Wyoming’s Caucus and Delegate Selection Process Explained

Green Papers Report on Wyoming

 

By becoming a Precinct Committeeman or Precinct Committeewoman (PC), you become an automatic delegate to the County Conventions. If you are not a PC, you have to get elected at your Precinct Caucus in February to become a delegate to the County Conventions. Instead of waiting until February, you can guarantee a spot at the County Conventions today by simply becoming a PC.

To become a PC, you must be a registered Republican and there must be a vacancy for a PC in your precinct. Contact (call or email) the Chairman of your County GOP and ask to volunteer as a PC. If there is a vacancy for a PC in your precinct, the Chairman will appoint you to the position. When contacting the Chairman, it is important that you do not mention your support for Ron Paul.

Click here for a list of contacts for the County GOPs.

 

For Presidential elections, Wyoming holds county conventions to elect Delegates to the Republican National Convention. In the county convention, only about 1,250 are entitled to vote for Delegates. Of those 1,250, only 250 are elected by Republican voters statewide. The other 1,000 entitled to vote are Precinct Committeemen (PC). This means that the entire state of Wyoming has a 20% influence on the election while a select 1,000 people hold 80% influence! Please continue reading to find out how to become part of the select 1,000 who holds significant influence in the state.

Wyoming’s Caucus System

In 2012, 11 counties will select delegates and the other 11 counties will select alternate delegates (Laramie County will select both) through the caucus system below:

1. At precinct caucuses, registered Republicans elect county convention delegates.
2. At county conventions, delegates elect national convention delegates.

How to become a delegate
In WY, if you become a Precinct Committeeman or Precinct Committeewoman (“PC”), you are an automatic delegate at the county convention. In other words, by becoming a PC, you skip #1 in the process above.

This might not sound like a big deal, but the fact is you can become a PC today if your precinct has a vacancy, which makes it important that we fill PC vacancies as soon as possible with Ron Paul supporters to guarantee delegates at the county conventions, who ultimately vote for national convention delegates.

The best part is if there is a vacant PC position available, all you need to do is request the position from your County Republican Party, fill out a form, and the position is yours. It really is that simple and it costs you nothing.

For each precinct, there is at least 1 Precinct Committeeman and 1 Precinct Committeewoman. If a precinct has 3 Precinct Committeemen then it must also have 3 Precinct Committeewomen.

How to become a PC
You can become a PC by one of two methods: (1) become elected in a primary (last one was August 2010 and next one will be in 2012); or (2) if there is a vacancy, become appointed by your County Republican Party. The instructions below are for filling vacancies since elections have already occurred.

1. Make sure you are registered to vote as a Republican at the address you reside. If you are unsure if you are registered to vote at your address, you can check with your County Clerk. Contact information for your County Clerk can be found here.

2. Determine your precinct here. Follow the steps until you get to the “Polling Place” tab. Your precinct is located in the top right hand box called “Voting District”.

3. Contact your County Republican Party and request to become a PC if there is a vacancy in your precinct. Contact information for each county can be found here. You can contact the Chairman of your County Republican Party.

4. If there is a vacancy, you will probably receive paperwork to fill out to become a PC.

List of PCs
Please check to see if your county has any vacancies before contacting your County Chairman.

The following counties do not have any vacancies:
Platte
Sublette
Crook

The following counties may have vacancies in the following precincts:
PCM = Precinct Committeeman, PCW = Precinct Committeewoman

Albany
PCM: 12-1, 31-2, 31-3 (2 vacancies), 41-3 (2), 41-4, 51-1, 51-2, 51-3, 51-4, 51-5 (2), 61-1, 61-2 (2)
PCW: 11-1, 31-2 (2), 31-3, 31-3, 41-2, 41-3, 41-4, 51-2, 51-3, 51-4, 61-1, 61-4

Campbell
PCM: 1-17, 4-1, 5-1, 18-1
PCW: 1-17, 3-1, 5-1, 18-1

Carbon
PCM: 2-2, 4-1, 6-1, 7-1, 11-1, 12-1
PCW: 2-2, 4-1, 6-1, 7-1, 11-1, 15-1

Converse
PCM: 9-1, 23-6
PCW: 9-1, 23-6

Goshen
PCM: 10-10, 20-1
PCW: 10-3, 20-1

Laramie
Check here (Excel file):
http://www.laramiecountyrepublicanpa…_Committee.xls
In the file, scroll tab to the left to see the precinct numbers.

