Last year’s annual Fourth of July BBQ marked the first year attendees could buy tickets to the event online. In that vein, the upcoming Mass Precincts mark the first year Cobb voters can pre-register online.
The 2010 Mass Precincts were of particular interest to those in the Cobb GOP because two Cobb Countians were running for State Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party. For those unfamiliar with the process, there are four sequential steps to be taken in order to attend the Georgia State Convention; Mass Precincts being the first. Because of our support of the candidates in a very close race, Cobb Mass Precincts were well-attended and well – a little chaotic to say the least.
This year’s draw will be of course to make it to the State Convention to participate in nominating the Republican candidate for President. Here’s a one-page overview of the steps leading to State Convention. Precinct Caucus is right around the corner - Saturday, Feb 18.
From the Cobb GOP website:
The Georgia GOP and Cobb GOP are strong, expanding grassroots organizations. In Presidential election years, conventions are held from the precinct to the national level – yielding national delegates who will represent us in maintaining distinct public policy in our platform.
Locally, the first step in the 2012 convention cycle is the Cobb GOP Precinct Mass Meeting. It takes place on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at 10:00 am.
The location is Roswell Street Baptist Church, Marietta GA. Please enter the front of Building C (Worship Center) on the Roswell Street side.
Participants in the Precinct Mass Meeting will elect delegates/alternates to the Cobb GOP County Convention in March.
This year, online preregistration is available in order to facilitate your admission to the event. Both preregistration and admission to the meeting are free of charge.
Here is the Cobb GOP pre-registration page.
Pre-registration is important because you can’t be admitted inside the doors until you’re verified as a registered voter. Voters will be placed into precincts (as in physically separated into areas organized by precinct number) and then they will determine delegates and alternates to the County Convention.
In order to do this, the Registration Team will need to confirm each voter’s precinct by cross-referencing your information with a database. You can see how pre-entering and pre-verifying this information ahead of time would make Sat, Feb 18th flow a lot smoother, right??
Be a champ. Pre-register. You’re the smart one. You’ll be using the “corral time” to enjoy coffee and donuts with other savvy Republicans – not standing in line to register onsite, right?
I just pre-registered myself from this site and confirmed the entry form is working. You will receive a confirmation email 10-15 mins later that you’ll need to print and bring with you to the Precinct Mass Meeting. It shows your precinct – mine is “Precinct: Marietta 4B (MR4B)” for example. After you check in on Saturday, you’ll look for the room for your particular precinct.
SUPER IMPORTANT: When it says 10am – it means be IN the doors and accounted for by 10am. I’ll be there at 7:30am (sighh) and suggest you get there no later than 9:15am or so. …Let your mind go to the scene of Joe Clark chaining the doors in Lean on Me.
Eric Thorsen (email) is leading the registration effort and is really on top of things. I’m also on the Registration Team if there are any questions I can answer.
Look for me on the 18th – I’ll be one of the Nerd Herd volunteers at the Registration table.
See you there,