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Join us on Saturday, August 8 at 10 a.m. at Ashland Coffee and Tea. The campaign season is heating up and this the perfect time to get involved to make sure that Democrats in Hanover County are well represented!

Call to Caucus for the 12th Senate District Democratic Nominating Caucus 

 

The 12th Senate District Nominating Committee will hold an assembled caucus on

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 that will begin promptly at 6:00 PM for the purpose of nominating the 2015 Democratic candidate for the Virginia Senate from the 12th District. 

 

12th Senate District Democratic Nominating Caucus

 

Doors Open at 5:00 p.m.

Doors Close and Caucus Called to Order at 6:00 p.m.

 

Gayton Library

10600 Gayton Road

Henrico, VA 23238

 

Candidate Filing: Each person seeking to become the 2015 Democratic Party Nominee for the 12th Senate District shall file with Mary Anne Pugh, Secretary of the Senate Nominating Committee, on or before 12:00 p.m., Sunday, May 31, 2015 a Declaration of Candidacy form and a candidate filing fee of $600.

 

Declaration of Candidacy forms may be found here, as well as on the Democratic Party of Virginia, Henrico County Democratic Committee, and Hanover County Democratic Committee websites no later than noon on May 24, 2015 or can be obtained from Cheryl Zando, Chair of the 12th Senate District Nominating Committee who can be contacted at by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone at (804) 404-2321.

 

The filing fee shall be paid by nonrefundable certified cashier's check made payable to the Henrico County Democratic Committee.

 

Only those candidates properly pre-filed may have their names placed on the ballot.

 

Qualification of Candidates: The Declaration of Candidacy form, which the candidate must sign, will include a written declaration that the candidate:

 

  • Is a Democrat and not a member of any other political party; and
  • Meets all requirements of state law to be placed on the ballot for the General Election; and
  • Is qualified to serve in the position sought under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia; and
  • Does not intend to support, endorse, or assist any candidate who is opposed to the Democratic nominee in the 2015 General Election; and
  • Will not participate in the nominating process of any other political party for the 2015 General Election; and
  • Agrees to abide by the Caucus Rules, the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, and all laws applicable to this nominating process and the General Election; and
  • Is registered and qualified to vote in the 12th Senate District. 

Notice: The 12th Senate District Nominating Committee shall provide notice of this caucus by placement of a general notice of the caucus, including noticing the caucus date, time, and location, along with the Call to Caucus, on the Democratic Party of Virginia, the Henrico County Democratic Committee and Hanover County Democratic Committee websites; by email notification to the members of the Henrico County Democrats and Hanover County Democrats who reside in the 12th Senate District; and through other reasonable means that will disseminate information about the caucus to registered voters in the 12th Senate District. In addition, reasonable actions shall be taken to promote participation in the caucus in accordance with the Affirmative Action provisions of the Party Plan of the DPVA.

 

Participation: Every Democrat who is a registered voter in the 12th Senate District is urged to attend and participate. Each participant must sign a written declaration the he or she:

 

  • Is a Democrat and not a member of any other political party; and
  • Does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee in the 2015 General Election; and
  • Has not participated in and will not participate in the nominating process of any other party for the positions listed above; and
  • Is registered to vote in the 12th Senate District. 

Conduct of the Caucus: The doors to the Caucus will be opened at 5:00 p.m. and will close at 6:00 p.m. and no further persons will be permitted to enter. Those in line will be permitted to complete the check-in process and will be permitted to participate.

 

The Chair of the 12th Senate District Nominating Committee or his or her designee, shall be the Temporary Chair of the Caucus and shall appoint a Temporary Secretary and such other Officers of the Caucus as is deemed appropriate.  

 

The 12th Senate District Nominating Committee will prepare Temporary Rules for the Caucus. Permanent Rules for the Caucus will be adopted by Caucus participants.

 

Determination of Nominee: If multiple candidates file for the 12th Senate District nomination, the caucus will be convened.

 

If only one person files properly to be a candidate for the Democratic nominee, the 12th Senate District Nominating Committee may cancel the caucus and declare the properly filed candidate the Democratic Party nominee. The candidate will be notified by telephone of the cancellation of the caucus and their selection as the 2015 Democratic nominee.

 

If no candidate files for any of the positions listed above, the Chair shall cancel the caucus.

 

Vacancies: If a nominated candidate dies, withdraws or otherwise refuses candidacy or if the nomination is set aside for any reason, or if no candidate qualifies for the caucus, or if the caucus is unable or does not occur in the times and dates specified, then the 12th Senate District Nominating Committee shall determine the manner by which a candidate shall be nominated and will make every effort to fill the vacancy.

 

12th Senate District Call to Caucus

 

12th Senate District Temporary Rules for Caucus

 

 

Authorized by the 12th House District Democratic Nominating Committee,

a Democratic Party of Virginia committee 

and not affiliated with any candidate or candidate committee.

 

 

The greatest allies our Democratic candidates have are our members and volunteers. 

 

Thank you for all you do!

