Bylaws

BYLAWS

OF THE

BONNEVILLE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE

ARTICLE I

NAME

The official name of the organization shall be The Bonneville County Republican Central Committee. The organization may also be referred to as the Bonneville County Republican Party, BCRP, or BCRCC.

ARTICLE II

POLICY

It shall be the policy of the Central Committee to:

           

  1. A.     Develop an intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable Republican organization throughout Bonneville County;
  1. B.     Provide a practical means by which Bonneville County Republicans may effectively contribute to the betterment of our Community, and our City, County, State, and Federal governments and the Republican Party;
  1. C.     Support the traditional principles and objectives of the Republican Party, and work to secure the election of all duly nominated Republican candidates; and
  1. D.     Take no position in favor of any Republican candidate engaged in a primary election contest.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE

SECTION 1:  Membership

The membership of the Central Committee shall be made up as prescribed by Idaho Code (Sections 34-505 and 34-624). Officers of the Bonneville County Central Committee shall consist of a Chairman, State Committeeman, State Committeewoman, Youth Committee Person, First Vice-Chairman, Second Vice-Chairman, Third Vice-Chairman, Fourth Vice-Chairman [Effective June 2010], Secretary, and Treasurer.  Other positions listed under Article III shall, likewise, be considered members of the Central Committee. All members must reside within Bonneville County.

SECTION 2: Precinct Committeemen/Precinct Committee Officers

2.1  Precinct Committeemen, hereafter referred to as Precinct Committee Officers or PCOs, shall be elected and serve for the period and in the manner prescribed in Idaho Code (Sections 34-601 and 34-624).

2.2  A Precinct Committee Officer shall automatically forfeit his/her office upon changing his/her residence to a place outside the Precinct from which he/she was elected.

2.3  PCOs shall attend all regular meetings of the Central Committee, and shall attempt to attend all other meetings as called for and scheduled by the elected officers of the BCRCC.

2.4  PCOs shall assist in the implementation of the BCRCC strategic plan.

2.5  PCOs shall serve as the primary point of contact between voters, candidates, and elected officials for his/her precinct. (Idaho Code, Sections 34-406 and 34-502)

2.6  PCOs shall assist all duly nominated Republican candidates with their campaign efforts within his/her precinct.

2.7  It is the responsibility of the PCO to ensure that all Republicans in his/her assigned precinct are informed and prepared to vote. (Idaho Code, Sections 34-406 and 34-502)

2.8  PCOs shall assist the Campaign and Operations Committee in maintaining a list of Republican residents within his/her precinct.

2.9  PCOs shall assist the BCRCC in recruiting Republican poll watchers and election board workers for his/her precinct.

2.10                      PCO vacancies

2.10.1    Vacancies in the position of PCO may be filled in the manner prescribed by law. (Idaho Code, Sections 34-502, 34-624, and 34-714)

2.10.2    Nominations may be made to the Chairman, or chair of the Nominating and Rules Committee and the nominee’s name may be presented at the next regular or special meeting of the Central Committee. 

2.10.3    Nominations should be presented no later than 4 days prior to the next scheduled Central Committee meeting.

2.10.4    Persons so nominated to fill such vacancies shall be appointed by a simple majority vote of the Central Committee members present. 

2.10.5    All PCOs appointed according to the provisions of this article shall be considered duly elected.

SECTION 3:  Assistant Precinct Committee Officers

3.1  Assistant Precinct Committeemen, hereafter referred to as Assistant Precinct Committee Officers or APCOs, may be appointed to give assistance to the elected PCO of each precinct.

3.2  Assistant Precinct Committee Officers shall be appointed and serve for the same period as the PCO as prescribed in Idaho Code. (Sections 34-601 and 34-624)

3.3  APCOs shall automatically forfeit his/her office upon changing his/her residence to a place outside the precinct from which he/she was appointed to serve.

3.4  APCOs must be residents and qualified electors of the Bonneville County precinct in which they will serve.

3.5  APCOs shall attend all regular meetings of the Central Committee, and shall attempt to attend all other meetings as called for and scheduled by the elected officers of the BCRCC.

3.6  In the absence of the PCO, APCOs shall have the right to vote as described under Article IV, section 2 of these Bylaws.