Lincoln
Check here:
http://www.lincolncountyrepublicanpa…index.cfm?ID=2

Natrona
Check here:
http://www.natronagop.com/precinct.htm

Park
PCM: 2-1, 10-2, 11-2, 21-1
PCW: 2-1, 3-1, 3-2 (2 vacancies), 9-7, 10-2, 11-2

Sheridan
PCM: 2-2, 2-4, 2-5 (2 vacancies), 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 9-1, 17-1, 17-2, 18-1, 20-2
PCW: 2-5, 3-4, 3-5, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 6-1, 9-1, 11-1, 18-1, 19-1, 20-2

Teton
Check here:
http://tetongop.com/precinctleaders.html

Uinta
Check here:
http://www.uintacounty.com/index.aspx?nid=72

Washakie
PCM: 3-1, 5-1, 5-3
PCW: 3-1, 5-3 (2 vacancies)

Weston
PCM: 4-1
PCW: 3-1, 4-1

I do not have any information for the following counties:
Big Horn
Fremont
Hot Springs
Johnson
Niobrara
Sweetwater

Counties Selecting Delegates
Big Horn
Carbon
Johnson
Laramie
Lincoln
Natrona
Niobrara
Park
Platte
Sublette
Washakie
Weston

Counties Selecting Alternate Delegates
Albany
Campbell
Converse
Crook
Fremont
Goshen
Hot Springs
Laramie
Sheridan
Sweetwater
Teton
Uinta

Washington’s Caucus and Delegate Selection Process Explained

Green Papers Report on Washington
Info added 3/2/2012 
Make sure to stick around to become a delegate.  The Chairman will ask who wants to be delegates and all you need to do is volunteer when asked. Volunteering may be as simple as raising your hand or speaking up.
Put that right at the top
Eric said the other info for WA is now inacurate
due to deadlines passing , it’s basically now just nominating yourself/friends at the caucus that’s left
Older Information:
In 2008, half of WA’s 40 delegates were selected through a primary election and half were selected through caucuses. For 2012, WA has cancelled its primary; therefore, all delegates will be selected through the caucus systems below:
For all counties except King County:
1. At precinct caucuses, registered voters elect county convention delegates.
2. At county conventions, delegates elect state convention delegates.
3. At the state convention, delegates elect national convention delegates.
For King County only:
1. At precinct caucuses, registered voters elect legislative district delegates.
2. At legislative district conventions, delegates elect state convention delegates.
3. At the state convention, delegates elect national convention delegates.
How to become a delegate
In WA, if you become a Precinct Committee Officer (“PCO”), you are an automatic delegate at the county/legislative district convention. In other words, by becoming a PCO, you skip #1 in the process above.
This might not sound like a big deal, but the fact is you can become a PCO today if your precinct has a vacancy. Each precinct only has one PCO, which makes it important that we fill PCO vacancies as soon as possible with Ron Paul supporters to guarantee delegates at the county/legislative district level.
The best part is if there is a vacant PCO position available, all you need to do is request the position from your County/Legislative District Republican Party, fill out a form, and the position is yours. It really is that easy and it costs you nothing. In one county, 58% of the PCO positions are vacant.
How to become a PCO
You can become a PCO by one of two methods: (1) become elected in a primary (last one was August 2010 and next one will be in 2012); or (2) if there is a vacancy, become appointed by your County Republican Party. The instructions below are for filling vacancies since elections have already occurred.
1. Make sure you are registered to vote at the address you reside. You can check your registration here.
2. Determine your precinct at the link above by looking at the last column “Prec.” If you reside within King County, also determine your legislative district by looking at the column “Leg.” next to the precinct.
3. Contact your County Republican Party and request to become a PCO if there is a vacancy in your precinct. If you reside in King County, skip this step. Contact information for each county can be found here. You can contact the Chairman, Vice Chairman or Secretary through email or phone.
4. If you reside within King County, contact your Legislative District Republican Party and request to become a PCO if there is a vacancy in your precinct. Contact information for Legislative Districts can be found below.
5. If there is a vacancy, you will probably receive paperwork to fill out to become a PCO.
 