 

 

Cheryl Zando, Chair

Henrico County Democratic Committee

804.404.2321 

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RULES FOR THE 2015 HDC UNASSEMBLED CAUCUS FOR NOMINATING DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE TO RUN FOR THE HANOVER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FROM THE HENRY MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT 

 

 1.    Only registered voters in the Henry District of  Hanover County who sign the caucus participation form are eligible to participate in the caucus. 

 2.    The caucus will open at 7:00 pm on June 8 at the Pamunkey Regional library.

 3.    Participants may be asked to show identification to receive their ballot.

 4.    The chair of the Henry Magisterial District shall be the chair of the caucus. The secretary of the HDC shall be the secretary of the caucus. The Henry District  Chair will serve as chair of the Tellers’ Committee, made up of three members of the HDC.

 4.    The caucus will close at 8:30pm. Individuals standing in line as designated by the HDC chair at 8:30 will be allowed to vote. 

 5.    The chair will announce at 8:25 that there are five minutes left. He will announce the closing of the caucus at 8:30p.

 6.        The clock on the library wall shall be the official clock of the caucus. Should the clock not be there or functioning properly, the watch of the HDC chair shall be the official timepiece. 

 7.        The ballots shall list properly prefiled candidates for the Democratic nomination for clerk of court in alphabetical order by last name and numbered as specified in the Virginia Democratic Party Plan. The ballots will also have a “no candidate” option listed on them.

 8.        Ballots will be distributed only to those individuals who have filled out and signed a Caucus Participation form from the 

 Henry Magisterial District. Each candidate may be allowed to have one observer per candidate to watch the count.  At the conclusion of the tally, the Tellers’ Committee will produce the results for public announcement by the HDC Chair.  All ballots shall also be secured by the Chair for 30 days.

 10.     In the case of a tie, the winner shall be determined by a drawing of lots by the HDC Chair of the names involved in the tie. “No candidate” shall be treated as a person in this and other instances.

 11.     The person(s), who filed properly for Henry Magisterial District nomination with the highest vote total or “No candidate” shall be declared the winner...

 12.     The caucus shall then be adjourned.

 13.     No other business shall come before this Caucus. 

 14.     The 2015 HDC Call to Caucus, the By-Laws of the Hanover County Democratic Committee, the Virginia Democratic Party Plan and Robert Rules of Order (revised) are incorporated in these rules.

DEMOCRATIC CALL TO CAUCUS FOR 

Hanover County Democratic Committee Nomination

For Henry District Supervisor

Whereas it is the duty of the Hanover County Democratic Committee (hereinafter HDC) Henry District Caucus Chair to issue the Call to Caucus for the purpose of selecting the Democratic nominee for the Hanover County Board of Supervisors from the Henry Magisterial District. Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Hanover County Democratic Committee’s Henry Caucus Chair hereby issues the Call to Caucus for the 2015 Democratic Party Caucus to convene at 7:00 pm June 8, 2015 at the Pamunkey Regional Library, Hanover, Virginia, for the purpose of selecting the Democratic nominee for the Board of Supervisors from the Henry Magisterial District.  The following provisions shall govern the unassembled caucus, to wit:

1. Notice Requirements

The Hanover County Democratic Committee’s Henry Magisterial District Caucus Chair shall cause to be published the time, date and location of the Caucus at least 7 days prior, but not more than 2 weeks before said caucus. All notices shall be published in a political advertisement on the Hanover County Democratic Committee website in Hanover County.

2. The caucus shall be held at Pamunkey Regional Public Library in Hanover, Virginia. Doors will open at 7:00 pm and voting will take place from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. All those in line to vote at 8:30 shall be allowed to vote. The caucus shall be an unassembled caucus. All registered voters in Hanover County who are willing to sign the caucus participation form (See Appendix A) shall be allowed to participate.  The candidate with the most votes at the close of the caucus shall be declared the nominee.

3. Conduct of the Caucus: The watch of the chair of the Henry Magisterial District Caucus shall be the official clock of the caucus. The chair of the Henry Magisterial District shall oversee the caucus. He will publicly announce the opening of voting at 7:30 pm. At 8:30 pm, the chair shall note the last person in line to vote. No person who enters the line after 8:30 pm (at the chair’s designation) shall be allowed to vote prior to the start of the caucus. The Henry Magisterial District Caucus chair shall appoint a Teller’s Committee to count the ballots. The secretary of the HDC will act as the secretary of the caucus.

All participants in the caucus must fill out a caucus registration form stating that they are registered voters in Hanover County in the Henry Magisterial District and that they are Democrats.

4. Candidate Requirements

Candidates seeking the nomination for the Hanover Board of Supervisors from the Henry  Magisterial District must pre-file their intent two(2) days days before the caucus with the Chair of the Hanover County Democratic Committee, Gordon Silver, and the candidate must pay a non-refundable filing fee of $500. The deadline for candidate filing is May 17, 2015.

Payment shall be made by a check made payable to the Hanover County Democratic Committee. The candidate must fill out the candidate pre-filing form (Appendix B). The form and check must be received by Gordon Silver, Chair at P.O. Box 22, Ashland, VA 23005 or in person. Postmarks are not acceptable. If no candidate presents himself or herself, the Chair of the Caucus Nominating Committee will cancel the caucus. If only one candidate presents himself or herself, the caucus will be cancelled.

