REPUBLICAN PARTY OF BERNALILLO COUNTY QUADRENNIAL CONVENTION
 


Dear Fellow Republicans,

I hope this day finds you safe and well.  Every year there's a Presidential election a Quadrennial Convention is conducted in order to elect delegates to the Republican National Convention.  In a similar fashion to the Pre-Primary Convention, we start by electing delegates at the County Party level.  Those elected county delegates will vote at the State Convention to pick state delegates to represents New Mexico at the Republican National Convention, and as presidential electors.

On April 20, 2020, the State Central Committee approved an amendment to the Uniform State Rules to allow meetings and conventions to be conducted by electronic means during a disaster or emergency when in-person gatherings are not possible.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting restrictions on group meetings, the RPBC Quadrennial Convention will be held electronically.

The information packet and fees for the State Quadrennial Convention were emailed out previously, both by RPNM and by RPBC.  NOTE: There are no proxies allowed for the State Quadrennial Convention.  If you want to vote you must attend in person (in June).

Sincerely,
Julie M. Wright
Chairwoman
Republican Party of Bernalillo County

 
 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF BERNALILLO COUNTY OFFICIAL CALL

 
Call is hereby made for County Central Committee Meeting of the Republican Party of Bernalillo County to be held Wednesday May 27, 2020 at 6:00 PM through electronic means for the purpose of:
 
Considering any contests of delegations to the County Convention,
Determining the Temporary Roll of Delegates to the County Convention,
Selecting the Temporary Officers to the County Convention,
Prescribing any special rules for the County Convention, and Considering other proper business

 

AND
 

Call is hereby made for Ward Caucuses of the Republican Party of Bernalillo County to be held Thursday,

May 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM through electronic means for the purpose of:

Electing delegates to the County Quadrennial Convention and Considering other proper business

 


AND


Call is hereby made for the Quadrennial Convention of the Republican Party of Bernalillo County to be held Thursday May 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM through electronic means for the purpose of:
 
Electing Delegates to the Republican State Quadrennial Convention to be held Saturday June 27, 2020 in Albuquerque New Mexico
 
By,
 
Julie M. Wright
Chairwoman
Republican Party of Bernalillo County
 

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 
To register for the County Central Committee meeting, and to register for the Ward Caucuses and Quadrennial County Convention, please send an email to bcgophq@gmail.com  the following required information:
 
·        * Name (as registered)
·        *Address (as registered)
·        *Phone number
·        * Email address
·        *Voter Registration number (optional)
          *State whether you wish to participate in the County Central Committee Meeting, the County Quadrennial Convention, or both.


All members of the Ward Caucuses and delegates to the County Convention must be registered Republicans residing in Bernalillo County.
The deadline to registration for the convention is Friday, May 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM (MDT). Late registrations will not be accepted.
 There is no fee to be a delegate for the County Convention.
 
All who register shall receive an email prior to the Convention with the information to access the electronic meeting and a list of the names of those registered at that time.
A copy of the vote results will be provided by email to each registered delegate to the County Convention.

STATE QUADRENNIAL CONVENTION INFORMATION

The State Convention is scheduled to be held on June 27, 2020 at the Hotel Albuquerque.  The $90.00 registration fee to attend the State Convention is the responsibility of the delegate.  Delegates to the national convention are responsible for their expenses, at a cost of between $4,000-5,000. 

On the day the state quadrennial convention is held there will be a State Central Committee meeting which can be attended in addition to (or instead of) the quadrennial convention.  Registration fees for the SCC meeting are separate from registration fees for the quadrennial. At the SCC meeting proxies will be allowed and SCC members will vote to see who our national committeeman and national committeewoman will be for the next four years.

IMPORTANT UPDATES:


First:


Shelter In Place Order Limits Our Activity

The Governor has extended her existing public health order, which limits gatherings to five people and forces all non-essential businesses to stay closed through May 15th. That's some amazing timing considering that regular early voting begins Saturday May 16th. Many of us are ready to get back to business and carry on with our regular campaign activities. Hopefully we'll see some movement towards reopening New Mexico even further. In the meantime we are still looking for an adequate new space from which to conduct operations since our Eubank location became unusable in February.

Second:

Primary Election Voting Schedule and Details Update

Absentee In-Person & Early Voting (only at the County Clerk's Annex) begins today, May 5th at

1500 Lomas Blvd NW Suite A. It will run on weekdays only from 8am-5pm between the 5th and 15th. Its hours of operation will change on the 16th to match those of other early voting locations.

 

Early Voting begins Saturday, May 16th and runs on weekdays and Saturdays through May 30th from 8am-8pm.

Primary Election Day is Tuesday June 2nd from 7am-7pm.

The Bernalillo County Clerk has now posted a new, more limited selection of early voting locations. You can look them here:

https://www.bernco.gov/clerk/early-voting-locations.aspx

Absentee Voting is a viable option for anyone concerned with voting in person. The Secretary of State and the Bernalillo County Clerk will be mailing absentee ballot applications to all voters registered with a major party (Rep/Dem/Lib) some time in the next week or so. If you prefer not to wait, you can print an absentee ballot application here:

https://www.bernco.gov/upl…/files/Clerk/NMAV-1_BER_eform.pdf

If you send in your application requesting an Absentee Ballot, you may not cast your vote any other way. However, if you misplace your ballot, you may still vote in person by provisional ballot (the County Clerk will certify your ballot at a later date to ensure you haven't voted more than one). You may also hand deliver your own absentee ballot to the County Clerk's Office downtown, or it can be mailed in the return envelope provided with it. Alternatively you may drop off your absentee ballot at any early or Election Day voting location during their hours of operation.

If you want to know which district you are in for any state, local, or federal race you can find out by clicking here:

https://voterportal.servis.sos.state.nm.us/WhereToVote.aspx…

Third:

Poll Workers

The Bernalillo County Clerk's office may still be in need of Poll Workers. Depending on what position you would be interested in, the wage is $9.84-$11.40 per hour, with a flat pay rate on election day. The Clerk's office has informed me that they will take all precautions for poll workers' safety.

If you're interested in being a Poll Worker, please call the Bernalillo County Clerk's office:

505-243-VOTE


Fourth:

Poll Challengers

Our County Chair is allowed to appoint Poll Challengers. A Poll Challenger is a volunteer position and their presence is permitted at polling locations throughout early voting and on Election Day. If you are interested in helping as a Challenger, please contact our Chair, Julie Wright via email: bcgopjulie@gmail.com

Fifth:

Same Day Voter Registration

We know you're all registered to vote, but in the odd case that you still need to register to vote, Same Day Voter Registration is available for the Primary Election. The only site that will have Same Day Registration will be the Clerk's Annex located at 1500 Lomas Blvd NW, Suite A.

Sixth:

We Have Excellent Candidates!

Please vote for our Republican candidates running in the Primary. If you don't know who to vote for, please reach out to them via the links to their campaign sites. All campaign links can be found on our County Party Website, which you can reach if you click here:

Bcgop.org

Seventh:

County Central Committee Meeting and County Quadrennial Conventions

All necessary information about our Bernalillo County Republican Quadrennial Convention and its preceding County Central Committee Meeting will be made available soon. They will take place some time between May 23rd and May 31st.

Donations can be made at: BCGOP.ORG

If you would like to explore other options for assisting our Party and our Candidates, please contact us by email: bcgophq@gmail.com

As always, if you're a Bernalillo County Party Central Committee member, your dues can also be paid at: BCGOP.ORG

The Republican Party of Bernalillo County

Our mailing address:

Republican Party of Bernalillo County
PO Box 92422
Albuquerque NM 87199

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