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Call to Augusta County Democratic Caucus

The Augusta Democratic committee hereby announces that it will hold an assembled caucus at 8:00 PM on August 17, 2011 on the steps in the front of the Augusta County Government Center in Verona, Virginia for the purpose of nominating candidates for Sheriff, Treasurer, Commonwealth Attorney, and Commissioner of Revenue for Augusta County.

Any person wishing to be a candidate for nomination shall file a written declaration of candidacy with Frank Nolen, PO Box 13, New Hope, Virginia by 8 pm on August 10, 2011. No person who has failed to comply with these requirements will be considered for nomination.

The ballot shall include all individuals who prefile as provided herein.

Any person attending the assembled caucus, before participating in the caucus, shall sign a standardized declaration form stating that he/she: (1) is a Democrat, (2) does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to the Democratic nominee in the ensuing general election, and (3) is a registered voter in the County of Augusta. Declaration forms will be available beginning at 7:30 PM and must be filled out at the caucus prior to voting. In the event only one qualified person prefiles for any office, that person shall be declared and certified to the State Board of Elections as the Democratic Candidate for that office and that part of the caucus shall be canceled. In event no qualified person prefiles for any office, that part of the caucus will be canceled. However, in the event a person prefiles that has not participated in a nominating caucus before, the caucus for that office shall be held for that persons nomination to be confirmed. To be confirmed, a candidate must receive a majority vote of those participating in the caucus. A notice will issued and published in the same manner and venue as this notice in the event the caucus is cancelled.

Persons attending the caucus will be asked to pay a voluntary administrative fee of $10.00 to cover costs of the caucus. No person shall be denied participating in the caucus for failure to pay the fee.

For further information please contact Riley Murray, chairman of the Augusta County Democratic Committee, at 2075 Long Meadow Rd, Waynesboro, Virginia or at 540 290 5733 or at ram3.2008@gmail.com or Frank Nolen at PO Box 13, New Hope, Virginia or at 540 295 0319 or at fnolen@newhopetel.net.


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