Mineral County Republican Party
Hawthorne, NV 89415
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The Nevada Republican Committee has re-scheduled the Presidential Preference Caucus to Saturday, FEBRUARY 4, 2012. Please Mark Your CALENDAR and Plan on Attending!
Mineral County's Causus will have a quick vote PAPER ballot for those of you who want to participate in the Presidential Caucus but not the Caucus Process.
Registered Republicans from Mineral County will be able to come to the Caucus and in the entry of the School Gym will be a ballot box which you can cast your paper ballot for whichever Presidential Candidate you favor without attending the full Precinct and Caucus proceedings. For More Information you may contact Cindy Nixon.
Nevada Republican Party
Presidential Preference Poll Rules for 2012
Section 1- Procedure to conduct Presidential Preference Poll
The Nevada Republican Party shall provide each county central committee with secret ballots for the Presidential Preference Poll in each County Precinct Meeting. Only persons who are legally filed as Republican candidates for President of the United States with the Nevada Secretary of State shall be eligible to receive votes in the presidential preference ballot. “None of the above” shall not be an option on the ballots. The ballots shall be opened, tallied and announced at each balloting location after polling is concluded.
Section 2 - Calculation of Results of Presidential Preference Poll
Each balloting location shall tally the votes cast for each eligible Presidential candidate. A designated representative shall then certify and communicate the location tallies to the Secretary of the Nevada Republican Party, immediately following the Poll. The NRP Secretary shall then consolidate the county and state totals of the tallies and certify and communicate that information, including all individual precinct and county tallies to each member of the NRP Executive Committee and the chair of each county central committee following the receipt of the results. The NRP Secretary shall also post all precinct, county, and state results on the website of the Nevada Republican Party within the same deadline.
Section 3 - Statement of Policy - Selection of County Delegates
It is the express intent and policy of the Nevada Republican Party that County Delegates not be bound by the results of the Presidential Preference Poll in their respective Precinct Meetings, but that binding shall occur during the election of National Delegates at the Nevada Republican Convention. This policy is promulgated for the following reasons:
Section 3.1 - Not binding County Delegates will motivate Presidential Candidates to encourage Republicans to participate in the Precinct Meetings in an effort to have a slate that will remain as committed as possible to their candidate should more than one balloting take place at the National Convention.
Section 3.2 - In the time between Precinct Meetings and the State Convention, the personal circumstances of individual County Delegates may adversely impact their ability to attend the National Convention. A certain amount of these situations are to be expected but by not binding until the State Convention they will be kept to a smaller number making the overall management of the state delegation more efficient and less time consuming.
Section 4 - Absentee Ballots
Section 4.1 The NRP will create absentee ballots for use by military and dependants stationed outside the county in which they are registered to vote so they may cast an absentee ballot in the Presidential Preference Poll. These absentee ballots will be provided to the county central committees, who will distribute the absentee ballots to the military and the dependants requesting them.
Section 4.2 Absentee ballots shall be returned to the county central committee in which the voter is registered to vote. In order to be counted the absentee ballots must be received by the county central committee no later than 5 PM on the day before the Presidential Preference Poll is held.
Section 4.3 The county central committee shall maintain, secure and control the confidentiality of the absentee ballots until they are tallied. The ballots shall be tallied in the presence of not less than three elected officers of each county central committee and said tallies will be open to any registered Republican in the county who wishes to observe. The vote totals for any absentee ballots shall be reported to the Secretary of the NRP by each county central committee not later than noon on the day of the 2012 Nevada Republican Caucus.
Section 4.4 Any ballot cast for more than one candidate shall be declared invalid.
Section 4.5 Each county central committee shall archive all absentee ballots for a period of one year and shall provide it on request to the NRP Secretary for audit.
Section 5 - Calculation of Votes for Withdrawn or Removed Candidates
The votes allocated to any Presidential Candidate who withdraws or otherwise is removed from the ballot prior to the selection of National Delegates at the Nevada Republican Convention shall be reallocated by the NRP Secretary to the remaining candidates so that each remaining candidate has a percentage of the delegates equal to the number of the votes the candidate received in the Presidential Preference Poll divided into the total votes received by all the remaining candidates.
