Delegate Training for Ron Paul


The only way for Ron Paul to become President is if he gets the GOP nomination; The only way for Ron Paul to get the GOP nomination is if we become delegates. As delegates, we’ll be voting to pick the GOP nominee just like the electors in the electoral college vote to pick the President; Delegates determine and decide who the GOP nominee it’s that critical!

There hasn’t been a brokered convention for more than 60 years! And the good news is that Ron Paul doesn’t have to win a single state to get the GOP nomination; He just needs to win the delegates! So your delegate vote will count that much more; In other words, Ron Paul can secure the GOP nomination with your vote!

Find out if your state has a primary or caucus for the Republican party candidate selection process. Use this handy page which lists each state, and make sure your state’s system hasn’t changed (generally, it will be the same rules from last time). Register to vote as Republican and attend your primary elections to vote for Ron Paul in those states. If you live in a caucus state, this is where the delegate process all starts! Those who live in a Primary state should register with the campaign here:

You typically start at your precinct (district) convention as a delegate and work your way up to state, and finally, the RNC; But it may even be as easy as calling your Secretary of State Elections Division, signing some forms and getting signatures! Ron Paul supporters will walk through rain, snow, ice, fire, hazardous waste for this revolution so performing the aforementioned will be a cakewalk.

The GOP nomination will ultimately be decided at the 2012 Republican National Convention which will take place August 27, 2012, in Tampa, Florida at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Please watch the video below and peruse the instructions on how to become a delegate for Ron Paul. Afterwards, get together with your family, friends, local Meetup groups (use the Freedom Atlas to find a local “meetup”) to discuss and organize how to flood your conventions with Ron Paul delegates.

If we don’t become delegates, then Ron Paul will not get the GOP nomination. If Ron Paul doesn’t get the GOP nomination, then the Ron Paul Revolution is OVER. Don’t let this happen: Become a Delegate!

What is a Delegate?

A delegate is essentially a super-voter; They get to vote for the GOP nominee.  Regular voters will ONLY be voting to determine the number of delegates for the candidates in your state Primary (or caucus); Regular voters can’t vote for the GOP nominee.  Remember, our system of government is a republic and not a democracy.  Now you can understand why it’s so important to become a delegate because delegates determine who the GOP nominee is!

Why is it Important to Become a Delegate?

Delegates control everything in their party, from the bylaws and platform to even what candidate gets to run on their partys ticket. Yes the delegates can actually control what candidates get placed on the ballots.

This is complete control of the party and gives us the tools we need to take the GOP and every other party back to it’s roots.

How Do I Become a State Delegate? (necessary)

1. Register to vote today as a Republican. The sooner the better, because there will be pre-registration deadlines to meet generally a month or two before the caucus. You will need to check your county or state for specific dates, because these vary.

2. Vote in your Caucus and run to be a delegate to the Republican state assembly who represents your county precinct.

3. It all starts at your precinct so peruse your state’s delegate process to the RNC (Republican National Convention) This is optional if other Ron Paul supporters are also running for the RNC in your state. You can just vote for them instead of running yourself.

It’s critical that we become delegates or all our hard work will be in vain.
Become a delegate and we’ll get to hear Dr. Ron Paul giving his Inaugural Address in 2013

How Do I Become a Delegate to the Republican National Convention for My State? (optional)

There are 3 options to choose from in order to get information on how to become a delegate to your GOP conventions.

Please consider doing all 3; If that’s too much, pick the one you’re most comfortable with. Perform the “Strategies For Success” below to solidify your chances of becoming a delegate. Once again, you can meet other delegates who have been through the ropes using the Freedom Atlas. Many new delegates are networking on the Facebook page created to help network Ron Paul Delegates, and that is a great first place to ask if you have more questions!

Option 1) Contact your RPCC State Coordinator—Ask how you can become a Ron Paul delegate.

Option 2) Organize with others in your local meetup ( and get current and former delegates to talk about the delegate process. By having a majority of Ron Paul supporters, you’ll easily get all your delegates to the next phase.

Option 3) Look over your state rules and process (step C below). Next, contact your County GOP organization (step C below) and ask for information on how you can become a delegate to the GOP Conventions and for the rules for all the conventions (especially precinct convention).

“Strategies for Success”

NOTE: Please keep in mind that rules vary between states.

A) Since you’ll be elected as a delegate, it’s good to do some voter identification (who’s gonna vote for you) in your precinct. Show how dedicated you are as a Ron Paul supporter by going out there and talking to people!

Click here for the ‘bread and butter’ instructions on getting elected as a delegate in your precinct (district). Also see Ron Paul Canvassing.

An even better way would be to look up all Ron Paul contributers in your zip code. Once you have your list, just contact them about becoming a delegate or ask them to vote for you as a delegate since they’re already supporters!

B) When it comes time to get elected as a delegate, please know the following like the back of your hand:

a) Read and know the rules of your precinct convention (if you have one): See General Guide to Conducting a Precinct Convention (PC).
b) The permanent chairman at your convention is ALWAYS elected. Do not let them tell you otherwise.
c) The delegates are ALWAYS elected. Do not let them tell you they have already been chosen. See: Robert’s Rules of Order for delegate tips and tricks.
d) You have rights so do not let them railroad you. If you feel members are being unfair, know your rules (See: Robert’s Rules of Order). The precinct convention is kind of like court—you can say objection, point of order, etc. Here are some basic but critical ones: objection (object to anything unfair), point of order (say this to make a point), point of inquiry (say this to interject at any time), division (say this when you want to call a standing vote against a decision), I nominate myself for a delegate position (get yourself nominated as a delegate), I second that (self-explanatory), I appeal to the assembly (if all else fails, say this to declare unfairness and state your reason and solution), etc.
NEVER GIVE UP! You WILL be a delegate for Ron Paul!
e) Make sure all delegate names are on the delegate sheet and make copies of the paperwork. If you can’t make copies, handwrite all copies, make sure they’ve been signed, get the permanent chairman to certify them as correct and take pictures of the paperwork. This is proof in case the paperwork is lost.

