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OFFICIAL CALL: 2017 Party Canvass

OFFICIAL CALL
Party Canvass
of Smyth County Republican Committee
of the Republican Party of Virginia

As Chairman of the Smyth County Republican Committee, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, Adam L. Tolbert, do hereby issue this call for a Party Canvass (“party-run primary”) to be held at Chilhowie High School, 1160 East Lee Highway, Chilhowie, VA, beginning at 10:00AM local time and ending at 4:00PM local time on Saturday, June 10, 2017 for the following purposes:

1)    Nominating Republican candidates for the Smyth County Board of Supervisors to be voted upon in the November 7, 2017 General Election in the Saltville, Chilhowie, and Royal Oak election districts.

>>>Download Party Canvass Call (PDF Format)
>>>Download Candidate Filing Form (PDF Format)
>>>Download Party Canvass Rules (PDF Format)

2017 Nomination Process for Local Offices Adopted

At the March 27, 2017 Smyth County Republican Committee meeting, the attached party canvass call was adopted to nominate Republican candidates for local offices (Board of Supervisors in the Saltville, Chilhowie, and Royal Oak election districts) in Smyth County for the November 2017 General Election.

A party canvass is like a primary election, except it is run by the Republican Party at an established central polling place.  During the hours the canvass is being held, those who appear with proper photo ID, sign the pledge to support Republican candidates, and are found to be properly registered voters are given a paper ballot to vote and deposit into a ballot box.  The voter will then leave after casting their ballot.  At the end of the canvass, the ballot box is opened and the results are tallied on site.  The person with the most votes for a particular office is the party’s nominee.  Also, each candidate will be permitted to appoint observers to witness the canvass while it is in progress and during the vote counting.

The pre-filing deadline is June 2 by 5:00pm for any interested candidates seeking the Republican nomination.  The canvass will be held, if necessary, on Saturday, June 10 from 10am-4pm at Chilhowie High School.  On June 2 a notice will be issued listing all the candidate filings received and noting any offices that will be contested at the canvass.

Only the names of those persons who have pre-filed and are determined to be qualified will be printed on the ballots used at the party canvass. No write-in votes will be counted. If only one candidate properly files and is found to be qualified for an individual office to be nominated by the party canvass, then such candidate shall be declared the Republican nominee and that particular office will not be on the ballot at the party canvass. If only one candidate properly files and is found to be qualified for each office to be nominated by the party canvass, then such candidates shall be declared the Republican nominees and no party canvass will be held.

>>>Download Party Canvass Call (PDF Format)
>>>Download Candidate Filing Form (PDF Format)
>>>Download Party Canvass Rules (PDF Format)

 

OFFICIAL CALL: 2016 Mass Meeting

OFFICIAL CALL
Mass Meeting
of the Smyth County Republican Committee
of the Republican Party of Virginia

As Chairman of the Smyth County Republican Committee, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, Adam L. Tolbert, do hereby issue this call for a Mass Meeting to be held at the Smyth-Bland Regional Library, Copenhaver Meeting Room (use rear library entrance), 118 S. Sheffey Street, Marion, VA, 24354, starting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016

>>>Download Official Call (PDF Format)
>>>Download Convention Delegate Pre-file Form (PDF Format)
>>>Download Membership Application (PDF Format)

2015 Republican Candidates

ELECTION DAY:  Tuesday, November 3, 2015

More Information on Voting

General Assembly – Senate of Virginia

General Assembly – House of Delegates

Sheriff of Smyth County

Smyth County Board of Supervisors

  • Atkins District:  J. Howard Burton
    Phone:  276-783-8821
  • North Fork District:  Ron C. Blevins
    Phone:   276-685-6896

NOTICE OF CANVASS CANCELLATION

NOTICE OF CANVASS CANCELLATION
The Smyth County Republican Canvass, scheduled for Saturday, May 30, has been CANCELLED. 
In accordance with the adopted and published Call for the Canvass, the Canvass is cancelled since there are no contested races for offices to be nominated by the Canvass.
As of the filing deadline of 5:00pm on May 15, the following offices received filings:
  • Sheriff:  1 Candidate Filed
  • Board of Supervisors, Atkins District: 1 Candidate Filed
  • Board of Supervisors, North Fork District:  1 Candidate Filed
The names of the nominees for these 3 offices will be officially released upon final examination of candidate filings and a determination that the candidates are qualified.
Pursuant to the authority granted by the Plan of Organization of the Republican Party of Virginia and applicable law, the Smyth County Republican Committee reserves the right to make further nominations for the offices where no candidate pre-filed for the Canvass.  These offices are:  Circuit Court Clerk, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Commissioner of the Revenue, Treasurer, Board of Supervisors (Park District), and Board of Supervisors (Rye Valley District).  Nominations for these offices can be made up until 7:00pm on June 9th if a qualified candidate expresses interest and is approved by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Smyth County Republican Committee.
The Smyth County Republican Committee will meet for its next scheduled regular meeting on Tuesday, May 26th (date changed due to Memorial Day Holiday) at 7:00pm at the General Francis Marion Hotel, 107 E. Main Street, in Marion.

2015 Nomination Process for Local Offices Adopted

At the March 23, 2015 Smyth County Republican Committee meeting, a party canvass call was adopted to nominate Republican candidates for local offices in Smyth County for the November 2015 General Election.

It should be noted that a party canvass process is a first for the Smyth County Republican Party in nominating candidates for local offices.  A party canvass is like a primary election, except it is run by the Republican Party at an established central polling place.  During the hours the canvass is being held, those who appear with proper photo ID, sign the pledge to support Republican candidates, and are found to be properly registered voters are given a paper ballot to vote and deposit into a ballot box.  The voter will then leave after casting their ballot.  At the end of the canvass, the ballot box is opened and the results are tallied on site.  The person with the most votes for a particular office is the party’s nominee.  Also, each candidate will be permitted to appoint observers to witness the canvass while it is in progress and during the vote counting.

The pre-filing deadline is May 15 by 5:00pm for any interested candidates seeking the Republican nomination.  The canvass will be held, if necessary, on Saturday, May 30 from 10am-6pm at the General Francis Marion Hotel.  On May 15 a notice will be issued if all or parts of the canvass will be canceled based on candidate filings received.

Only the names of those persons who have pre-filed and are determined to be qualified will be printed on the ballots used at the party canvass. No write-in votes will be counted. If only one candidate properly files and is found to be qualified for an individual office to be nominated by the party canvass, then such candidate shall be declared the Republican nominee and that particular office will not be on the ballot at the party canvass. If only one candidate properly files and is found to be qualified for each office to be nominated by the party canvass, then such candidates shall be declared the Republican nominees and no party canvass will be held.

>>>Download Party Canvass Call (PDF Format)

>>>Download Candidate Filing Form (PDF Format)

2015 Republican Nomination Process

Any person interested in seeking the nomination of the Smyth County Republican Party to run as the Republican candidate for…

  • Clerk of the Circuit Court
  • Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • Sheriff
  • Treasurer
  • Commissioner of the Revenue
  • Board of Supervisors (North Fork, Park, Atkins, or Rye Valley districts)

in the November 3, 2015 General Election should contact Adam Tolbert, Chairman of the Smyth County Republican Committee.

Phone:  276-496-5246  Email:  chairman@smythgop.org

2015 nomination process details will be adopted at the 2/23/15 meeting of the Smyth County Republican Committee.