Virginia GOP Convention Call, Saturday May 8th, 2021, at 9 AM

When:
May 8, 2021 @ 9:00 am
2021-05-08T09:00:00-04:00
2021-05-08T09:15:00-04:00
Where:
Liberty University
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg
VA 24515
Contact:
Rich Anderson, or Jill Cook, RPV Secretary

OFFICIAL CALL

Republican Party of Virginia 2021 Convention

May 8, 2021, 9:00 a.m.
Liberty University, 1971 University Blvd., Lynchburg, VA 24515

As Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization (the “Party Plan”) and as directed by the State Central Committee, I, Rich Anderson, do hereby issue this Call for the Republican Party of Virginia’s 2021 Convention (the “Convention”), to be held on May 8, 2021. The purpose of the Convention is to nominate one Republican candidate each for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General in the November 2, 2021 General Election, and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the convention.

This Call shall be published on the RPV website, and by such other means as may be required by the Party Plan.

1. Qualifications for Participation

All legal and qualified voters 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 in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions or primaries encompassing their respective election districts.

2. Composition of the Convention

The Convention shall be composed of delegates of the respective units they represent. Representation shall be based on a percentage of the total number of Republican votes cast in each county and city in the last gubernatorial and presidential election combined. Each unit is allowed one (1) Delegate Vote for each two hundred fifty (250) Republican votes cast or major portion thereof; provided, however, that each unit shall be entitled to at least one (1) Delegate Vote. Each unit’s Delegate Vote is set forth in the attached table.

The delegates shall be elected in unit mass meetings, party canvasses or conventions that shall be called for this purpose by each unit committee in conformity with the Party Plan.

Any member of the United States Armed Forces, the Coast Guard, the Merchant Marine or the Virginia National Guard who is otherwise qualified under Article I of the Party Plan and who complies with the procedures to become a delegate to the Convention, or to any mass meeting or party canvass called for the purpose of selecting delegates to it, and who produces valid military identification or other proof of active duty status shall be certified as a delegate, and shall not be required to be elected as a delegate. Military delegates who are unable to participate in the Convention in person due to obligations of their official military orders shall have their votes cast within their respective unit delegations, via ballots prepared and distributed by the RPV

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Chairman at least 20 days prior to the Convention and returned to the RPV Chairman no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 6, 2021. Postmarks, or other proof of posting or dispatch, shall not govern.

3. Convention Location & Arrangements

The Convention shall be conducted at Liberty University, 1971 University Blvd., Lynchburg, VA 24515 or its alternate. The Convention shall be conducted in a manner compliant with all applicable lawful authorities then in effect. Convention proceedings shall be broadcast in such a manner or manners as to allow delegates and the public to observe them by radio and/or over the Internet.

The Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia shall, with the approval of a majority of the voting members of the Executive Committee of the State Central Committee, make any changes in this call necessary to comply with changing legal requirements or to improve safety for convention attendees.

4. Nomination by Majority; Ranked Choice Voting

The Convention shall nominate one candidate each for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General by majority vote determined, in the case of nominations sought by more than two candidates, otherwise qualified and properly filed, by ranked choice voting.

5. Candidate Filing Requirements

Each candidate shall file a written statement of intent to seek the Republican Party of Virginia’s nomination for the respective office and commitment not to seek election in the ensuing General Election other than as the Republican nominee, in a form to be determined by the RPV Chairman and posted on the Party’s website, and shall pay a filing fee as follows:

Candidate for Governor
Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Candidate for Attorney General

$14,000.00 $2,900.00 $12,000.00

The written statement of intent and commitment, and the filing fee, shall be delivered to the RPV Chairman in person, by commercial delivery service or via postal mail, and must be received by the Chairman no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 26, 2021. Postmarks, or other proof of posting or dispatch, shall not govern.