NOTE: You generally have to vote in your state primaries to be eligible to become a delegate so please check your state’s date on the right below and mark your calendars.

C) Review your state process below for becoming a delegate to the Republican National Convention (RNC).
Remember, the National Convention is NOT the same as the State Convention.

Learn Parliamentary Procedure and Roberts Rules of Order!

If you’re going to be an effective delegate, it’s highly recommended that you learn Parliamentary Procedure. Sometimes the party will change the rules, and this is to stifle debate. The party leadership may or may not support Ron, and could even try to actively exclude participation!

This means you want to learn how he proceedings are held, and what you need to do to make certain things happen at the state assembly. This page is a great first start at learning the “Roberts Rules of Order”

“The application of parliamentary law is the best method yet devised to enable assemblies of any size, with due regard for every member’s opinion, to arrive at the general will on the maximum number of questions of varying complexity in a minimum amount of time and under all kinds of internal climate ranging from total harmony to hardened or impassioned division of opinion.”
Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised [RONR (10th ed.), Introduction, p. xlviii]

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask a member of the RonPaulForums , or DailyPaul for help, or contact the Republican party in your area!

A big thanks to the trailblazers who became delegates for Ron Paul in 2008! Credit for this information from the original source online from the last presidential election!


Thank You county, state and national Ron Paul Delegates for your commitment.

The future of liberty is more than about a man, and is really about all of you. Thank you Ron, for inspiring all of us, and for your 30 year commitment to furthering the message.


Looking to what happens next, we’re encouraging all RNC Delegates to attend in Tampa. Thank You all county, state and national Ron Paul Delegates for your commitment.

The Ron Paul Revolution will continue, we just need to pay respect to Ron for all he’s done and figure out what to do from here. What will the R3volution be known as from here on out? What avenue is taken to secure liberty, and what will be the most effective route to restore the Republic?

With all the new knowledge of the political process, it’s really up to you where you see fit to continue – political or otherwise. If anything, continue to build the momentum and show new friends what you’ve learned. Becoming active in politics on a local level does change the results of elections, and helps to build coalitions for liberty candidates. Precinct comitteepeople are also a very important first step towards shaping the party.

“Ron Paul Delegates” is an effort which started as the result of a similar website to train and motivate Delegates for Ron Paul back in 2007. Thank You for that message. Please feel free to inspire and educate others, and keep building the momentum!

Michigan: Become a Precinct Delegate (Very Important!)

If you want to have a significant influence in your local GOP, you need to become a Precinct Delegate. This cannot be stressed enough.

Each County GOP organization is made up of Precinct Delegates who are voting members within the County GOP. If enough of our supporters within a county become Precinct Delegates, we will be able to elect County GOP Chairman, Vice Chairman, State Committeeman, etc. who are supportive of the liberty movement.

It is fairly easy to become a Precinct Delegate, who are elected every two years in the primary. The next election is August 7 and the deadline to file as a candidate is May 15.

The key point to know is that MANY positions for Precinct Delegates either don’t have anyone running or only one person files as a candidate (in which case, that person wins by default). This means just by filing as a candidate, you will have a great shot at winning without having to do any canvassing. To file as a candidate, all you need to do is fill out ONE form!

Here are instructions to become a Precinct Delegate:

1. Find what precinct you live in by searching here. If you have questions about what precinct you live in, call your County, City or Township Clerk. You can find their contact information here.

2. Fill out this Precinct Delegate form here. In Box II, make sure you fill in your precinct number, write “Republican” for Political Party and “August 7″ for the Date of Primary.

3. Get the form notarized. You can go to your County Clerk who can notarize it for you.

4. Send the form to your County, City or Township Clerk by 4pm on May 15. You can find the mailing addresses here.

5. After filing, your name will be placed on the August 7 ballot. If you win, you will become a Precinct Delegate for the next two years.

You can go to your County Clerk and fill out the form in person. They can help make sure you fill out everything correctly.

Each precinct is allowed at least one Precinct Delegate. You can find out how many Precinct Delegates are allowed for your precinct by calling your clerk. That way, if you know other supporters in your precinct, you’ll know how many people can file as candidates.

Many people worry about the time commitment involved with the position. All you need to do is attend a couple meetings and County Conventions a year. There really is not too much obligation and even if you don’t have the time, you can always resign your position if you find out the time commitment is too much. Please don’t let this be an obstacle from you being able to play a role in helping our supporters become the GOP.

Deadline is May 15 at 4pm.


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Virginia Primary and Delegate Selection

This notice is an urgent action item. Please distribute the message to all Ron Paul/Liberty friendly contacts in Arlington County, and please follow up with a personal call/contact to encourage participation.

The filing deadline for residents of Arlington County to become involved in the Unit(County) Mass Meeting, District and State Conventions which elects our local party and state leadership – but most importantly our next Republican Nominee for President is Wednesday, February 22nd. (Those in other locations will have a similar notice at a future date, the Call will be posted here
Voting in the preference poll on March 6th is a wash, unless a sufficient amount of us participates in the Unit Mass Meeting. This is to ensure that the underlying National Delegates will support Ron Paul, as well as determine local and state party leadership.

If you are unsure what a Delegate is, use the Ron Paul Delegate training site at:

While VA is a primary state, our Delegates are selected in a similar process to a caucus state.  We also have the opportunity to replace “the establishment” and run the local party.  To succeed in replacing the establishment, we must have the full participation of everyone who believes in the message of liberty.

1) Check to ensure you are registered to vote in Arlington
1B) Or register to vote
2) File as a delegate to the County and/or District and/or State Conventions.  Fill out this form and ensure it is delivered -

3) Please reply and indicate you have filed and what you have filed for.

4) Attend the District Convention on May 12th with fellow liberty lovers from the District.

5) Attend the State Convention on June 16th with fellow liberty lovers from around the State.

