Athens Republicans hold precinct meetings Saturday. It’s the first step in a delegate selection process that will continue with a county-wide meeting of the Athens-Clarke County GOP and will continue through this summer’s state and national Republican conventions.
From the Athens-Clarke Co GOP website…
MASS PRECINCT MEETING
The Athens-Clarke County Mass Precinct meeting will be held on February 22, 2020. Registration will begin at 9:00 am with the doors closing at 10:00 am. The purpose of this meeting will be to elect Delegates and Alternates to the County Convention on March 21. 2019. Note that only those delegates elected by the precincts may vote in the County Convention. Mass Precinct Meeting will be held at the Athens Moose Lodge 767, 185 Ben Burton Road, Bogart, GA 30622 (near Adcock Furniture on Atlanta Highway).
The Athens Clarke County GOP Convention will be held in Saturday, March 21, 2020 in Athens, GA. The purpose of the convention is to elect delegates and alternates to the District and State Conventions. The County Convention will be held at the Athens Moose Lodge 767, 185 Ben Burton Road, Bogart, GA 30622 (near Adcock Furniture on Atlanta Highway).
TENTH DISTRICT CONVENTION
The 10th District Convention will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Marswood Hall, St. Philothea Greek Orthodox, 3761 Mars Hill Road | Watkinsville, Georgia 30677. $25 registration fee.
GEORGIA STATE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION
The Georgia State Republican Convention will be held May 29-30, 2020 at the Cobb Galleria, Marietta, GA (Cobb County). Cost information to be announced.
PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCESS
Why do we hold conventions?
In 2020, a presidential election year, we hold conventions to vote on Delegates and Alternates to the County Convention, and then the District Convention and the State Convention. We also vote on key resolutions to let the Republican officials know where the rank-and-file stand on important issues.
In Presidential Election years, including 2020, the main work we do - the real work of the party - is to choose delegates and alternates to each of the held conventions, including to the National Convention. The Delegates chosen to participate in the National Convention will vote on the Republican candidate for President of the United States.
Who can be a delegate?
You must be registered to vote in the Clarke County Georgia, in the precinct/district/state in which the convention is held.
Who should be a delegate?
The best delegates/alternates pool should come from those who attend GOP meetings regularly and are members of the local GOP.
How much does it cost to attend a convention?
Precinct meetings: $0
County Convention: $0
District Convention: $25 fee
State Convention: Cost depends on what you attend: Saturday only: just convention fees. If you attend all of the activities (hotels, parties, dinner, breakfast, etc.) then it may be several hundred dollars.