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g. if more than one candidate is nominated for a position. A division shall be taken at the discretion of the Chairperson. They may request a re-ballot. b. . and in the absence of any duly elected Delegate. All literature on the convention floor must have a disclaimer or be registered with the Registration Chairperson of the convention. shall be the parliamentary authority on all points not covered by the Republican Party of Minnesota Constitution. e. Voting for any elected office shall be by secret ballots. If a person is elected as a delegate wishes to be an alternate they may exchange positions with the highest ranking alternate wishing to be a delegate. subject to the discretion of the presiding Convention Chairperson 1. Following the Preliminary Credentials Report. prior to the conventions official adjournment. Ballots with more than 3 votes will be considered spoiled e. he/she may order a roll-call of the meeting by the Tellers.PROPOSED CONVENTION RULES The order of business of this Convention shall be as listed in the Official Call of the Convention. b. the statutes of the State of Minnesota. Only persons whose names are entitled to be entered upon the permanent role of this convention shall be permitted to vote. who shall report the vote to the Chairperson. 2. The convention may decide by a two-thirds vote to endorse by a rising vote. or without a disclaimer. The name of this person shall be submitted to the Secretary of the convention. The order of business for this convention shall be as specified in the Convention Agenda or by the discretion of the Convention Chairperson. Once a Delegate or seated Alternate has registered for the convention he/she remains part of the voting strength of the convention. The permanent voting role of this convention shall be composed of the Delegates elected February 7. Voting for delegates and alternates will be on a combined ballot with the top three receiving delegate positions and the remaining candidates ranked by vote total receiving alternate positions from alternate 1 to alternate 9. Election of Officers and deligates will be by House District 30-A as outlined in these rules and votes cast by the seated Delegates and Alternates that reside in that district. SEATING OF DELEGATES/ALTERNATES a. Each candidate nominated for office may appoint a person to observe the counting of the ballots. f. Anything not registered. at his/her discretion. can change the order to the Convention Agenda. The Convention Chairperson. 2012 at the precinct caucuses. ii. as well as the Official Call of this Convention. d. 3. Cross seating of Alternates will not be allowed. a duly elected Alternate shall be seated according to his/her rank in his/her precinct. 4. all positions will be final 24hours after the close of the convention. The vote on all questions shall be by voice or as hereinafter provided. prior to counting of ballots. There shall be no vote by proxy or unit rule. RULES OF ORDER Robert’s Rules of Order. A motion to adjourn the Convention shall be debatable until all items of the agenda have been addressed on the Convention floor excluding agenda item titled Other Business. Only those Delegates and Alternates are eligible to be seated. in order to meet time constraints. d. iii. c. Voting for delegates and alternates to state central i. Newly Revised. The convention Chairperson and Chief Teller will decide any voting dispute. c. will be removed from the convention floor and considered invalid. If the Chairperson is in doubt as to the result of a rising vote. No unregistered Delegate or Alternate may be seated at any time during the convention. VOTING a. ORDER OF BUSINESS a. for which there is only one candidate without opposition. for any office. even if he/she leaves the convention. b.
AMENDMENT OR SUSPENSION a. the debate will end. debates and speeches during the meeting. “undecided”. they may be amended or suspended only by a 2/3 affirmative vote of the convention. who will certify the results. The convention Chairperson. who will verify the number of ballots. After adoption of these rules. 5. b. Article VII Section 1 line 95 Article IX Section 2 line 159-160 2. ballots marked only with “X”. may invite any office holder or distinguished guest to address the convention for a period not to exceed five (5) minutes. l. The Chairperson will call on Pro and Con speakers alternately. Vacancies and Removals: Clarified what is required for filling an Executive Committee vacancy Article VIII Section 1 line 140-141 5.h. Electronic Notice: Updated to include reference to electronic notice. Ballots will then be counted by the Assistant Tellers. Timing format: Days are changed to weeks to match format between sections Article VII Section 1A line 99 Article VIII Section 2 line 143 Article IX Section 2 line 160 3. No speaker shall be allowed to speak more than twice on the same question and the total debate is limited to a maximum of four (4) minutes. j. (Time limits shall be strictly enforced) 7. k. The convention Chairperson shall appoint a Chief Teller and Assistant Tellers to count ballots. DEBATE Debate on any general issue or motion shall be limited to one (1) minute by each speaker. Invalid ballots are: Blank ballots. The number of ballots will be reported to the Chairperson. or the 60% required for endorsement. i. Only valid ballots shall be included in the voting strength. Recommended Status: Inserted Article X with instructions regarding Recommended Status Article XII line 171-174 . abstentions. State and Federal office holders shall be limited to ten (10) minutes. A Sergeant-at-Arms shall be assigned to the Chief Teller during the voting process. If no opposing speaker rises. announced to the convention and confirmed by the Chief Teller. 6. at any time. no-endorsement” or “present”. No preprinted ballot shall be allowed. Valid ballots are: those cast for any name (by writing first name) put forth by the Search/Nominations Committee or ballots stating “no preference”. The Chairperson shall appoint a Timekeeper for the purpose of timing discussions. Convention Quorum: Added a convention quorum to match the committee quorum Article VII Section 3E line 118-119 4. ballots for an ineligible person or ballots for a fictitious character. Balloting will proceed until the chairperson rules Balloting closed. Constitution Committee Report Index of proposed changes 1. unintelligible ballots. ADDRESSES TO THE CONVENTION a.