6) Potential action(explained below): Attend the County Canvass on March 10th with fellow liberty lovers from Arlington.
Responsibilities and Purpose:

District Convention Delegates:
Responsibility:  Must be willing to spend Saturday, May 12, 2012 with fellow liberty lovers, at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington.  If you are unsure if that date is available to you, file first and determine later.
Purpose:  The District Convention will send 3 National Delegates and 3 Alternates to the RNC in Tampa, FL – and decide who the Presidential Nominee is, as well as one Electoral College representative.  No matter who wins the straw poll on March 6th, we need the National delegates to be Ron Paul supporters and advance the cause of liberty at the RNC.  The national delegates who are selected will also decide other national party business, such as Chairman(wouldn’t it be great if Tom Woods or Judge Napolitano was the RNC Chairman??).  The District Convention in Arlington will also choose 3 members to the State Central Committee and the District Chairman for the 8th Congressional District.  To participate in the National Delegate selection has no cost, but to choose the state central committee and chairman has a filing fee of $15 to defray the cost of the district convention.

State Convention Delegates:
Responsibility:  Must be willing to spend Saturday, June 16, 2012 with fellow liberty lovers, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond.  If you are unsure if that date is available to you, file first and determine later.  I expect we can organize bus or other transportation to Richmond for the group
Purpose:  The State Convention will send 13 National Delegates and 13 Alternates to the RNC in Tampa, FL – and decide who the Presidential Nominee is and participate in other national party business, as well as choose 2 Electoral College representatives.  The State Convention will also choose a State Chair, National Committeeman and woman, and decide other party business.  There is a voluntary fee to the Republican party to help defray convention costs.

Arlington County Republican Committee:
Responsibility:  Those filing to become a Republican Committee Member will be required to attend a monthly party meeting, to decide how the party is run locally in Arlington County, and pay a $35 annual membership fee.  Note:  There are 180 of these positions, and it may become a competitive position require an election process at the County Canvass, attending the Saturday March 10th Canvass in Arlington and rounding up supporters/voters may be required(A call after Feb 22nd for attendance to the March 10th meeting will go out if any positions are in contest).
Purpose:  Committee Members will conduct local party business, such as identifying candidates to run for various elected offices, deciding what fundraisers and events will be organized, how party funds will be spent, etc.

We have no right to complain about the “establishment” if we don’t petition where it matters, and participate.  Just showing up is 80% of the process here, and we need every able bodied person to help take this party and country back.  Let’s start having our meetings at city hall, instead of the pub.

Ask your family and friends/neighbors to support you by spending a Saturday to take part in the civic process(Ensure they are registered to vote and their forms are filed by February 22nd!).  We need to drive our participation numbers up to ensure electoral success.

Also, If you would like to go one step further in your participation – consider filing to become the County or District Chairman, a member of the State Central Committee, or a Delegate/Alternate Delegate to National Convention.  This should be coordinated, as there is significant expense involved in filing for some of these positions.

If you have any questions, please reply back to Gerry at this link. Please e-mail me to let me know you and/or a family/friend has filed for one or all of these positions.

Restore the Republic!

P.S. – Additional Info

Info on GOP Reorg and Conventions -

Filing Form

Arlington Call to Canvass:
State Convention Call:
Other State Convention information:

Indiana Delegate Selection

Indiana Green Papers

The county clerk and my county chair were kind and helpful as always.

It’s such a simple process. Anyone can do it who voted Republican in their last primary, you just have to fill out a Declaration of Candidacy. If you haven’t voted in a primary yet, you can still become a delegate by pledging support to the GOP.

If you are interested in becoming a delegate, you have until Friday at noon to file. Get in touch with Melissa Burger to ensure you are filing properly.

Flyer for Caucus/Assemblies/Events!

harikaried from Ron Paul Forums has an awesome flyer for Caucus/Assemblies/Events!

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I was at two Nevada caucus locations and convinced hundreds of voters by phone in Iowa and by door-to-door in Nevada. There’s just a few things holding caucus attendees back from supporting Ron Paul: foreign policy and electability. I’ve put together a double-sided card or a half-page handout that you can mass produce at home or at a copy center. These points are those that got people to seriously consider Ron Paul. You probably only need a couple hundred pieces for your caucus location, so making ~50-100 copies and cutting it into 2 or 4 pieces should be good enough.

I would recommend using cardstock (~80lb paper) as opposed to usual copy paper, as it’s sturdier and easier to hold and pass out. But regular paper is better than no paper! And same reasoning if you don’t get everything aligned right or cut correctly — as long as the text is legible, it’s better than nothing at this point!

  1. Print out either the single-sided flyer [download pdf] or double-sided card [download pdf]
  2. Bring to a copy center or just print all the copies at home
  3. Cut into 2 flyers or 4 cards
  4. Bring to caucus location 10 minutes before doors open (people will already be arriving)
  5. Hold out the flyer/card showing the picture and ask “Do you want to beat Obama?”

Many people will just agree with you and take the card. If they ask for more, just direct them to the points on the card. Don’t spend too much time on a single person unless you’re running out of cards.

Here’s example step 1 and step 3 of printing and cutting:

If you’re really observant, you’ll notice the double-sided is flipped upsidedown and some of the bottom/right edge is cut off. That’s okay! We’re not professional copiers or printers. It’s good enough.

2 flyers and 4 cards done for super cheap in less than a minute!

Florida Delegate Selection

Florida Green Papers

Please register to become a delegate to the GOP convention. We need Ron Paul supporters there. Here is the link to how to do it and the details below:

The 2012 National Convention Delegate Selection Process

Fellow Florida Republicans,

2012 is going to be an exciting year. Not only do we have an important voice in choosing our party’s nominee, but we also get to host the Republican National Convention.
With the convention quickly approaching, many of you have expressed interest in serving as a Florida delegate to the national convention. The process of delegate selection is clearly defined by the RPOF Rules of Procedure.

In accordance with those rules, below please find links to documents and important information that will guide you through the selection process. Please, pay very close attention to all deadlines and instructions. It is very important that the documents be completed and sent in accordance with the rules.

To start, RPOF staff have created a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this process. Please take the time to review this first since it is loaded with important facts.
Next, the rule that guides this process is Rule 10. Here is a link to the rule – in .pdf file format – for you to review.

