THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF NEBRASKA
Amended June 6, 2015 in Lincoln, NE
That our beloved Republic may have the best and most just government and the freest and
happiest people of all times, the Republican Party of Nebraska pledges and dedicates itself:
To oppose dictators and dictatorships, bureaucrats and bureaucracy; to maintain and continue
Constitutional government in our State and Nation; to make sure that our government is one of
laws and not of men; and that the laws enacted by the representatives of a free people through the
unrestricted exercise of the ballot shall be justly administered and impartially enforced; to
perpetuate the spirit of free enterprise; to make the opportunities of succeeding generations
greater and better than those of the past; to decrease the burdens imposed by and the expenses
incurred in government; to defend at any and all times, in both peace and war, our long
established institutions of liberty against attacks from within and without; to the end that our
government shall be truly and in fact a “government of the people, by the people, and for the
Name and Objectives
Section 1. The name of this organization shall be the Republican Party of Nebraska
Section 2. The objectives of the Party shall be the maintenance of government of, by and for
the people according to the Constitution and laws of the United States and the State of Nebraska,
and the furtherance of such principles as may from time to time be adopted.
Section 1. The membership of the Party shall be composed of all the registered Republican
voters of the State of Nebraska who desire to support the objectives of the Party.
Section 2. It shall be the duty of the several County Central Committees to enroll all the
members of the Party within their respective counties, so far as practicable. Opportunity for
enrollment shall be open at all times to all voters.
Section 1. The State Convention of the duly elected delegates when in session shall be the
governing body of the Republican Party of Nebraska and when not in session the State Central
Section 2. The Republican Party of Nebraska shall be organized upon a statewide basis and be
divided into Congressional districts, State Central Committee districts, and the County
organizations, and such further subdivisions as may be desirable from time to time.
Section 3. The Nebraska Republican Party Constitution shall be the governing document of the
Party. No County Constitution may contradict or supersede the Nebraska Republican Party
Constitution. No constitution of any Party subdivision may contradict or supersede the Nebraska
Republican Party Constitution.
Representatives on Republican National Committee
Section 1. In each year when a President of the United States is to be elected, the State
Convention shall elect a National Committeeman and a National Committeewoman to take office
at the close of the succeeding National Convention. The State Chairman shall certify the names
of the National Committeeman and National Committeewoman so elected to the National
Section 1. UNIT RULE ABOLISHED, INDIVIDUAL VOTING. At all pre-primary or post-
primary conventions, whether State or County, each delegate shall be entitled to register his
individual vote, and no delegate shall be bound by and Party or convention rule requiring the
delegates from any political subdivision to vote as a unit.
Section 2. ORDER OF BUSINESS. Except as otherwise herein provided, the order of
business at all conventions shall be determined at the beginning of the convention by the State or
County Chairman as the case may be. The order of business so announced may be altered by the
vote of sixty percent of the delegates voting thereon.
Section 3. Votes cast at all conventions shall be cast by delegates or alternates personally
present and no proxy voting shall be permitted.
Section 1. NUMBER, NOMINATION AND APPORTIONMENT OF DELEGATES. The
State Central Committee shall fix the representation of the State Convention for the various
counties in the manner provided by law, and shall notify each County Chairman of such action at
least thirty days before the time of holding the County Convention. Each county shall be entitled
to a minimum of one delegate. The total number of delegates shall be four hundred. The
number of alternates and the apportionment thereof shall be the same as the delegates.
Section 2. Each delegate shall be entitled to one vote which may be cast by the alternate in the
absence of the delegate. In the absence of any delegate, the roll of the alternates shall be
called. The alternates from each county or district, as the case may be, shall be entitled to serve
in order designated by the County Convention, or the County Committee.
Section 3. In addition to its first meeting as State post-primary convention, the State
Convention may be reconvened at any time prior to the statutory date for holding of the post-
primary County Conventions at which the delegates to the successor State Convention are
elected, upon the call of the State Chairman, at the direction of the State Central Committee, or
upon the direction of the Executive Committee of the State Central Committee by a majority
vote of the entire membership thereof. At such meetings, the convention may transact such
business as may properly come before it. In Presidential election years where the post-primary
State Convention cannot conveniently be convened at a date sufficiently early to make such
nominations prior to the date of the convening of the Republican National Convention, the
National Committeeman and the National Committeewoman may be elected by such reconvened
State Conventions and Conventions Involving the Election of National Convention
Section 1. TIME OF HOLDING. A State Convention shall be held in even numbered years
on a date to be fixed by the State Central Committee.
