Attend the 2013 GOP State Convention on May 17-18

April 13, 2013

State Convention Information

On Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, 2013, the Republican Party of Virginia will hold a State Convention to nominate candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. No voting for candidates for the office of Governor, Lt. Governor or Attorney General will be conducted prior to 12:00PM on Saturday May 18, 2013. While we do not want to discourage attendance at the convention and other events on Friday, it is not necessary to attend the convention on Friday to participate on Saturday.

How to Become a Delegate to the Convention

The deadline to file to become a delegate has passed.

Republican Party of Virginia State Convention

Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, 2013
The Richmond Coliseum
601 East Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Convention Information

Convention begins May 17, 2013 at 2:00PM and May 18, 2013 at 10:00AM

Purpose: to nominate candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General.

Volunteer at the Convention!

The 2013 Republican State Convention cannot take place without the help of our terrific volunteers! We will need hundreds of volunteers from around the Commonwealth to make sure our Convention runs smoothly. The five teams you can sign up for are Set-Up, Registration, Welcome, Sergeant-at-Arms and Convention Events (Friday night dinner or Saturday morning breakfast). Please visit to sign up or email

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I bring a guest?
You can bring a guest, but you must register them on this convention website by clicking here or by filling out form found by clicking here and sending it to RPV. Guests will not be seated with you if you are a delegate, but will be assigned to special guest seating.

Can I bring my own food into the Coliseum?
No, the Coliseum does not allow outside food to be brought into the Coliseum. You may leave and re-enter the Coliseum to eat, unless you are purchasing food that will be sold by vendors within the Coliseum.

Are there any items I am not allowed to bring into the Coliseum?
Click here for a list of prohibited items.

When will the Convention end?
The Convention is expected to temporarily adjourn after a few hours on Friday, but could last well past the evening hours on Saturday depending on how long the voting takes. If you are traveling from out of town, you may want to secure lodging for yourself on Saturday night if you do not wish to travel if it is after dark.

If I am a delegate, do I still have to register for the Commonwealth Dinner and the Convention breakfast?
Yes, you must register separately by clicking here.

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