I’m a Delegate. Now What?

Our participation in the political process goes beyond casting a vote on Election Day. It extends to actively engaging in party conventions, where we have the opportunity to represent our communities as delegates. For those interested in becoming election integrity delegates within the Republican Party, here’s a step-by-step guide to navigate the process.

After voting in the primary, attend your precinct convention, and submit election integrity resolutions. These resolutions outline the issues and concerns you wish to address within the party. Click here for Advancing Integrity’s recommended resolutions. Be sure to bring three copies of each resolution to the convention. During the convention, you’ll have the opportunity to introduce your resolutions and advocate for their adoption.

If you have already attended your precinct convention, contact your county GOP office to find out when the Resolutions Committee for the County/SD Convention will hear from the public. This is a great opportunity to answer any questions the Committee may have and to offer support for the election integrity resolutions you passed in your precinct. This is also an opportunity to re-introduce resolutions that may have failed at the precinct level. 

You will also want to inquire about the Nominations Committee since some require an interview before adding you to the list of delegates and alternates for the state RPT Convention. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! You will have another chance to interview at the County/SD Convention, but it is best to take care of this early, if possible.

While attending the County/SD Convention, it is important to usher your resolutions through the process and ensure you are selected to become a delegate or alternate to the state convention. You may want to pick up a copy of Robert’s Rules of Order to navigate the proceedings, but usually there will be other delegates that are willing to help you. 

Thank you for taking the time to become an Election Integrity Delegate!