Section 2. POWERS AND DUTIES OF CONVENTION. The Convention shall nominate
candidates for such elective state offices as are expected from the operation of the direct primary
laws, formulate and promulgate a state platform during the year in which a presidential election
occurs, select a State Central Committee, select electors for President and Vice President of the
United States, exercise such other powers as ordinarily vested in conventions and transact such
business as shall properly come before it.
Section 3. NATIONAL CONVENTION DELEGATES
(a) In each Presidential election year, delegates and alternates to the Republican National
(b) All candidates for National Convention delegate and alternate delegate shall file for
(c) All candidates for National Convention delegate and alternate delegate at the State
(d) All National Convention delegates designated by the Rules of the National
Convention shall be elected in the manner specified in this Section 3, as authorized
by the Rules of the National Convention.
election in person or by mailing a notice of intent to the State Headquarters
postmarked no later than 10 business days prior to the date the State Convention
commences. Only persons elected and credentialed as delegates or alternates to the
State Convention shall be qualified to be elected at the State Convention as National
Convention delegates or alternates.
Convention shall designate the presidential candidate to whom they are committed
and shall be bound by such commitment if elected in accordance with Nebraska State
Law. Delegate and alternate candidates shall indicate their commitments by mailing
a notice to the State Headquarters, postmarked no later than 10 business days prior to
the date the State Convention commences. Only individuals pledged to the candidate
who wins the Nebraska Primary Election shall be eligible for election as delegates or
alternate delegates to the National Convention.
Convention as at-large delegates shall be elected at-large by the State Convention.
All National Convention alternate delegates designated by the Rules of the National
(e) All National Convention delegates and alternate delegates designated by the Rules of
(f) The State Central Committee shall be authorized to draft such rules as are necessary
Convention as at-large alternate delegates shall be elected at-large by the State
Convention following the election of at-large National Convention delegates.
the National Convention as district delegates or district alternate delegates,
respectively, shall be elected by the caucus of delegates of that U.S. House of
Representatives district at the State Convention in accordance with the Congressional
District boundaries delineated under Nebraska State law.
to implement Section 3 so long as such rules are in keeping with the provisions of the
Rules of the National Convention, this Constitution, and Nebraska law.
Vacancy on Ticket — How Filled
Section 1. Should any vacancy arise on the ballot for any cause after a primary election, such
vacancy shall be filled by a quorum of the (1) State Central Committee in the case of State office
or United State Senator; (2) Congressional District Committee in the case of the United States
Representative, and (3) County Central Committee in the case of County offices; in the manner
and time provided by law. The Chairman of the appropriate committee shall call a meeting of
the committee at a place designated by him at such time as to permit the filing of the Certificate
of the Nomination of a candidate with the proper election officers in the time and manner
State Party Administration
Section 1. GENERAL MANAGEMENT. Between conventions, the general management of
the affairs and business of the Party shall be vested in the State Central Committee. All general
policies of the party shall be determined by the State Central Committee, subject to the direction
of the State Convention. The annual budget, the Legislative program of the Party, and all
appointments to Party offices shall be submitted to the State Central Committee for approval or
Section 2. STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE – HOW SELECTED
(a) The State shall be apportioned into 51 Republican Central Committee Districts. Such
apportionment shall be reviewed by the State Central Committee at least every four years. The
State Central Committee shall have authority from time to time to reapportion such Central
Committee Districts so that nearly as practical each such District shall include all of one or more
Central Committee Districts; the State Central Committee may elect to permit an appropriate
County organization to apportion such districts within such County.
