This weekend will be the first chance for local Republicans to get involved in the next election cycle.
At 10 a.m. on Saturday at Forsyth Central High School, the Forsyth County Republican Party will hold its mass precinct meeting to determine delegates and alternates for the county convention on March 18.
“This is basically where the president of the United States or the governor of the state of Georgia starts to get elected; we’re starting a new election cycle, now,” Chairwoman Carolyn Hall Fisher said. “It’s just a great way that America operates. It’s wonderful that everybody can take part in this process.”
Saturday’s meeting will be the first of several leading to the state convention in Augusta on June 2 and 3. Delegates will first need to be elected to the county and district conventions.
“At the county convention, we will elect officers and delegates to the district and state conventions,” Fisher said. “Then we go to the district convention and elect members for the state committee and elect district officers.”
The event is open to all registered voters, and attendees must bring valid photo I.D.
“This is good for anybody who wants to further the cause of conservatism,” Fishers said. “It is a very good way for people to get involved with the party, to work for the party, to help grow the party. This is the beginning of grass roots leadership and participation.”
Attendees must be in line by 10 a.m. to participate and should enter at the Elm Street side of the school due to student testing.