Your Republican Collin County Precinct Convention will be held on:

Saturday, March 9, 2024

McKinney Collin College Conference Center
2400 Community Ave, McKinney, TX 75071 – Map
Registration begins at 9:30 AM • Convention begins at 10 AM

What is a Precinct Convention?

The precinct convention is the first and one of the most crucial steps in the political process. It is your chance, as a voter at the grassroots level, to voice your opinion with the submission of resolutions to be considered in the other Conventions.

The purpose of a Precinct Convention is twofold: the attendees select delegates to the upcoming Senate District Conventions, and they pass resolutions to suggest alterations or affirm aspects of the Republican Party of Texas Platform which are forwarded on to the Senate District Conventions.

NOTE: To participate in your Precinct Convention you must be a registered voter of that Precinct and have either voted in the Republican Primary or taken an ‘Oath of Affiliation’ with the Republican Party.

ALL COLLIN COUNTY PRECINCTS: Registration will begin at 9 AM and the conventions will start at 10AM.

Each precinct will have a different number of delegates and alternates that can be elected. Those are based on the population of your precinct. Contact CollinGOP headquarters if you are unsure of your delegate strength.

What is the Precinct Convention Process?

  1. Call to order at the appointed hour by the Precinct Chair or other participant if the Precinct Chair is not present.
  2. Preparation of a list of and announcement of number of qualified participants present.
  3. Announcement of agenda and basic rules of procedure.
  4. Election of the permanent officers of the convention by majority vote.
  5. Announcement of County or District Convention and of temporary committee meetings, if known
  6. Election of delegates and alternates to County or Senatorial District Convention, as the case may be, by majority vote, and certification of eligibility of each delegate and alternate by the Precinct Convention Secretary, where the primary voters list is available.
  7. Resolutions (have copies for those attending)
  8. Other business.
  9. Adjourn

What is Precinct Convention Resolution?

A Resolution is a statement of something you want to be recognized or achieved. For our purposes, it is something that you want either added, subtracted, or changed in the current TX GOP platform. You can see the current platform at .

  • We don’t need Where As or Be it Resolved. Keep your resolutions short, simple, and to the point.
  • We are NOT writing bills for legislation.
  • We are telling people what we believe as a party.
  • You will need the area and subcategory of the 2022 TXGOP Platform your resolution refers to.
  • If you are changing or subtracting an existing plank, you will be asked for the plank number.
  • You can only submit resolutions that pass your precinct convention.
  • Resolutions will only be submitted digitally this year. The resolutions committee will NOT take paper resolutions.
  • If you need help filling out the digital form at the conventions, please ask the Republican Geek Squad, a young person in your precinct, or Jennifer Groysman from precinct 109. You can also bring a young person with you.
  • We will be holding training on how to write and submit resolutions on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00pm at the Collin County GOP Headquarters.

The Precinct Convention in more detail

The incumbent Precinct Chair , or if absent a Republican voter in the precinct, calls the Precinct Convention to order as the Temporary Convention Chair. After appointing a Temporary Secretary, the list of attendees is compared to the list of voters in the Republican Primary to verify eligibility to participate in the Precinct Convention. Once this has been done, the Temporary Chair announces the number of participants present.

The first order of business is to elect the Permanent Officers of the Precinct Convention. Nominations are made by the participants and elections, if needed, are held. The Convention elects a Permanent Chair and a Permanent Secretary, and once elected the Chair may appoint other officers if needed.

At this point the Chair announces the number of delegates and alternates to the Senate District Convention (SD2, SD8, or SD30 depending on location), to be held in the coming weeks. Usually this number will exceed the number of participants who are present. Citizens who voted in the Primary but are not present for the Precinct Convention can still be elected delegates provided they informed anyone present of their wish to attend the District Convention.

Nominations are made from the floor and the delegates and alternates are elected by the Convention. Delegates and alternates can be elected individually, or a slate of delegates and/or alternates can be elected on one vote.

Following the election of delegates and alternates, the Convention now considers resolutions. Resolutions may cover any topic; for example, supporting or not supporting a candidate, an issue, asking for passage or repeal of a law, etc. Each resolution is voted on separately by the Convention…those that pass are forwarded on to the District Convention for consideration at the next level. See above for details on how to craft a resolution, and to download our template.

This is the first step in building the National Republican Party Platform. A resolution passed at a Precinct Convention in Collin County years ago made it through the District, State and National Conventions that year to become part of the Republican Party Platform.

The Chair collects all of the Convention paperwork (list of attendees, elected delegates and alternates) and turns them in to the County Party, who uses this information to plan for the District Conventions.

After the business of the precinct conventions has been conducted, those chosen as delegates will represent their precincts at the Senatorial District conventions to be held the 3rd Saturday after the Primary election.