As part of the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination process, Patrick County Democrats will hold an assembled caucus on Saturday, April 16, at the Patrick County Branch Library in Stuart.
Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the doors will close at noon to begin the caucus.
Participants will select four delegates to the Ninth Congressional District and Virginia State Democratic Conventions, two each for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and one alternate.
Delegates at these conventions will elect delegates to the Democratic National Convention, where the party’s presidential nominee will be chosen. Delegates at the Ninth Congressional District Convention will also vote for the Democratic nominee to run for the district’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Anyone wishing to become a delegate must prefile by April 9. Information and prefiling forms may be obtained by contacting Patrick County Democratic Committee Chairman Janet Demiray at PatrickDems@gmail.com or by phone at 276-694-5677.
There is a voluntary administrative fee of $10, requested by the Democratic Party of Virginia, for anyone filing for delegate or alternate slots. There is no fee for participating in the caucus itself.
The caucus is open to any voter in Patrick County who considers himself or herself to be a Democrat and who signs a caucus participation form (available at registration) stating that he or she is a Democrat, does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee in the ensuing general election, believes in the principles of the Democratic Party, and is a registered voter in Patrick County.
Participants should bring a photo ID, the same one shown when voting, to the caucus.
If only one person files for each delegate or alternate position, the caucus will be canceled and the cancellation publicly announced.