CALL TO CAUCUS TO REORGANIZE
THE PRINCE GEORGE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
The Prince George Democratic Committee, herein referred to as PGDC, will hold an assembled caucus on December 5, 2019, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 6450 Administration Drive for the purpose of electing the new membership of PGDC pursuant to the Democratic Party of Virginia Party Plan.
I. Candidate Filing:
Each person seeking to become a member of PGDC shall complete and return the PGDC Membership Filing Form to the Democratic Party of Virginia by December 5th at 12:00PM. Membership Filing Forms can be mailed to the Democratic Party of Virginia office at 919 E Main St. Suite. 2050, Richmond, VA 23219, and should be directed to the DPVA Political Department. All mail must be received before December 5th at 12:00PM. Only those candidates who have timely and properly filed the Pre-Filing form will have their names placed in contention. Only those applications submitted before December 5th at 12:00PM. Additionally, applications for membership can be submitted at the Caucus in-person, on December 5th, by 6:30 p.m.
There shall be no filing fee for any membership candidates.
II. Qualification of Candidates:
The Membership Pre-Filing Form, which all candidates for membership must sign, will include the following written declaration:
I declare myself to be a candidate for membership on the Prince George Democratic Committee. I also declare that I believe in the principles of the Democratic Party and that I will not support any candidate opposed to any Democratic nominee as long as I am a member of the Committee.
PGDC shall provide notice of this caucus by placement of a general notice of the filing deadline and the caucus, including noticing the caucus date, time, and location, along with the Call to Caucus, on the Democratic Party of Virginia, the Prince George Democratic Committee website and social media platforms; by email notification to Democrats who reside in Prince George; and through other reasonable means that will disseminate information about the caucus to registered voters in the County. 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.
There shall be no slates.
V. Membership Allocation
The Committee shall consist of up to 25 voting members elected at the mass meeting called for the purpose of the reconstitution of the Committee, pursuant to the Plan.
Every Democrat who is a registered voter in Prince George County is urged to attend and participate. If an individual does not appear on the Registered Voter List, they will not be allowed to participate. Participants will also be required to sign a Caucus Participation Form stating that they:
Are a Democrat;
Are a registered voter within the County.
Believe in the principles of the Democratic Party; and
Does not intend to support any candidates opposed to a Democratic nominee in the next ensuing election.
VII. Conduct of the Caucus
The doors to the caucus will open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6:30 p.m. (one hour). Upon the closing of the doors, only those participants who have registered or are in line to register by 6:30 p.m. will be permitted to participate.
VIII. Determination of Winners
In the event only one person files for a position, that person shall be declared the winner and the election for that specific position shall be cancelled.
If more individuals file than there are positions available, the candidates will be listed alphabetically on the ballot and will be elected by a plurality of the votes at the assembled caucus.
Vacancies may be filled by the new committee at the first meeting following the election of Officers.
VIII. Affirmative Action
It shall be the duty and goal of all members of the Prince George 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.
IX. Officer Elections
Immediately following the adjournment of the assembled caucus, the newly formed PGDC will meet for the sole purpose of electing the officers of the committee.
6450 Administration Drive
Prince George, VA 23875
Thursday, December 5th, 2019