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Oklahoma Republican Party Rules (last revised 2003)

Oklahoma Republican Party Rules (last revised 2003)

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(a) Members: All citizens of Oklahoma are invited to join the Republican Party of Oklahoma to perpetuate this Republic. All qualified voters of this state who are registered Republicans are members of the Republican Party of Oklahoma, and shall have the right to participate in the official affair and government of the Republican Party in accordance with these rules. Such right shall be sacred and inviolate, and the willful disregard or abridgement of such right by an officer or member of any committee of the Party shall be deemed sufficient cause for the removal of such officer or committee member.
(a) Members: All citizens of Oklahoma are invited to join the Republican Party of Oklahoma to perpetuate this Republic. All qualified voters of this state who are registered Republicans are members of the Republican Party of Oklahoma, and shall have the right to participate in the official affair and government of the Republican Party in accordance with these rules. Such right shall be sacred and inviolate, and the willful disregard or abridgement of such right by an officer or member of any committee of the Party shall be deemed sufficient cause for the removal of such officer or committee member.

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SHAPE \* MERGEFORMATRULESOF THEOKLAHOMA REPUBLICANPARTYSHAPE \* MERGEFORMAT
PREAMBLE
We, the duly elected delegates of all the qualified Republican registered voters of theState of Oklahoma in State Convention duly assembled, in order to form a more perfectorganization and establish more uniform and efficient rules of procedure, do herebyestablish and adopt the following organization and rules for the Republican Party in andof the State of Oklahoma.
Rule 1- Permanent Organization
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The permanent organization of the Republican Party in and of the State of Oklahomashall consist of the following committees:1.Republican Precinct Committees2.Republican County Committees3.Republican County Central Committees4.Republican County Executive Committees5.Republican District Committees6.Republican State Committee7.Republican State Executive Committee8.Republican State Central Committee9.Republican State Finance Committee10.Republican State Budget Committee11.Republican State Auditing CommitteeAnd such additional committees, conventions and officers as are hereinafteestablished, recognized or authorized.
Rule 2- State Headquarters and Meeting Place of State Committee
The headquarters of the Republican Party of Oklahoma and of its State Committee shallbe at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, unless and until otherwise ordered by the StateCommittee or a State Convention. It shall be the duty of the State Chairman to arrangefor or provide a suitable place for meetings of the State Committee and StateConventions and adequate office space for the Republican State headquarters, subjectto he direction or approval of the State Committee.
Rule 3- Rights and Qualifications of Members and Officers(a)Members
: All citizens of Oklahoma are invited to join the Republican Party of Oklahoma to perpetuate this Republic. All qualified voters of this state who areregistered Republicans are members of the Republican Party of Oklahoma, and shallhave the right to participate in the official affair and government of the Republican Partyin accordance with these rules. Such right shall be sacred and inviolate, and the willfuldisregard or abridgement of such right by an officer or member of any committee of theParty shall be deemed sufficient cause for the removal of such officer or committeemember.
(b)Officers and Delegates:
No person shall be eligible to be elected or appointed as an officer or a member of any committee of the Republican Party or as adelegate or alternate delegate to any county, district, state or national convention, nor tobe endorsed for any position on the Republican National Committee, unless suchperson is, at the time of such election, appointment or endorsement, a qualifiedregistered Republican voter of the political unit which such position represents. Anysuch office, position or endorsement shall become vacant and shall be deemed revoked
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when any such officer, delegate, alternate delegate or committee member shall ceaseto be a qualified registered Republican of the unit he represents.
Rule 4- Regular Biennial Conventions
The regular biennial Precinct Meetings, County Convention and State Convention,hereinafter referred to, shall be called and convened every two (2) years in the odd-numbered years as hereafter provided.
Rule 5- Precinct Committees(a)Composition and Election:
There shall be a Precinct Committee in eachelection precinct of the state. The Precinct Committee consists of a Precinct Chairmanand a Precinct Vice Chairman, not of the same sex, a Precinct Secretary and a PrecinctTreasurer, who may be the same person, and who shall have equal right to vote atPrecinct Meetings. They shall be elected at the regular biennial Precinct Meeting of thequalified Republican voters of each precinct called by the County Chairman and ViceChairman, or as provided in these rules. The same procedure shall be followed at aregular or special meeting, in the event new precincts are created anywhere in anycounty of the state.
(b)Term of Office:
The term of office of all precinct officers shall beginimmediately after their election, and shall continue until the adjournment of the nextregular biennial precinct meeting or until their successors are elected and qualify,unless sooner removed, resigned or disqualified.
(c)Vacancies:
If any Precinct Chairman shall die, move from the precinct, resignor fail to function as determined by the County Executive Committee or otherwisebecome disqualified, the Vice Chairman shall become Chairman until a PrecinctCommittee meeting can be held to elect a new Chairman. If the Vice Chairman,Secretary or Treasurer shall die, move from the precinct, or otherwise becomedisqualified, such vacancy shall be filled by election at any regular or special meeting,properly called, of the qualified Republican voters in the precinct, provided, however, if the precinct shall fail to fill such vacancy, or if the precinct ahs failed to initially electsuch officers, then the County Chairman and Vice Chairman shall jointly fill suchvacancy by appointment. If they cannot agree upon any such appointment, then if thevacancy was caused by a woman member, it shall be made by the female Chairman or Vice Chairman. Such appointment shall be subject to the approval of the CountyExecutive Committee. Any person appointed to fill such vacancy shall serve for theremainder of the unexpired term.
(d) Authority and Duties:
The Precinct Committee is the supreme RepublicanParty authority of each precinct, subject to these rules, and the direction andcontrol of official precinct meetings. The County Committee, CountyConventions, the State Committee and State Conventions. The PrecinctCommittee of each precinct is charged with the duty of promoting the welfare and
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