DOUGLAS COUNTY REPUBLICAN CAUCUS
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CAUCUS BILL OF RIGHTS
February 7th, 2012 7:00pm
: Caucus attendees
are encouraged to view the Caucus Bill of Rights, print a copy, and bring it with
them to caucus. If anything happens at caucus that are inconsistent with the
Caucus Bill of Rights, please immediately bring it to the attention of the person
running the meeting. If this does not resolve the problem, please immediately
call DCGOP Secretary Craig Steiner at 303-304-1420. Click
for the Caucus Bill of Rights.
: The caucus
manual is used to explain the caucus process and includes a "script" that will
generally be followed at caucus. Caucus attendees are encouraged to review the
manual and be familiar with it to know the process that will be followed on
caucus night. You may also want to print a copy of the manual and bring it with
you to caucus to follow along. Click
for the Caucus Manual.
PRE-REGISTRATION: You may pre-register for
|FIND YOUR CAUCUS LOCATION
Where you attend caucus depends on where you live. You may only
participate in your precinct's caucus. To
find the location of your caucus, enter your address here and
click the button.
(List of Countywide Caucus Locations)
The Douglas County Republican Caucus will be held at various locations
throughout Douglas County on February 7th, 2012. Check-in will begin at
6:30pm and the caucus itself will begin at 7:00pm. You are
encouraged to arrive at 6:30pm so the meeting can start promptly at 7:00pm,
and we can make every effort to be done by 9:00pm.
Please click here
for a Douglas County Republican Caucus Attendee's "Bill of Rights" that
outline some specific procedures that you may expect to be followed at
all DCGOP caucuses on February 7th.
What is Caucus?
Caucus is a process in which you and your Republican neighbors meet together
to elect two Republican leaders for your precinct (known as "precinct committee
people") and to elect two or more delegates and alternates to the Douglas County Republican
The two precinct committee people represent the precinct at the
Douglas County Republican Central Committee for two years
and will have an influence on the direction of the county party for those two
The elected delegates represent your precinct at the County Assembly--where they
will participate in the County Assembly and may be elected to be delegates to
other assemblies, such as the State Assembly. Delegates and alternates
have an influence on who the Republican party will choose as their candidates in 2010.
An individual may be elected precinct committee person and delegate or alternate.
In addition to electing precinct committee people, delegates, and alternates,
additional business may be conducted--such as holding a preference/straw poll
and/or voting on resolutions important to you and your neighbors.
What Happens At Caucus
When you arrive at the caucus location, you will proceed to the room assigned
to your precinct. In order to help make things as efficient as possible, please
enter your address at the top of this page to find your caucus location and the
specific room number for your precinct. If you arrive at the caucus location and
don't know in which room your precinct is meeting, someone will be there to
help you find the right room.
Once at your precinct room, you will be asked to show official photo ID to
confirm your identity. A volunteer will verify that you are a registered Republican
in the precinct and, if you are, you'll be asked to sign-in so that you may
participate in the meeting.
The first major order of business will be to elect two precinct committee people
to represent the precinct with the Douglas County Central Committee for the next
two years. Anyone that is eligible to participate in caucus is also eligible to
be elected as a precinct committee person. Please see below regarding what it
means to be a precinct committee person.
The second major order of business will be to elect delegates and alternates
to the County Assembly, with the possibility of going on to other assemblies such
as the State Assembly or the 2012 RNC Convention in Tampa Bay, FL. Anyone that is eligible to participate in caucus is also eligible to
be elected as a delegate or alternate. Please see below regarding what it means to be a delegate or an
The third major order of business will be to propose and vote on resolutions.
Anyone eligible to participate may propose a resolution, and everyone
will vote on those resolutions. If the resolution is passed, it will be forwarded
to the county party for consideration to be voted on at the County Assembly. This
is how resolutions move their way up from the precinct level, to the County
Assembly, and then as appropriate up to the State and National level.
At any time during the meeting candidates for public office (or their
representatives) may visit the meeting and speak to everyone. This is an
opportunity to hear from the candidates that are asking for your vote.
What It Means to be a Precinct Committee Person
There are two Republican precinct committee people in every precinct.
This is an official elected office that is stipulated by Colorado Election Law.
The two precinct committee people represent Republicans in the precinct at the
Douglas County Republican Central Committee. They will have the opportunity to vote
for the party chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, treasurer, and their local district
captain at the Organizational Meeting in February 2013. They may also vote on other
important business that may come before the Central Committee during their two-year
term. As such, precinct committee people will help set the direction of the
county party during their term.
In addition to their participation as voting members of the Central Committee,
precinct committee people have additional responsibilities. The precinct committee person will help the county Republican party with
get-out-the-vote efforts that may include distributing literature to Republican
households in their precinct, making phone calls, reaching out to Republican
neighbors, and conducting the precinct caucus in 2014.
Being a precinct committee person is a serious, two-year volunteer commitment.
While it isn't a full-time job, it will require some of your
time over the next two years. Precinct committee people must be committed to
helping the Douglas County Republican Party advance its candidates and agenda
for the next two years.
What It Means to be a Delegate or Alternate
Every precinct is entitled to at least two delegates and two alternates to
represent the precinct at the Douglas County Republican Assembly in March 2012.
on how many votes the precinct cast for the Republican candidate for President
or Governor in the last general election, the precinct may be entitled to
additional delegates and alternates.
Delegates will attend and participate in the County Assembly. The assembly
will choose who the Republican candidates will be, and the order in which multiple
candidates will appear on the primary ballot. The assembly will also elect delegates and
alternates to represent the county at the State Assembly from amongst the delegates
and alternates that were elected at the caucuses. Finally, the assembly will
consider and vote on resolutions that were passed at the precinct caucuses so
that they may be adopted at the county level. As necessary, resolutions will
be forwarded to the appropriate county elected officials, or to the State
In addition to electing delegates, the precinct caucus will also elect alternates.
Alternates should also attend the County Assembly. If an elected delegate is
not able to attend, alternates will be seated to participate in their place in the
order they received votes at the precinct caucus. However, even if an alternate
is not seated to vote at the County Assembly, alternates may be elected
as delegates to the State and other assemblies. So it is important that
alternates also attend the County Assembly.