3.7  APCOs shall assist and share in the responsibilities of the PCO whenever possible.

3.8  APCO vacancies

3.8.1        The APCO will be nominated by the PCO. The Nominating and Rules committee may also nominate APCOs, if notice is given to the PCO no less than 7 days prior to the next scheduled Central Committee meeting.  The PCO has the right of refusal; however, if the PCO fails to respond, the nomination stands.

3.8.2        Vacancies in the position of APCO shall be handled in the same manner as vacancies in the position of PCO. (Article III, Section 2.3)

SECTION 4:  Elected Officers of the Central Committee

4.1  Chairman

4.1.1        The Chairman shall be elected as prescribed by law. (Idaho Code, Section 34-502)

4.1.2        The Chairman shall act as chief executive officer of the Central Committee and, subject to the control of the Central Committee, shall have general supervision, direction and control of the affairs of the Central Committee.

4.1.3        The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Central Committee and of the Executive Committee, and he may call meetings of the Central Committee and Executive Committee to be held at such times and places as he/she shall deem proper, subject to the limitations prescribed by law or by these Bylaws.

4.1.4        The Chairman shall execute such documents, papers and instruments in writing as may from time to time be authorized by the Central Committee, or which, in the judgment of the Chairman, should be executed on behalf of the Central Committee; and,

4.1.5        The Chairman shall have general charge of the property of the Central Committee and shall supervise and control all officers, agents and employees of the Central Committee.

4.1.6        The County Chairman shall serve as a delegate of, and represent, the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee at all region and state meetings of the Idaho Republican Party and State Central Committee. (Idaho Code, Section 34-707)

4.1.7        The Chairman shall serve on and chair one of the five standing committees as described under Article VI, section 3.1. [Effective June 2010]

4.2  Vice-Chairmen

4.2.1        The Vice-Chairmen shall be elected as prescribed by law. (Idaho Code, Section 34-502)

4.2.2        The Vice-Chairmen shall be designated as First Vice-Chairman, Second Vice-Chairman, Third Vice-Chairman, and Fourth Vice-Chairman.  The designations are to be determined by a vote of the Central Committee as prescribed by above said law. 

4.2.3        In the absence or disability of the Chairman, business of the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee may be conducted by the First Vice Chairman first, the Second Vice Chairman second, etc.

4.2.4        The Vice-Chairmen shall serve on and chair one of the five standing committees as appointed by the Central Committee Chairman and described under Article VI, section 3.1. [Effective June 2010]

4.2.5        The Vice Chairmen shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as the Chairman, the Executive Committee or Central Committee shall prescribe.

4.3  State Committee Persons

4.3.1        The State Committeeman and State Committeewoman shall be elected as prescribed by law. (Idaho Code, Sections 34-502 and 34-504)

4.3.2        The State Committeeman and State Committeewoman shall serve as a delegate of, and represent, the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee at all region and state meetings of the Idaho Republican Party and State Central Committee. (Idaho Code, Section 34-707)

4.4  Youth Committee Person

4.4.1        The Youth Committee Person shall be elected as prescribed by law. (Idaho Code, Sections 34-502 and 34-504)

4.4.2        The Youth Committee Person shall serve as a delegate of, and represent, the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee at all region and state meetings of the Idaho Republican Party and State Central Committee. (Idaho Code, Section 34-707)

4.4.3        The Youth Committee Person shall serve as the primary spokesperson and delegate of all Republican youth-related auxiliaries within, part or whole, Bonneville County.

4.4.4        The Youth Committee Person will assist in the development and implementation of a bi-annual youth outreach plan.

4.5  Secretary

4.5.1        The Secretary shall be elected as prescribed by law. (Idaho Code, Section 34-502)

4.5.2        The secretary shall make and keep a true record of the proceedings of all Central and Executive Committee meetings and shall keep the records and conduct the correspondence of the Central Committee.

4.5.3        The secretary shall be responsible for maintaining an attendance record of all Central Committee meetings and read the names allowed of those that have requested an excused absence.

4.5.4        The secretary shall provide an accurate and current list of PCOs, APCOs, and party officers to the county elections office on a quarterly basis or as otherwise directed by the County Chairman. (Idaho Code, Section 34-502)

4.5.5        If there is only one nominee for an office, or for a slate of officers, the Secretary may cast the elective ballot.