(b) Commencing in the second year following a decennial census and continuing until
said Districts are reapportioned as provided herein, the State Central Committee Districts shall be
District 101 Burt, Cuming, Thurston and Washington Counties
District 102 Butler, Colfax, and Saunders Counties
District 103 Platte and Stanton Counties
District 104 Madison County
District 105 Dodge County
District 106 Polk and Seward Counties
District 107 Cass and Otoe Counties
District 108 Sarpy County (Precincts 1, 3, 16-22, and 24-26)
District 109 Sarpy County (Precincts 2, 4, and 5-13)
District 110 Lancaster County (LD 21)
District 111 Lancaster County (LD 25)
District 112 Lancaster County (LD 26)
District 113 Lancaster County (LD 27)
District 114 Lancaster County (LD 28)
District 115 Lancaster County (LD 29)
District 116 Lancaster County (LD 30 & 32)
District 117 Lancaster County (LD 46)
District 201 Sarpy County (Precincts 51-61)
District 202 Sarpy County (Precincts 23, 31, 39, 46-49, 56-57, and 62)
District 203 Sarpy County (Precincts 32-38, and 40-42)
District 204 Douglas County (LD 4)
District 205 Douglas County (LD 5)
District 206 Douglas County (LD 6)
District 207 Douglas County (LD 7)
District 208 Douglas County (LD 8)
District 209 Douglas County (LD 9)
District 210 Douglas County (LD 10)
District 211 Douglas County (LD 11)
District 212 Douglas County (LD 12)
District 213 Douglas County (LD 13)
District 214 Douglas County (LD 18)
District 215 Douglas County (LD 20)
District 216 Douglas County (LD 31)
District 217 Douglas County (LD 39)
District 301 Johnson, Nemeha, Pawnee, and Richardson Counties
District 302 Fillmore, Saline, Thayer, and York Counties
District 303 Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Boone, Valley, Greeley, Sherman, and Howard
District 304 Custer and Dawson Counties
District 305 Clay, Franklin, Kearney, Nuckolls, Phelps, and Webster Counties
District 306 Adams County
District 307 Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, and Wayne Counties
District 308 Hall County (LD 35)
District 309 Buffalo (LD 36 & 38) and Hall (LD 33 & 34) Counties
District 310 Antelope, Boyd, Garfield, Holt, Knox, Pierce, Rock, and Wheeler Counties
District 311 Buffalo County (LD 37)
District 312 Gage and Jefferson Counties
District 313 Blaine, Brown, Cherry, Dawes, Grant, Hooker, Keya Paha, Logan, Loup,
District 314 Lincoln County
District 315 Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Harlan, Hayes, Hitchcock, Perkins,
District 316 Scottsbluff County
District 317 Arthur, Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Deuel, Garden, Keith, Kimball,
– Three (3) Votes Per District –
(c) The State Central Committee shall consist of a man and a woman from each Central
Committee District, to be elected at caucuses of the delegates from the respective Districts to be
held during the State Post-Primary Convention. Members from State Central Committee
Districts included entirely within one County may be elected by the County Post-Primary
Convention as that Convention may direct.
(d) In addition, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, the
Chairman, Treasurer, three Congressional District Chairmen, three Congressional District Vice
Chairmen, and the three members of the Executive Committee elected by the State Central
Committee members of the respective Congressional Districts shall be voting members of the
State Central Committee unless such officeholder already is granted voting privileges as
provided for in this Constitution.
(e) In addition to the members selected as provided above, the following shall be
members of the State Central Committee:
McPherson, Sheridan, and Thomas Counties
Red Willow Counties
Morrill, Sioux Counties
(i) In each State Central Committee District which contains more than one
county, the county chairmen of all counties in each such District shall elect one of their numbers
to serve as a member of the State Central Committee. Such election shall be held as soon as
possible following each state Post-Primary Convention.
County Chairman shall be a member of the State Central Committee.
District, the County Chairman or County Chairman Representative of such county shall be a
member of the State Central Committee and shall represent the State Central Committee District
in which he or she resides.
There shall be an additional number of members of the State Central Committee equal to
the total number of State Central Committee Districts in such county, less one. Each district in
the county shall be entitled to one of such additional members, and they shall be selected as
provided by the county constitution.
Section 3. OFFICERS. The officers of the State Party organization shall be a Chairman and
Vice Chairman, one of whom shall be a man and one a woman; not more than four Assistant
Chairmen, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Finance Chairman and a General Counsel. They shall have
(ii) In each State Central Committee District which contains only one county, the
(iii) In each county which contains more than one State Central Committee
the powers and duties usually incident to their respective offices, subject to the direction of the
State Central Committee and the State Convention. The State Chairman shall be the Chairman
of, and preside at the meetings of the State Convention, the State Central Committee, and the
State Executive Committee. The Chairman may call to the chair any member of any body of
which he is Chairman to preside temporarily.