Section 6 - Photo Identification
Each county central committee shall require the presentation of United States or Nevada government issued photo identification to vote in county precinct meetings.
DELEGATE BINDING RULES FOR 2012
Section 1- Proportional Allocation of Delegates and Alternates
Pursuant to § 15(b) of the Rules of the National Republican Committee, in Presidential
election years, National Delegates and Alternates shall be allocated proportionally based on the final results of the Nevada Presidential Preference Poll, rounded to the nearest whole number. National delegates shall be chosen at the Nevada Republican Convention by election. Any candidate who receives less than the percentage required for one Delegate will receive no Delegates.
Section 2 - Nomination and Election of National Delegates and Alternates
Nominations for the position of National Delegate and Alternates, whether At Large or
Congressional District, shall be by self-nomination. Nominees must be Delegates to the
State Convention. Nominations may be submitted from the floor or in advance in writing to the NRP Secretary.
Section 3 - Election of National Delegates and Alternates
National Delegates shall be chosen at the Nevada Republican Convention by election.
There shall be three (3) delegates and three (3) alternate delegates allocated to represent each Congressional district in Nevada, who shall be elected by each such Congressional district.
Section 4 - Assignment of National Delegates and Alternates
Section 4.1 After their election, the NRP Secretary shall assign an obligation to vote for a particular Presidential Candidate to each National Delegate no later than ten calendar days after the close of the State Convention. The assignments shall be proportional to the votes each Presidential Candidate received in the Presidential Preference Poll.
Section 4.2 The NRP Secretary shall allocate National Delegates to the candidate of their choice by first allocating the three automatic delegates (Nevada Republican Party Chair, National Committeeman and National Committeewoman) to their preferred candidate.
Section 4.3 The NRP Secretary will next allocate the three prospective delegates from each congressional district receiving the highest number of votes to their preferred candidate to comply with RNC Rule 13 (a) (3).
Section 4.4 The Secretary will then allocate the remaining delegates for each candidate, beginning with the prospective national delegate for a given candidate receiving the most votes, followed by the prospective national delegate for said candidate receiving the second highest number of votes and continuing in descending order of votes received until the number of delegates and alternates earned by each candidate in the Presidential Preference Poll has been allocated. The delegate slots for each candidate will be filled by the prospective national delegates receiving the highest number of votes, and the alternate slots will be filled by the prospective delegates receiving the next highest number of votes after the delegate slots are filled.
Section 4.5 In the event of a tie, the decision shall be made by the cutting of a deck of cards, the winner being the high card.
Section 5 - Binding of National Delegates and Alternates
All National Delegates and Alternates, ex officio, At Large and Congressional District, shall be required to vote for the Presidential Candidate to whom they are bound. This
requirement applies only to the first candidate vote at the Republican National Convention.
Section 6 - Release of National Delegates and Alternates
National Delegates and Alternates who are bound whose committed candidate withdraws or is otherwise removed from the ballot after the Nevada Republican Convention but before the first candidate vote of the National Republican Convention are released from their commitment and may vote as they choose on the first ballot.
Precinct Convention/Caucus Date
Section 1 – Caucus Date
The Nevada Republican Party’s Presidential Caucus shall be held the Saturday following New Hampshire’s primary, on the condition it does not violate any rules, set by the RNC. If the date tethered to New Hampshire is in violation of RNC rules, the Nevada Republican Party reserves the right to hold the Presidential Caucus on February 4th, to maintain first in the west status.
Special 2012 Rules of the Nevada Republican Party Version 1.9
Contact Nevada State Republican Party : http://www.nevadagop.org/
Mineral County http://www.nevadagop.org/counties/?c_id=1750 We are seeking precinct leaders who will help to get their precincts out to vote in this special election September 13, 2011.
Mineral County Clerk, Registrar of Voters 775 945 2446