4.6  Treasurer

4.6.1        The Treasurer shall be elected as prescribed by law. (Idaho Code, Section 34-502)

4.6.2        The treasurer shall be charged with custody of the Central Committee funds, shall keep regular accounts thereof, and shall submit an annual report of its financial condition and at any other time the Central Committee or Executive Committee may require.

4.6.3        The treasurer shall deposit all monies in such place and manner as the Executive Committee may require.

4.6.4        Central Committee books shall be subject to an annual audit and at such other times as the Executive Committee shall designate.  All expenditures of the treasurer must be recorded in either the minutes of the Central Committee or the Executive Committee.

SECTION 5:  Legislative District Chairs

5.1  Legislative District Chair

5.1.1        In the event he/she is not already a PCO, the Chairman of each Legislative District, whose boundaries are either in whole or in part within Bonneville County, so long as such Chairman is a resident of Bonneville County, shall be considered an honorary member of the Central Committee.

5.1.2        The Legislative District (LD) Chair shall be elected as prescribed by law. (Idaho Code, Sections 34-503, 34-504, and 34-506)

5.2  Responsibilities

5.2.1        The LD Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the legislative district and he/she may call meetings of the legislative district to be held at such times and places as he/she shall deem proper, subject to the limitations prescribed by law or by these Bylaws.

5.2.2        The LD Chairman shall execute such documents, papers and instruments in writing as may from time to time be authorized by the legislative district, or which, in the judgment of the LD Chairman, should be executed on behalf of the legislative district.

4.6.5        The LD Chairman shall serve as a delegate of, and represent, the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee at all region and state meetings of the Idaho Republican Party and State Central Committee. (Idaho Code, Section 34-707)

5.2.3        The LD Chairman shall also oversee the organization of his/her county precinct districts (CPD) as described under Article VII. (Idaho Code, Section 34-506)

SECTION 6:  Honorary Membership

6.1  Appointed Officers

6.1.1        The Chairman may appoint other officers of the Central Committee as he/she may deem necessary and such appointees shall serve at the pleasure of the Chairman. In the event they are not already PCOs, these appointed officers shall be considered honorary members of the Central Committee.

6.1.2        Appointed officers who serve as honorary members of the Central Committee shall not have extended voting rights.

6.2  Auxiliary officers

6.2.1        In the event they are not already PCOs, the Presidents of the Bonneville County Young Republican Club, the Bonneville County Republican Women’s Club, and the Teenage Republican Clubs that operate within Bonneville County, so long as they are residents of Bonneville County, shall be considered honorary members of the Central Committee.

6.2.2        Auxiliary officers who serve as honorary members of the Central Committee shall not have extended voting rights.

6.3  Republican Office Holders and Elected Officials

6.3.1        In the event they are not already PCOs, and so long as they are a resident of Bonneville County, Republican office holders (including all elected county officials, state legislators, state constitutional officers and  federal legislators) shall be honorary members of the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee, with the right to attend meetings of said committee and to express opinions and comments and offer advice on all matters considered at such meetings, but shall not be entitled to offer motions or to vote. 

ARTICLE IV

VOTING

SECTION 1:  Full voting rights

Only the following members of the Central Committee may vote on all matters and without exception, as stated in the Idaho Code (Section 34-505):

1.1  Precinct Committee Officers

1.2  County Chairman

1.3  State Committeeman

1.4  State Committeewoman

1.5  Youth Committee Person

1.6  Legislative District Chairs (Article III, section 5)

SECTION 2:  Extended voting rights

In the case the following members of the Central Committee do not qualify for voting rights under section 1 of this article, the right to vote shall be extended to them, unless otherwise stated, on all issues except the election of Central Committee officers and appointment of public officials, as stated in the Idaho Code (Section 34-505):

2.1  1st Vice-Chair

2.2  2nd Vice-Chair

2.3  3rd Vice-Chair

2.4  4th Vice-Chair [Effective June 2010]

2.5  Secretary

2.6  Treasurer

2.7  Assistant Precinct Committee Officers – only in the absence of the PCO (Article III, section 3.5)

SECTION 3:  Non-voting members

In the case the following members of the Central Committee do not qualify for voting rights under sections 1 or 2 of this article, the right to vote shall not be extended to:

3.1  Appointed Officers (Article III, section 6.1)

3.2  Auxiliary Officers (Article III, section 6.2)

SECTION 4:  In the event of a tie

The Chairman, where applicable, may cast the vote to break a tie vote, if the Chairman did not vote on the issue as a Precinct Committee Officer (if he/she holds that position as well).  If the Chairman has already voted, then the Secretary may cast the deciding vote, if likewise, he/she has not already voted on the matter. If both the Chairman and Secretary have already voted, then the tie stands.

