Official Call Arlington County Committee 2014

Party Canvass of Arlington County Republican Committee

of the Republican Party of Virginia

OFFICIAL CALL

Party Canvass of Arlington County Republican Committee

of the Republican Party of Virginia

As Chairman of the Arlington County Republican Committee (“ACRC”) of the Republican Party of Virginia, and pursuant to the Plan of Organization and as recommended and directed by the Committee, I, Charles Hokanson, do hereby issue this call for a Party Canvass to be held at ACRC headquarters, 405 S. Glebe Rd., Arlington, Virginia, from 10 AM to 2 PM local time on Saturday, March 8, 2014, for the following purposes:

Electing a Unit Chairman for 2014-16;

Electing up to 180 members of the Arlington County Republican Committee for 2014-6;

Electing up to 495 Delegates and an equal number of Alternates to the 8th Congressional District Republican Convention, to be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, 6600 Little Falls Road, Arlington, VA 22213, or its alternate site, beginning at 10:00 a.m. local time for the purposes of electing a District Chairman of the Republican Party; nominating the Republican candidate for the office of U.S. House of Representatives; and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the convention. Each unit is elected to one (1) Delegate Vote per 500 Republican votes for Governor and President at their last election, so that Arlington County is entitled to 99 Delegate Votes;

Electing up to 990 delegates and an equal number of Alternates to the Virginia State Republican Convention, to be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Roanoke Civic Center, 710 Williamson Road, Roanoke, Virginia 24016, beginning at 10:00 a.m. local time for the purposes of nominating a Republican candidate for the United States Senate and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the convention.Each unit is elected to one (1) Delegate Vote per two hundred fifty Republican votes for Governor and President at their last election, so that Arlington County is entitled to 198 Delegate Votes.

If not more than the number of persons to be elected shall file for each office, then such properly filed persons shall be declared nominated or elected as the case may be, and no canvass will be held for such purpose. If warranted by the number of candidates, the date, location and time of the Canvass are subject to change.

Qualifications for candidates: Any legal resident who is a duly registered voter in Arlington County under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, as of the date of filing, regardless of race, religion, national origin or sex, and who certifies in writing that he or she is in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intends to support all of its nominees and endorsees for public office in the 2014 election cycle, may file as a candidate for any of the positions listed above. In order to be certified for the Canvass ballot, candidates must meet all requirements established by Canvass rules.

Filing for County Chairman: Each candidate for County Chairman must submit a letter of intent to ACRC headquarters (Attn: Nominations Committee), along with a filing fee of $200 (check payable to "ACRC"). The letter of intent must be received not later than 7 PM on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. No submissions by fax will be accepted, and postmarks do not govern.

Filing for County Committee members, District Convention delegates and State Convention delegates:

• Filing forms: Each candidate for Committee member or Convention delegate must complete and submit the official Arlington filing form by the filing deadline. Filing forms may be obtained online at www.ArlingtonGOP.org, or at ACRC headquarters (see map), or upon request to ACRC (phone 703-685-2488, email info@ArlingtonGOP.org). Completed forms may be submitted to ACRC headquarters by personal delivery or U.S. mail, or submitted at the ACRC meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at NRECA, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Room CC-1, Arlington, VA. No submissions by fax will be accepted.

• Filing deadline: Forms must be received at ACRC headquarters not later than 5 pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2014; or received at the ACRC meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, by 8 p.m.; or mailed to ACRC and postmarked not later than 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

• Filing fees:

Candidates for Committee member must submit a filing fee of $35.

Candidates for District Convention delegate, who wish to vote for all offices at that Convention, must submit a filing fee of $20 (which will be transferred to the 8th District Committee to defray convention costs); the fee is voluntary for those wishing to vote only for the U.S. House of Representatives nominee.

Candidates for State Convention delegate are requested to pay a voluntary filing fee of $35 (which will be transferred to the Republican Party of Virginia to defray convention costs).

Candidates for all positions are also requested to submit a voluntary processing fee of $30 (which is paid to ACRC to defray the costs of reviewing filing forms and conducting a canvass).

All checks should be made payable to "ACRC".

Qualifications for participation: All legal and qualified voters of Arlington County under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, regardless of race, religion, national origin or sex, who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and who, if requested, express in open meeting either orally or in writing as may be required, their intent to support all of its nominees and endorsees for public office in the 2014 election cycle, may participate as members of the Republican Party of Virginia in its mass meetings, party canvasses, conventions, or primaries encompassing their respective election districts.

In addition to the foregoing, to be in accord with the principles of the Republican Party, unless otherwise stipulated by the appropriate Official Committee, a person otherwise qualified hereunder shall not have participated in Virginia in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party in the last five years, whichever is more recent. A single exception to this rule shall be approved for a voter that renounces affiliation with any other party in writing, and who expresses in writing that he/she is in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intends, at the time of the writing, to support the nominees of the Republican Party in the future. Any voter that utilizes the foregoing exception, and thereafter participates in the nomination process of a party other than the Republican Party, shall not have the benefit of this exception thereafter.

A person who has made application for registration and meets all other requirements, but whose name does not appear on the local registration books solely because of the books having been closed in connection with a local election, will nevertheless be deemed a legal and qualified voter.

Any legal resident who is a duly registered voter in Arlington County under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, as of the date of the Canvass, regardless of race, religion, national origin or sex, and who certifies in writing that he or she is in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intends to support all of its nominees for public office in the 2014 general election, may vote in the Party Canvass. No advance filing shall be required, and no fee shall be required, for any voter to participate in the Canvass.

For questions or additional information, please visit www.ArlingtonGOP.org or call ACRC at 703-685-2488 or send email to info@ArlingtonGOP.org

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Paid for and authorized by the Arlington County Republican Committee.

[This call was adopted by the Arlington County Republican Committee

at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.]

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