sex. 9 10 11 Article I-Name The name of this organization shall be the Republican Party of Senate District 30 of the State of Minnesota. we are committed to equal representation and opportunity for all and the preservation of the rights of each individual. 25 26 27 Article III-Membership The membership of this BPOU shall be composed of all citizens eligible to vote in Senate House District 30 who wish to be affiliated with the Republican Party and who support the purposes and objectives of the Republican Party. B) Encourage the formation of auxiliary Republican groups. with equal opportunity. and for the election of qualified Republican candidates for public office. In addition the BPOU shall: A) Organize or cause to be organized each precinct in Senate District 30 with the exception those precincts in House District 30B that are organized under the Republican party of Wright County BPOU.SENATE DISTRICT 30 REPUBLICAN PARTY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Preamble We the Republican Party of Minnesota Senate District 30 encourage the participation of all citizens of Minnesota Senate District 30 who are concerned with the implementation of honest. the basic political organization unit. C) Assist in conducting campaigns for the adoption of laws. Therefore. and cooperate with and coordinate their activities. social or economic status. as is every American citizen’s right. and as historically demonstrated by the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America. efficient. and D) Administer the affairs of the Party within the BPOU. for all citizens of Minnesota Senate district 30 regardless of age. . It is the purpose of this constitution to ensure that the Republican Party provides for the prospect of participation. race. responsive yet limited government. 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Article II-Purpose Section 1: The purpose and objectives of the BPOU shall be the maintenance and advancement of limited government according to the Constitution and laws of the United States and the State of Minnesota through the promotion within Senate District 30 of the purposes and objectives of the National Republican Party and the Republican Party of Minnesota. We believe in the equality of all. hereinafter referred to as "the BPOU". Section 2: The purposes and duties of the BPOU shall include those imposed by law and custom upon official party committees. religion.
Elk River Ward 2 Precinct 2B. E) Regional Leaders shall manage the day to day affairs of their Region including the affairs of each precinct contained within their Region in cooperation with the individual Precinct Chairs. Section 3: Duties: The duties of the Executive Committee shall be as follows: A) The BPOU Chair. Big Lake Township Precinct 2. or in the absence of the Chair the Vice Chair. be responsible for written correspondence with the members of the Executive Committee. Elk River Ward 4 Precinct 4B. A) All records shall be reviewed quarterly by the Executive Committee. subject to the direction of the State Central Committee. for quorum purposes. Due to the demands of their elected office their position on the executive committee shall only be counted. the Congressional District Committee in Districts six (6).28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 Article IV-Management and Structure Section 1: The management of the BPOU shall rest with the Senate District 30 Executive Committee. appoint committees and coordinate the activities of the Regional Leaders. the State Party Constitution. C) The Secretary shall keep minutes of meetings. Elk River Ward 3 Precinct 3A Region 5: Elk River Ward 4 Precinct 4A. Delegates/Alternates to BPOU conventions and other correspondence that may be necessary from time to time. Elk River Ward 3 Precinct 3B Region 4: Elk River Ward 2 Precinct 2A. Big Lake City 3 Region 2: Big Lake Township Precinct 1. Otsego-A and the State Central Committee Delegates. the BPOU Convention. keep financial records. B) Elected Republican Legislators shall attend the Executive Committee meetings when possible. prepare and submit all statutory required political party unit financial reports and prepare and submit an annual BPOU budget with the assistance of the Chair and Vice Chair. when they are present. Secretary. Senate District 30 Constitution and applicable state statutes of law. Treasurer. and all elected Republican legislators living within the boundaries of Senate District 30. D) The Treasurer shall be responsible for all Party or BPOU moneys. Section 2: The Senate District 30 Executive Committee shall be composed of the BPOU Chair and Vice Chair. the State Executive Committee. The Chair and Vice Chair are also ex-officio members of all BPOU committees. The Congressional District Representatives shall be non-voting members of the Executive Committee. . shall conduct BPOU Executive Committee meetings. disburse moneys as duly authorized by the Executive Committee. one (1) Regional Leader from each of the following regions: House District 30A: Region 1: Big Lake City 1. Section 4: Finances: The BPOU financial records shall be maintained in an orderly fashion by the BPOU Treasurer. Big Lake Township Precinct 3 Region 3: Elk River Ward 1 Precinct 1A. The BPOU Chair shall. in consultation with the Vice Chair and the Executive Committee when possible. Elk River Ward 1 Precinct 1B. Big Lake City 2.
