2019 State Convention

Our State Convention is scheduled for May 11, 2019 from 8am to 5pm at the King Kamehameha Golf Course (Upper Clubhouse) 2500 Honoapiilani Hwy, Wailuku, Maui.

There is a $75 convention fee. Delegates, alternates and guests can purchase tickets HERE, if paying by check you can drop off or mail it to Hawaii Republican Party 725 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite C-105, Honolulu, HI 96813. Deadline is May 1, 2019.

There is a shuttle service Maui Airport Shuttle (reservation required), Uber and taxi to get you to and from the venue.

For more information contact Maui County Chair Greg Lussier at (808) 281-6956.

The Convention

Delegates and Alternates

Delegates are Party Members elected at our annual Precinct Election Meetings to represent the Precinct electing them at the County (if scheduled) and/or the annual State convention.  Alternates are elected to serve in the event that a delegate cannot or does not serve.

Business of the State Convention

A State Convention will be held during the second quarter of each year.

In odd-numbered years the State Convention will be held in the County of Hawaii, Kauai or Maui, in rotation. The business of the Convention in those years includes the election of the State officers and the adoption of Party rule changes.

In even-numbered years, the State Convention will be held in the City & County of Honolulu. The business of the Convention in those years includes the adoption of the Party platform.

Robert’s Rules of Order

Robert’s Rules of Order are the basic rules that govern the process at convention. Whenever a conflicting rule is found in the Party rules or bylaws, the Party rules take precedence.

Be sure to either print this chart out or save it to your electronic device for easy access during convention.

The motions below are listed in order of precedence. Any motion can be introduced if it is higher on the chart than the pending motion.

What to Expect

Conventions can be very short or last all day, depending on what business needs to be accomplished.

After the Call to Order and opening ceremonies, the Convention will proceed with the following business, in this order, or in the order established by the agenda, if different:

Temporary Organization and Election of Temporary Convention Officers.
Reports and Addresses.
Initial Credentials Committee Report.
Adoption of Convention Rules.
Election of Permanent Convention Officers.
Approval of Final Agenda.
Report of Platform/Resolutions Committee (with debate & vote)
Other Business.

How to become a delegate.

What is a Delegate?  Delegates are individuals elected at their precinct election meetings to represent their precincts and districts at their party conventions.

Delegate eligibility:

a. Registered member of the Hawaii Republican Party.
b. Registered voter in Hawaii.
c. Live in the precinct you’re a delegate for.

Note: Party Registration must be 10 days prior to any meeting or convention.

Per HRP rule 206 to become a delegate after the annual precinct election meeting:

1.  Any delegate vacancy which remains after all the elected alternatives have been promoted and any vacancy in a position of alternate may be filled by appointment by the precinct chair.

2.  Thirty days prior to convention (5 April 2018), if the precinct delegations have not been filled, District Chairs may appoint delegates and alternates from their respective precincts to the maximum number allowed.

3.  In the absence of a District Chair, the County Chair may make the appointment.

4.  Any such appointment must be reported in writing to State Party Headquarters, the respective County Chair, and the respective Precinct Chair, if any, no later than ten days before the convening of a convention (24 April 2018).

If you have any questions contact your Precinct President, District Chair, Regional Vice Chair, County Vice Chair or County Chair, or CLICK HERE and your name will be forwarded to your Precinct President or District Chair for consideration.