CALL TO CAUCUS TO ELECT MEMBERS OF THE SUFFOLK DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE

January 9, 6:30 p.m.
701 Old East Pinner Street
Suffolk, Virginia

Pursuant to the authority provided by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, the Suffolk Democratic Committee hereby calls an unassembled caucus beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 701 Old East Pinner Street. The purpose of the caucus will be to elect the new members of the Suffolk Democratic Committee.

I. Candidate Filing:
Each person seeking to become a member of the Suffolk Democratic Committee shall file a Declaration of Candidacy form with the Suffolk Democratic Committee Chair and submit a membership fee. Fillings shall be made from December 19th 2017 through January 9th at 7:00 p.m. Only those candidates who have timely and properly filed a Declaration of Candidacy form will have their name placed in nomination. The Declaration of Candidacy form shall be available on our website, www.sdcvirginia.org and on the day of Caucus. Each person seeking to become a member of the Committee shall file a declaration of candidacy form and submit the membership fee of $25 prior to the start of the caucus.

II. Participation:
Every person who is a registered voter in the locality of Suffolk is urged to attend and participate. Each participant must sign a written declaration that he or she:

  • Is a Democrat and not a member of any other political party
  • Does not intend to support, endorse, or assist any candidate who is opposed to the Democratic nominee in the upcoming election
  • Has not and will not participate in the nominating process of any other political party for
    the upcoming election; and
  • Is registered to vote in Suffolk, Virginia.

III. Affirmative Action:
It shall be the duty and goal of all members of the Suffolk Democratic Committee to seek out and encourage the broadest possible participation within the committee, and in its membership, of all duly qualified citizens without regard to race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic identity, disability, or economic status.

V. Conduct of Caucus
The doors to the caucus will open at 6:30 p.m. Those in line will be permitted to complete the check-in process and will be permitted to participate.

The chair of the Suffolk Democratic Committee, 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 deemed appropriate. The Suffolk Democratic Committee will prepare Temporary Rules for the Caucus. Participants will adopt permanent Rules for the Caucus.