CALL TO CAUCUS TO ELECT DELEGATES FOR CENTRAL REORGANIZATION
Lynchburg Democratic Committee
April 27, 2017

Pursuant to the authority provided by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, the Lynchburg Democratic Committee hereby calls an assembled caucus beginning at 7PM, April 27, 2017, at First Christian Church, 3109 Rivermont Avenue.  The purpose of the caucus will be to elect 22 Delegates and 2 Alternates to the Sixth Congressional District Democratic Convention, to convene at 10AM, May 20, 2017, at Rockbridge County High School, 142 Greenhouse Road, Lexington, VA 24450.
Lynchburg delegates to the Sixth Congressional District Democratic Convention shall elect twenty Democratic State Central Committee members; and conduct such other business as may properly come before the Convention.

I. Candidate Filing:
The caucus shall elect 22 delegates and 2 alternates to attend the Sixth Congressional District Democratic Convention.
Each person seeking to become a delegate or alternate for the Sixth shall file a Declaration of Candidacy form with the Lynchburg Democratic Committee Chair.  Filings shall be made by 5PM on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Only those candidates who have timely and properly filed a Declaration of Candidacy form will have their names placed in nomination. The Declaration of Candidacy form shall be available after April 15, 2017 by emailing katie.cyphert@gmail.com
II. Qualification of Candidates:
The Declaration of Candidacy forms for candidates for delegate and alternate, which the candidate must sign, will include a written declaration that the candidate:
Is a Democrat and not a member of any other political party;
Does not intend to support, endorse, or assist any candidate who is opposed to the Democratic nominee in the upcoming election;
Will not participate in the nominating process of any other political party for the upcoming election; and
Agrees to abide by the Caucus Rules, the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, and all laws applicable to this nominating process and the Special Election.
III. Notice:
The Lynchburg Democratic Committee shall provide notice of this caucus by placement of a general notice of the caucus, including noticing the caucus date, time, and location, along with the Call to Caucus, on the Democratic Party of Virginia, the Lynchburg Democratic Committee websites; by email notification to the members of the Lynchburg Democratic Committee; through a press release provided to all relevant newspapers of general circulation in the Lynchburg; and through other reasonable means that will disseminate information about the caucus to registered voters in the Lynchburg. In addition, reasonable actions shall be taken to promote participation in the caucus in accordance with the Affirmative Action provisions of the Party Plan of the DPVA.
IV. Participation:
Every Democrat who is a registered voter in Lynchburg is urged to attend and participate. Each participant must sign a written declaration the he or she:
Is a Democrat and not a member of any other political party;
Does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee in the upcoming Election;
Has not participated in and will not participate in the nominating process of any other party for this election; and
Is registered to vote in the Lynchburg.
V. Conduct of Caucus
The doors to the caucus will open at 6PM and will close at 7PM and no further persons will be permitted to enter. Those in line will be permitted to complete the check-in process and will be permitted to participate.
The Chair of the Lynchburg Democratic Committee, or his or her designee, shall be the Temporary Chair of the Caucus and shall appoint a Temporary Secretary and such other Officers of the Caucus as is deemed appropriate. The Lynchburg Democratic Committee will prepare Temporary Rules for the Caucus. Participants will adopt permanent Rules for the Caucus.
VI. Determination of Nominee:
If more than 22 of delegates and 2 of alternates file by the deadline, the candidates will be listed alphabetically on the ballot and will be elected by a plurality of the votes of the assembled caucus.
If only 22 of delegates and 2 of alternates file by the filing deadline, the Lynchburg Democratic Committee may cancel the caucus and declare those persons the delegates and alternates for Lynchburg.


ADOPTED:  April 9, 2017     Katie Webb Cyphert
Date                    Chair, Lynchburg Democratic Committee


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