How many delegates go to the State Convention from each county?
Does anyone have a breakdown of how many delegates per county or senate district will be sent to the State Convention?
We need to figure out exactly how many delegates we will need to strive to send to state next month?
Ideally we would want to know exactly how many delegates we would need and how many alternates so our groups in each county can coordinate it ahead of time.
I may be incorrect about this part here, but heard somewhere that they would also be restricted by precinct to a degree. If for example your county has no precinct convention and it was all done at the county, you couldn't for example send more people to the state convention from one precinct that what that precinct would normally send to county. If anyone can confirm if this is correct it would be appreciated.
I don't know the answer to your specific question but this email from our Precinct Chairman might be helpful...
First, I would like to differentiate the District and County Conventions. Counties that have all precincts in the same State Senatorial District hold a County Convention. Counties with precincts in two or more State Senatorial Districts hold a District Convention. All Bell County precincts are in State Senatorial District 24, so ours is a County Convention. Semantics... The same actions are accomplished in both.
As you may have noticed, when you registered, there was no association with a political party on your registration application. In Texas, one does not make that determination when registering. Normally, the act of voting in a Primary election establishes a person's affiliation with the political party chosen.The affiliation legally expires on the 31st of December of the year in which the Primary election is held. The affiliation constrains the person to follow through with the selected party's Runoff Election and the party's conventions at the various levels. There are legal penalties for those who mix their political involvement once their initial affiliation has been established for that voting period. In actuality, after the Primary and Primary Runoff elections are held, all subsequent elections are Party immaterial and the Party's conventions will have been adjourned. Upon receipt of the next Voter Registration Certificate, the person has no political affiliation established will start the affiliation process anew.
So long as you do not move, even to an adjacent apartment in the same building, you will receive automatically a new Voter Registration Certificate every two years at the mailing address you have on file with the Voter Registrar. When you appear to vote, you will be asked if your residence has changed from that shown on the Precinct List and your Voter Registration Certificate. This is a verification requirement of the Texas Election Code.
This year, the court decisions have drastically changed the normal sequence of events in the election/convention process. Our County Convention will be held prior to the Primary Election. Therefore, each person attending the convention must establish the affiliation process by virtue of an Oath of Affiliation. I have attached a copy for your use. It may be filled out and printed from your computer, but you cannot save a completed copy, so print the number of copies for each person as you go. The signature must be hand-written. Please complete it and either mail or take it to the Republican Headquarters in Belton as quickly as possible so that seating arrangements can be made. If there are more members of your family who wish to attend, an Oath of Affiliation will be required for each person. In accordance with the Rules of the Republican Party of Texas and the State Election Code, no one will be permitted access to the convention without established credentials.This is the start of the credentialing process by which delegates are seated. Seating will be by Precinct designation. You will notice that the second page of the Oath of Affiliation is an application to be nominated a delegate from Bell County to the State Convention to be held in the Ft. Worth Convention Center on 7-9 Jun. We need to fill our allocation of delegates, so if your circumstances will permit, please complete that side as well. Be aware that the Republican Party will be charged for each seat for which a delegate has been elected as a portion of the rent of the Convention Center. We must have attendance by those whose applications were voted as Bell County Delegates. In the event that there are more applicants than authorized delegates, some will be designated as an Alternate, to temporarily replace a delegate when necessary. Bell County is authorized 88 Delegates and 88 Alternates to the State Convention. We have a challenge to fill our authorization this year, absent the normal Precinct Conventions applications.
Welcome to the forums, Corban!
Short answer is 1 delegate and alternate for each 300 votes for Rick Perry in your county in 2010.
Originally Posted by JohnDLG
Long answer is read this http://s3.amazonaws.com/texasgop_pre...es_Amended.pdf
which, you'll want to read anyway. Of particular note is the desire to have at least 7500 delegates at the state convention. There is some concern that there are some counties/SDs that may not be organized enough to conduct their conventions on April 14 or 21.
So... contact your county or SD chair, coordinate with Ron Paul supporters, go to training, and get the Ron Paul people there!