Precinct Delegate Info

What is a Precinct Delegate?

A Precinct Delegate is the ‘backbone’ of our Republican party; the Republican Party is fundamental for the survival of freedom. A precinct is the smallest political geographic division in a state; the local clerks draw the precinct lines. 

A Precinct Delegate is an elected representative to their precinct. Every precinct has at least one Precinct Delegate, and some have more. The local Republican party Chair determines the number of delegates based on the number of votes in the most recent Presidential or Secretary of State election. For 2024, numbers are based on the Secretary of State election in 2022.

The term of a Delegate is 2 years. 

A person running for Precinct Delegate must be a registered voter residing in the precinct in which they are running. The Candidate needs to fill out an "Affidavit of Identity" and turn it in to their County Clerk’s office by 4:00 pm on May 7, 2024.

Once the candidate files, their name is placed on the ballot in their precinct for the August 6, 2024 primary election. Their name is under the heading “Candidate for County Convention Delegate.” The primary ballots are separated by political party so someone voting Republican in the election can only vote for the Republican Precinct Delegates running in that precinct.

Precinct Delegates are elected in the August primary election of even numbered years. Precinct Delegates are critical to help spread the Republican message from all corners of the state and keep the Party with conservatives leading Michigan. If outside groups influence the election of precinct delegates we could have chaos within the party structure and set back the conservative movement for years. Ronald Reagan said it best, ‘if someone is with me more than 80% of the time, they are my friend and ally’. It is critical that precinct delegates are united to defeat the leftist-woke opposition.  

County Conventions: The official role of a Precinct Delegate, is to attend, actively participate and vote at all County Conventions during the two-year term. There will be three County Conventions for the next elected precinct delegate.

How will I know who to vote for? While not required, one of the best ways delegates know who to vote into leadership positions is by attending events and seeing who is actively involved. This also opens you to many opportunities in your county. Delegates can be as active as they want, but again, the only requirement is to attend County Conventions. 

The first County Convention will be on Thursday, August 15th of 2024 for the purpose of electing their County Delegation to attend the State Convention that will take place on Saturday August 31, 2024.  This convention (which is only attended by those selected to go) will nominate two candidates to the Supreme Court, and the governing boards of Wayne State, Michigan State, and the University of Michigan. The Lieutenant Governor, AG, & SOS are nominated at this August Convention every four years.   

The second County Convention will take place after the November 5, 2024 general election and prior to December 5th to elect the non-statutory portion of the County Republican Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is the ‘face’ of the Republican Party in your county.

The third County Convention will be in the winter of 2025 (late January or early February) to elect the County Delegation to attend the State Convention to be held in February. This convention will elect our State GOP Leadership (Chair and Vice-Chairs) as well as District Leadership.

For more information contact: Mary Ann at (989) 714-6571

 

To become a Precinct Delegate, take this form and your government issued ID to a Notary Public; fill out the form in front of the Notary; and then turn it into your County Clerk by May 7, 2024. 

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  • Anne DeLisle
    published this page 2024-04-11 18:44:33 -0400