SALEM,VA -- The Virginia 8th Delegate District Nominating Committee (Nominating Committee) has announced that an unassembled caucus on Wednesday, August 15 between 3PM and 8PM in locations to be announced throughout the 8th district for the purpose of nominating a Democratic candidate for the Virginia 8th House of Delegates seat that is being vacated by Delegate Greg Habeeb.
Candidate Filing: Each person seeking to become the Democratic nominee for the office of the 8th House District shall file a Declaration of Candidacy form with the Roanoke County Democratic Committee (RCDC) and a $500 non-refundable certified or cashier’s check (cash or money order not accepted) made payable to the RCDC no earlier than 12:00 PM Sunday, August 5, 2018 and no later than 12:00 PM, Wednesday, August 8. Filings shall be made in person with the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Jon Marino, 785 Texas Hollow Road, Salem, VA 24253, phone number: 540-798-9979 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Filings must be in hand by the deadline. Only those candidates who have timely and properly filed their Declaration of Candidacy form and paid the filing fee may have their names placed in nomination. The order of the Candidates’ names on the ballot shall be determined by the order they are received. Should two or more filings be received at the same time, a random drawing will take place to determine the order and should this occur, the campaigns of these filings will be notified and will be allowed to have a representative present at the drawing, which will take place at 12:00 PM, August 8, 2018, at 785 Texas Hollow Road, Salem, VA 24253. The Declaration of Candidacy form shall be available on the RCDC website: www.roanokecountydemocrats.com
Qualification of Candidates: The Declaration of Candidacy form, which the candidate must sign, will include a written declaration that the candidate:
Participation: Every Democrat who is a registered voter in the 8th House District is urged to attend and participate. Every participant must sign a written declaration that he or she:
No fee or payment will be required for attending or voting in the Caucus.
Rules: The rules of the Caucus shall be made available in paper or electronic form to the candidates no later than 8PM, Wednesday, August 8th, 2018. The rules will also be on the RCDC website, and the DPVA website.
At any time before 5 PM ET, Friday, August 17, 2018, the Chair of the Nominating Committee may rule ineligible for nomination any candidate to has been found to have made any false or misleading statements on the Declaration of Candidacy, or who failed to pay the filing fee.
If there is no filed candidate, or if the properly nominated candidate withdraws or dies, the Chair of the Nominating Committee may, before 5 PM on Friday, August 17, 2018, convene the Nominating Committee to consider the nomination of a qualified committee who may become the Democratic nominee upon first filing with the Nominating Committee, a Declaration of Candidacy form and paying the filing fee for such office.
Waivers: The Nominating Committee shall seek appropriate waivers from the DPVA regarding expediting the time frames required by the Party Plan, if necessary.