Mingo County Democratic Convention set April 9

Delegates to be selected for state convention


Staff Report

Mingo County Democratic Convention is set For April 9, at 12:00 noon at the United States Post Office Building in the courtroom on the Second Floor, in Williamson, West Virginia.

During the Mingo County Convention, attendees will elect 28 county delegates (half male, half female) to represent Mingo County during the State Convention June 10th in Charleston.

“We encourage registered Democrats, who are residents in Mingo County, to get involved in the Democratic process and attend this County Convention,” said Democratic Chairman H. Truman Chafin. “This convention is important because those elected as a county delegate will go to Charleston in June and will vote for the people who will represent our state at the Democratic National Convention in July.”

The delegates to the national convention are selected during the State convention by the county delegates. The people’s vote for the president on the primary ballot will determine how many delegates each presidential candidate receives from West Virginia.

County conventions are mandated by the West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee. A county must hold a convention every Presidential election. At the State convention the County Delegates will also approve the Party Platform and elect five representatives to the Electoral College.

The Mingo County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 11:45 a.m. for a special meeting preceding the Convention.

“Please be prepared to elect two women and two men from your District to attend the state convention in Charleston on June 10, 2016,” Chafin added.

Delegates to be selected for state convention
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