Then, here you will find a document called the Delegate Oath. This Oath serves as the official application form. The Oath must be fully completed, signed, notarized, and then sent to RPOF Headquarters at 420 East Jefferson Street in Tallahassee.

NOTE: You must send the Oath either by registered mail, FedEx, or some method that ensures that it physically arrives at RPOF Headquarters between 12 p.m. January 30 and 12 p.m. February 3. You can also drop it off in person but be certain to hand it directly to a staff member who can verify receipt of the document.

Finally, here is a list of Congressional District Caucus meeting times and locations. After your Delegate Oath is received by RPOF, it will be organized to congressional district and sent to the CD Caucus chair. At those district level meetings, 2 delegates and 2 alternates will be selected for each Congressional District Caucus. This list will continue to be updated as CD caucuses decide their time and location, please check back.

On April 27th and 28th, there will be a RPOF Quarterly meeting where at large delegates will be considered and selected. If you would also like to be considered as an at-large delegate, please indicate this on the Delegate Oath.

We anticipate many more delegate applications than available delegate slots. We will be selecting a full delegation of 99 and 96 alternates in compliance with RPOF rules. (There are no alternates for RPOF Chairman, RPOF’s National Committeeman, or RPOF National Committeewoman.)

I want to thank you in advance for taking the time to apply to serve. It is you, the activists of the Republican Party of Florida, who make our party such an important force of good for our state.

Good luck, and thanks again,
Lenny Curry
Chairman, RPOF

Maine Caucus Information

Maine Green Papers

Source the the information posted:

Presidential Preference Poll Anouncement

Please join us as we kick off the 2012 Republican Campaign Season

Start now and join friends as we celebrate a successful caucus week. Sign up for campaigns, meet

candidates, join the grass roots team in your town!

Saturday, February 11, 2012
5:30 p.m.
Portland Regency
20 Milk Street
Portland, Maine

5:30 p.m. Cash bar and Hors d’ oeuvres

6:30 p.m. Guest Speakers

7:30 p.m. Announcement of Presidential Straw poll results

RSVP by February 5, 2012 to Michelle or call 622-6247

Important Information Relating to Municipal Caucuses

• Each qualified political party (Democratic, Green Independent and Republican)* must hold a biennial municipal caucus in at least one municipality in a minimum of 14 counties for the purpose of electing delegates to a state convention and for any other business. (Title 21-A, §301)

• All caucuses must be held by March 20, 2012.
o The Maine Democratic Party will hold all municipal caucuses on Sunday, February 26th.
o The Maine Republican Party is encouraging all municipal committees to hold their caucuses between February 4th and 11th.
(The Maine Republican Party will post the time, date and location of municipal caucuses as soon as they are known). Please refer to the Maine Republican party web site for further information in your area:
o The Maine Green Independent Party has not provided our office with information regarding its caucus as of the time of this mailing.

• At the request of the committee calling the caucus, the municipal officers shall provide available space in a public building for the caucus at no cost. If the party requests a specific space or room that is not available for the date or time requested, the municipality may provide a suitable alternate location. Municipalities are not allowed to charge janitorial or other fees. If the municipality chooses to offer space owned by another entity (i.e. school RSU) that charges a fee for the use of space, then the fee must be paid by the municipality, rather than passing it onto the party committee.

• The secretary of the municipal party committee must file a copy of the notice of the caucus with the Municipal Clerk, who shall record it.

*Certification of the Americans Elect party formation petition is still pending. If this party is determined to be qualified, we will notify you.
Registrar’s Requirements

Review Title 21-A and Chapter 1, pages 9-12, of your training manual: Voter Registration & Elections: The Guide for Maine Election Administrators, for qualification, selection and duties of Registrars and Deputy Registrars.

Provide Free Caucus List

• The chair or secretary of the municipal committee or the person or persons calling a biennial municipal caucus may request a certified copy of the voter list (21-A, §312), designated as the Caucus List in CVR.

• The Caucus List must include all voters – not just voters enrolled in the party requesting the list.

• Title 21-A, §312 specifies that the Caucus List may include only the following information for each voter: name, residence address, mailing address, enrollment status, electoral district, voter status as active or inactive, voter record number and any special designation indicating the voter is a uniformed service voter, overseas voter or township voter. By law, the caucus list may not include the date of birth.

• The Caucus List disk file is designed to include only these items. All clerks must provide the Caucus List only in the disk file format.

• One free Caucus List must be provided for use by the municipal committee each biennial election cycle (beginning January 1st of a general election year) upon request. The requester must complete and sign the “Request for Obtaining Data from Maine CVR” form. The requester is not eligible to receive updates to a caucus list.

• The Registrar has 5 business days to prepare and provide the Caucus List to the requester; however, please ensure it is available before the caucus.

• A county committee may call the caucus if the municipal committee fails to do so (or there is no municipal committee). If the municipal clerk provides a Caucus List to the county committee, this fulfills the requirement in Title 21-A, section 312 – should a municipal committee member request a voting list at a later date, the municipal committee would not be eligible for a free list.

Attend Party Caucus

• Because this is a Presidential election year, the Registrar must attend the official party caucus for at least 1 hour before the start of the caucus, at the location where the caucus is being held to accept registrations and enrollments.

NOTE: The Registrar is required to remain at the caucus to allow all persons to register and enroll who are present at the caucus at the end of the 1 hour period.

• In addition to blank voter registration applications for use by voters who need to register or enroll, the registrar must print an Alpha Voter List (which includes 17 year olds) from the CVR. The Alpha Voter List is for use by the Registrar – do not give a copy of the Alpha Voter List to the party. A requestor of the caucus list will receive only the caucus list in electronic format.

• When processing enrollments at the caucus, the Registrar must note the requirements for changing enrollments outlined in Title 21-A, section 145:
o A voter may not vote at a caucus for 15 days after filing an application to change enrollment.
o An unenrolled voter may enroll in a party at the caucus and is eligible to participate immediately.
o The CVR was designed to track this restriction on party enrollment changes. When a voter changes from one party to another, the voter will be identified on the caucus disk file and the alpha voter list as an “X”, during the 15 day period when the voter is ineligible to participate in party caucuses or other party activities.