ARTICLE V

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

SECTION 1:  Membership

The Executive Committee shall be composed of the following members of the Central Committee: Chairman, State Committeeman, State Committeewoman, Youth Committee Person, the Vice-Chairmen, Secretary, Treasurer, Legislative District Chairs, committee chairs, and others as appointed by the Chairman. (Idaho Code, Sections 34-502 and 34-503)

SECTION 2:  Responsibilities

It shall be the duty of the Executive Committee to aid the Chairman in the conduct of the business of the Central Committee in whatever manner the Chairman may request.  The Chairman shall preside at meetings of the Executive Committee. Minutes of the Executive Committee meetings shall be taken and a summary presented or read at the succeeding Central Committee meeting and shall be filed with the minutes of the Central Committee meetings.  (Idaho Code, Section 34-505)

ARTICLE VI

COMMITTEES

SECTION 1:  Standing Committees

1.1  Campaign and Operations Committee

1.1.1        Committee Name

1.1.1.1  The official name of the committee shall be the Campaign and Operations Committee. The committee may also be referred to as the Campaign Committee or as Operations.

1.1.2        Committee Membership

1.1.2.1  Committee membership shall consist of either the County Chairman or one of the four Vice-Chairmen [as chair (Effective June 2010)], the treasurer, the Youth Committee Person, all elected Republican office holders and candidates, and be open to all other members of the Central Committee.

1.1.2.2  In the event participation in committee membership is not adequate, the committee Chairman may request the Chairman of the Central Committee to appoint and/or assign members of the Central Committee to serve on the committee in question.

1.1.3        Committee Responsibilities

1.1.3.1  The Campaign and Operations Committee will be responsible for the development and, with the approval of the executive committee, implementation of an annual strategic plan.

1.1.3.2  The committee shall oversee and work secure to the election of all duly nominated Republican candidates.

1.1.3.3  The committee will work to secure or defeat the passage of any ballot measure or legislative issue as endorsed and recommended by the BCRCC.

1.1.3.4  The committee will work to secure the election of all non-partisan candidates as endorsed and recommended by the BCRCC.

1.1.3.5  Unless otherwise directed or assigned by the County Chairman, the Campaign and Operations committee will assume responsibility for all other activities and events not referenced under the responsibilities portion of the remaining committees.

1.2  Communications Committee

1.2.1        Committee Name

1.2.1.1  The official name of the committee shall be the Communications Committee. The committee may also be referred to as Communications.

1.2.2        Committee Membership

1.2.2.1  Committee membership shall consist of either the County Chairman or one of the four Vice-Chairmen [as chair (Effective June 2010)], the secretary, the party webmaster, and be open to all other members of the Central Committee.

1.2.2.2  In the event participation in committee membership is not adequate, the committee Chairman may request the Chairman of the Central Committee to appoint and/or assign members of the Central Committee to serve on the committee in question.

1.2.3        Committee Responsibilities

1.2.3.1  The Communications Committee shall prepare and draft media advisories for release on behalf of the Bonneville County Republican Party, assist party leaders and elected officials with media outreach and communication, and other assignments as directed by the County Chairman.

1.3  Finance Committee

1.3.1        Committee Name

1.3.1.1  The official name of the committee shall be the Finance Committee. However, the committee may also be referred to as Finance.

1.3.2        Committee Membership

1.3.2.1  Committee membership shall consist of either the County Chairman or one of the four Vice-Chairmen [as chair (Effective June 2010)], the treasurer, and be open to all other members of the Central Committee.

1.3.2.2  In the event participation in committee membership is not adequate, the committee Chairman may request the Chairman of the Central Committee to appoint and/or assign members of the Central Committee to serve on the committee in question.

