MECKLENBURG COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DAILY OPERATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I’m with a media outlet. How can I be granted access for an interview with the MeckGOP?
Please submit all media inquiries in writing to the official MeckGOP PR email address, [email protected]. Please note that due to the large volume of media requests and the fact that we are all volunteers, not all requests may be fulfilled (but we’ll try!).
Where can I visit your headquarters?
The MeckGOP does not have a brick and mortar headquarters. At the direction of the RNC, we are out in the field directly reaching out to voters rather than paying Charlotte-area commercial rent! In the meantime, you can contact [email protected] for your questions. Please note that we do not have any paid staff and are a volunteer-led organization. Due to the sheer volume of inquiries, we ask for a 48-hour response time. If you would like to be involved as a volunteer, please reach out to [email protected]. You may purchase items at https://mecklenburg.nc.gop/shop_meckgop.
INTERNAL PARTY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are there ways to get involved in my neighborhood?
Absolutely! Because of the sheer size of Mecklenburg County (both in geography and in population!) we recognize that we cannot be based around a single headquarters. We have a robust precinct organization program, including a field staff for the Republican Victory program and Assistant Precinct Organizers. To volunteer for the Republican Party, please contact our Precinct Organization Chair at [email protected].
How do I get to be a delegate?
Every Party organization has different steps for delegate selection. In Mecklenburg County, the first step to becoming a delegate to the county, congressional district, state and national conventions is to either attend the annual MeckGOP precinct meeting in February or turn in a precinct meeting absentee form, which will be made available closer to the precinct meeting. These are the ONLY ways to be eligible in the next steps of becoming a delegate. The process for being a delegate in 2022 is now closed.
How can I be a precinct leader?
Precinct officers are elected for two year terms every odd year at the annual precinct meeting. The official call to the precinct meeting must be published at least 10 days prior to the meeting, which is always held in February.
Where can I get a list of precinct officers?
We respect the privacy of personal data. As such, we do not distribute precinct officer lists or data with the following exceptions:
- A full list of precinct officers and their contact info is provided to the NCGOP immediately after odd year precinct meetings as per NCGOP policy.
- A full list of precinct officers and their contact info is provided to the MeckGOP Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Precinct Organization Chair(s), Public Relations Chair(s) and Technology Chair(s). (The PR and Technology chairs only use the data to create precinct leader distribution groups for appropriate precinct organization communications platforms like, but not limited to, email.)
- Individual contact information of precinct officers per a particular precinct will be distributed to fellow precinct officers of that particular precinct at a reasonable time after each annual precinct meeting.
- A list of precinct officers and their contact information is provided to Assistant Precinct Organization Chairs (APOs) for only the precincts that fall within their jurisdiction.
No precinct officer information is ever distributed to candidates, PACs, Republican clubs or any Republican individuals. Individuals listed above agree to use any precinct data solely for the use of precinct organization. Personal data will never be sold by the MeckGOP.
In addition, we believe in bringing the Party to your neighborhood!
A number of affiliated Republican clubs throughout the county meet regularly to provide information and support to their members and candidates. See a list of these clubs here: Republican Clubs Information
ELECTION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who does the MeckGOP recommend I vote for?
The Mecklenburg County Republican Party CANNOT make recommendations in contested Republican primaries. To do so would be a direct violation of our Plan of Organization (our governing rules). We will provide a Republican voter guide after the primary (or any subsequent runoffs). To see a complete list of Republican candidates on your primary ballot, visit https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/ and click on “Sample Ballot”. We will post a listing of candidates shortly after the filing deadlines and a revised listing after any primary or runoff elections to our "Team" section of this website. Please note that for municipal elections and school board, candidates run nonpartisan. We recommend you research all of the candidates for yourself or come to one of our local club meetings to hear from the candidates directly!
How do I early vote?
Early voting will happen closer to the primary and general election, but all dates are still up in the air thanks to the NC Supreme Court's halting of redistricting and elections. All registered Mecklenburg County voters can vote at any of the early voting sites, not just the location closest to your residence. For a complete list of sites and dates, visit meckboe.org after the maps and election timelines have been finalized.
Where do I vote and how do I see a sample ballot?
To find your precinct, view your sample ballot and other important voting information, please visit https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/, enter your information and click sample ballots. Please note that we do not coordinate volunteers at early voting and election day sites for primary elections. Please directly contact the candidate(s) of your choice if you would like to help during a primary election.