Precinct election meetings why are they important?
They are our first step to get onto the battle field for 2024! At the meeting party members within the precinct elect the precinct leadership, additionally they elect delegates to represent the precinct at the county and state conventions. For 2023, the delegates primary responsibility will be to elect new leadership for the party at both the county and state level.
How do precinct delegates get elected?
Precinct delegates are elected in February annually throughout the entire state of Hawaii by Republican members that reside in the precinct and attend the precinct election meeting. After the precinct election meeting and within 10-days of either convention, any remaining vacancies may be appointed by the precinct president.
What are the responsibilities of a delegate or alternate?
The responsibility of a delegate (elected or appointed) is to represent party members in their voting precinct at our annual county & state conventions. Delegates serve a one-year term (Feb to Feb), must be residents of the precincts for which they are elected or appointed, and must be a member of the Hawaii Republican Party.
Delegates vote for Party Officers at the county & state level conventions, approve changes to our platform, approve resolutions, and approve amendments to county & state rules.
Alternates perform the duties of a delegate, only if a delegate is not in attendance at the county or state convention.
What is the precinct?
The precinct is effectively the political equivalent of your neighborhood as the smallest political unit in the country. It’s made up of your neighbors and cannot be divided by legislative, congressional, or supervisor districts.
What is the precinct committee?
A Precinct Committee represents, on average, 500 Republican members, and shall seek to identify and register voters favorable to Republican governmental policies and candidates; assist with and develop get out the vote programs aimed at Republican voters; provide election workers and observers on election days; conduct the annual precinct election meeting; and regularly contact and update contact information for Republican members in their precinct, including telephone numbers, addresses and email addresses.
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The allocation of delegates at Conventions shall be by precincts, based upon the number of votes cast for the Republican nominee for President of the United States or Governor of Hawaii in the preceding General Election, as published by the Office of Elections.
Each precinct is entitled to a number of alternate delegates equal to the number of delegate positions it is allocated.
Delegates at a County Convention shall be limited to those delegates who reside in the particular county.
Members of the State Committee, elected Republican officials holding County, State and National offices, and Republican members of the Cabinet of the Republican Governor of the State who are permitted by law to attend and participate in conventions of the Republican Party shall be delegates to all State and County Conventions from their respective precincts. Their attendance as delegates shall be in addition to the number of delegates to which their precincts would otherwise be entitled.
Membership form shall be completed for anyone not on the list provided. Persons that state they vote Republican does not correlate to Party membership. Sign up can also be done electronically at this site or www.gophawaii.com.