February 11, 2022

February 7 2022 EC Adopted Resolutions

RESOLUTION DETERMINING THE ALLOCATION OF GUBERNATORIAL VOTES IN PRECINCTS WHICH HAVE HAD BOUNDARY CHANGES SINCE THE LAST GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION FOR 2022 IN HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

WHEREAS, the intent of this resolution is to address the matter of gubernatorial vote allocations in those precincts which have been divided, combined, have had a geographical boundary change, or otherwise have been formed out of one or more existing precincts since the most recent gubernatorial election, and to provide that the number of delegates from the Precinct Conventions to the Senatorial District Conventions in the affected precincts are allocated in a fair, equitable, and reasonable manner; and,

WHEREAS, the entitlement of delegates from the Precinct Convention to the Senatorial District Convention is based on the total number of votes cast in each precinct for the Governor of Texas in the 2018 gubernatorial election, pursuant to the Rules of the Republican Party of Texas1; and,

WHEREAS, the Executive Committee of the Harris County Republican Party shall allocate to each precinct the number of votes to be used in calculating the number of delegates and alternates to be elected in such precincts, using any fair and equitable method for making the determination, in accordance with the Rules of the Republican Party of Texas1; now, 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Executive Committee of the Harris County Republican Party adopts the following method of allocating gubernatorial votes between or among the various precincts which have had geographical boundary changes since the most recent gubernatorial election:

  1. Precinct boundary changes shall be disregarded altogether in those precincts where the area is not occupied by residents, or where no registered voters may have been added to or taken from such a precinct; and
  2. New and changed precincts with residents and registered voters will be grouped geographically with all other precincts with which the changes have a direct or indirect relationship; and
  3. For each group of precincts, the total Republican gubernatorial votes shall be allocated among the new precincts in the group in direct proportion to the number of registered voters in each of the new precincts; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following rules and exceptions shall apply to this process:

  1. The voter registration records used in this process shall be dated after January 1, 2022, but before February 12, 2022; and
  2. The voter registration data shall be provided from the records of the Harris County Elections Administrator; and
  3. The geographical boundary data source shall be taken from the minutes of the appropriate meeting(s) of the Harris County Commissioners Court; and
  4. The gubernatorial vote shall be from any source of certified records.

Footnote:

1 Republican Party of Texas Rule No. 23A – Delegate Allocations and Entitlements

 

Respectfully submitted,

Vergel Cruz, Precinct 0578 Sarah Singleton, Precinct 0143

Tom Nobis, SREC SD 7 Sean Cheben, Precinct 0015

Scott Bowen, Precinct 0416 Jeb Strickland, Precinct 0625

Patricia Phillips, Precinct 0189 Rex Teter, Precinct 0302 and SD 6 Chair

Lillian Sockwell, Precinct 0414 James Buntrock, Precinct 0726 and SD 7 Chair

Rufus Estis, Precinct 0505 Dawn Elliott, Precinct 0554 and SD 13 Chair

Ralph Fite, Precinct 0499 Bob Sumicek, Precinct 0645

 

RESOLUTION SETTING THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE 2022 REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL DISTRICT CONVENTIONS IN HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

WHEREAS, the Texas Election Code (TEC)1 and the Rules of the Republican Party of Texas (RPT)2 address issues related to Senatorial District Conventions and all such conventions held in this county are subject to these provisions3; now, 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that all interested parties are hereby notified that individual Senatorial District Conventions for all Harris County State Senatorial Districts shall be held at a combined location on Saturday, March 26, 2022. Registration for Senatorial Districts 6, 13, 15, and 17 shall begin at 8:00 a.m. CDT.  Registration for Senatorial Districts 4, 7, 11, and 18 shall begin at 9:00 a.m. CDT.  The Call to Order in each Senatorial District will follow approximately one hour later than the aforementioned registration beginning time; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that then the Harris County Republican Party Executive Committee explicitly delegates its authority under RPT Rule No. 27A to “set the … place for convening … Senatorial District Conventions” to the Advisory Board; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Temporary Chairs of Senatorial District Conventions shall provide written notice of the time, date, and location of their Senatorial District Convention via USPS or electronic mail to every eligible delegate and alternate elected from the Precinct Conventions to their Senatorial District Convention.  Said written notice shall be postmarked or sent electronically no later than March 18, 2022; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Chairman or her designee shall publicize the time, date, and location of the 2022 Senatorial District Conventions; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the County Chairman or her designee shall provide public notice of the hour and place for convening the individual Senatorial District Conventions on the Harris County Republican Party website or at the joint location on the bulletin board used for posting notice of meetings of the Commissioners Court.4

Footnotes:  

1 TEC Sec. 174.063 – Time and place of convention

2 Rules of the RPT Nos. 23-32 – General Rules for Senatorial District Conventions

3 TEC Sec. 174.061-174.069 – General requirements for Senatorial District Conventions

4 TEC Sec. 174.064 – Notice of Time and Place

 

Respectfully submitted,

Vergel Cruz, Precinct 0578 Sarah Singleton, Precinct 0143

Sean Cheben, Precinct 0015 Jeb Strickland, Precinct 0625

Scott Bowen, Precinct 0416 Rex Teter, Precinct 0302 and SD 6 Chair

Patricia Phillips, Precinct 0189 James Buntrock, Precinct 0726 and SD 7 Chair

Lillian Sockwell, Precinct 0414 Ralph Fite, Precinct 0499

Rufus Estis, Precinct 0505 Bob Sumicek, Precinct 0645

 

RESOLUTION SETTING THE TIME AND PLACE FOR 2022 REPUBLICAN PRECINCT CONVENTIONS IN HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

WHEREAS, the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) General Rules1 provide that the County Executive Committee or, in its failure to act, the County Chairman, shall designate a day for Precinct Conventions; now

