of Russell County Republican Committee
of the Republican Party of Virginia
As Chairman of the Russell County Republican Committee, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, Dwayne McIntyre, do hereby issue this call for a Mass Meeting to be held at the Lebanon Middle School at 53 George Ben Whited Dr., Lebanon VA, 24266, beginning at 2:00PM local time on May 23rd, 2015 for the following purposes:
1) Nominating a Republican candidate for each of the following Russell County Constitutional Offices to be voted upon in the November 3, 2015 General Election: Clerk of the Circuit Court, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer, and Commissioner of the Revenue.
2) Nominating Republican candidates for the Russell County Board of Supervisors to be voted upon in the November 3, 2015 General Election in the six magisterial districts and one at large member.
Qualifications for Participation
All legal and qualified voters of Russell County 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, unless otherwise stipulated by the appropriate Official Committee, 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 to this shall be approved for a voter that renounces affiliation with any other party in writing, and who expresses in writing that he/she is in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intends, at the time of this writing, to support the nominees of the Republican Party in the future. Any voter that utilizes the forgoing exception, and thereafter participates in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party, shall not have the benefit of the exception thereafter.
Mass Meeting participants must present an acceptable form of photo identification for voting purposes.
The Russell County Republican Committee shall promulgate appropriate rules for the operation and conduct of the Mass Meeting.
Individuals seeking the Republican nomination for the above named offices shall be required to pre-file their intention of seeking such nomination. A written statement of intent and the appropriate candidate filing fee (fees listed below) must be filed no later than 12:00PM on May 16th, 2015 by mail or in person to:
Dwayne McIntyre, Chairman
Russell County Republican Party
PO BOX 1891
Lebanon, VA 24266
(276) 971-0072 (phone)
Postmarks will not be considered. Filings must actually be received by the deadline.
Only the names of those persons who are properly qualified and who have pre-filed will be printed on the ballots used at the Mass Meeting. No write-in votes will be counted. In the event that only one person pre-files for a particular office to be nominated by the Mass Meeting, that candidate will be declared the official nominee and the particular office will not appear on the Mass Meeting ballots.
Candidate filing forms are available online at www.russellcountyvagop.org or copies are available from the Russell County Republican Party.
Registration & Candidate Filing Fees
There will be no registration fee to participate in this Mass Meeting.
Candidate filing fees must be paid by check and are as follows: For a Constitutional Office: One Hundred Dollars ($100.00). For a Board of Supervisors office: Fifty Dollars ($50.00). Filing fees are non-refundable once remitted.
Paid for and Authorized by the Russell County Republican Committee
Download Prefiling form here: Intent Statement