About Oceana County GOP

2023-2024 Officers

  • Chair: Cynthia Fouts
  • Vice Chair: Dan Hooker
  • Secretary: Bev Schultz


Mail Address:

P.O. Box 825
Hart, Michigan 49420

Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM (unless otherwise noted)

All meetings are at Hart City Community Center adjacent to Hart City Hall (across from the library).
407 State Street.
Hart, MI

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Become a Precinct Delegate

Obtain a precinct map from the local clerk’s office.

  1. Find out the number of (your party) precinct delegate vacancies in your precinct.
  2. File your Affidavit of Identity with your county clerk no later than 4:00 p.m., on the twelfth Tuesday prior to the August Primary. Find out how many delegates have filed in your precinct for precinct delegate. Your Affidavit of Identity must be notarized.
  3. If you have opposition, contact your neighbors, friends and family that reside in your precinct and ask for their support. Primary election day is the second Tuesday in August. Remember to vote.
  4. Get involved in your local party immediately. Keep the party informed about what your neighbors are talking about and keep your neighbors informed about what elected party members are doing for them.

Precinct Delegate FAQs

Below you will find answers to questions that have been shared online by other Michigan County Republican Parties and the Michigan GOP.  If you would like more information about becoming a precinct delegate, contact the Oceana County Republican Committee. 

What is a precinct?

A precinct is the smallest political geographic division in a state. The area varies in size and is determined by population. A precinct contains a maximum of 2,999 registered voters, although many precincts are smaller. It is up to local municipalities to draw their own precinct lines.

What is a precinct delegate?

A precinct delegate is an elected representative to a local political party from a precinct. Every precinct has at least one Republican delegate, and some have more. The local Republican Party determines the number of delegates based on the number of Republican votes in that precinct in the previous election.

How to become a precinct delegate?

A person wishing to become a Republican precinct delegate must be a registered voter in the precinct they are running. The candidate must fill out an Affidavit of Identity and turn it in to the Oceana County Clerk’s Office. (Next election will be in 2024 – Check back for the deadline.) Affidavits can be found at the Clerk’s office, at our Oceana County GOP meetings or by clicking the link below at the bottom of this page. These affidavits need to be notarized before being turned in. A notary public can be found at any local clerk’s office, local banks, or by contacting us. Once an affidavit is completed it needs to be turned in to the Oceana County Clerk’s Office. This will put you on the ballot for the August Primary in your precinct. Only those voting in your precinct and voting on the Republican side of the ballot will be able to vote for you.

What are the duties of a precinct delegate?

The official role of a precinct delegate is to attend, actively participate and vote at each county convention during the two-year term. Precinct delegates should assist local parties and candidates with a variety of activities, and serve as a liaison between their local party and their community.

Why should I become a precinct delegate?

Politics begins at the local level when you talk to your family, friends, and neighbors about the issues that are important to you. Once you get involved and become a precinct delegate, you have the opportunity to share these issues and concerns and make a difference. In addition, only elected precinct delegates may vote for the leadership of the Party.

How do I make a difference?

Precinct delegates play a key role in electing Republicans not only to every public office, but also to leadership positions within the Republican Party. As a liaison to your community, you have the opportunity to build personal relationships with candidates and party leaders. These individuals come to you when they need to know specifics about your community. In addition, precinct delegates have the privilege of attending state conventions where they help select many of the Republican candidates for statewide offices.

Where is my precinct?

The first thing to do is determine the precinct in which you live. You can find this information on your voter registration card, or from your county, city, or township clerk. Once you get this information, the next step is to get a precinct map. Precinct maps are available from your local clerk; the map will illustrate the boundaries of your precinct.