Constitution


Constitution

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF NEBRASKA

Amended June 6, 2015 in Lincoln, NE

PREAMBLE

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

ARTICLE I

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.

ARTICLE II

Membership

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.

ARTICLE III

Organization

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.

ARTICLE IV

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

ARTICLE V

All Conventions

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.

ARTICLE VI

State Convention

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

ARTICLE VII

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.

ARTICLE VIII

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

ARTICLE IX

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

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

Presidential Primaries.

ARTICLE X

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.

ARTICLE XI

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.

ARTICLE XII

Miscellaneous

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.