Finding your Precinct Number and District:
https://wei.secstate.wa.gov/olvrsite/

You can register your vote or find your information, so just fill that out and ‘Continue’. Once you are ‘in’, then click on the last ‘menu’ on the left which says “My elected officials and district”.. You should see your precinct number on top with the ‘big title’..

And your district information, Legislative District probably being the most important, below.

If you need the precinct name for some reason call your county auditor’s office.

Go here: http://www.mrsc.org/countyprofiles/profilesmenu.aspx
Select your county, click on your county’s website or just use the number there to call them and have them transfer to the Auditor’s office. Then tell them that you need the Precinct name, and just tell them the precinct number you got from MyVote website.

Find your Caucus Location HERE once you have your Precinct Number from MyVote (above):
(this is a compilation to the caucus locations direct site posted by some counties, if your county isn’t here, check their website or call them, info given below)

Benton County: http://www.bentoncountygop.com/presidential-caucus-2012 (not there at the moment of last update, check yourself)
Chelan County: http://chelancountygop.org/march-3rd…-chelan-county (Caucus Locations POSTED!!)
Callam County: http://www.clallamrepublicans.org/caucuses_2012.html (Caucus Locations Posted!!!)
Clark County: http://www.clarkcountygop.org/display_news.htm?nid=981 (Caucus locations posted)
Cowlitz County: http://www.cowlitzrepublicans.com/ (Caucus location posted, I guess all of them are at the Cowlitz County EXPO)
Douglas County: http://www.douglascountyrepublicans.org/news/ (Caucus locations posted!!)
Grant County: http://www.grantcounty-gop.com/ (Caucus locations posted!!! Need Precinct Name, call Grant County Auditor for name)
Grays Harbor: http://www.ghgop.org/PDFs/GHGOPCaucusLocations2012.pdf (Locations posted!!)
Island County: http://www.islandcountygop.org/uploa…y_caucuses.pdf (Posted)
Jefferson County: http://jcrcc.blogspot.com/p/platform.html (locations posted!!)
King County: http://www.kcgop.org/caucus-locator/ (use the search and you’ll see the location!!)
Kitsap County: http://www.kitsaprepublicans.com/con…y_Precinct.pdf (locations posted!!)
Kittitas County: http://www.kittitasrepublicans.org/ (NOT POSTED YET, check if they updated yourself)
Lewis County: http://www.lewiscountyrepublicans.org/blog/ (locations posted!!!)
Mason County: http://www.masoncountyrepublicans.org/Home.php (Nothing yet, this site sucks hehehe )
Pierce County: http://piercegop.org/2012-caucuses/ (Posted!!! many of them are by Legislative District, this info is on MyVote above)
San Juan County: http://sjcrp.org/precinct-caucus-and…ty-convention/ (locations posted!!!)
Skagit County: http://www.skagitgop.com/Index.htm (Nothing, all the caucus information is OLD. Call them for updated information)
Snohomish County: http://www.snocogop.com/Caucus/ (Not yet posted)
Spokane County: http://www.spokanegop.com/caucus-locations (locations posted!!!)
Thurston County: http://www.thurstonrepublicans.com/ (nothing there yet, its not even on the Calendar LOL!!)
Walla Walla County: http://www.wallawallacountygop.com/ (says Fairgrounds? TBA so call them up..)
Whatcom County: http://www.whatcomgop.com/Blogs/24/1…r-march-3.html (locations posted!! OMG So many PCO positions are VACANT, why weren’t these filled by US?????? Oh well hehe)
Whitman County: http://www.wc-gop.com/index.php (nothing yet, click on PCO list try to contact your PCO. Why so many vacants!!!!? We should’ve had these…)
Yakima County: http://www.yakimacountyrepublicans.org/ (locations posted, scroll down!!!)