1.3.3        Committee Responsibilities

1.3.3.1  The Finance Committee shall be responsible for the development of a comprehensive financial plan that will secure the finances necessary to implement the BCRCC strategic plan.

1.3.3.2  The committee will assist all duly nominated Republican candidates in their fundraising goals.

1.3.3.3  The committee shall work with and assist the treasurer in maintaining a positive account balance at all times.

1.4  Issues and Legislative Advisory Committee

1.4.1        Committee Name

1.4.1.1  The official name of the committee shall be the Issues and Legislative Advisory Committee. The committee may also be referred to as the Issues Committee or ILAC.

1.4.2        Committee Membership

1.4.2.1  Committee membership shall consist of either the County Chairman or one of the four Vice-Chairmen [as chair (Effective June 2010)], and be open to all other members of the Central Committee.

1.4.2.2  In the event participation in committee membership is not adequate, the committee Chairman may request the Chairman of the Central Committee to appoint and/or assign members of the Central Committee to serve on the committee in question.

1.4.3        Committee Responsibilities

1.4.3.1  Review issues and legislation brought forward by members of the Bonneville County Republican Party; and adopt formal resolutions to advise the national and state party affiliates of the Republican Party, as well as all elected officials representing, part or whole, Bonneville County of the Central Committee’s position on matters of importance or concern.

1.4.4        Committee Process

1.4.4.1  Issues, items, and/or legislation may be submitted to the committee for discussion and review.

1.4.4.2  If the committee deems the matter appropriate for consideration or presentation, they may vote to submit a resolution, recommendation or suggested course of action to the full body of the Central Committee. Notice of the request, as well as the action item, will be included with the agenda for the next regular meeting of the Central Committee.

1.4.4.3  The Central Committee secretary will read the action item or resolution aloud during the meeting, and the ILAC chairman will present the committees finding to those present at the said meeting.

1.4.4.4  Amendments may be offered by any member of the Central Committee, and shall be considered before final consideration of the resolution or action item.

1.4.4.5  Passage shall only require a simple majority of those voting members present. If passed, ILAC shall prepare the final resolution or item for distribution and further action if required.

1.5  Nominating and Rules Committee

1.5.1        Committee Name

1.5.1.1  The official name of the committee shall be the Nominating and Rules Committee. The committee may also be referred to as the Nominating Committee or Rules.

1.5.2        Committee Membership

1.5.2.1  Committee membership shall consist of either the County Chairman or one of the four Vice-Chairmen [as chair (Effective June 2010)], and be open to all other members of the Central Committee.

1.5.2.2  In the event participation in committee membership is not adequate, the committee Chairman may request the Chairman of the Central Committee to appoint and/or assign members of the Central Committee to serve on the committee in question.

1.5.3        Committee Responsibilities

1.5.3.1  Nominate and recruit new PCOs and APCOs; recruit and activate party volunteers; as well as oversee and maintain the Bylaws of the Bonneville County Republican Central Committee.

SECTION 2: Working Committees

The Chairman shall have the ability to form, create, and disband working committees that may be formed for various special projects and as deemed necessary. Furthermore, the County Chairman may designate a working committee as a sub-committee of one the standing committees.

SECTION 3:  Committee Chairpersons

3.1  Standing Committees

The County Chairman and Vice-Chairmen shall serve as committee chairs overseeing the five standing committees. The County Chairman shall assign the committee chairs. [Effective June 2010]

3.2  Working Committees

The County Chairman shall appoint the chairperson of each working committee, and that person shall serve at the pleasure of the County Chairman.

3.3  Joint Committees

In the event the County Chairman brings two or more committees together for a joint task or purpose, the ranking committee chair shall preside over the joint committee(s).

ARTICLE VII

ORGANIZATION OF PRECINCTS

SECTION 1:  Official Divisions and Districts

Bonneville County has 52 county precincts, three legislative districts (1 part: 31, 2 whole: 32, 33), three county commissioner districts, and is part of one congressional district (Second Congressional District).