Revised" shall govern the proceedings of all meetings of the Executive Committee. Section 2: "Robert's Rules of Order. Vice Chair. 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 Article V-BPOU Elections Section 1: The BPOU Executive Committee shall be elected to a term ending at the next odd year BPOU convention by the seated delegates to the Convention. elected to a two-year term at the even-numbered year General Caucus. for the purpose of nominating candidates for the various Committee positions. C) State Central Committee Delegates and ranked alternates. B) Special Committee Meetings: The Executive Committee shall meet at the call of the Chair. Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected at large. C) All financial institution signature cards shall be signed by the BPOU Chair. at the request of any three (3) members of the Committee. Section 3: A nominating committee may be appointed by the BPOU Executive Committee in advance of the odd-year BPOU convention. or at the request of 25% of the delegates. the BPOU Executive Committee may appoint individuals to fill the vacancy in that precinct. Treasurer. D) All disbursements shall be by check and shall require two (2) signatures.61 62 63 64 65 B) At least every odd year the Executive Committee shall designate the financial institution to be used as a depository for Party funds after the Convention. and Secretary. Congressional District Representatives and alternates shall be elected by a caucus of their respective Congressional Districts. Nominations shall also be accepted on the day of the convention from the floor according to the rules of the convention. C) Quorums: A quorum shall be 50% of seated members of this Committee for the purpose of transacting BPOU business. . B) Regional Leaders shall be elected by a caucus of their respective regions. 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 Article VI-Meetings Section 1: Requirements: A) Regular Committee Meetings: The Executive Committee may establish a calendar of regular meetings provided that a two (2) week written or confirmed electronic notice is given to the members of the Committee. A) The Chair and Vice Chair. E) All funds coming to the BPOU from any source shall be deposited in the account(s). in compliance with State Statute. Three (3) days notice shall be provided to members of the Committee. Section 2: Officers of each precinct may consist of a Chair. a Vice chair and a Secretary. In the event a precinct fails to elect any officer at this caucus.
If not ranked. Section 3: The BPOU Convention shall be composed of delegates and alternates elected at Republican Party Precinct Caucus within Senate District 30. the first (1st) order of business shall be the temporary credentials report. A precinct shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each seated delegate/alternate present. and then proceed to fill the vacancies. D) If a precinct has any vacancies which can't be filled by an alternate from the same precinct. The alternate so elected may subsequently vote in the election to fill the next vacancy. Special BPOU Conventions shall be held at the call of the afore mentioned groups. If the precinct Chair is not present.90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 Article VII-BPOU Conventions Section 1: BPOU Conventions shall be held each year during the period and for the purpose designated by the Official Call issued by the State Executive Committee. and shall continue as such until their successors are elected. the time and place of these conventions shall be determined by the BPOU Executive Committee. or the sixth (6th) District Committees. Alternates shall be elected to fill vacancies individually to replace specific delegates. Alternates shall be ranked for seating purposes at these conventions. a Special Endorsing Convention may be held at the call of the BPOU Chair and Vice Chair. Section 2: At all BPOU Conventions. as well as the State Republican Constitution. provided that a minimum of two (2) week written or confirmed electronic notice is given to each delegate and alternate. as outlined in Article VII. indicating which delegates they replace vacancies shall be filled according to the following procedures: A) The individual precincts shall caucus after acceptance of the temporary credentials committee report. B) Vacancies shall be filled by the alternates in the order in which they were ranked by the Precinct Caucus. the seated delegates shall elect a Chair. Section three (3). the State Central Committee. the vacancy shall remain. one of the alternates who participated in the tie. This motion must carry by a majority vote. Each Congressional District's BPOU convention delegates shall vote for their respective congressional district convention delegates and alternates. The convention shall then proceed to the seating of the delegates. E) Quorums: A quorum shall be 50% of seated members of a Convention for the purpose of transacting BPOU business unless an alternate quorum is specified by the convention call. . A notice of not less than one (1) week shall be given to delegates and alternates and the sole business of the convention shall be to endorse a candidate for the special election to public office. State Delegates and Alternates shall be elected at large at the BPOU Convention. or at the discretion of the majority of the BPOU Executive Committee. the credentials committee shall seat all accredited alternates from that precinct. by coin toss. Section 5: A motion to endorse will be in order at any BPOU Convention in the years when these elections occur. then by decision vote of the seated delegates. C) If a delegate should arrive late. or at the discretion of the majority of the BPOU Executive Committee. if a tie vote arises. the delegate shall assume the seat of the delegates alternate. In the event no delegates are present from a precinct. the chair shall appoint. The ratio to allocate delegates shall be uniform throughout the BPOU. A delegate may be seated at any time. The credentials committee shall seat all duly elected and accredited delegates of each precinct who are present. Section 4: Delegates and alternates to the State and Congressional Republican District Conventions shall be elected in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota. A) If events warrant a Special Election to public office.
