2017 HAWAII STATE PARTY CONVENTION !
KAUAI COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
2017 HAWAII REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION
May 12th and 13th, 2017
AQUA KAUAI BEACH RESORT
$139/night basic rate quote, + Convention fee (to be announced)
Workshops Friday, May 12th, 10:00 AM
SATURDAY MAY 13th, 9:00 AM
The regular business for this Convention:
PARTY RULES CHANGES
DELEGATES — are elected in precinct caucus meetings in February. They convene on May 13th as the State Convention, elect officers and approve any rules changes. Resolutions brought duly to the floor will also be considered.
A delegate must be a Party member, a registered voter in the precinct he or she represents, and be timely registered, with fee paid. Delegates pay their own way. The Convention fee is set at cost. It is not a Party fund raiser.
Delegates, if not elected, and if openings in their precinct remain, may be appointed up to 10 days before Convention by their Precinct President (Precinct Chair). Appointments may also be made, if any vacancies remain, between 30 and 10 days before Convention only, also by the District Chair or, if none, by the County Chair. Prospective appointees are urged to fill out the on-line form and discuss with their Precinct Chair or District Chair (find contact info on main page, “ABOUT,” “Republican Party Leadership,” then one of the two lists, Neighbor Island, or Honolulu).
ALTERNATES — are elected or appointed as above, and serve as delegates only in the absence of a delegate and in accord with their rank first, in their own precinct by order of election, then by order of appointment. Only at Convention itself, and only after Credentials Committee has verified all delegate check-ins, are any alternates moved into a delegate’s seat, and, if that precinct’s slots are filled, into another precincts’ empty delegate slot, if any, and only within their own District delegation.
Many alternates will be able to move up and serve as a delegate if they do attend the Convention.
EX-OFFICIO DELEGATES in this off-election-season year include all State and County elected Republican officials and all State Committee members. This includes District Chairs. They need neither election nor appointment but they must timely register and pay the Convention fee to be admitted as voting delegates. They serve as delegates in addition to the number of delegates allocated to their precinct of residence.
GUESTS — are welcome at Convention if they are a Party member, register, and pay the Convention fee. Non-member guests must be approved by their District and County Chairs and be pre-cleared with the Credentials Committee.