Section 4. ELECTION AND TERMS OF OFFICE. The Chairman and Treasurer shall be
elected by the State Central Committee at a meeting held no later than May 1 of each odd-
numbered year. The Vice Chairman, the Assistant Chairmen, the Secretary, the General Counsel
and the Finance Chairman shall be appointed by the State Chairman with the approval of the
Executive Committee as soon as practicable after the election of the State Chairman and shall
take office immediately, subject to the approval of their appointments by the State Central
Committee at its next meeting. The term of office of the State Officers and members of the State
Central Committee shall be approximately two years. They shall serve until their successors
Section 5. VACANCIES. The office of State Chairman, National Committeeman, and
National Committeewoman shall become vacant immediately when any incumbent shall become
a candidate for an elective office. A vacancy in the office of National Committeeman or
National Committeewoman shall be filled for the unexpired term by the State Central Committee
at a meeting called for that purpose promptly after the creation of the vacancy. If a vacancy
occurs in any State Party office, the same shall be filled in the same manner as provided herein
for the election or appointment of such officer. Vacancies in the State Central Committee shall
be filled immediately by a meeting of State Convention delegates in the Central Committee
District where such vacancy occurs, provided that in Central Committee Districts included
entirely within one county, the vacancy shall be filled in the manner determined by the respective
County Central committee; provided that vacancies in the position of County Chairman
Representative shall be filled by an election by the County Chairmen of all Counties in such
District. If Central Committee vacancies are not filled as provided above within 60 days after
notice by the State Chairman to the County Chairmen and State Convention delegates of the
Central Committee district in which the vacancy exists, the State Chairman shall fill the vacancy
as soon as possible. A vacancy in the office of delegate or State Central Committee shall exist
upon the happening of any of the following events: (1) Resignation, (2) Death, (3) Ceasing to be
a resident of the County or District from which elected, (4) Failure to elect at a proper election,
(5) Conviction of a felony, (6) In the case of State Central Committee Member, failure to attend
three (3) meetings during that person’s term. For the purpose of this subsection the term shall
begin on the day of election at the State Convention or superdistrict election.
Section 6. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. The Executive Committee of the Nebraska
Republican Party Shall Consist of the State Chairman, the State Vice Chairman, the National
Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, the Assistant Chairmen, the State Treasurer, the
State Secretary, the Congressional District Chairmen and Vice Chairmen, the immediate past
Republican Chairman, the State Women’s Federation President, the State Young Republican
Chairman, the State College Republican Chairman, and the State TAR Chairman, the Finance
Chairman, and the General Counsel, plus one member from each Congressional District to be
selected by the members of the State Central committee resident in the respective districts
affected, such election to be held at the same meeting of the State Central Committee at which
the State Chairman is elected, plus two members from the First and Second Congressional
District and three members from the Third Congressional District who shall be a County
Chairman to be selected by a vote of the County Chairmen in each District in the same month
that the State Chairman is elected, with the provision that the Chairman of the Lancaster County
Party will be automatically elected to one of the two positions from the First District. The
policies, affairs and business of the Party shall be administered by the Executive
Committee. The Executive Committee shall meet on the call of the Chairman. Prior to
September 1 of each year, the Executive Committee shall prepare, on behalf of the State Central
Committee, a legislative plan to be submitted for amendment at the next scheduled State Central
Committee meeting. It shall be the duty of the Executive Committee to carry out the legislative
program insofar as possible. If the Chairman determines that extraordinary circumstances or an
emergency so warrants, the Executive Committee may act upon the motion of the Chairman by a
favorable vote of a majority of all members of the Executive Committee where such votes are
cast by telephone or electronic mail within a period no greater than seven calendar days.
Section 7. BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE. The Budget and Finance Committee
shall consist of the State Chairman, the State Treasurer, the National Committeeman, the
National Committeewoman, and five members appointed by the State Chairman. The appointed
members shall be one from each Congressional District and two members-at-large, one of whom
shall be the Finance Chairman. The Executive Committee may authorize the Chairman to
appoint up to six additional ex-officio members of the Budget and Finance Committee. The
appointed members shall be approved by the Executive Committee and affirmed by the State
The Budget and Finance Committee shall, prior to or during January of each year,
prepare and present a budget for the year. The budget shall be approved, or amended and
approved, by the Executive Committee, provided, however, any amendment shall require a two-
thirds vote of the elected and appointed members of the Executive Committee. After approval or
amendment and approval by the Executive Committee, the budget shall be approved by the State
Central committee, provided, however, any amendment shall require a two-thirds vote of the
members of the State Central Committee present and voting at a meeting at which approval is
requested. The budget, as finally approved by the Executive Committee, shall be mailed to each
member of the State Central committee not less than 10 days prior to the meeting at which
approval is requested. Any amendment by the State Central Committee shall not require further
approval by the Executive Committee.
