BYLAWS OF THE PEOPLES PARTY CITY OF ST. ALBANS
ST. ALBANS, WEST VIRGINIA
The name of the organization shall be "Peoples Party."
The Peoples Party is established to promote public awareness
of and participation in discussion of the issues of the day, to
encourage public participation in the electoral and governmental
processes of the City of St. Albans, to encourage and develop
interest in seeking public office, and to develop quality
candidates to seek public office, all for the enhancement of the
quality of life in the City of St. Albans, Kanawha County, West
NOTICE OF ELECTION
The Peoples Party shall certify to the City Clerk the names
and addresses of members of the Executive Committee of the Peoples
Party on or before February 15, in each year in which a general
election is to be held. Names so certified by the Peoples Party
shall be the official and only Executive Committee of the Peoples.
Party and shall be accompanied by an affidavit of two credible
persons certifying, under oath, that more than ten (10) days prior
to the selection of the Executive Committee notice was posted at ..
every voting precinct .i.n the city, such notice stating the time,
date, and place where the meeting would be held for the purpose of electing an Executive Committee and proof that the posting of such notice was published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of St. Albans three (3) days prior to the holding of such meeting.
The Executive Committee shall be comprised of two (2) representatives from each Ward in the City, elected by a caucus of each respective Ward at the general party meeting or convention called for that purpose. Each member of the Executive Committee shall be a qualified voter in the City of St. Albans, West Virginia, as that term is defined consistent with the laws of the United States of America, State of West Virginia, and Ordinances of the City of St. Albans. The Executive Committee shall also be comprised of the duly elected officers of the Peoples Party elected at the convention called for that purpose and the officers of the party elected by the party convention shall also be the officers of the Executive Committee. No elected official within the City of St. Albans shall serve on the Executive Committee or as an officer of the Peoples Party. No more than three (3) members of the Executive Committee shall reside in any single Ward. It is the intent of this process to have the Executive Committee represent the diversity of citizenship within the City of St. Albans.
The officers of the Peoples Party shall be elected by the party convention called for that purpose once every four (4) years and shall be a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer. The Secretary and Treasurer's office may be filled by the election of one individual. The term of office for the Executive Committee and officers shall be four (4) years.
The Executive Committee shall have jurisdiction and power over all matters relating to the Peoples Party and its welfare in the City of St. Albans, West Virginia. It shall specifically have the power and authority to authorize the opening of bank accounts, solicitation and distribution of funds in the promotion of the Peoples Party, consistent with law and upon approval and direction of the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee may conduct proper and appropriate business upon any meeting duly called by the Chairperson or as scheduled by the Executive Committee upon three (3) days notice to all members of the Executive Committee and posting of said notice in at least three (3) conspicuous areas in the City of st. Albans, including but not limited to, the front door of City Hall and the Mayor's office. A quorum shall be considered present when anyone
officer and at least an additional ten (10) members of the Executive Committee are present.
SELECTION OF POLL WORKERS
The Executive Committee members from each respective Ward shall select poll workers for city elections and shall present those names to the Executive Committee of the Peoples Party. The Peoples Party shall thereafter certify those names to the City Clerk's office of the City of St. Albans for appropriate appointment, consistent with law.
MEETINGS OF THE PARTY
The Peoples Party of St. "Albans, as herein formulated, shall meet a minimum of two (2) times a year. Officers and the Executive Committee shall he elected at the January meeting immediately preceding scheduled spring elections during a regular four (4) year election cycle.
In the case of a vacancy in the office of Chairperson of the
Party, the Vice Chairperson shall assume such position until the next duly called election in the January meeting immediately preceding the general election in the City of St. Albans. If the Vice Chairperson fails or refuses to serve, then an appropriate meeting of the Peoples Party shall be called consistent with
notice requirements hereinabove set forth for the sole purpose of election of a new Chairperson.
Any other vacancy on the Executive Committee shall be filled at the next regularly scheduled or specially called meeting of the Peoples Party. Any such special meeting shall be called by the Chairperson or any six (6) members of the Executive Committee, complying with notice provisions contained herein relating to elections to the Executive Committee.
VACANCIES IN NOMINATION
Any vacancy happening or existing in the Peoples Party nomination preceding any general election in any office to be voted upon by the voters in the City of St. Albans, by reason of death, withdrawal of a candidate, failure to nominate at the primary, or otherwise, shall be filled by the calling of a special session of the Executive Committee and such vacancy shall be forthwith filled and certified to the City Clerk in compliance with the Ordinances of the City of St. Albans.
Amendments to these Bylaws may be had at any time upon appropriate notice, consistent with the provisions set forth herein, specifically called for such purpose. Such notice shall contain or suggest the language and meaning of the proposed amendment.
ADDITIONAL POWERS AND AUTHORITIES
The Executive Committee is hereby vested with all additional
power and authority to do whatever is necessary, convenient and
proper to carry out the purposes and principles of the Peoples
Party and to comply with all laws and ordinances of the United
States of America, State of West Virginia, Kanawha County, and the
City of St. Albans, concerning the duties and responsibilities of
campaigns, elections, and promotion of candidates.
These bylaws adopted at a duly called general meeting of the Peoples Party or convention on the Q7dJtljday of J;qNuM V
Taken, sworn to or affirmed, and subscribed before me this
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