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Forsyth County Republican Party holding mass precinct meeting Saturday

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Republican Party will hold its mass precinct meeting Saturday in the east cafeteria of Forsyth Central High School. The event is set for 10 a.m., with registration opening at 9 a.m.

“This is a meeting that is open to any resident in Forsyth County who is registered to vote on or before the Feb. 1 deadline,” said Jason Mock, chairman of the local party. “We’re encouraging every individual in our community to come out that wants to be part of the Republican convention this year. This is the first step.”

Mock said that local Republican parties across the state will be meeting Saturday to register delegates and alternates. In Forsyth, the delegates selected will attend the local GOP convention March 19 at South Forsyth High School.

The county will have a total of 455 delegates, with the same number of alternates, who will be spread across the county’s 16 voting precincts.

“The way Saturday will work is that people will come and register, sign in and they will be assigned to their precinct, Mock said.

Meeting by precincts, they will then determine their delegates and alternates.

After the county convention, those selected will attend conventions for the 7th and 9th congressional districts. South Forsyth is in District 7, while north Forsyth falls in District 9.

They may also be eligible to attend the Georgia Republican Convention on June 3 in Augusta and the Republican National Convention this summer in Cleveland, Ohio.

The school is on Tribble Gap Road, just north of downtown Cumming.