After final approval by the State Central Committee, the Budget and Finance Committee
shall have emergency authority to amend the Budget or authorize expenditures contrary thereto
upon a three-fourths vote of the elected and appointed members of said Committee; provided,
however, that such emergency authority be limited to that period of time of a general election
year between the last State Central Committee meeting held and the date of the General Election.
Section 8. POLITICAL PLAN. During the first six months in each off-numbered year, the
State Chairman shall present for review and adoption a two-year political plan to the State
Central Committee. The political plan shall include such topics as the Chairman deems
appropriate. The Chairman may appoint a Committee to assist in preparation of the plan. The
political plan shall be reviewed by the State Central Committee during the first six months in
each even-numbered year. The State Central Committee shall make revisions to the plan if it
Section 9. ADDITIONAL COMMITTEES. The State Chairman shall have power, with
approval of the Executive Committee, to appoint such additional Committees, from time to time,
as circumstances may warrant.
Section 10. EMPLOYEES. The State Chairman shall have authority to employ an Executive
Director for the Republican Party of Nebraska, subject to the approval of the Executive
Committee, and to employ such assistants and office personnel as may be required, subject to the
Section 11. MEETING OF THE STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE. The State Central
Committee shall meet regularly at least three times each year at the call of the Chairman. A
special meeting may be called by the Chairman, or by a majority of the Executive
Committee. Written notice of all meetings shall be given to all members at least 30 days in
advance, unless the Executive Committee determines that an emergency exists; in which case,
notice shall be given as directed by the Executive Committee. A proposed agenda of the meeting
shall accompany the notice. Within 60 days after each meeting, written copies of the minutes
shall be mailed to all members. If the Chairman determines, and by the affirmative vote of a
majority the Executive Committee agrees, that extraordinary circumstances or an emergency so
warrants, the Central Committee may act upon the motion of the Chairman by a favorable vote
of a majority of all members of the Central Committee where such votes are cast by telephone or
electronic mail within a period no greater than seven calendar days.
Section 12. PERSONAL VOTING. No voting by proxy shall be permitted at any meeting of
the State Central Committee. However, any member of the State Central Committee who is
unable to attend any meeting of the Committee shall have the privilege of designating a personal
substitute to attend that meeting. The personal substitute must be designated in writing, signed
by the designating member, and must be a registered Republican for at least 90 days, residing in
the county in which the designating member resides or in any other county in the same State
Central Committee District represented by the designating member. For the designated meeting,
the designated personal substitute shall be considered as a member of the State Central
Committee. For the purposes of attendance, a personal substitute shall count for the State
Central Committee member and no absence shall be counted. No person who is a member of the
State Central Committee may serve as a designated personal substitute for more than one
member at any one meeting.
Section 13. QUORUM. A quorum of the State Central Committee shall be one-half of the
entire membership thereof. Members whose office has been vacated shall not be counted in
determining a quorum until such vacancy has been filled. A person who has been properly
designated a personal substitute for a member shall stand in the place of the designating member
for the purpose of determining quorum.
Section 14. ENDORSEMENT.
(a) The Party, State Chairman, State Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, National Committeeman,
National Committeewoman, Congressional District Chairmen and staff of the
Nebraska Republican Party shall not endorse or financially support any candidate in a
primary or general election when there is more than one Republican candidate except
as herein provided.
(b) The Party, State Chairman, State Vice Chairman, Treasurer, National
(c) The Party, State Chairman, State Vice Chairman, Treasurer, National
(d) No member of the State Central Committee or Executive Committee shall endorse a
Committeeman, National Committeewoman, Congressional District Chairmen, and
staff may, at the request of the candidate and by two thirds vote of the State Central
Committee, endorse and financially support any incumbent Republican office holders
in a contested primary. In the absence of a request for endorsement by an incumbent
candidate(s) or in the absence of a two thirds vote of the State Central Committee, the
Party, State Chairman, State Vice Chairman, Treasurer, National Committeeman,
National Committeewoman, Congressional District Chairmen, and staff shall be
prohibited from endorsing or financially supporting an elected incumbent candidate in
a contested primary.
Committeeman, National Committeewoman, Congressional District Chairmen, and
staff may, at the request of the candidate and by two thirds vote of the State Central
Committee, endorse and financially support any Republican in a contested General
Election. In the absence of a request for endorsement or in the absence of a two
thirds vote of the State Central Committee, the Party, State Chairman, State Vice
Chairman, Treasurer, National Committeeman, National Committeewoman,
Congressional District Chairmen, and staff shall be prohibited from endorsing or
financially supporting a candidate in a contested General Election.
