Call to caucus & reorganization
The Campbell County Democratic Committee, herein referred to as Campbell Dems, will hold an assembled caucus on January 14 2019, from 6pm-8pm at the Historic Courthouse of Campbell County (774 Village Hwy, Rustburg Virginia 24588) for the purpose of electing the new membership of Campbell Dems pursuant to the Democratic Party of Virginia Party Plan. Doors will open at 6pm and the caucus will begin at 7pm.
I. Candidate Filing:
Each person seeking to become a member of Campbell Dems shall complete and return the Campbell County Democratic Committee Membership Filing Form to the Campbell County Democratic Committee by January 10 at 12:00PM. Membership Filing Forms can be mailed to the Democratic Party of Virginia office at 1249 Wisecarver Road, Rustburg Virginia 24588., and should be directed to the Chair, Samantha Litchford. All mail must be received before January 2 at 12:00PM. Additionally, you can email the filing forms to email@example.com. Only those candidates who have timely and properly filed the Pre-Filing form will have their names placed in contention.Only those applications submitted before January 2 at 12:00PM.
There shall be no filing fee for any membership candidates. $25 dollar dues are suggested, but are not required.
II. Qualification of Candidates:
The Membership Pre-Filing Form, which all candidates for membership must sign, will include the following written declaration:
I declare myself to be a candidate for membership on the Campbell County Democratic Committee. I also declare that I believe in the principles of the Democratic Party and that I will not support any candidate opposed to any Democratic nominee as long as I am a member of the Committee.
The Campbell County Democratic Committee shall provide notice of this caucus by placement of a general notice of the filing deadline and the caucus, including noticing the caucus date, time, and location, along with the Call to Caucus, on the Democratic Party of Virginia, the Campbell County Democratic Committee website and social media platforms; by email notification to Democrats who reside in Campbell County; and through other reasonable means that will disseminate information about the caucus to registered voters in the Campbell County. In addition, reasonable actions shall be taken to promote participation in the caucus in accordance with the Affirmative Action provisions of the Party Plan of the DPVA.
There shall be no slates.
V. Membership Allocation
Membership will be accepted from all precincts in Campbell County.
Every Democrat who is a registered voter in Campbell County is urged to attend and participate. If an individual does not appear on the Registered Voter List, they will not be allowed to participate. Participants will also be required to sign a Caucus Participation Form stating that they:
Are a Democrat;
Are a registered voter within the Campbell County
Believe in the principles of the Democratic Party; and
Does not intend to support any candidates opposed to a Democratic nominee in ANY ensuing election.
VII. Conduct of the Caucus
The doors to the caucus will open at 6:00pm and close at 7pm (one hour). Upon the closing of the doors, only those participants who have registered or are in line to register at 6:55pm will be permitted to participate.
VIII. Determination of Winners
In the event that only one person files for a position, that person shall be declared the winner and the election for that specific position shall be cancelled.
If more individuals file than there are positions available, the candidates will be listed alphabetically on the ballot and will be elected by a plurality of the votes at the assembled caucus.
Vacancies may be filled by the new committee at the first meeting following the election of Officers.
VIII. Affirmative Action
It shall be the duty and goal of all members of the Campbell County Democratic Committee to seek out and encourage the broadest possible participation within the committee, and in its membership, of all duly qualified citizens without regard to race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic identity, disability, or economic status.
IX. Officer Elections
Immediately following the adjournment of the assembled caucus, the newly formed Campbell County Democratic Committee will meet for the sole purpose of electing the officers of the committee.