The Tucker County Democratic Executive Committee Chair announced that the Tucker County Democratic Convention will be held at 10 a.m.,Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the Tucker County Senior Citizens Mountaintop Outpost in Thomas.
During the county convention, an official convention chair and secretary will be elected and attendees will elect 8 county delegates (half women, half men) to represent Tucker County during the State Convention on June 10 in Charleston. “We encourage all registered Democrats, who are residents of Tucker County, to get involved in the Democratic process and attend this County Convention,” County Chair John Cooper said. “This convention is important because those elected as county delegates 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 president on the primary ballot will determine how many delegates each presidential candidate receives from West Virginia.
The Convention is open to all registered Democrats in Tucker County. 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.