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2012.al.gop.pres.primary.rules

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All Delegates Elected in Primary - Alternates Elected by AREC2012 PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY RESOLUTION
__________BE IT RESOLVED by the Republican Party of Alabama acting by and through theAlabama Republican Executive Committee, as follows:l. The Republican Party of Alabama hereby elects and states its intention to hold apresidential preference primary pursuant to Chapter 13 of Title 17 of the 1975 Code of Alabama,as amended, and prescribes the method by which electors in said primary are to indicate theirpreferences, the method by which delegates and alternate delegates are to be selected, elected,chosen and replaced, and the pledge by which delegates and alternates are to be bound.2. The Republican presidential preference primary in Alabama shall be heldTuesday, March 13, 2012. In order to qualify the name of a person to appear on the ballot as acandidate for the Republican nomination for the office of President of the United States, a
 petition or petitions in support of such person’s candi
dacy must be filed with the Chairman of theAlabama Republican Executive Committee or his authorized representative, on or beforeDecember 14, 2011. Such petition or petitions shall comply with the election laws of the State of Alabama applicable thereto and shall be in substantially the form attached as Exhibit A to thisresolution. No candidate shall be allowed to have his or her name placed on the ballot at suchpresidential preference primary unless at the time of filing such petition or petitions there shallbe paid to the Chairman of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee a qualifying fee in theamount of $10,000.00.3. Persons desiring to be elected as delegates to the 2012 Republican NationalConvention must file with the Chairman of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee or hisauthorized representative, on or before January 13, 2012, a declaration of candidacy in
 
 
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2substantially the form attached as Exhibit B to this resolution and shall pay to the AlabamaRepublican Executive Committee a qualifying fee in the amount of $150.00. As a part of suchdeclaration of candidacy, each delegate candidate shall state the name of the RepublicanPresidential candidate to whom such delegate candidate is pledged, or in the absence of such apledge, that the delegate candidate is uncommitted. Each delegate candidate must specifywhether he or she is a candidate from a congressional district or from the State at Large, andeach candidate must designate the delegate place number to which he or she desires election. Noperson may qualify as a candidate for a delegate position from both a congressional district andthe State at Large. Candidates for delegate from a congressional district must be qualifiedelectors of the district, and candidates for delegate from the State at Large must be qualifiedelectors of the State. In order for a delegate candidate to be eligible to appear on the primaryelection ballot, his or her declaration of candidacy must include either the statement that thecandidate is uncommitted to any Republican presidential candidate or a pledge of support to acandidate for the Republican nomination for the office of President of the United States whosename is entitled or becomes entitled to appear on the Republican Presidential Preference Primaryballot pursuant to paragraph 2 of this Resolution. No person may be a candidate for more thanone delegate position, and no person may submit a pledge other than in support of onepresidential candidate. Any person filing a declaration of candidacy pledging support for apresidential candidate who fails to qualify pursuant to paragraph 2 of this Resolution or whowithdraws pursuant to
§
17-13-104 of the Code of Alabama may either withdraw as a delegatecandidate and receive a refund of the qualifying fee paid or become an uncommitted delegatecandidate for the same delegate position.
 
 
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34. There shall be space on the ballot of the Republican presidential preference
 primary, to be headed “Candidate of the Republican Party for President of the United States.”Underneath this heading there shall appear the words: “I hereby declare my preference for 
candidate for the office of President of the United States and for delegates pledged to such
candidate to be as follows.” Below these words, there shal
l be printed the names of thepresidential candidates in alphabetical order of their surnames and a heading designated
“uncommitted,” and thereafter in the appropriate column by delegate place number the names of 
persons who are pledged to support each such presidential candidate or who are uncommittedand who have duly qualified for election to each such delegate position. The ballot shall notinclude the names of persons who qualify without opposition as delegate candidates. Suchpersons shall be certified as delegates in the event the results of the presidential preferenceprimary are such as to entitle uncommitted delegates or a presidential candidate to the delegatepositions for which such persons qualified under paragraph 3 of this resolution.5. Pursuant to the Rules adopted by the 2008 Republican National Convention, thereshall be twenty-six delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention from the State at
Large and three delegates from each of the State’s seven congressional districts. In c
asting avote for a candidate of the Republican Party for President of the United States, each elector shallvote for such candidate or shall vote uncommitted, and each elector may also vote for delegateswho are pledged or unpledged in accordance with tha
t elector’s presidential preference. An
elector may not vote for a presidential candidate or vote uncommitted and also vote for delegatespledged differently. Pursuant to the Rules adopted by the 2008 Republican National Convention,three additional delegate positions are designated for the three members of the Republican

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