if there was an opportunity. (BTW, it may be possible to go as a guest and get appointed as a delegate right there at the convention. I can't say for certain, but it IS POSSIBLE. Plus, the grassroots needs all the hands it can get.)
That's it. If you are still able to become a delegate that's how you do it. They'll have the information you need and those are the questions you should ask. Here is a list of the phone number you would need to call depending on what county you live in. I really tried my best, but I couldn't find all the numbers. Find your county and the number next to it is the one you need to call to ask the questions above:
If any of the numbers above are incorrect or not working for whatever reason, go here http://www.indgop.org/counties and click on your County. Then click "county directory" at the top and find your chairman or vice-chairman's phone number. Those are the ones you want.
The Indiana Republican State convention is June Fri 8th - Sat 9th at the Indiana convention center
June 8th: Sign-in for District Caucuses will begin at 5:30 p.m. (DELEGATES ONLY) in front of each district caucus room. District caucuses will convene at 6:30 p.m. Only credentialed delegates will be allowed to enter the district caucuses.
June 9th: We will be nominating the Republican candidate for: Lieutenant Governor Attorney General Superintendent of Public Instruction and Electing National Convention Delegates and Alternates
Questions about the convention should be directed to Barb McClellan
PHONE:(317) 964-5024 EMAIL: email@example.com
If you're available to make it to your convention, even for just part of it, then there's no reason not to try. Hell, I'm not even in Indiana and I've helped some become delegates. If someone out of state, not paid in anyway for doing this is willing to help others become delegates, what's your excuse for not even trying yourself if you indeed can be available.
It doesn't matter if you're not able to make it for the entire convention. We'd rather have you for 1 day, 1 hour, even just for 1 vote than not at all. That one vote could be for something like getting our people on the credentials committee which would help us fill vacant delegate slots with guests RIGHT THERE AT THE CONVENTION!!! You'll never know unless you go as a delegate, alternate or even just a guest.