agenda of said convention shall be limited to the endorsement of these candidates only. the candidate shall not be granted access to BPOU lists or assistance. Endorsement shall be by sixty (60) percent of the voting strength of the convention. of the charges that may warrant removal. if so directed.127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 A) The BPOU Convention may endorse a candidate for office of State Senator. Should any member of this body actively and publicly campaign against a Republican endorsed candidate. if endorsement is by a separate convention. Section 2. the officer in question shall be entitled to respond to these charges in person or in writing prior to the vote to remove. Until endorsement is granted by convention. or Federal office. C) A BPOU Convention may provide for a non-binding advisory endorsement to candidates for District. Further. however. Section 5: Any elected member of the Executive Committee except State Central Delegates who announces their candidacy for Federal or State elected public office shall be placed on immediate leave of absence and if he/she receives endorsement or runs in the Primary Election he/she shall resign their position on the Executive Committee. Endorsement shall be by sixty (60) percent of the voting strength of the sub-caucus or convention. The last credentials report prior to each ballot shall govern the voting strength. this person shall be subject to the removal provisions outlined in Section two (2) of this Article. Section 2: An officer of the Executive Committee may be removed from office by a two-thirds (2/3) vote at any meeting of the seated committee members provided that the officer in question be furnished with a two (2) week notice.Post Primary Endorsement & Withdrawal of Support Section 1: In the event that a non-endorsed candidate emerges victorious from a primary election. Should vacancies occur in the Executive Committee. 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 Article VIII-Vacancies and Removals Section 1: Vacancies in precinct offices may be filled by appointment of the Executive Committee or. by a caucus of Republicans in the affected precinct. Written or confirmed electronic notice is given to all members of the Executive Committee at least one (1) week prior to any meeting at which refusal or withdrawal of support for an endorsed candidate is considered. Endorsement shall be by sixty (60) percent of the voting strength of the convention. in writing. State. . Section 3: If a member of the Executive Committee is absent without cause from more than four (4) consecutive meetings. Section 4: It is the duty of all Executive Committee members to support Republican endorsed candidates. replacements may be appointed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Executive Committee. The last credentials report prior to each ballot shall govern the voting strength. that member may be removed from the Executive Committee in accordance with the provisions of Article VIII. The last credentials report prior to each ballot shall govern the voting strength. Section 2: The Executive Committee may refuse to support or may withdraw support from any candidate endorsed in accordance with this Constitution by a vote of 75% of the membership of the Executive Committee. 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 Article IX . B) A Sub-Caucus of a BPOU Convention or a separate convention of the delegates from State House Districts 30A may endorse a candidate for State Representative. the Chair shall be required to call for an immediate convention to consider granting post-primary endorsement to the victor.
Section 3: Approval of recommended status must be by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the Executive Committee.162 163 164 165 166 167 Article X – Recommended Status Section 1: Recommended status may be offered to non-partisan candidates in accordance with the rules set forth by the Republican State Party or the Congressional District Six (6) Republican Party. 171 172 173 174 Article XII . Section 2: Written or confirmed electronic notice must be given to all members of the Executive Committee at least one (1) week prior to any meeting at which the approval of recommended status is considered. . provided that the proposed amendments be first referred to a dully appointed Constitution Committee. and that the Official Convention Call shall indicate that constitutional amendments will be considered.Amendments This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the delegates present at any BPOU Convention.Dissolution In the event the State Legislative lines are redrawn. 168 169 170 Article XI . the Executive Committee shall have the power to dissolve this Senate District 30 BPOU by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote.
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