CALLING ALL REPUBLICANS | Beaufort County GOP among first to muster

By Anne Maatman | Beaufort County Republican Party

BEAUFORT COUNTY –  In our county 26,397 votes were cast in the November 3rd election, with ‘wins’ for 30 out of 31 Republicans on the ballot!

Republicans, fire up! Get involved and stand up for conservative values! One way to join the fight is to become active in your local precinct (where you live and vote). If you haven’t been involved in your precinct or county before, check the sidebar for more details.

The next election cycle (2021-2022) begins with precinct meetings in each county. In Beaufort County, all registered Republicans are encouraged to participate on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Southern Acres in Bath. 

Southern Acres is located at 3889 NC Hwy 92 E Bath, NC 27808. A food truck will be on site for those who wish to purchase lunch and beverages.

The day will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. for the precinct meetings. At 10:00 a.m. each precinct will meet individually to elect officers and to select delegates and alternates for the county convention that will meet in the afternoon.

After a break for lunch and to verify the credentials of each officer, delegate, and alternate, the county convention will meet in the same place. Registration for the convention portion will begin at noon; the convention fee is $5 per person. Convention business will include the election of officers and selection of delegates and alternates to the district and state Republican conventions. Also, the convention will adopt a Plan of Organization for the 2021-2022 election cycle.


Everything starts at the Precinct Level

An organized and active precinct/county means volunteers who live in your neighborhood are talking to friends and neighbors, encouraging them to vote, and giving them the information they need to make smart choices on Election Day. Getting involved locally is also an excellent way to dip your toe into the larger political scene, as precinct work feeds directly into the county, state, and national scene.

Think of precinct members as politically engaged social butterflies. Some of the most important things they do are unofficial. Each precinct elects a Chair, a Vice-Chair, and a Secretary/Treasurer, which are all volunteer positions. The Chair and Vice-Chair are responsible for organizing the annual precinct meetings and attending the Beaufort County Republican Party meetings, which are held monthly.

You don’t have to be an officer to be active and involved. Simply coming to the meetings, speaking your mind, and pitching in is a huge help. The more people who are involved, the bigger impact they’ll make.

North Carolina is still a swing state; therefore, active and engaged precincts are key to political victory. If you want to get more involved in local politics, then your precinct is an excellent place to start. For more information, email, or call Anne on cell number (712) 540-7284