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Denver GOP Caucus And Assembly Intro

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Introduction to the Caucus and Assembly process, used to place candidates on the primary ballot in Colorado.

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Denver GOP Caucus And Assembly Intro

  1. 1. DenverRepublican PartyBasic Caucus and Assembly Process Overview / Preview<br />
  2. 2. Candidate Ballot Access Terminology:Candidates are DESIGNATED to the Primary Election Ballot by Assembly or by Petition.Candidates are NOMINATED by the Primary Election<br />
  3. 3. Precinct Caucuses:<br />Tuesday, March 16, 2010<br />7:00 p.m. <br />
  4. 4. Principal Business of the Caucus:<br />Conduct Preference Poll – Governor and U.S. Senate<br />Elect Precinct Committeepersons<br />Elect Delegates/Alternates:<br />To County Assembly (and Single-County Assemblies)<br />Under Denver County Party Rules, those same delegates will serve at multi-county Judicial/House/Senate Assemblies, and Congressional Assembly.<br />
  5. 5. Precinct Caucus Q and A<br />Q - Who is eligible to participate in precinct caucuses?<br />A – All registered Republican voters:<br />Who have lived in the precinct for 30 days;<br />Who have been registered to vote no later than 29 days;<br />Who have been affiliated as a Republican two months.<br />NO VOTING BY PROXY OR ABSENTEE PERMITTED AT CAUCUS<br />
  6. 6. Precinct Caucus Q and A<br />Q – How are Precinct Caucus locations determined?<br />A – Each County Party MUST authorize or approve locations for the Precinct Caucuses to be held within the county.<br />Joint caucus locations are acceptable and encouraged, and all caucus locations MUST be ADA accessible.<br />Each County Party MUST post a prominently displayed notice sign at the location of each precinct caucus at least twelve (12) days before the caucus.<br />
  7. 7. Example Precinct Caucus Agenda:<br />Welcome and Call to Order<br />Invocation / Pledge<br />Select temporary precinct caucus chair and secretary<br />Conduct Preference Poll by secret ballot, tally and announce results<br />Elect Precinct Committeepersons by secret ballot or raise of hands, tally and announce results<br />Elect Delegates/Alternates to County Assembly (and to other multi-county higher assemblies)<br />Recruit Election Judges<br />Discuss Issues and Consider Resolutions<br />Adjourn and Complete Paperwork, submit preference poll results<br />
  8. 8. Then What?<br />Delegates selected at the Precinct Caucus will then attend County and District Assemblies: <br />County Assembly and Single-County Assemblies<br />Judicial District Assembly<br />Senate and House District Assemblies<br />
  9. 9. Caucuses elect Delegates to County Assemblies, who send Delegates to House District Assemblies<br />Example:House District 5 is entirely in Denver CountyHouse District 41 is entirely in Arapahoe CountyHouse District 9 is shared by Denver and Arapahoe Counties<br />Denver District 9<br />Caucuses<br />Arapahoe District 9<br />Caucuses<br />Arapahoe District 41<br />Caucuses<br />Precinct 902<br />Caucus<br />Precinct 901<br />Caucus<br />Precinct 921<br />Caucus<br />Precinct 922<br />Caucus<br />Precinct 411<br />Caucus<br />Precinct 412<br />Caucus<br />Denver County Assembly<br />Arapahoe County Assembly<br />Denver District 5<br />Caucuses<br />Precinct 501Caucus<br />Precinct 502<br />Caucus<br />House District 5<br />Single-County Assembly<br />House District 9<br />Multi-County Assembly<br />House District 41<br />Single-County Assembly<br />
  10. 10. County Assembly (and single-county assemblies)<br />March 26 – April 15, 2010 (no sooner than 10 days and no later than 30 days after the precinct caucuses)<br />Designation of County Candidates to the Republican Primary Election Ballot<br />Election of State Assembly Delegates/Alternates<br />Adoption of County Party Resolutions<br />
  11. 11. County Assemblies Elect (or confirm):<br />Delegates to State Assembly, County Candidates, Delegates to Congressional District Assemblies<br />Congressional District 1 Assembly<br />Congressional District 6 Assembly<br />Denver County<br />Republican<br />Primary Ballot<br /><ul><li>John Smith
  12. 12. Barbara Sanchez
  13. 13. Karen Schwartz</li></ul>Denver County<br />Assembly<br />Arapahoe County<br />Assembly<br />Douglas County<br />Assembly<br />State Assembly<br />
  14. 14. County District Assemblies<br />Single-County Assemblies: MUST be held THE SAME DAY as the county assembly; same as delegates/alternates to county assembly<br />Multi-County Assemblies: MUST be held AFTER all applicable county assemblies but before State Assembly, no later than June 1, 2010.<br />Designation of District Candidates to the Republican Primary Election Ballot<br />State House<br />State Senate<br />Judicial<br />
  15. 15. Congressional District Assemblies<br />May 8 – May 21; most will be held on Friday, May 21, 2010 (no earlier than 14 days before State Assembly).<br />Designation of District Candidates to the Republican Primary Election Ballot – Congressional Candidates, CU Regent, State Board of Education<br />
  16. 16. State Republican Assembly<br />Saturday, May 22, 2010<br />Budweiser Events Center, Loveland<br />Designation of Statewide Candidates to the Republican Primary Election Ballot:<br />U.S. Senator, Governor, Secretary of State and State Treasurer, CU Regent at-large<br />
  17. 17.  Primary Election Day: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 General Election Day: Tuesday, November 2, 2010<br />
  18. 18. www.denvergop.org<br />

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