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Join us for the

2023 New Hanover County GOP Convention

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 6:30 PM

Doors open at 5:00 PM

Northside Church

2501 N College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405

Agenda and Rules


Same day registration is available payments of cash or check for $20 will be accepted

Must have been a registered Republican by January 31, 2023 to register.

Photo Identification will be required at check-in

Registration process, being selected as a delegate, and being elected as a Precinct Officer.

  • Registration is done either online or on the day of the convention.
  • Registration is $10/person via credit card if done online or $20 via cash/check at the convention.
  • Online registration closes at 11:59 PM on March 16.
  • In person registration starts at 5pm on March 21 and closes at 6:30 PM. All persons in line at 6:30 PM will be allowed to register.
  • Pre-Registered Attendees must also check-in, and must check-in before 6:30 PM
  • There is no correlation between the time or order someone registered and being selected as a delegate. The first person who registered online and the last person who is in line at 6:30PM on the 21st have exactly the same opportunity to be selected as a delegate.
Precinct Meetings
  • Precinct meetings are held before the convention starts.
  • Registered attendees will be seated with their precincts.
  • The two items of business for each Precinct meeting are the election of delegates and the election of precinct officers – in that order.
Election of Delegates
  • 570 total delegates are authorized to vote at the convention. Delegates are elected by Precinct.
  • Each precinct is authorized 1 Delegate + 1 Delegate per 100 Republicans within that precinct.
  • We will use Precinct H-13 as our example. H-13 is authorized 20 Delegates to the convention. If only 18 H-13 residents are present at this meeting, all 18 will be designated as Delegates.
  • If 22 residents of H-13 attend the meeting, each precinct member in attendance will vote for the 20 delegate positions. The attendees who receive the most votes are designated as Delegates.
  • The other 2 attendees would be designated as Alternates and may still attend the convention – however they do not have speaking or voting rights.
Election of Precinct Officers
  • Once the Delegates have been identified it is time to elect a Precinct Chair and other officers.
  • Attendees may nominate themselves – or be nominated by someone else – and explain why he or she is the best person for the position.
  • If two or more attendees express an interest in serving as a Precinct Officer, then a vote among the attendees occurs to determine the outcome. All precinct attendees may vote at the Precinct Meeting, regardless of whether they are Delegates or Alternates to the Convention.
  • If no one expresses interest in becoming the Precinct Chair, this Precinct becomes “unorganized”.
  • In the case of an unorganized precinct, two attendees will be asked to be a Temporary Chair and Temporary Secretary for the purpose of forwarding the named Delegates to the convention.
  • Precinct Officers elected at the upcoming Precinct Meeting must be a resident of the Precinct they represent.
  • All Delegates and Alternates must be a resident of the Precinct they represent.
  • All attendees at the Precinct Meetings or the Convention must be a registered Republican as of January 31, 2023.

How Are Officers Elected?