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Republicans to meet for convention; will pick officers

By Staff Reports
Published in News on March 11, 2013 1:46 PM

The Wayne County Republican Convention will be held Saturday, March 23 with registration from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Wayne Center.

Precinct meetings will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. followed by the convention at 10:30 a.m. It is expected to end by noon.

There will be a $3 cost for the convention to cover registration fees.

Officers to be elected to two-year terms during the convention will be chairman, first vice chairman, second vice chairman, treasurer and secretary.

The membership also will elect delegates to conventions for congressional Districts 1 and 13 and to the state convention to be held June 7-9 in Charlotte.

To vote or be elected as a delegate, a person must have been registered as a Republican by Jan. 31. Anyone who moved into the county after Jan. 31, but who registered as a Republican 30 days prior to March 23 may vote and be elected as a delegate provided they bring proof of their registration and residence.

The Republican Party also is selling reverse raffle tickets. The cost is $100 per ticket. The first-place prize is $5,000.

The drawing will be held Wednesday, March 13, at the Big Barn on U.S. 13 South near Grantham.

For more information about the convention or reverse raffle fundraiser, contact Ann Sullivan at 919-330-8598.