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DPG Bylaws

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BYLAWSOF THEDEMOCRATIC PARTY OF GEORGIA
Approved May 22, 2004Amended April 21, 2006Amended July 29, 2006Amended December 15, 2009
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. GENERAL PROVISIONS..............................................................................................31 Participation in the State Party.............................................................................32 Resident, Registration and Affirmation Requirements..........................................33 Fees .................................................................................................................34
 
Voting .................................................................................................................35
 
Robert’s Rules.....................................................................................................46
 
State Executive Director, Employees...................................................................47
 
Prohibitions.........................................................................................................48
 
Contributions to Candidates.................................................................................59
 
Candidate Qualification and Withdrawal.................................................................5II. STATE COMMITTEE....................................................................................................51
 
Election of Regular Members...............................................................................52
 
Meetings..............................................................................................................73
 
Quorum...............................................................................................................74
 
Committees..........................................................................................................75
 
State Advisory Caucuses........................................................................................106
 
Election of National Committee Members..........................................................107
 
Vacancies..........................................................................................................108
 
Removal............................................................................................................11III. STATE CONVENTION................................................................................................111
 
Delegate Election Method..................................................................................112
 
Rules for Convention Procedure.........................................................................143
 
Standing Convention Committees......................................................................15IV. STATE PARTY OFFICERS.........................................................................................161
 
Duties of State Officers......................................................................................162
 
Election of State Officers...................................................................................183
 
Removal............................................................................................................19
 
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V. CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CHAIRS....................................................................191
 
Election.............................................................................................................192
 
Duties ...............................................................................................................203
 
Removal............................................................................................................20VI. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE........................................................................................211
 
Authority and Duties..........................................................................................212
 
Meetings............................................................................................................213
 
Quorum/Vote.....................................................................................................21VII. COUNTY COMMITTEES............................................................................................211
 
Party Districts and Apportionment Plan.............................................................212
 
Challenge to the County Apportionment Plan....................................................223
 
Designation of Posts and Terms.........................................................................244
 
Selection of Method of Election.........................................................................245
 
Election Procedure.............................................................................................246
 
Election of Officers............................................................................................247
 
Election Duties and Functions............................................................................258
 
Committees........................................................................................................269
 
Vacancies..........................................................................................................2610
 
Removal Procedure............................................................................................2611
 
Reimbursement Prohibition................................................................................2612
 
Affiliates............................................................................................................2713
 
Counties Without Duly Constituted Committees................................................2714
 
Veto ...............................................................................................................27VIII. NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS......................................................................291
 
Election of Members..........................................................................................292
 
Duties ...............................................................................................................293
 
Vacancies..........................................................................................................304
 
Removal Procedure............................................................................................30IX. AFFILIATES ...............................................................................................................301
 
Chartering Affiliates..........................................................................................302
 
Revoking Affiliate Charters...............................................................................30X. AMENDMENTS...........................................................................................................311 Amendment Procedure.......................................................................................312 Effective Date....................................................................................................313 Amendments Adopted...........................................................................................31
 
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BYLAWS AND AMENDMENTSBYLAWS ARTICLE IGENERAL PROVISIONS
 SECTION 1. PARTICIPATION IN THE STATE PARTYBL1.1.1 Unless the body votes to go into executive session, all meetings of each body of the State Party shall be open to the public.BL1.1.2 The State Party may establish standards and rules of procedure to afford allmembers full, timely, and equal opportunity to participate in decisions concerning theformulation of policy and the conduct of Party affairs.BL1.1.3 In order to encourage full, timely and equal opportunity to participate to allsegments of the population, the State Party shall adopt and implement affirmative action programs in compliance with the Charter of the National Democratic Party.SECTION 2. RESIDENCE, REGISTRATION AND AFFIRMATION REQUIREMENTSBL1.2 No person shall be entitled to be voted for, to be nominated for, to be elected to,or to be appointed to, nor may any person hold a Party office or position to represent a particular district or representative area (such representative area may be the State at large) unless such person is registered to vote in and continues to reside in such district or area, and affirms belief in the goals of the Democratic Party as stated in the Charter, is not a member of any other  political party or body as defined in the Georgia Election Code, and is not affiliated with any political group whose ideals, goals, and methods are incompatible with those of the State Partyas identified by the Executive Committee.SECTION 3. FEESBL1.3.1 County Committees may request fees, but no one shall be denied participation for failure to pay.BL1.3.2 The State Party may request Convention Fees, but no one shall be denied participation for failure to pay.SECTION 4. VOTINGBL1.4.1 No person shall be entitled to more than one vote in or on any convention, caucus,committee, or any affiliated organization, even though such person shall be a member of, or delegate, or alternate to any of the foregoing in more than one capacity.BL1.4.2 Voting by proxy shall not be permitted except where specifically provided for.

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