Precinct 0415 convention, will be conducted once the general primary election polls have closed and election equipment has been packed.
Date: March 1, 2016
Social Time: 7:30 P.M.
Start Time: 7:45 P.M.
Location: 5001 NASA RD. 1, Seabrook, TX. 77586
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Precinct 0415 Chairman
The precinct convention is the first step in the political convention process.
Contact your county chair to find out when and where your precinct convention will be held. Your county chair can also tell you how many delegates and alternates your precinct can elect to the county/senatorial district (SD) convention.
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If you plan to attend your Republican precinct convention, make sure you vote in the Republican Primary Election .
The convention is usually called to order by the precinct chair. If the precinct chair is not present, any participant may begin the meeting. There is no minimum number of people who must be present to hold a precinct convention. If you are the only person present, you can still hold the precinct convention. A precinct convention packet may be available, or you may use the forms provided on this page.
Participants at the precinct convention first elect permanent convention officers, usually a convention chair and secretary. They then elect delegates and alternates to the county/SD convention. Finally, they consider and vote on any resolutions presented by a participant.
To be valid, all completed paperwork must be submitted to the county Republican party two to three days after the precinct convention is held.
Time and Place: Precinct conventions may be held at a time and place determined by rules adopted by state executive committee of a political party. If precinct conventions are held on general primary election day (March 1, 2016), the hour set for convening conventions may not be earlier than 7:00 p.m. or later than 9:00 p.m., but a convention may not convene until the last voter has voted at the precinct polling place. If precinct conventions are held on a day other than general primary election day, county executive committee must set the hour for convening or a time frame in which the convention must convene. Tex. Elec. Code Ann. §§ 174.021 & 174.022.
Notice Required: County chair must post notice of date, hour, and place for convening precinct convention on county or state party’s Internet website or other Internet location easily found through a search engine. If county party does not maintain an Internet website, chair shall post notice on the county commissioners court bulletin board. Notice must remain posted continuously for the 10 days immediately preceding the date of convention. Because convention times are not yet determined, this calendar does not show any deadlines for posting such notices. Not later than the 10th day before the date of precinct conventions, county chair must deliver to county election officer written notice, either on paper or in electronic form, of date, hour, and place for convening each precinct convention. Tex. Elec. Code Ann. § 174.023(a), (b).
A county convention is held when the county is completely within one state senatorial district. Asenatorial district convention is held when the county is divided between two or more state senatorial districts. The incumbent county chairman (which may be different than the one elected in the primary election) serves as the temporary county convention chairman. The temporary senatorial district chairman is elected by the precinct chairs within that county’s state senatorial district.
The county/senatorial district convention is the 3rd Saturday after the primary election unless there is a conflict with Easter or Passover then the Election Code has a provision that moves it to the fourth Saturday. Delegates to the county or state senatorial district convention elect permanent convention officers, elect delegates and alternates to the state convention, and consider and vote on resolutions.
Starting at this level, committees may be used to do some of the preliminary work for the convention. For example, a nominations committee may be elected to consider those wanting to be elected as delegates to the next convention, then present a slate of delegates and alternates for the convention body to vote on. Also, a resolutions committee may be elected to consider resolutions, then present a resolutions report for the convention body to vote on. Other committees may also be elected.
Time and Place: State executive committee by rule must specify date county and senatorial conventions will be held (March 19, 2016). Political party may by rule allow a county to hold precinct conventions before county convention on same day and at same place as county convention. Tex. Elec. Code Ann. §§ 172.021 & 174.063(a).
Notice Required: Notice of hour and date for convening county convention must be posted electronically on county or state party’s Internet website or on the bulletin board used for posting notice of meetings of the commissioners court. Notice must remain posted continuously for the 10 days immediately preceding the date of convention. Because convention times are not yet determined, this calendar does not show any deadlines for posting such notices. Not later than the 10th day before the date of county and senatorial convention, county chair must deliver to county election officer written notice, either on paper or in electronic form, of date, hour, and place for convening county and senatorial convention. Tex. Elec. Code Ann. §174.064(a), (b).
The state convention is held in the summer of of even-numbered years. Delegates to the state convention meet both as a whole body and by state senatorial districts every convention as well as by congressional districts in presidential years.
Meeting as a whole, delegates to the state convention ratify the Party rules, adopt a Party platform, and elect the State Chairman and State Vice Chairman. In presidential years, they also ratify all delegates and alternates to the national convention as well as the Presidential Electors and elect a National Committeeman and National Committeewoman.
Meeting in caucus by state senatorial district, delegates elect permanent caucus officers, permanent committee members, their State Republican Executive Committee members (“SREC”) a Committeeman and a Committeewoman, and nominate candidates for State Chairman and State Vice Chairman.
Meeting by congressional caucus in Presidential years, state convention delegates elect delegates and alternates to the national convention and elect a member to sit on the National Nominations Committee, which selects at-large delegates to the national convention. In caucus, the delegates also elect Presidential Electors and nominate candidates for National Committeeman and Committeewoman.
Because of the immense of size of the RPT state convention, much work is done in temporary committees in the days leading up to the actual convention. At every state convention, there will be five temporary committees: Credentials, Organization, State Nominations, Platform, and Rules. The State Chairman appoints the committee chairmen. The SREC members appoint committee members. Each committee is comprised of the chairman and one member from each senate district. After the convention starts, senate districts will elect their permanent committee members, who will use the temporary committees’ work as a starting point. All committee meetings are open to state convention delegates and alternates, who are encouraged to attend and testify on topics of particular interest to them.
Biennial state convention must be convened on a date selected by state executive committee (May 12, 2016 – May 14, 2016). State convention date is no longer limited to one in June or July. State executive committee must set date of state convention not later than date state chair delivers to county chairs certification of names for placement on the primary election ballot. See entry at December 21, 2015. Accordingly, this calendar does not show any deadline or time frame for holding state convention. Notice of date, hour, and place for convening state convention must be posted by state chair on party’s Internet website before date of party’s precinct conventions. Tex. Elec. Code Ann. §§ 174.092 & 174.093.
In presidential election years, a national convention is held in July or August. Delegates to the national convention ratify the National Republican Party rules, adopt a National Republican Party platform, and nominate candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States.
Texas conventions are governed by Roberts Rules of Order (Newly Revised) and the RPT Rules.