6. Certification of Delegates

Delegates elected by each unit shall be certified in writing over the signatures of the permanent chairman and permanent secretary of the mass meeting or convention, or by the unit chair in the case of a party canvass. Such certifications shall be made using an Excel Spreadsheet form set by the RPV Chairman and posted on the Party’s website and shall be delivered to the Chairman electronically as soon as practicable following their election (or, in the case of a cancelled mass

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meeting, party canvass or convention, the declaration of their election), but, in any event, all certifications, regardless of the date of the local mass meeting, party canvass, or convention must be delivered electronically fourteen (14) days (5:00 p.m. on April 24, 2021) prior to the convening of said convention. After the filing deadline of the certification, no change may be made except a certified alternate delegate may be made a delegate.

7. Official Correspondence

If this call requires or permits a filing or other document or information to be made, sent or delivered, it shall be done as follows:

If in person, or via commercial delivery service:

Rich Anderson
Chairman, Republican Party of Virginia 115 East Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia 23235

If by postal mail:

Rich Anderson
Chairman, Republican Party of Virginia Post Office Box 12025
Richmond, Virginia 23241

If by electronic mail or other electronic means:

Email: convention@virginia.gop
Other: In accordance with written consent and instructions provided by the RPV Chairman or his designee

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Unit

Delegate Votes

Essex County

20

Fairfax City

27

Fairfax County

1142

Falls Church City

11

Fauquier County

158

Floyd County

39

Fluvanna County

52

Franklin City / Southampton County

47

Franklin County

132

Frederick County

185

Fredericksburg City

26

Galax City

11

Giles County

44

Gloucester County

92

Goochland County

66

Grayson County

40

Greene County

43

Halifax County

67

Hampton City

118

Hanover County

288

Harrisonburg City

37

Henrico County

429

Henry County / Martinsville City

118

Highland County

7

Hopewell City

27

Isle Of Wight County

87

James City County / Williamsburg City

170

King & Queen County

15

King George County

51

King William County

45

Lancaster County

26

Lee County

55

Loudoun County

514

Unit

Republican Party of Virginia 2021 Convention Delegate Votes

Delegate Votes

Accomack County 60 Albemarle County 143 Alexandria City 101 Alleghany County /

Covington City 44 Amelia County 34 Amherst County 70 Appomattox County 42 Arlington County 154 Augusta County 192 Bath County 11 Bedford County 225 Bland County 18 Botetourt County 96 Bristol City 33 Brunswick County 21 Buchanan County 47 Buckingham County 29 Campbell County 136 Caroline County 50 Carroll County 76 Charles City County 11 Charlotte County 25 Charlottesville City 22 Chesapeake City 365 Chesterfield County 606 Clarke County 33 Colonial Heights City 39 Craig County 16 Culpeper County 98 Cumberland County 19 Danville City 48 Dickenson County 33 Dinwiddie County 53 Emporia City / Greensville

County 19

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Unit

Delegate Votes

Rappahannock County

18

Richmond City

115

Richmond County

16

Roanoke City

98

Roanoke County

220

Rockbridge County / Lexington City / Buena Vista City

70

Rockingham County

193

Russell County

64

Salem City

51

Scott County

56

Shenandoah County

103

Smyth County

68

Spotsylvania County

240

Stafford County

235

Staunton City

36

Suffolk City

127

Surry County

13

Sussex County

15

Tazewell County

100

Virginia Beach City

661

Warren County

83

Washington County

136

Waynesboro City

35

Westmoreland County

33

Winchester City

33

Wise County / Norton City

87

Wythe County

72

York County

132

Unit

Delegate Votes

Louisa County 82 Lunenburg County 23 Lynchburg City 112 Madison County 34 Manassas City 41 Manassas Park City 12 Mathews County 26 Mecklenburg County 58 Middlesex County 27 Montgomery County 133 Nelson County 31 New Kent County 61 Newport News City 169 Norfolk City 148 Northampton County 19 Northumberland County 31 Nottoway County 26 Orange County 76 Page County 57 Patrick County 47 Petersburg City 10 Pittsylvania County 150 Poquoson City 36 Portsmouth City 84 Powhatan County 89 Prince Edward County 29 Prince George County 65 Prince William County 511 Pulaski County 81 Radford City 18

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