SECTION 2: Precinct Districts

2.1  Structure

2.1.1        County Precinct Districts (CPDs) shall consist of four individual county precincts, and their PCOs/APCOs.

2.1.2        CPDs must be formed by aligning precincts that are contiguous, similar in geographical location, and within the same legislative district. (Idaho Code, Sections 34-503 and 34-506)

2.2  CPD Leadership

2.2.1        Each CPD shall elect/select their own captain/leader from the PCOs within their own district.

2.2.2        In the event of a tie, the Legislative District Chair, provided he/she resides within the county, shall cast the deciding vote. If the Legislative District Chair is not a resident of Bonneville County, the Central Committee Chairman shall cast the deciding vote.

2.2.3        Each CPD leader will be required to serve on, at the least, one of the five standing committees listed under Article VI, section 1 of these Bylaws.

2.2.4        CPD leaders shall advise and assist the Precinct District PCOs in the implementation of the BCRCC strategic plan.

2.2.5        CPD leaders shall assist all duly nominated Republicans in coordinating campaign Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts within his/her Precinct District.

2.2.6        Precinct District leaders will be responsible for the coverage and representation of all precincts within his/her CPD that lack an active Precinct Committee Officer or APCO.

2.2.7        CPD leaders shall assist the BCRCC and/or the Legislative District Chairs in communication efforts and requests.

2.2.8        In the event the Precinct District leader resigns or is no longer qualified to hold the position, the Legislative District Chair, provided he/she resides within the county, shall appoint a new leader until an election can be held (Idaho Code, Section 34-503). If the Legislative District Chair is not a resident of Bonneville County, the Central Committee Chairman shall appoint a new leader until an election can be held.

2.3  Organization and Overview

2.3.1        Legislative District 31 (8 Precincts / 2 Districts)

2.3.1.1  Precinct District 12: Precincts 43, 44, 58, 59

2.3.1.2  Precinct District 13: Precincts 54, 55, 56, 57

2.3.2        Legislative District 32 (24 Precincts / 6 Districts)

2.3.2.1  Precinct District 6: Precincts 22, 36, 39, 40

2.3.2.2  Precinct District 7: Precincts 13, 37, 38, 41

2.3.2.3  Precinct District 8: Precincts 27, 28, 42, 52

2.3.2.4  Precinct District 9: Precincts 45, 46, 47, 53

2.3.2.5  Precinct District 10: Precincts 23, 24, 25, 26

2.3.2.6  Precinct District 11: Precincts 48, 49, 50, 51

2.3.3        Legislative District 33 (20 Precincts / 5 Districts)

2.3.3.1  Precinct District 1: Precincts 1, 2, 3, 6

2.3.3.2  Precinct District 2: Precincts 5, 7, 9, 21

2.3.3.3  Precinct District 3: Precincts 4, 8, 12, 14

2.3.3.4  Precinct District 4: Precincts 10, 11, 17, 19

2.3.3.5  Precinct District 5: Precincts 15, 16, 18, 20

2.4  Redistricting

2.4.1        As required by the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Idaho, congressional and legislative district boundaries shall be redrawn after each decennial census to equalize the population among districts. (Idaho Code, Sections 34-301, 34-1901 and 34-1903)

2.4.2        Therefore, the revision of sections 1 and 2.3 of this article shall be exempt from the two-thirds (2/3) majority requirement under Article XI of these Bylaws, and shall only require a simple majority vote of the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE VIII

ENDORSEMENTS

SECTION 1: Endorsement of Issues

1.1  Procedure

1.1.1        Any member of the Central Committee may submit a ballot measure to the full committee or the Nominating and Rules Committee for consideration.

1.1.2        The chairman shall refer the proposal to the Issues and Legislative Advisory Committee for further review and committee recommendation before proceeding with a vote of the Central Committee.

1.1.3        All proposed endorsements must be in writing and a copy of such proposals must be included with the regular notice of meeting sent to all members of the BCRCC for said meeting, at which such proposed endorsement is to be presented to the Central Committee for its action.

1.1.4        The endorsement vote will be by secret ballot only.

1.1.5        The Central Committee may elect to endorse, oppose, or create any ballot measure, initiative, and/or proposal by a simple majority vote of all Central Committee members present.

1.2  Eligibility

1.2.1        Only members of the Central Committee, whose precinct boundary is either whole or in part of the voting district that the ballot measure in question will affect, may vote on the proposed endorsement.

SECTION 2: Endorsement of Candidates for Non-Partisan Office

2.1  Procedure

2.1.1        Any candidate or person seeking endorsement may submit their request at any regularly scheduled meeting of the Central Committee or the Nominating and Rules Committee.