NOTE: Any voter who withdrew enrollment to sign the Americans Elect petition must complete a new application to enroll in a party and participate in a caucus. If the voter enrolled in the Americans Elect Party, the voter must remain in the party for 3 months before the voter can withdraw or change their party again.

• A caucus may be held outside the municipality if several municipalities elect to meet on a consolidated basis. If a political party chooses to hold a regional caucus (two or more municipalities from a certain area caucusing together in a central location), the Registrar of Voters for each municipality participating in the caucus must attend the regional caucus, even if the caucus is held outside of the Registrar’s municipality.
o The Registrar may appoint a Deputy Registrar to attend a caucus and accept new registrations and enrollments. A Deputy Registrar performs any of the duties prescribed by the appointing authority; any registrations and enrollments accepted by the Deputy Registrar at the caucus must be added to the voter list.

Caucus Dates/Times and Locations

Androscoggin County

All towns, unless otherwise listed, will be participating at the countywide caucus in Lewiston.

February 11th, 8:00 A.M.

Geiger Elementary School, 601 College Street, Lewiston
Caucus Contact Person: Rosemarie Butler
E-Mail :
Phone #: 782-6373

Aroostook County

Hayes Gahagan, Chairman of the Aroostook County Republican Committee (ACRC), has announced that Aroostook County Republicans will be called to caucus February 3rd and 4th, 2012. In the event of inclement weather, caucuses will be held February 10th and 11th, 2012. This event is for those towns that have not already caucused.
The purpose of the caucus is to elect Delegates and Alternates to the State Convention, elect members of the Aroostook County Republican Committee, organize for the upcoming elections, and to cast your Presidential Preference Ballot. All Aroostook County Republicans are urged to attend the caucus event for their town.
The State Convention will be held in Augusta, Maine on May 5th and 6th, 2012. Delegates/Alternates will govern the convention and the operation of the Maine Republican Party for the next two years, adopt a party platform, elect a State Committee, and transact other such business as may properly come before the convention. It is also an excellent opportunity for local Republicans to meet and speak with those who are running for office. Registered voters who are enrolled in the Republican Party are eligible to attend Community Caucuses at the below locations. If you have not yet registered to vote or enrolled in the Republican Party, we encourage you to do so at your local Municipal Office before the above Caucus date.
For questions, please email the ACRC at

North Caucus
February 3rd, 7:00 P.M. (Snow Date February 10th)
Fort Kent Town Office
Participating Towns:
Allagash, Clayton Lake, Cross Lake TWP, Cyr PLT,
Daigle, Eagle Lake, Fort Kent, Fort Kent Mills,
Frenchville, Grand Isle, Guerrette, Hamlin, Lille,
Madawaska, Madawaska Lake TWP, New Canada, New
Sweden, Plaisted, Quimby, Sinclair, Soldier Pond, St.
Agatha, St. David, St. Francis, St. John PLT, Stockholm,
Upper Frenchville, Van Buren, Wallagrass,
Westmanland, Winterville PLT,

Central Caucus
February 4th, 9:00 A.M. (Snow Date February 11th)
Presque Isle N.M.C.C. (Northern Maine Community College)
Participating Towns:
Ashland, Blaine, Caribou, Castle Hill, Caswell,
Chapman, Connor TWP, Crouseville, E PLT, Easton,
Fort Fairfield, Garfield PLT, Limestone, Mapleton,
Masardis, Mars Hill, Nashville, Perham, Portage, Portage
Lake, Presque Isle, Sheridan, Squa Pan, Wade,
Washburn, Westfield, Woodland,

South Caucus
February 4th, 2:00 P.M. (Snow Date February 11th)
Houlton Fire House
Participating Towns:
Amity, Bancroft, Benedicta, Bridgewater, Cary PLT,
Crystal, Dyer Brook, Glenwood PLT, Hammond,
Haynesville Hersey, , Hodgdon, Houlton, Island Falls,
Knowles Corner, Linneus, Littleton, Ludlow, Macwahoc
PLT, Merrill, Molunkus, Monticello, Moro PLT, New
Limerick, N. Amity, Oakfield, Orient, Oxbow PLT,
Reed PLT, Sherman, Sherman Mills, Silver Ridge TWP,
Smyrna, Smyrna Mills, Weston, Wytopitlock

Caucus Contact Person: Geri Martin

Cumberland County

February 4th, 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Town Office Community Center

February 11th, 8:30 A.M.
Curtis Memorial Library
Caucus Contact Person: Jonathon Crimmins
Phone #: 720-0203

Cape Elizabeth
February 11th, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Middle school Cafeterium

Chebeague Island
February 4th, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Chebeague Island Hall

Cumberland (town of)
February 5th, 2:00 P.M.
Greeley Middle School
Caucus Contact Person: Joe Loring
Phone #: 829-5063

February 11th, 9:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Town Hall

February 5th, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Freeport High School Cafeteria
30 Holbrook Street

February 4th, 10:00 A.M.
Gray Town Hall (In the Council Chambers)
Caucus Contact Person: Gary Foster
Phone #: 657-4754

February 11th, 9:00 A.M.
Old Orr’s Island Schoolhouse
Orr’s Island
Caucus Contact Person: Jean Appleby Johnson
Phone #: 833-0056

February 11th, 10:00 A.M.
Naples Town Office Gym
Caucus Contact Person: Rich Cross
Phone #: 693-7945

New Gloucester
February 11th, 1:00 P.M.
Community Building

North Yarmouth
February 11th, All Day
North Yarmouth Fire Station

February 11th, 9:30 A.M.
Riverton School
1600 Forest Avenue, Portland

February 9th, 7:00 P.M.
Raymond Town Office

February 4th, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Town Hall

South Portland
February 11th, 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
South Portland Community Center

February 9th, 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Town Hall

February 5th, 1:00 P.M.
Westbrook Middle School

February 11th, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

February 11th, 10:00 A.M.
American Legion Log Cabin
Main Street
Caucus Contact Person: Jeff Weinstein
Phone #: 846-1212

Franklin County

All towns, unless otherwise listed, will be participating at the countywide caucus in Farmington.

