Erath County Republicans and Democrats are gearing up for county conventions, which will be held this Saturday.

"Anyone may attend our county convention," said Erath County Republican Party chairman George Eichenberg. "But only those persons elected as delegates at their precinct convention may vote at the county convention."

Dr. Marcy Tanter, chair of the Erath County Democratic Party, said they, too, welcome interested parties to join them.

"Our turnout in the primary was small," Tanter said. "But we're looking forward to a lively convention."

Both parties will vote on delegates to send to the state conventions this summer. Tanter said any Democrat who voted in the primary and would like to attend the Democratic State Convention in Dallas in June will need to attend. Eichenberg said one of the main orders of the Republican convention will also be to elect delegates to the Republican State Convention in Fort Worth in June.

Local Democrats will host their county convention at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Erath County Courthouse. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. 

Republicans will begin their convention at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Jury Pool Room of the Erath County Courthouse annex.