2.1.2        The County Chairman shall refer any proposed endorsement of a non-partisan candidate to the Nominating and Rules Committee for further review and committee recommendation before proceeding with a vote of the Central Committee.

2.1.2.1  The Nominating and Rules Committee shall advise all candidates for the position(s) in question of the requested endorsement and invite them to interview with the committee.

2.1.2.2  The committee shall provide a report of the interview process and make a formal recommendation to the full Central Committee.

2.1.3        All proposed endorsements must be in writing and a copy of such proposals must be included with the regular notice of meeting sent to all members of the BCRCC for said meeting, at which such proposed endorsement is to be presented to the Central Committee for its action.

2.1.4        The endorsement vote will be by secret ballot only.

2.1.5        The Central Committee may elect to endorse any candidate for non-partisan office by a sixty-percent (60%) majority vote of all Central Committee members present.

2.2  Eligibility

2.2.1        Only members of the Central Committee, whose precinct boundary is either whole or in part of the voting district that the candidate will represent, may vote on the proposed endorsement.

SECTION 3: Financial Support

3.1  The financial support of any endorsed candidate and/or issue must receive a two-thirds (2/3) approval of the Executive Committee, followed by a simple majority vote of all Central Committee members present at the next Regular Meeting.

3.2  No more than twenty-five percent of the Central Committee’s general funds may be allocated to non-partisan and issue related campaigns within a calendar year.

ARTICLE IX

REMOVAL AND VACANCIES OF OFFICERS

SECTION 1:  Vacancies

Upon the resignation, death, or removal from office of the Chairman, a special election shall be called to elect a new Central Committee Chairman.  Other vacancies of officers shall be filled in like manner. (Idaho Code, Section 34-502)

SECTION 2:  Removal of Officers

At such times as fifteen (15) members of the Central Committee file a petition for the removal of an officer with the Chairman or the Secretary, the Secretary shall place consideration of the same on the agenda for the next regular or special meeting of the Central Committee at least five days before said meeting.  Such position may be declared vacant by three-fourths (3/4) affirmative vote of all present members of the Central Committee, and a new officer may be appointed by the Central Committee to take his/her place.

ARTICLE X

QUORUM

SECTION 1:  Central Committee

A quorum shall consist of ten (10) members of the duly elected Precinct Committeemen.

SECTION 2:  Executive Committee

A quorum shall consist of a majority of the voting members of the Executive Committee.

SECTION 3:  Committees

A quorum shall consist of a minimum of four (4) committee members or no less than one-third (1/3) of those assigned to the committee, whichever is greater.

ARTICLE XI

MEETINGS

SECTION 1:  Organizational Meeting

An organizational meeting shall be held in accordance with Idaho Code. (Section 34-502)

SECTION 2:  Regular Meetings

At a minimum, Central Committee meetings shall be held quarterly, with the Executive Committee meeting to be held no less than 5 days prior.

SECTION 3:  Special Meetings

All other meetings may be called by the Chairman, a majority of Executive Committee, or by no fewer than fifteen (15) PCOs by petitioning the Secretary for notice. Such meeting must be held on the day requested as long as no less than five days notice can be given.

SECTION 4:  Notice

The Secretary, or acting secretary, must provide no fewer than five days notice for the scheduling of any meeting the Central Committee may hold. Notice sent via email shall be considered proper and acceptable. In the event a voting member of the body does not have a valid email address, other attempts at contact shall be made. However, it is the responsibility of each member of the Central Committee to ensure the secretary has correct and accurate contact information.

ARTICLE XII

PROCEDURES NOT COVERED BY THESE BYLAWS

The Idaho Code shall govern this organization in all cases for which it is applicable.  The rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order, revised/latest edition, shall govern this organization in all cases for which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with these Central Committee’s Bylaws.

ARTICLE XIII

AMENDMENTS

These Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all Central Committee members present. Any such proposed amendments must be in writing and a copy of such proposed amendments must be included with the regular notice of meeting sent to all Precinct Committeemen and officers for said meeting, at which such proposed amendment is to be presented to the Central Committee for its action.

BCRCC, 08.31.2009

 

 

 

 

11 Integrity And Accountability

BCRCC,  02.11.2016

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