Thursday, October 15th will be the Grand Opening of the Mohave County Republican Party District 1 office in Kingman. The office, located at 1711 N. Stockton Hill Road, Suite A2, will be the site for the Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 PM. The public is invited to visit the office between 4:30 and 7:00 PM that evening.
Initially, office hours will be Noon to 4:00 PM, Tuesday – Thursday, through the end of the year. People are invited to register to vote, change registration, sign petitions for candidates and volunteer for activism.
District Director Steven Robinson explained why the office is opening a full year before the 2016 General Election on November 8th. “While that is a very important election, the first election next year is the Presidential Preference Election on March 22nd. Most people do not know that the two major parties limit who can vote in the State Party’s Primary for the President. Only voters registered as Democrat or Republican can vote in that Primary. It’s my goal to contact every registered independent voter in our area, who has voted in past regular Republican primaries, to inform them and offer the opportunity to make that change by February 22, 2016. That’s the last day to change registration, or even register to vote, ahead of the March 22nd Presidential Preference Election primary.”
“For the first time in Mohave County history, those registered as independents or don’t indicate any affiliation “PNDs” (Party not Designated) outnumber Republicans, though by a small number. There’s a number of reasons for that, and the Party wants to reach out to the independents & PNDs and encourage them to ‘return to the fold.’ But we have to give them good reasons for that decision.”
Numerous elected officials will be in attendance, and refreshments will be provided.