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2013 Oklahoma GOP
Precinct Meeting Guide

February 3, 2013
STATEWIDE PRECINCT MEETINGS   
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH
5-9 PM 
Many precinct meetings are scheduled
Tues., Feb. 5th through Tues., Feb. 23rd 
and may be combined with their County Conventions 
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Meeting dates and starting times vary throughout the state.
Some are not posted on the OKGOP state or county websites.
BE SURE TO CONFIRM WITH YOUR COUNTY CHAIRMAN 

 

OKLAHOMA GOP WEBSITE 

EVENTS CALENDAR    

 

STATE PARTY HQ    

405-528-3501   

 

OK GOP
County Chairmen Contact List
CLICK LINKS FOR PRECINCT MEETING LOCATIONS AND TIMES 
THURS., FEB. 7TH:  6-9 PM (starting times vary)
THURS., FEB. 7TH:  7-8 PM
THURS., FEB. 7TH:  7 PM 
GRADY COUNTY 
PRECINCT AND COUNTY MTG.
THURS., FEB. 7TH - 6:30 PM
POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY
THURS., FEB. 7TH - 6:30-8:45 PM 
 TUES., FEB. 5TH:  7-9 PM
THURS., FEB. 7TH:  6-8 PM
SAT., FEB. 9TH:  10-11 AM
  THE PRECINCT IS THE GRASSROOTS LEVEL OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
the most important meeting you can attend
BECOME A PRECINCT OFFICER
AND A DELEGATE TO YOUR COUNTY CONVENTION
PRECINCT CHAIRMAN   PRECINCT VICE-CHAIRMAN   
PRECINCT SECRETARY
  PRECINCT TREASURER  
DELEGATE TO THE COUNTY CONVENTION 
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A PRECINCT MEETING
YOU WILL BE ELECTING NEW LEADERSHIP AT THE FOUNDATION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THIS WEEK.     

BEFORE YOU GO 
  1. Be sure you are a registered Republican by your precinct meeting date. You must be registered as a Republican in order to participate in your Precinct Meeting and go on as a delegate to the subsequent conventions.  Click here for voter registration form information. 
  2. Know your current precinct number.  Take your voter registration card or look up your precinct here.  If you lost your Voter ID card, print this information and bring it, as well as a picture ID, to your meeting.  Some precinct meetings are being held by House District (HD) or Congressional District (CD).  Click here to locate your district numbers. 
  3. Confirm your precinct meeting location, date and time.  Arrive early.   Most precinct meetings will last 1-2 hours. 
  4. Feel free to bring your friends, neighbors, family members and children to the precinct meeting.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE 

  1. Follow sign-in/registration procedures and pick-up a precinct packet at the appropriate time before or during the meeting.  There will be one packet issued per precinct.   At some point during the meeting, you will be seated with others from your precinct.
  2. After opening announcements, remarks, and instructions, meet with your fellow precinct members.
  3. Do not be intimidated or scared to sign-up for a precinct officer position or as a delegate.   It's an honor to serve. 
  4. If you are the only one present from your precinct, be sure to sign-up to become the Precinct Chairman. (Read page 4 of the OK GOP rules - linked above - about precinct officer positions.)
  5. If there are several attendees from your precinct, sign-up to be one of the officers:  Precinct Chairman, Precinct Vice-Chairman, Precinct Secretary, or Precinct TreasurerPrecinct officers serve two-year terms.  As a Precinct Chairman or Precinct Vice-Chairman, you also serve on the County Committee along with other Precinct Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen.  The County Committee is the ultimate ruling body of the County Party.
  6. If several people are seeking the same precinct officer position, be prepared to state why you would like the position, or have others from your precinct speak on your behalf.  Precinct members will then vote for each officer position.  
  7. Put your name forward to be a delegate at your County Convention.  Delegates to the County Convention are voted on at the Precinct Meeting.  Remember, each precinct is allowed a certain number of votes at the County Convention, so if your precinct selects 3 delegates , and your precinct is allowed 3 votes at the County Convention, then each delegate will have one vote.  If your precinct has 8 delegates (for example), but your precinct is only allowed 4 votes at the County Convention, then each delegate gets 1/2 a vote.  
  8. The Precinct determines who is a delegate to the County Convention. If a person wanting to be a delegate is unable to attend the Precinct Meeting due to work, illness, or other reasonable excuse, he/she may send a family member to the Precinct Meeting to put forth their name into consideration as a delegate.  The PRECINCT will vote whether the absent person is allowed to become a  delegate to the County Convention. The PRECINCT is the AUTHORITY that determines delegate status.  If the Precinct votes to allow the absent person to be a delegate, the person goes to the County Convention.  If the Precinct votes to disallow delegate status, then the absent person does NOT go to the County Convention.  The vote stands.
  9. You will also have the opportunity to sign-up to serve on a committee for the County Convention:  Rules, Credentials, or Platform.  Forms will be included in your packet.
  10. At your precinct meeting, you have the opportunity to propose resolutions to be included in the party platform, so feel free to do so, if you like.  Forms to write down this information will be in your precinct packet.  You may also print your resolutions and insert it in the packet, if you wish. 
  11. After the Precinct Officer positions and Delegates have been determined, be sure to fill out the paperwork for all officers and delegates in your precinct packet.  Check with your county chairman for the appropriate paperwork deadlines and requirements.  Most precincts turn packets in at the conclusion of the meeting.  Packets are usually due within 5 days of the precinct meeting.  They can be turned in to your County Republican headquarters.   
The Precinct:  The Most Powerful Office
THE PRECINCT
THE MOST POWERFUL OFFICE
The precinct is still the most   powerful office in the party.  
   Will you be there this year? 
HOW TO BECOME A FORCE MULTIPIER 2.0 
Scroll down to page 60 for slides on precinct activism
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