Lyon County 2014 Republican Caucus/Precinct Meeting: How it Works
The Lyon County Republican caucus/precinct meetings will be held Jan. 18 in various locations around the county as indicated below. Even though this is not a presidential election year and there is no preference poll, it is important for all registered Republicans to participate. This is your opportunity to have input at the grassroots level.
Precincts 1–8: County Commissioner Chambers, 27 S. Main, Yerington
Precincts 9-22: Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Road, Dayton
Precincts 23–40: Senior Center, 2045 Ft. Churchill, Silver Springs
All caucus participants must be registered as a Republican. When you arrive, you must show state or federal government issued photo identification at check in. Participants will also be asked to provide their email address so the party can better communicate with its members. Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. and the caucus will begin at 9:30 a.m.
The first order of business will be for members of each precinct to elect a precinct chair and secretary.
If there are any declared candidates for state or local office in attendance, they or one representative may speak on their behalf for two minutes.
Precinct members will then discuss the county platform and its planks (statements in support of or opposition to specific issues). These planks will be submitted to a Platform Committee which will consolidate them and present a proposed platform at the county convention.
Next, precinct members will elect delegates to the Lyon County Republican Convention in Yerington on March 1. State law allows one delegate to the convention for each 50 registered Republicans in that precinct, with each precinct getting at least one delegate. This is followed by the election of alternate delegates to the convention.
Finally, each precinct will then nominate members to the county GOP central committee. State law allows one member of the county central committee for every 50 registered Republicans in that precinct with each precinct allowed at least one representative.
If you have other questions about the caucus, check out the Lyon County Republican Central Committee website at www.lyoncountynvgop.org or call Peggy at 775-575-4058.