Update: The number of filings being equal to the number of delegates needed, the caucus is cancelled as provided in the call and the persons who filed are declared the Delegates and Alternates to the Convention.
NOTICE OF CITY OF BRISTOL DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS
Whereas The Ninth Congressional District of Virginia has issued a Call to Convention for the purposes of electing twenty Democratic State Central Committee members, considering resolutions, and conducting such other business as may properly come before the convention, which will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center, Ratliff Hall Meeting Facility, 25236 Hillman Highway, Abingdon, Virginia, with registration starting at 9:00 a.m.; and
Whereas Bristol, Virginia, is entitled to representation at the Convention:
The Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee will hold an assembled caucus beginning at 7:00 p.m. on May 6, 2013 at the Bristol Virginia Courthouse, 497 Cumberland Street, Bristol, VA for the purpose of electing 3 delegates and 2 alternates to the Ninth Congressional District Convention. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and close promptly at 7:00 p.m., and no person may complete a form or enter the caucus after 7:00 p.m. with the exception of those persons in line to register at 7:00 p.m.
Any person attending the caucus, before participating in the caucus, shall sign a standardized declaration form. The declaration form must be filled out at the caucus location prior to voting, and includes an affirmation that the person:
- is a resident of Bristol Virginia and registered to vote in Bristol Virginia;
- does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to the Democratic nominee in the next ensuing general election;
- is a Democrat;
- is not a member of any other political party; and
- has not participated in and will not participate in the nominating process of any other political party for the 2013 general election.
Any person seeking election as a delegate or alternate to the Ninth Congressional District Convention must pre-file a Delegate/Alternate Pre-filing Form with Sarah Williams, Chair of the Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee, prior to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 2, 2013. No late forms will be accepted, and no person who has failed to comply with any pre-filing requirement may be considered for nomination. Pre-filing forms are available from Sarah Williams, and may be completed and filed during the turn-in hours of 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 710 Piedmont Avenue in Bristol, VA, or earlier by appointment.
Should the exact number of persons to be elected as delegates and alternates pre-file for the Bristol delegate and alternate positions, those individuals will be declared delegates and alternates, and the Chair may cancel the caucus. For further information or to turn in pre-filing forms, please contact Sarah Williams at 276-591-3355 or 423-366-9968.
Authorized by the Bristol Virginia Democratic Committee, April 22, 2013