Update April 19, 2012: Caucus Cancellation Notice — The Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee Caucus scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on April 23, 2012 at the Bristol Virginia Courthouse, 497 Cumberland Street, Bristol, VA has been cancelled pursuant to the provision of the Call to Caucus, which reads, “Should the exact number of persons file for the Bristol delegate and alternate positions, those individuals will be declared delegates and alternates and the Chair may cancel the caucus.”
The Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee will hold an assembled caucus beginning at 7:30 p.m. on April 23, 2012 at the Bristol Virginia Courthouse, 497 Cumberland Street, Bristol, VA for the purpose of electing 5 delegates and 1 alternate to the Ninth Congressional District Convention to be held on May 19, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Rooker Auditorium at New River Community College, 5251 College Drive, Dublin, VA 24084 for the purpose of nominating a Democratic candidate for the 9th District for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Any person attending the caucus, before participating in the caucus, shall sign a standardized declaration form stating that he or she is a Democrat, believes in the principles of the Democratic Party, does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee in the ensuing general election, is not a member of any other political party, has not participated in and will not participate in the nominating process of any other political party, and is a registered voter in the City of Bristol, VA. Declaration forms must be filled out at the caucus prior to voting.
Doors to the caucus will open at 7:00 p.m. for check-in. Doors to the caucus will close at 7:30 p.m., and no person may complete a form or enter the caucus after that time with the exception of those persons in line to register at 7:30 p.m.
Any person wishing to seek election as a delegate or alternate to the Ninth Congressional District Convention must pre-file a Delegate/Alternate Pre-filing Form with Sarah Williams, Chair of the Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee, prior to 5:00 p.m., April 18, 2012. There is a voluntary administrative fee of $20.00, which may be waived at the time of filing.
No late forms will be accepted, and no person who has failed to comply with any pre-filing requirement may be considered for nomination. Pre-filing forms are available from Sarah Williams, and may be completed and filed during the turn-in hours of 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 18, 2012, at 710 Piedmont Avenue in Bristol, VA, or earlier by appointment.
Our process encourages broad participation and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, national origin, religion, ethnic identity or economic status in delegate selection.
Should the exact number of persons file for the Bristol delegate and alternate positions, those individuals will be declared delegates and alternates and the Chair may cancel the caucus. For further information or to turn in pre-filing forms, please contact Sarah Williams, Chair of the Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee, at 276-591-3355.
Authorized by the Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee
March 19, 2012