February 4th, 2:00 P.M.
Mount Blue High School, Farmington
Caucus Contact Person : Ruby Hardy
Phone #: 778-4320

Hancock County

Hancock County will hold their caucuses in 6 different ‘districts’. Each district will have the list of towns participating in that location.

District 1

Bucksport, Orland, Verona
February 11th, 10:00 A.M.
G. Herbert Jewett School
66 Bridge Street, Bucksport
Caucus Contact Person: Sandi Blanchette
Phone #: 944-8444

District 2

Dedham, Ellsworth, Otis, Trenton
February 11th, 12:00 P.M.
Ellsworth City Hall
Caucus Contact Person: Janice Eldridge
Phone #: 667-2163

District 3

Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Surry, Stonington
February 4th, 10:00 A.M.
Sedgwick Elementary School
272 Snow’s Cove Road, Sedgwick
Caucus Contact Person: Glyneta B. Thomson

District 4

Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isle, Mt. Desert, Frenchboro, Swan’s Island, Tremont, Southwest Harbor
February 4th, 12:00 P.M.
Somesville Fire Station
1157 Main Street, Mt. Desert
Caucus Contact Person: Joanne Eaton
Phone #: 276-3310

District 5

Gouldsboro, Hancock, Lamoine, Waltham, Sorrento, Sullivan, Winter Harbor, Fletcher’s Landing
February 18th, 10:00 A.M.
Hancock Grammar School (off Route 1)
Caucus Contact Person: Kathy Birdsall
Phone #: 460-1021

District 6

Aurora/Amherst, Eastbrook, Franklin, Mariaville, Osborn
February 18th, 1:00 P.M.
Eastbrook Municipal Office
959 Eastbrook Road, Eastbrook
Caucus Contact Person: Debbie Lockman
Phone #: 584-5900

March 3rd, 9:30 A.M.
Emerson Hall
Caucus Contact Person: Jinny Comiciotto
Phone #: 326-8340

Kennebec County

All towns, unless otherwise listed, will be participating at the countywide caucus in Augusta.

February 4th, 9:00 A.M.
Farrington Elementary School
249 Eastern Avenue, Augusta
Caucus Contact Person: Kim Pettengill
Phone #: 907-8205

February 4th, 1:00 P.M.
Hallowell City Hall
Caucus Contact Person: Larry Davis
Phone #: 623-1316 or 557-0702

February 4th, 1:00 P.M.
Monmouth Town Office
Caucus Contact Person: Tim Macdonald
Phone #: 933-4270

February 4th, 12:00 P.M.
Pittston Town Office
Caucus Contact Person: Tim Lawrence
Phone #: 582-6006

Knox County

All towns, unless otherwise listed, will be participating at the countywide caucus in Rockland.

February 4th, 1:00 P.M.
Rockland Middle School
Caucus Contact Person: Jan Dolcater

Lincoln County

All towns, unless otherwise listed, will be participating at the countywide caucus in Damariscotta

February 4th, 12:00 P.M.
Great Salt Bay School

Oxford County

Oxford County’s towns will hold their caucuses in five different ‘consolidated caucuses’. Please contact the caucus organizer to find out the location in which your town will hold it’s caucus.

South Paris Consolidated Caucus
February 3rd, 7:00 P.M.
South Paris Fire Station

Glen Holmes
February 3rd, 7:00PM
S. Paris Fire Station

Loretta Mikols
February 3rd, 7:00PM
S. Paris Fire Station

Neil Hanley
February 3rd, 7:00PM
S. Paris Fire Station

Richard Deans
February 3rd 7:00PM
S. Paris Fire Station

Pete Connell
February 3rd, 7:00PM
S. Paris Fire Station

Steve Hildebrand
February 3rd, 7:00PM
S. Paris Fire Station

Kathleen Rhoten
February 3rd, 7:00PM
S. Paris Fire Station

Al Barth
February 3rd, 7:00PM
S. Paris Fire Station

Carlene Trembley
February 3rd, 7:00PM
S. Paris Fire Station

West Paris
Jerrold Mason
February 3rd, 7:00PM
S. Paris Fire Station

Bethel Consolidated Caucus
February 4th, 10:00 A.M.
Crescent Park School

Albany Twnshp
Joe Lyons
Feb 0410:00AM
Crescent Park School – Bethel

Dennis Doyan
February 4th, 10:00AM
Crescent Park School – Bethel

Fran Head
February 4th, 10:00AM
Crescent Park School – Bethel

Andover Consolidated Caucus
February 5th, 1:00 P.M.
1st Congretional Church, Christian Education Building

Paula Smith
February 5th, 1:00PM
1ST Cong Church CEB – Andover

Paul Ramsey
February 5th, 1:00PM
1ST Cong Church CEB – Andover

Fryeburg Consolidated Caucus
February 11th, 10:00 A.M.
Mollyockett Middle School

Bob Walstrom
February 11th, 10:00AM
Mollyockett Mid School – Fryeburg

Kimberly Clarke
February 11th, 10:00AM
Mollyockett Mid School – Fryeburg

Beth Wadsworth
February 11th, 10:00AM
Mollyockett Mid School – Fryeburg

Robert Steller
February 11th, 10:00AM
Mollyockett Mid School – Fryeburg

Rumford Consolidated Caucus
February 4th, 2:00 P.M.
Rumford Town Office Auditorium

Jackie Conant
February 4th, 2:00 P.M.
Rumford Town Office Auditorium

Gene Skibitsky
February 4th, 2:00 P.M.
Rumford Town Office Auditorium

Connie Tutlis
February 4th, 2:00 P.M.
Rumford Town Office Auditorium

James Pulsifer
February 4th, 2:00 P.M.
Rumford Town Office Auditorium

Stephanie Wilson
February 4th, 2:00 P.M.
Rumford Town Office Auditorium

Individual Towns Caucusing

Please contact caucus organizers for more information.

