Proposed Amendment to Articles of Association

Current language in the State’s Articles of Association: Article VI —

 Each county's membership shall designate a county representative to the State Board, a County Chair and a County Secretary. Separate individuals must be Chair and Secretary. It is permissible, but not required, for either the Chair or the Secretary to concurrently serve as the county representative to the State Board, provided such individual does not concurrently hold office as Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer or Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Delaware. Election may be by vote at an announced county membership meeting, with at least 30 days' notice; by vote at a county caucus at the annual state convention, with at least 30 days' notice; or by mail ballot, with a ballot to be sent to all members as described in Article II whose residence address is in the county concerned, with at least 30 days to return ballots. Designation of the officeholder may be by consensus if no one wishes to contest an election when only one person volunteers to assume the office.

PROPOSED LANGUAGE for the same Article VI.

ARTICLE VI 


Section 1. Each county’s membership may organize itself as a county party, draft and ratify a Constitution and/or Bylaws or Articles of Association, and conduct its own business at the county level. In order to prevent multiple organizations and confusion, the State Board shall recognize only one such organization in each county by a majority vote at any State Board meeting.

Section 2. Each county may select its leadership, either by caucus at the state convention, or at a time designated by that county. At a minimum, the county party must designate a County Chair and a Secretary, as well as two County Representatives. The Chair and the Secretary must be separate individuals, however, either or both may concurrently serve as County Representatives provided neither officer serves as an elected officer of the Libertarian Party of Delaware. Section 3. Elections for county officers may be held as designated in the county party Constitution: A. by vote of the membership at an announced county meeting, or B. by vote at a county caucus at the annual state convention, or C. by mail ballot, with a ballot to be sent to all members as described in Article II whose residence address is in the county concerned, with at least 30 days to return ballots. D. Designation of the officeholder may be by consensus if no one wishes to contest an election when only one person volunteers to assume the office.
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