Call to Caucus

Download .pdf documents:

2019BristolCall_Participant copy Call to Caucus with attached registration form.

2019_Rules_AgendasReorg copy Rules and Agenda for the Caucus

2019_WhatIsReorganization copy The Caucus described and explained

 

Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee

Call to Caucus (Mass Meeting) for Reorganization 2019

The Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee hereby calls a reorganization caucus for the sole purpose of electing members of the committee for the term January 2020 through December 2021. This caucus will be held at 6:00 p.m., December 9, 2019, at the Bristol Virginia Courthouse, 497 Cumberland St., Bristol, Virginia. The location is ADA accessible.

All persons registered to vote in Bristol, Virginia, who are in sympathy with the policies of the Democratic Party and who wish to support Democrats in the next general election are encouraged to attend. Plan to be present by 6:00, because doors will close promptly at 6:30 p.m. for the Caucus. Persons who are in line to register at 6:30 will be admitted for registration. The meeting will begin when caucus registrations have been completed. Participants must be registered to vote in Bristol, Virginia, and must complete, sign, and present the caucus registration form attached to this call. 

The Caucus Participant form (registration form) may be completed and submitted at the caucus, where blank forms will be available, or turned in early by calling (423)366-9967 to turn in a completed Caucus Participation form prior to the meeting. Forms may also be downloaded from bristolvademocrats.org. or the Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee Facebook page. Persons who have submitted forms but who are not present at the caucus will be considered for membership, but only those present will be permitted to vote.

Committee members elected at the caucus will elect officers for 2020-2021 in a called meeting immediately after the caucus if time remains and nominations are ready. Otherwise, officers will be elected at the next regular meeting. An agenda for this meeting will be distributed at the caucus. Nominations for Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer will be from the floor. Voting shall be by secret ballot if there is more than one nominee for an office. In case of a tie, the vote shall be retaken by secret ballot. If a tie remains, a coin will be tossed to decide the winner. 

All relevant provisions of the State Party Plan as amended and the Bylaws of the Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee (Bylaws) are incorporated by reference into this Call to Caucus and made a part hereof. – Carl J. Williams Jr, Chair

Required Reorganization Caucus Participation and Registration form attached:Reorganization Caucus Participation and Registration 

Complete this form to register for the 2019 Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee Reorganization Caucus.

Who needs to file this form? Anyone who wants to be a member of the Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee for the term January 2020 through December 2021. 

Where do I turn in the form? Bring it with you to the caucus at 6:00 p.m., December 9, 2017, at the Bristol Virginia Courthouse, 497 Cumberland St., Bristol, Virginia, or call (423)366-9967 to make arrangements to turn it in by 6:00 p.m. December 8, 2019. Pre-filed forms will be considered for membership, but only those present may vote.

Who is eligible to register? All persons registered to vote in Bristol, Virginia, who are Democrats, in sympathy with the policies of the Democratic Party, and who wish to encourage the vote for Democrats in the next general election are encouraged to register and attend.

Caucus participants must be registered to vote in Bristol, Virginia, and must complete, sign, and present this registration form.

Qualification statement: (Please print clearly)

Name: _________________________________________________________________

Street Address: ___________________________________________________________

City: Bristol, Virginia    ZIP: ______________

Preferred phone: _______________________________ receives text messages    Y    N

Other phone ____________________________________ receives text messages    Y    N

e-mail __________________________________  Precinct where you vote ______

                                                                (1=First;   2=Virginia High;   3=City Hall;    4=Van Pelt)

I, the undersigned, having read the provisions above, state that the information I am submitting is true to the best of my knowledge. I am a Democrat, I believe in the principles of the Democratic Party, and I do not intend to support any candidate opposed to a Democratic nominee in the next ensuing General Election.

Signature _______________________________________________ Date __________

Note: Completed forms may be submitted at the Reorganization Caucus or by 6:00 p.m. on December 9th for persons who cannot be present at the Caucus. To file a participant form early, call (423_366-9967. More information on Facebook: Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee.

Future calls will be published to this page.

Calls to Caucus are customarily held for membership, reorganization, selection of delegates to convention, and selection of candidates.

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