5. Ballots

The ballots shall specify, in alphabetical order and numbered, the properly prefilled candidates for the Democratic nomination for clerk. The option “No candidate” shall also be listed on the ballot. The candidate, or “no candidate”, that receives the highest total of votes cast shall be declared the Democratic nominee or, should “no candidate” receive the highest number of votes, then the Caucus Chair shall not forward the name of a Democratic nominee to be on the ballot.

6. Affirmative Action

It shall be the duty of each HDC Caucus officer and HDC member to take all feasible steps to encourage broad participation in the caucus. Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, ethnic identity or economic status in the delegate selection process is prohibited.

7. Call Distribution

It shall be the duty of the Caucus Chair to distribute a copy of the Call to Caucus to any and all individuals who may be interested in participating. It shall further be the duty of the Hanover Democratic Committee Chair to cause this Call to Caucus to be publicized through the news media of the County as is feasible. 

Paid for and Authorized by the  Hanover County Democratic Committee

 

 

DEMOCRATIC CALL TO CAUCUS FOR

Hanover County Democratic Committee Nomination

For Mechanicsville District Supervisor

Whereas it is the duty of the Hanover County Democratic Committee (hereinafter HDC) Mechanicsville District Caucus Chair to issue the Call to Caucus for the purpose of selecting the Democratic nominee for the Hanover County Board of Supervisors from the Mechanicsville Magisterial District. Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Hanover County Democratic Committee’s Mechanicsville Caucus Chair hereby issues the Call to Caucus for the 2015 Democratic Party Caucus to convene at 7:00 pm May 19, 2015 at the Mechanicsville Public Library, Mechanicsville, Virginia, for the purpose of selecting the Democratic nominee for the Board of Supervisors from the Mechanicsville Magisterial District.  The following provisions shall govern the unassembled caucus, to wit:

1. Notice Requirements

The Hanover County Democratic Committee’s Mechanicsville Magisterial District Caucus Chair shall cause to be published the time, date and location of the Caucus at least 7 days prior, but not more than 2 weeks before said caucus. All notices shall be published in a political advertisement on the Hanover County Democratic Committee website in Hanover County.

2. The caucus shall be held at Mechanicsville Public Library in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Doors will open at 7:00pm and voting will take place from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. All those in line to vote at 8:30 shall be allowed to vote. The caucus shall be an unassembled caucus. All registered voters in Hanover County who are willing to sign the caucus participation form (See Appendix A) shall be allowed to participate.  The candidate with the most votes at the close of the caucus shall be declared the nominee.

2. Conduct of the Caucus

The watch of the chair of the Mechanicsville Magisterial District Caucus shall be the official clock of the caucus. The chair of the Mechanicsville Magisterial District shall oversee the caucus. He will publicly announce the opening of voting at 7:30 pm. At 8:30 pm, the chair shall note the last person in line to vote. No person who enters the line after 8:30 pm (at the chair’s designation) shall be allowed to vote.

Prior to the start of the caucus. The Mechanicsville Magisterial District Caucus chair shall appoint a Teller’s Committee to count the ballots. The secretary of the HDC will act as the secretary of the caucus.

All participants in the caucus must fill out a caucus registration form stating that they are registered voters in Hanover County in the Mechanicville Magisterial District and that they are Democrats.

3. Candidate Requirements

Candidates seeking the nomination for the Hanover Board of Supervisors from the Mechanicsville  Magisterial District must pre-file their intent two(2) days days before the caucus with the Chair of the Hanover County Democratic Committee, Gordon Silver, and the candidate must pay a non-refundable filing fee of $500. The deadline for candidate filing is May 17, 2015.

Payment shall be made by a check made payable to the Hanover County Democratic Committee. The candidate must fill out the candidate pre-filing form (Appendix B). The form and check must be received by Gordon Silver, Chair at P.O. Box 22, Ashland, VA 23005 or in person. Postmarks are not acceptable. If no candidate presents himself or herself, the Chair of the Caucus Nominating Committee will cancel the caucus. If only one candidate presents himself or herself, the caucus will be cancelled.

4. Ballots

The ballots shall specify, in alphabetical order and numbered, the properly prefilled candidates for the Democratic nomination for clerk. The option “No candidate” shall also be listed on the ballot. The candidate, or “no candidate”, that receives the highest total of votes cast shall be declared the Democratic nominee or, should “no candidate” receive the highest number of votes, then the Caucus Chair shall not forward the name of a Democratic nominee to be on the ballot.

4. Affirmative Action

It shall be the duty of each HDC Caucus officer and HDC member to take all feasible steps to encourage broad participation in the caucus. Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, ethnic identity or economic status in the delegate selection process is prohibited.

5. Call Distribution

It shall be the duty of the Caucus Chair to distribute a copy of the Call to Caucus to any and all individuals who may be interested in participating. It shall further be the duty of the Hanover Democratic Committee Chair to cause this Call to Caucus to be publicized through the news media of the County as is feasible. 

Paid for and Authorized by the  Hanover County Democratic Committee