Orange County GOP Convention

Calling all Orange County Republicans! Please plan to attend this important OCGOP event. It's a great opportunity to get involved!

The purpose of a County Convention is to conduct the business of the local Republican Party. We propose and vote on Convention Rules, Resolutions, the Party Platform and our County Plan of Organization.

At the Precinct Meetings, we will elect Precinct Chairs (in odd-numbered years only) and Delegates (including Alternates) to represent Orange County at the State level by attending the State Convention in Greensboro, June 8-11, 2023. Note that all District Conventions, including the 4th District Convention originally scheduled for April 15, have now been postponed due to the fact that redistricting lines are set to be redrawn later this year.

In odd-numbered years, we also elect our new County Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer). If you are interested in nominating someone for one of these positions in 2023, or would like to self-nominate, please contact the OCGOP Second Vice-Chair and head of the Nominating Committee, Larry Smith by Thursday, February 16.

CONVENTION REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Registration deadline was March 14.
There will be NO on-site registration the morning of the Convention.

Convention Schedule:

9:00am - 9:30am


9:30am - 10:00am

Precinct Meetings

10:00am - 12:00 noon



Convention Documents (please check back periodically - new documents will be posted and/or linked as they are finalized):


Convention Speakers:  UPDATE: Due to last minute scheduling conflicts, our speaker line-up has changed.  Senator Amy Galey, representing District 25 (Alamance, Randolph) will speak in place of Senator Berger while Donna King, editor-in-chief of Carolina Journal, will speak in place of Amy Cooke.

Phil Berger JLF's Amy Cooke explains that great challenges lead to great innovation ... Image of Courtney Geels

Senator Phil Berger, Sr.
NC Senate President Pro Tempore

Amy O. Cooke
CEO, John Locke Foundation
Publisher, Carolina Journal

Courtney Geels
Former Candidate, NC 4th Congressional District


Special Note Regarding Attendance:
If you are not able to attend your Precinct Meeting on Convention day, but would still like to be considered for a delegate, you must also register at the link below, pay the required $10 registration fee, and follow the subsequent instructions to complete your registration as an Absentee, including submission of the required Absentee Letter for consideration. 

When registering, please use your legal name and precinct as shown in your voter registration record. If you need to look up your record/precinct name, you may do so here. Your precinct name is shown in the "Jurisdiction" section of your voter registration record.

New in 2023: Students may attend the County Convention for free!  So register today to see how politics works at the local level and hear our great line-up of speakers.


CONVENTION REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Registration deadline was March 14.
There will be NO on-site registration the morning of the Convention.


New to the convention scene or still have questions? Please visit our Convention FAQs page for more information.

We must strive to end the harmful policies of the progressives in Orange County, in North Carolina, and in America if we hope to preserve our Constitutional government!


March 18, 2023 at 9:00am - 12pm
Sunrise Church
1315 New Hope Trce
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
United States
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John Gaither · · 336-314-1610