Caucus Contact Person: Michael Lee
Phone #: 512- 2928

Caucus Contact Person: George Hooper
Phone #: 665-2970

Penobscot County

The following towns will be participating at the countywide caucus in Bangor. All others listed seperately below.

Bangor, Brewer, Carmel, Hermon, Hampden, Bradley, Newburgh, LaGrange, Milford, Hudson, Orrington, Orono, Old Town, Veazie, Greenbush, Eddington, Alton, Etna, Exeter, Glenburn, Bradford, Corinth, Clifton, Holden
February 4th, 1:00 P.M.
Husson College

The Town of Charleston will hold its caucus at the Charleston Community Center, on School Road, on Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30pm.
For further information, contact Alan Gray, Town Chairman, at 285-7986.

Februrary 5th, 2:00 P.M.
Garland Town Office.

February 6th, 6:30 PM
Ridge View Community School

January 30th
6:30 p.m.
Snowmobiles Club

February 11th, 10:00 A.M.
Newport Town Office
Caucus Contact Person: Shawn Roderick

Piscataquis County

All towns, unless otherwise listed, will be participating at the countywide caucus in Dover-Foxcroft

February 5th, 1:00 P.M.
Morton Avenue Elementary School
Caucus Contact Person: Andy Torbett
Phone #: 907-6599

Sagadahoc County

All towns, unless otherwise listed, will be participating at the countywide caucus in West Bath

February 4th, 11:00 A.M.
West Bath Elementary School
Caucus Contact Person: Kyle Rogers

Somerset County

All towns, unless otherwise listed, will be participating at the countywide caucus in North Anson.

February 4th, 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Carrabec Community School
Caucus Contact Person: Dena Worster
Phone #: 938-4477

Individual Caucuses

January 29th, 1:00 p.m.
Fairfield Community Center
61 Water Street

February 7th, 7:00pm with sign in/registration at 6:00pm
Canaan Town Office

Waldo County

All towns, unless otherwise listed, will be participating at the countywide caucus in Belfast.

February 4th, 1:00 P.M.
Troy Howard Middle School
173 Lincolnville Ave Belfast, ME 04915-7402
Caucus Contact Person: Ray St. Onge
Phone #: 975-5957

Washington County

All towns, unless otherwise listed, will be participating at the countywide caucus in East Machias.

February 11th, 1:30 P.M.
Washington Academy
East Machias

York County

All towns, unless otherwise listed, will be participating at the countywide caucus in Sanford.

February 11th, 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Sanford High School

February 4th, 10:00 A.M.
City Hall Auditorium
Caucus Contact Person: Dan Carter
Phone #: 653-6641

Election/Caucus Laws and Legal Guidelines

Legal Guidelines

NOTE: All information below is shown as it appears in Title 21A of Maine Revised Statutes.

During the gubernatorial election year, the registrar shall attend the biennial municipal caucus of each qualified party for at least 30 minutes preceding the commencement of the caucus at the location where the caucus is being held. During the presidential election year, the registrar shall attend the biennial municipal caucus of each qualified party for at least one hour preceding the commencement of the caucus at the location where the caucus is being held. The registrar shall accept the registrations and enrollments of all qualified voters who attempt to register and enroll, and all persons so registered and enrolled may participate in their party caucus. The registrar shall allow all persons to register or enroll who are present at the caucus at the end of the 30-minute or one-hour registration period.

Call. The caucus may be called by the chair or a majority of the members of the municipal committee of a political party. If the municipal committee fails to call a caucus, the county committee may call the caucus. At the request of that committee municipal officers shall provide available space in a public building for a caucus. This means that each town must provide a space free of charge for this event. A municipality may hold its caucus outside the municipality if several municipalities elect to meet on a consolidated basis or if the committee calling the caucus determines that a facility outside the municipality is more suitable.

Time. A biennial municipal caucus of any party must be held during the general election year before March 20th.

Notice. The secretary of the committee shall have a notice of the caucus published in a newspaper having general circulation in the municipality at least 3 and not more than 7 days before it is to be held, or shall post a notice in a conspicuous, public place in each voting district in the municipality at least 7 days before the caucus. The notice must contain the name of the party, the time and place of the caucus and the name of the person calling it.

A. If the notice is not published as required by this subsection, the caucus is void if challenged by any voter eligible to participate in the caucus who was prejudiced by the failure to publish notice.
B. The secretary of the committee shall file a copy of the notice with the clerk who shall record it.

Procedure. The chair of the municipal committee shall open the caucus. In the chair’s absence, the secretary or any resident voter enrolled in the party may open the caucus. The caucus shall elect a secretary and a chair in that order. The chair of the caucus shall then preside over the caucus and the secretary shall record the proceeding of the caucus. The caucus shall determine its own parliamentary procedure.

If no municipal committee. If there is no municipal committee, any resident voter enrolled in the party may call a special caucus for the purpose of electing the committee following the notice procedure of subsection 3.

The chair or secretary of the municipal committee or the person or persons calling a biennial municipal caucus, including any resident voter pursuant to section 311, subsection 5, may request a list of registered voters pursuant to section 196-A, subsection 1 for use by the municipal committee once each biennial election cycle beginning January 1st in an election year.

Vote by list. The caucus may order voting to be done by checking each voter’s name on the municipal caucus list of registered voters from the central voter registration system pursuant to section 312.

Secret ballot. The caucus may order voting to be done by secret ballot which may be printed, or written on plain paper.

CHALLENGES (Section 314)
An enrolled voter of a municipality may challenge the right of another to vote at a municipal caucus. The person challenged may vote at the caucus after he has taken the following oath administered by the chairman of the caucus.

Oath. “I, (name of challenged person), swear that I am a registered and enrolled voter in this voting district, that I am a member of the party holding this caucus, and that I have not been enrolled in any other party in this municipality within the last 15 days.”

Oath recorded and copy sent to registrar. The secretary of the caucus shall record the administration of the oath and shall send a copy of the record to the registrar.

