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Message from the Chairman
OFFICIAL CALL Party Canvass of Prince William County, City of Manassas, and Manassas Park of the Republican Party of Virginia
As Chairman of the Prince William County, City of Manassas, and Manassas Park Joint Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Joint Committee, I, William Card, do hereby issue this call for a Party Canvass to be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015, for the purpose of nominating a Republican candidate for:
Prince William County Clerk of the Court to be voted for in the November 3, 2015 General Election,
Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney to be voted for in the November 3, 2015 General Election, and
Such additional offices to be determined by the Prince William County, City of Manassas, and Manassas Park Republican Committees or appropriate Legislative Committees.
Balloting Stations by Locality. In jurisdictions with more than one balloting station, voters are permitted to vote only at the balloting station assigned to the Magisterial District in which they are registered. The Joint Committee is authorized to change locations as may be required by availability:
1. CITY OF MANASSAS registered voters in all precincts vote at Grace E. Metz Middle School, 9950 Wellington Road, Manassas VA 20110.
2. MANASSAS PARK registered voters in all precincts vote at Grace E. Metz Middle School, 9950 Wellington Road, Manassas VA 20110
3. PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY
(a) Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22191 registered voters in Potomac, Woodbridge, and Neabsco Magisterial Districts.
(b) James J. McCoart Administration Building, 1 County Complex Court, Prince William, VA 22192 registered voters in Coles and Occoquan Magisterial Districts.
(c) Victory Elementary School, 12001 Tygary Lake Drive, Bristow, VA 20136 registered voters in Brentsville Magisterial District.
(d) Old Pace West Building, 14600 Washington Street, Haymarket, VA 20169 registered voters in Gainesville Magisterial District.
Qualifications for Participation. All legal and qualified voters of Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, regardless of race, religion, national origin or gender, who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and who, if requested, express in open meeting either orally or in writing as may be required, their intent to support all of its nominees for public office in the ensuing election, may participate as members of the Republican Party of Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions or primaries encompassing their respective election districts.
In addition to the foregoing, to be in accord with the principles of the Republican Party, a person otherwise qualified hereunder shall not have participated in Virginia in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party with in the last five years. A single exception shall be approved for a voter that renounces affiliation with any other party in writing, and who expresses in writing that he or she is in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intends to support the nominees of the Republican Party in the future. A voter who utilizes the foregoing exception, and thereafter participates in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party, shall not have the benefit of the exception identified in this paragraph thereafter.
The Joint Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park Republican Committee will provide a copy of all signed renunciation statements to the Republican Party of Virginia, to be maintained for a period of five years. Any voter who, subsequent to making a statement of intent, publicly supports a candidate in opposition to a Republican nominee is not qualified to participate as a member of the Republican Party of Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions, or primaries for a period of four (4) years.
Balloting. Balloting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will end at 3:00 p.m., except that anyone in the registration line at 3:00 p.m. may continue the registration process. In order to receive a ballot, the voter must present a valid, non-expired photo identification issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States government. A statement of intent, properly completed and signed by the voter, must be submitted at the time of registration. A current Republican Party of Virginia membership card can be substituted for the statement of intent. No ballot will be given to any voter who has not signed and submitted this statement of intent. No absentee voting, proxies, or provisional ballots are permitted.
No registration fees are required for voting in this party canvass. Votes will be counted only for those candidates whose names appear on the official ballot. No write - in votes will be permitted. Any ballot with more than one candidate name marked will be declared invalid.
4. Candidate Filing Requirements. Any person seeking election as the Nominee for Prince William County Clerk of the Court or Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney must mail a completed and signed Official Filing Form, along with a non-refundable filing fee of $4,500.00 (four thousand, five hundred dollars), paid by valid check or money order, postmarked not later than Friday, February 27, 2017, to the Prince William County Republican Committee, Attn: Nominations, PO Box 1955, Manassas, VA 20108. Checks should be made out to “PWCRC” Postmarks will govern. Incomplete or modified filing forms, and/or filing forms accompanied by an invalid check, will be returned, and the individual will be deemed to have not filed for candidacy.
If only one candidate files or is deemed to have filed correctly then that candidate will be declared the Party’s nominee. If there is only one candidate for Prince William County Clerk of the Court and one candidate for Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney then the canvass for those offices will be cancelled.
Direct questions to 703-680-7388.
The Official Filing Form can be downloaded from the Prince William County Republican Committee website, www.pwcgop.org. If not more than one person properly files for candidacy and is determined to be qualified, then that person is deemed to be nominated and the canvass will not be held.
Committees, Chairmen of the Rules, Nominations, Credentials, Tellers, and Logistics Committees are appointed by the Chairman of the Prince William County, City of Manassas, and Manassas Park Committee. These committee chairmen will appoint the members of their respective committees at their own discretion. The committees will meet prior to the canvass on the call of their respective appointed chairmen. The canvass will be governed by (giving precedence as listed): the Republican Party of Virginia Party Plan, the Call of the Canvass, and the Rules adopted by the
Joint Prince William County, City of Manassas, and Manassas Park Committee.
The nomination will be decided by the plurality of the valid votes cast at all balloting stations. The vote will not be weighted.
Welcome to City of Manassas Republican Committee!
Manassas is a great place to live, and we are excited about the opportunities before us. The Manassas Republican Committee is a diverse group with a variety of views on the issues of the day. What we have in common is a strong desire to improve the quality of life in our community. We promote the conservative principles and Republican candidates who uphold those principles..
This is an important election year for the Commonwealth of Virginia and we sincerely hope that you can help our committee ensure the future prosperity of City of Manassas.
We look forward to seeing youat our meetings or events!
Sharon Ashurst, Chairwoman
City of Manassas Republican Committee
for Republican Nominee for Prince William County Clerk of the Court, or Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney Republican Party Canvass