Saturday, October 20, 2018

Constitution Party Proposed Bylaws Changes for November NCM in Dallas: Article V - Standing Committees


PROPOSED – ARTICLE V – STANDING COMMITTEES


ARTICLE V – NATIONAL CONVENTION

The National Committee shall, for each presidential election year, call a National Convention of the state affiliates for the purpose of nominating presidential and vice-presidential candidates, adopting a national platform, and transacting any other appropriate business. The National Committee or the Executive Committee shall by resolution establish the fees required for participation in the National Convention.

Number of votes allowed per state.

  1. Each state affiliate will be allowed two (2) votes, representing the number of Senators each state is allowed under the U.S. Constitution;
  2. Any state which has achieved ballot qualification for the Constitution Party Presidential ticket in the current election, or the two most recent presidential elections, shall be assigned additional delegate votes equal to the number of congressional districts in the state.
  3. An additional delegate vote shall be assigned a state for each year, subsequent to the previous presidential election year, in which that state has fulfilled its assessment to the Constitution Party National Committee.
  4. An additional delegate vote shall be assigned a state for each National Committee meeting held, subsequent to the previous Presidential election year, at which the state had at least one National Committee member in attendance.

The National Chairman shall appoint the chairmen of all National Convention Committees.

Each state affiliate shall have one (1) representative on the Credentials Committee (As noted in Article IV, Paragraph F, 1, b, the chairman for the Credentials Committee shall be the one elected to chair the standing committee, as this committee has maintained the records of affiliation for the national party.) one (1) representative on the Rules Committee, and three (3) representatives on the Platform Committee. Each State Chairman shall transmit the names, addresses and phone numbers of all committee representatives to the chairman of the Credentials Committee.

In order for the name of any candidate for President or Vice President to be placed in nomination, it shall be necessary that such nomination shall have been approved by a majority of the delegates from two (2) states.

In the event of an extreme emergency such as war, insurrection, natural disaster, epidemic, pandemic, martial law, or other like condition or event such that a National Convention cannot physically be held with delegates gathering in one place, the Executive Committee may call for a convention to be held via any two-way electronic means available, and the Executive Committee shall prescribe the means, rules, and methods for such a Convention in accordance with the conditions prevailing, and these rules shall be as much in harmony as possible with the rules for National Conventions as set forth in these Bylaws.








ORIGINAL – ARTICLE V – STANDING COMMITTEES



ARTICLE IV - National Convention

The National Committee shall, for each presidential election year, call a National Convention of the state affiliates for the purpose of nominating presidential and vice presidential candidates, adopting a national platform, and transacting any other appropriate business. The National Committee or the Executive Committee shall by resolution establish the fees required for participation in the National Convention.

Number of votes allowed per state.

  1. Each state affiliate will be allowed two (2) votes, representing the number of Senators each state is allowed under the U.S. Constitution;
  2. Any state which has achieved ballot qualification for the Constitution Party Presidential ticket in the current election, or the two most recent presidential elections, shall be assigned additional delegate votes equal to the number of congressional districts in the state.
  3. An additional delegate vote shall be assigned a state for each year, subsequent to the previous presidential election year, in which that state has fulfilled its assessment to the Constitution Party National Committee.
  4. An additional delegate vote shall be assigned a state for each National Committee meeting held, subsequent to the previous Presidential election year, at which the state had at least one National Committee member in attendance.

The National Chairman shall appoint the chairmen of all National Convention Committees.

Each state affiliate shall have one (1) representative on the Credentials Committee, one (1) representative on the Rules Committee, and three (3) representatives on the Platform Committee. Each State Chairman shall transmit the names, addresses and phone numbers of all committee representatives to the chairman of the Credentials Committee.

In order for the name of any candidate for President or Vice President to be placed in nomination it shall be necessary that such nomination shall have been approved by a majority of the delegates from two (2) states.

In the event of an extreme emergency such as war, insurrection, natural disaster, epidemic, pandemic, martial law, or other like condition or event such that a National Convention cannot physically be held with delegates gathering in one place, the Executive Committee may call for a convention to be held via any two-way electronic means available, and the Executive Committee shall prescribe the means, rules, and methods for such a Convention in accordance with the conditions prevailing, and these rules shall be as much in harmony as possible with the rules for National Conventions as set forth in these Bylaws.














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