Official Call and Filing Form for 2020 Norfolk GOP Mass Meeting


OFFICIAL CALL

Mass Meeting of the Republican Party of Norfolk Members of the Republican Party of Virginia

March 19, 2020 at 7:00pm
Norfolk Masonic Temple
7001 Granby St
Norfolk VA 23505

As Chairman of the Republican Party of Norfolk, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization of the Republican Party of Virginia and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, Robert E. Brown do hereby issue this call for a Mass Meeting to be held at Norfolk Masonic Temple, 7001 Granby St Norfolk VA 23505, or its alternate site, starting at 7:00pm EST March 19, 2020 (Registration begins at 6:00pm) for the following purposes:

1. Electing a Chairman of The Republican Party of Norfolk
2. Electing members of the Republican Party of Norfolk
3. Electing up to 365 Delegates and an equal number of Alternates to the District Convention of the 2nd Congressional District, to be held on May 9, 2020 at Norfolk Masonic Temple, 7001 Granby St Norfolk VA 23505, beginning at 11am for the purpose of:

1. Electing a District Chairman
2. Nominating a Republican candidate for elector for President and Vice‐President of the United States to be voted for at the election on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
3. Electing three members of the State Central Committee for a term of four years or until their successors are elected;
4. Electing three delegates and three alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 24‐27, 2020; and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the convention.
4. Electing up to 335 Delegates and an equal number of Alternates to the District Convention of the 3rd Congressional District, to be held on May 9, 2020 at Smithfield Elementary School Cafeteria 14175 Turner Dr, Smithfield VA 23430, beginning at 11am for the purpose of:

1. Electing a District Chairman
2. Nominating a Republican candidate for elector for President and Vice‐President of the United States to be voted for at the election on Tuesday, November 3rd , 2020
3. Electing three members of the State Central Committee for a term of four years or until their successors are elected;
4. Electing three delegates and three alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 24‐27, 2020; and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the convention.
5. Electing up to 700 Delegates and an equal number of Alternates to the Republican Party of Virginia State Convention, to be held on May 1‐2, 2020 at Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 North 3rd St, Richmond VA 23219, convening on 5/1 at 2:30 pm and on 5/2 at 10:00 am. In addition, any other such other business as may properly come before the mass meeting.

Qualifications for Participation

All legal and qualified voters of City or Norfolk 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 participate in this Mass Meeting, subject to the provisions in Article I of the Plan of Organization. Mass Meeting participants must present one of the forms of identification listed in § 24.2‐643 of the Code of Virginia in order to participate. There is no registration fee for participants.

Filing Requirements

Candidates for election or nomination at this Mass Meeting shall file a written statement with Pamela Brown, Secretary, Republican Party of Norfolk by mail or by physical delivery at 8507 Troy St Norfolk VA 23503‐5518. The written statement must be received by the deadline; postmarks are not evidence of receipt by the deadline. The statement must be made on an official filing form, which is available on the RPV website at https://virginia.gop/

Candidates for election as Chairman of the Republican Party of Norfolk must file the written statement by 5:00 pm March 13, 2020 and shall include with their written statement a check or evidence of payment of a $100.00 filing fee. The statement must be made on an official filing form, which is available on the RPV website at https://virginia.gop/ Candidates for election to membership of the Republican Party of Norfolk must file the written statement and shall include with their written statement a check or evidence of payment of a $25.00 filing fee. The statement must be made on an official filing form, which is available on the RPV website at https://virginia.gop/

Cancellation

If not more than the number of persons to be nominated or elected shall file for any office, then such properly filed persons shall be declared nominated or elected as the case may be, and no election will occur for that office. Should all elections be cancelled, the Mass Meeting will also be cancelled. A notice of cancellation will be posted on the website of the Republican Party of Virginia https://virginia.gop/.

Publication

This Call shall be posted on the website of the Republican Party of Virginia, https://virginia.gop/

The Republican Party of Norfolk waived the newspaper publication requirement by at two‐thirds vote.