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Republican Precinct Conventions in Harris County, Texas:

  1. Shall be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022; and
  2. Shall be called to order at 9:00 a.m. CST, or as soon as the precinct convention packet has been distributed to the Temporary Chairman of the precinct convention, whichever is later; and
  3. Shall be held at the following locations, organized according to newly drawn districts (HDs) for the Texas House of Representatives, with the specific election precinct assignments to be provided by the County Chairman or her designee:

HD 126 Glorious Way Church, 11611 Champion Forest Dr., Houston, TX 77066

HD 127 Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood, TX 77345

HD 128 Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market St., Baytown, TX 77520

(Election precincts north of the Houston Ship Channel)

Clear Lake Church of the Nazarene, 14310 Galveston Rd., Webster, TX 77598 (Election precincts south of the Houston Ship Channel)

HD 129 Clear Lake Church of the Nazarene, 14310 Galveston Rd., Webster, TX 77598

HD 130 Spillane Middle School, 13403 Woods-Spillane Blvd., Cypress, TX 77429

HD 131 Gulf Meadows Church, 8012 Fuqua St., Houston, Texas 77075

HD 132 Autumn Creek Baptist Church, 6735 Barker Cypress Rd., Houston, TX 77084

HD 133 Church at the Cross, 3835 S. Dairy Ashford Rd., Houston, TX 77082

HD 134 West University Senior Center, 6104 Auden St., Houston, TX 77005

HD 135 Autumn Creek Baptist Church, 6735 Barker Cypress Rd., Houston, TX 77084

HD 137 Church at the Cross, 3835 S. Dairy Ashford Rd., Houston, TX 77082

HD 138 Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd., Houston, TX 77055

HD 139 Glorious Way Church, 11611 Champion Forest Dr., Houston, TX 77066

HD 140 Glorious Way Church, 11611 Champion Forest Dr., Houston, TX 77066

HD 141 Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Dr., Kingwood, TX 77345

HD 142 Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market St., Baytown, TX 77520

HD 143 Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market St., Baytown, TX 77520

HD 144 Clear Lake Church of the Nazarene, 14310 Galveston Rd., Webster, TX 77598

HD 145 Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Rd., Houston, TX 77055

HD 146 Gulf Meadows Church, 8012 Fuqua St., Houston, Texas 77075

HD 147 Gulf Meadows Church, 8012 Fuqua St., Houston, Texas 77075

HD 148 Glorious Way Church, 11611 Champion Forest Dr., Houston, TX 77066

HD 149 Church at the Cross, 3835 S. Dairy Ashford Rd., Houston, TX 77082

HD 150   Spring First Church, 1851 Spring Cypress Rd., Spring, TX 77388; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, in accordance with Texas Election Code (TEC), the County Chairman or her designee shall provide public notice of the date, time, and place for convening the individual Precinct Conventions on the Harris County Republican Party website or at the joint location on the bulletin board used for posting notice of meetings of the Commissioners Court2; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, if any of the above locations should become unavailable for or incompatible with Precinct Conventions on March 5, 2022, and provided that the Harris County Republican Party becomes aware of any such issue prior to February 18, 2022, then the Harris County Republican Party Executive Committee explicitly delegates its authority under RPT Rule No. 27A to “set the hour and place for convening … Senatorial District Conventions” of the Advisory Board; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in the event a Precinct Convention must move to another location due to unknown or unexpected circumstances, the Precinct Convention must be called to order at the time and place of notice described above, then immediately recessed for a period of not more than one hour, followed by reconvening at another location, and a notice of the reconvened Precinct Convention time and place must be posted conspicuously at all entrances of the location where the previous notice of the Precinct Convention was posted, and such notice shall provide clear information designating the time and location where the Precinct Convention will reconvene; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if more than one person claims to be the Temporary Chair of the Precinct Convention, then the incumbent Precinct Chair shall be presumed to be the Temporary Chair of the Precinct Convention; and if there is no incumbent Precinct Chair and there is an unopposed candidate for Precinct Chair, then that person shall be presumed to be the Temporary Chair of the Precinct Convention; and if neither of the previous conditions apply, or if neither of the previous persons described have taken possession of the Precinct Convention packet at the time it is distributed, then the first person eligible 3 to participate in the Precinct Convention shall take possession of the packet and call the Precinct Convention to order at the appointed time and place as described above, and shall serve as the Temporary Precinct Convention Chair; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if it is commonly known in advance that multiple persons may claim to be the Temporary Chair of the Precinct Convention, the County Chair or her designee shall make reasonable efforts to make this resolution and Precinct Convention information available to any person requesting information on this matter; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, in accordance with RPT Rule No. 22(b)4, “the written record [of each precinct convention] shall be signed by the Permanent Chairman of the Precinct Convention and made available for inspection and additional copying by any participant in the convention for a period of thirty (30) minutes immediately following adjournment of the convention.”

Footnotes: 

Republican Party of Texas Rule No. 19 – Date, Time, and Place of Precinct Conventions 

2 TEC 174.023 – Notice of Hour and Place 

3 TEC 174.024 – Eligibility

4 Republican Party of Texas Rule No. 22 – Chairman’s Responsibilities

 

Respectfully submitted,

Vergel Cruz, Precinct 0578 Sarah Singleton, Precinct 0143

Sean Cheben, Precinct 0015 Jeb Strickland, Precinct 0625

Scott Bowen, Precinct 0416 Rex Teter, Precinct 0302 and SD 6 Chair

Patricia Phillips, Precinct 0189 James Buntrock, Precinct 0726 and SD 7 Chair

Lillian Sockwell, Precinct 0414 Ralph Fite, Precinct 0499

Rufus Estis, Precinct 0505 Bob Sumicek, Precinct 0645

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