(if you have info for counties I’m missing, please post them and I’ll update this post)

Contact information for County GOP (look for caucus location on their website or call them)
In order to find the Caucus location for your Precinct, you have to visit your County GOP website or call your County GOP:
http://www.wsrp.org/Links.aspx

Here there are many of the links to the county gop. Many counties are not there, you can try googleing those that aren’t there, perhaps some don’t have websites.

If you are unsure or can’t find any caucus location information on the county website or they don’t have a website. Call the your county GOP.

Here:
http://www.wsrp.org/StateCommittee.aspx

Lists all the counties, click on your county, and you probably want to call the Secretary most likely, but you can try calling anyone and ask for any information you need. Be sure to have your precinct name or number handy before you call.

List of PCOs
The following counties have publicly released their list of PCOs. If you live in one of these counties, please check to see if your precinct has a PCO before you contact your County Republican Party.
Benton
http://www.bentonelections.com/Preci…_Officers.html
Clallam
http://www.clallamrepublicans.org/party_leadership.html
Cowlitz
PDFs:
http://wei.secstate.wa.gov/cowlitz/D…Rep%202011.pdf
http://wei.secstate.wa.gov/cowlitz/D…Rep%202011.pdf
Grant
http://grantcounty-gop.com/pco.html
Island
Excel file:
http://www.islandcountygop.com/roster.xls
Lewis
http://www.lewiscountyrepublicans.org/pco.php
Pierce
PDF:
http://piercegop.org/wp-content/docs/PCOs.pdf
Spokane
PDF:
http://www.spokanegop.com/images/2010_PCO_list.pdf
Yakima
PDF:
http://www.yakimacounty.us/vote/2010…Odirectory.pdf
Contact Information for Legislative District Republican Parties (King County Residents Only):

5th LD
Ferrin Lauve, PCO Recruiter
pcorecruiting @ 5ldgop.org
11th LD
Rex Meyer, Chairman
rex_meyer @ earthlink.net
30th LD
Len Englund, Chairman
len.englund @ comcast.net
31st LD
Darlene Hamilton, Chairman
kcgopdarlene31 @ hotmail.com
32nd/1st LD
Dan Thwing, Chairman
chair32kcgop @ comcast.net
33rd LD
Craig Dougherty, Chairman
cwdloneranger @ yahoo.com
34th LD
Jim Clingan, Chairman
jim206clingan @ aol.com
36th LD
Glenn Avery, Chairman
gravery @ comcast.net
37th LD
Jonathan Fox, Chairman
gop37district @ hotmail.com
41st LD
Jackie Dunbar, Chairman
jadunbar @ comcast.net
43rd LD
Mathew Thomas, Chairman
mathewpatrickthomas @ gmail.com
45th/39th LD
http://www.45gop.org/contact
Check the “I want to be a PCO” box
46th LD
Bob Guthrie, Chairman
robertguthrie @ earthlink.net
47th LD
Orin Wells, Vice Chairman
orinwells @ kc47gop.org
48th LD
Justin Kawabori, Chairman
48gopchair @ gmail.com

Delegate Training for Ron Paul

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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: http://www.ronpaul2012.com/delegate/

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 (ronpaul.meetup.com) 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” http://www.robertsrules.org/

“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!

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