2012 Conventions and Candidates
It is time to nominate candidates for the 2012 General Election.
If you want to vote on candidates to be placed on the general election ballot, you must be an elected delegate to the county, district or state conventions.
Click for a full list of qualified candidates (PDF).
If you want to be a voting delegate at the County Convention,
you have to be elected at the Precinct convention. You do not have to attend the precinct convention to be nominated for the county convention.
Precinct conventions are next Tuesday March 13 between 7-9pm all over the state. Contact your county party for locations and if you want to be a county delegate but won’t be able to attend precinct conventions.
The County conventions will be Saturday March 17. Here candidates whose districts are fully in the County will be nominated (or not), and delegates to the district and state conventions will be elected. To repeat, to vote here you must have been elected at the precinct conventions on March 13. You do not have to be present to be elected as a delegate to the district or state conventions.
District conventions will be March 24 and we’re still figuring out which other counties we need to meet with and how we’ll accomplish that, we’re hoping to use technology here. Candidates whose districts cross county lines will be nominated (or not) at these conventions.
State convention will be June 9-10. It’s looking like it may be in San Antonio if we can find a location. Here is where statewide candidates are nominated or not, presidential electors are elected, delegates to the national presidential nominating convention are elected, state officers are elected, national committee delegates are elected, and any bylaw changes are voted on. Platform changes are voted on in odd years only.
If you want to participate at ANY level and can’t attend the convention where you would be elected, then you MUST contact your county party BEFORE the convention date.