Registrar to compare records. On receipt of the copy of the record, the registrar shall compare it with the voting and enrollment records. If the oath is false, the person who swore to it is guilty of a Class E crime.

Qualifications; appointment; compensation. Election clerks must be at least 18 years of age, registered to vote and residents of the municipality, except that, if the municipal officers, after providing timely notice to state and local chairs of political parties of the lack of available election clerks, are unable to appoint a sufficient number of election clerks who are residents of the municipality, the municipal clerk may appoint election clerks who are not residents of the municipality but who are residents of the county and are otherwise qualified to fill the vacancies. The municipal officers of each municipality shall appoint election clerks no later than May 1st of each general election year to serve at each voting place during the time the polls are open and as counters after the polls close. A list of the election clerks appointed under this subsection must be posted at each voting place. Election clerks are entitled to a reasonable compensation as determined by the municipal officers.

Representation of parties. The municipal officers shall consider the following for appointment as election clerks.

A. The municipal officers shall consider persons nominated by the municipal, county or state committees of the major parties to serve as election clerks. The municipal officers shall appoint at least one election clerk from each of the major parties to serve at each voting place during the time the polls are open. The municipal officers shall also appoint a sufficient number of election clerks to serve as counters after the polls close. The election clerks must be selected so that the number of election clerks from one major party does not exceed the number of election clerks from another major party by more than one.

B. The municipal officers shall appoint at least one election clerk nominated by the municipal committee of a qualified minor party represented on the last general election ballot for each voting place at the committee’s request.

C. Notwithstanding subsection 1, the municipal officers may also consider persons who are 17 years of age to serve as student election clerks for a specific election. A student election clerk may perform all the functions of an election clerk as prescribed by this Title.


Convention Delegates play an important role in setting the direction of the Maine Republican Party. The primary responsibilities of Convention Delegates are to conduct the general business of the State Convention and nominate and/or elect representatives to the National, State and County Committees.

The duties of a Convention Delegate include, but are not limited to:
 Discuss and vote on the General Rules of the Maine Republican Party;
 Discuss and vote on the Rules of the next biennial Republican State Convention;
 Discuss and vote on the Maine Republican Party Platform including any amendments presented from the floor;
 Elect a National Committeeman and National Committeewoman;
 Elect Delegates and Alternates to the National Republican Convention;
 Ratify Municipal Delegate nominees to County Committees and elect representatives from municipalities that did not nominate a sufficient number of Municipal Delegates to the County Committee;
 Nominate State Committee Members (State Committeeman, State Committeewoman and State Committee Member At-Large) from each county those who will represent you on the Republican State Committee.

Convention Alternates are responsible for performing the responsibilities and duties of Convention Delegates in the absence of a Delegate and having been appointed as such by the Delegation Chair.

NOTE: Delegates and Alternates are responsible for all of their expenses.
 There is a fee of $25 to attend the Convention as a Delegate or Alternate.
 You must pay for all meals (Convention sponsored meals will range from $15 to $40).
 You must make your own housing arrangements.

You should receive Convention information by March 16th. If you have not heard from us by then, please contact Michelle at 622-6247 or


The Municipal Delegation Chairman is the leader of the Municipal Delegation (Delegates and Alternates) to the State Convention.

It is the responsibility of the Delegation Chairman to:
 Confirm that all Delegates are planning to attend the Convention.
 Appoint a replacement if a Delegate is unable to attend the Convention
o the Delegation Chairman must appoint a replacement from the list of elected Alternates.
 Appoint a replacement if a Delegate is unable to be present at any time during the Convention for votes.
o the Delegation Chairman must appoint a replacement from the list of elected Alternates.
 Call a meeting of the Municipal Delegation to elect a replacement Delegation Chairman if you are unable to fulfill your duties.
 Communicate with the Maine Republican Party when appropriate.
o Notify the MRP HQ in writing of any changes in the status of Delegates and/or Alternates (e-mail to if prior to the Convention or via the Delegate Replacement Form if the Convention has already commenced.)
 Monitor the Municipal Delegation during voting sessions to insure that only Delegates vote on each issue.
 Assist County Chairmen in the distribution and collection of ballots, when required.


Municipal delegates to the County Committee, commonly referred to as County Committee Members, represent enrolled Republicans in their municipality when conducting County Committee business and specific activities related to the election of local officers and elected state legislators. Duties include, but are not limited to:

 Representing municipal interests on the County Committee;
 Attending County Committee meetings and casting votes on routine County Committee business;
 Working closely with the Municipal Committee to promote local Republican activism;
 Supporting municipal and county organizational activities including:
o Fundraising
o Communications
o Promoting special events
 Supporting election related activities including:
o Recruiting candidates for County Offices
o Providing campaign assistance within the municipality to local, state and federal candidates
o Providing assistance on referendum issue campaigns
o Poll watching
 Performing other duties and responsibilities defined in individual County By-Laws

Additionally, municipal delegates to the County Committee may be called upon to participate in filling untimely vacancies left in County and State offices.


Municipalities are required to have Election Clerks working at the polls on Election Day.
 Political committees can nominate people to work at the polls.
 Nominations must be submitted to the municipal clerk no later than April 1, 2012.
 Election Clerks must represent the political parties equally within one; i.e., there can be 7 Republicans and 6 Democrats.

Election Clerks perform a vital role in our election process. Their responsibilities include:
 check in voters;
 provide voters with appropriate ballot(s);
 tally votes at the end of the day; and
 ensure that all election related materials are secured according to State Law.

Many municipalities have a difficult time finding the necessary number of people to work at the polls. Here is how you can help:
 Ask your Clerk for the names of those who have served as Republican Election Clerks in the past.
 Tell your clerk that your Republican Committee will be making nominations in accordance with State Law.
 Take the time to find people who are willing to work at your Polls.

The goal is to have every Republican Committee submit names this year. Please help with this task. This is an important part of our process.

Please read Legal Guidelines, Election Clerks (Section 503 at top of this page) for requirements.