NON-Republican candidate in any election. Endorse, as used in this Section shall
(1) A reported campaign contribution; or
(2) A public display or statement of support by either:
(i) print or electronic media, or
(ii) by written statement.
Any member of the State Central Committee or Executive Committee found by a majority vote
of that Committee of which he or she is a member, to have violated this provision after its
enactment, shall be expelled from that Committee and a vacancy shall be automatically
created. The State Central Committee shall have final authority to administer discipline.
(e) Nothing in this section shall preclude the Party, State Chairman, State Vice
(f) Nothing in this section shall preclude the National Committeeman and National
Chairman, Treasurer, National Committeeman, National
Committeewoman, Congressional District Chairman, and staff from endorsing any
Republican candidate at any level in an uncontested primary or General Election.
Committeewoman from supporting and endorsing candidates in Republican
District Party Administration
Section 1. GENERAL MANAGEMENT. The general management of the affairs and
business of the Party pertaining to each Congressional District shall be fixed in a District
Committee which shall consist of those members of the State Central Committee residing within
the District. The Chairman and Vice Chairman of each District shall be elected at the same time
the State Chairman is elected pursuant to Article IX, Section 4.
County Party Administration
Section 1. GENERAL MANAGEMENT. The general management of the affairs and business
of the Party in various Counties shall be fixed in the County Central Committee, subject to the
direction of the County Convention.
Section 2. The County Central Committee shall consist of such persons and be selected in such
a manner as the Constitution of the Republican Party for the County shall provide and, in the
absence of any provision in such Constitution inconsistent herewith, the County Central
Committee shall consist of two persons from each voting precinct or ward within the County,
one of whom shall be a man and one a woman, to be selected at caucuses of the delegates from
the respective voting precincts or wards to be held at the County Convention or in such other
manner as may be authorized by the Convention.
Section 3. OFFICERS. The officers of the County Party organization shall be a Chairman and
a Vice Chairman, a Secretary, and a Treasurer; and they shall have the powers and duties usually
incident to their respective offices, subject to the direction of the Central Committee and the
County Convention. They shall be elected by the County Central Committee unless previously
elected by County Convention.
Section 4. TERMS OF OFFICE. The terms of office of the County officers and the members
of the County Committee shall be approximately two years, or until their respective successors
have been selected. The County Committee may, at its discretion, by a majority vote authorize
the County Chairman to appoint a Secretary and a Treasurer.
Section 5. ADDITIONAL COMMITTEES. The County Chairman shall have power, with
the approval of the County Central Committee, to appoint such additional Committees, from
time to time, as circumstances may warrant.
Section 6. MEETINGS OF COUNTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE. Meetings of the County
Central Committee, in addition to meetings hereinbefore prescribed, may be called by the
County Chairman or by written request of not less than one-half of the members.
Section 7. COUNTY CONVENTION. A Convention shall be held at the time and place
designated by the County Chairman pursuant to law and shall conduct any business which may
properly come before it, including the election of a County Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary,
Treasurer, and such other officers as it deems necessary. In even numbered years, the Party will
conduct County Conventions during the first ten (10) days of the month of April at an hour and
place to be designated by the County Chairman. The Party shall cause a notice to be published at
least seven (7) days prior to the date of the Convention setting forth the date, time, and place of
the Convention. Delegates wishing to attend the County Convention shall register with the
Election Commissioner or County Clerk of their respective County prior to March 1 of that year.
Section 8. Whenever the State Chairman determines that any County Chairman is failing to
perform his duties or is performing them inadequately, he shall report such facts to the State
Executive Committee. If the State Executive Committee concurs in the findings of the State
Chairman, a special meeting shall be held to vote whether to replace a county chairman and a
majority vote shall be required to replace a county chairman. Upon a majority vote, the
Executive Committee may authorize the State Chairman to appoint one or more persons,
residents of the County involved, to perform the duties of the County Chairman. The person or
persons so appointed shall be the representatives of the State Party for the purpose of carrying
out the Party’s affairs within such County.
Section 1. AMENDMENTS. This Constitution may be amended by a majority of the State
Convention, or may be amended by the State Central Committee, but only if sixty five percent of
those present at the meeting vote in favor of the proposed amendment, provided however, that
the State Central Committee may amend this Constitution only at a meeting for which written
notice, including a copy of the proposed amendment and a copy of the provision proposed to be
amended, is given at least ten days prior to the meeting.
Section 2. RULES. At all meetings herein provided, “Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised”
shall govern the procedure.