DAVIDSON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY BY-LAWS
Article I Name and Purpose
Section 1. Name . This organization is the Davidson County Republican Party (hereinafter sometimes referred to as the “Party” or “the DCRP”).
Section 2. Supersede Prior By-Laws; Approval. These By-Laws replace and supersede any previous Constitutions or By-Laws, or any other governing documents of the DCRP previously adopted. These By-Laws are subject to the approval of the Tennessee Republican Party (hereinafter, the “State Party” or the “TRP”).
Section 3. Purposes. The purposes of the DCRP include, but are not limited to, the
Electing Republican candidates to office on the national, state and local levels.
Recruiting Republican candidates to run for office.
Assisting the TRP and the Republican National Committee.
Recruiting membership in the Republican Party at all levels.
Promoting public awareness of the Republican position on public issues and fostering good citizenship in general.
Increasing the effectiveness of our members in the cause of good government through active political participation.
Raising funds for Republican election campaigns and promoting Republican ideals.
County Executive Committee
Section 1. Governance. The affairs of the Davidson County Republican Party (hereinafter “DCRP”) shall be governed by an Executive Committee in accordance with the By- Laws and Rules of the Tennessee Republican Party and these By-Laws.
Section 2. Composition of Executive Committee After Biennial Reorganization Meeting. Beginning with the first Biennial County Reorganization after June 1, 2009, the Executive Committee shall consist of the following voting members: the Chairman, First Vice- Chairman (who shall be of the opposite sex from the Chairman, if reasonably possible), Second Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Communications Secretary, Recording
Secretary, Immediate Past Chairman, seven Regional Vice-Chairmen (to the extent reasonably possible, each a resident of a different Region of Davidson County, as defined herein), and the members of the Tennessee Republican Party (hereinafter “TRP”) Executive Committee whose districts are entirely or partly in Davidson County. To the extent required by the By-Laws of the TRP, the Chairman of any Republican Women’s Club in the County and the Chairman of the County Young Republicans will also be voting members of the Executive Committee, provided, that if there is no active and organized Republican Women’s Club in the County or County Young Republicans the State Chairman may appoint an individual to represent those constituencies on the Executive Committee, and if the State Chairman does not make such an appointment, the First Vice-Chairman may do so. The Executive Committee may approve representatives of other Republican auxiliary organizations to serve as non-voting members of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee may revoke any such approval. In the event the Chairman of any Republican Woman’s Club or the Chairman of the County Young Republicans do not desire to attend, they may designate a representative for any portion of that person’s term to attend as their designee.
Section 3. Chairman – Limitation of Term. The Chairman shall not serve more than two (2) full consecutive terms.
Section 4. Removal of Executive Committee Member Due to Absence. If a member of the Executive Committee (other than a TRP Executive Committee member or the head of an auxiliary organization) is absent from three consecutive meetings, he shall automatically be removed from the Executive Committee, and the Executive Committee shall elect a replacement. There shall be no prohibition against the same Executive Committee member’s being reelected if he has valid reasons for his absence. Pursuant to Rule H, TRP Rules and Regulations, a voting member of the Executive Committee other than the Chairman may be removed for cause by a
two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Executive Committee.1
Section 5. Filling Vacancies. The following shall govern if any of these officers moves from Davidson County, resigns, dies, is removed from office or becomes unable to serve:
In the case of the Chairman, the First Vice-Chairman shall become Chairman. If the first Vice-Chairman cannot serve, the Second Vice-Chairman shall serve. If the Second Vice-Chairman cannot serve, the Executive Committee shall elect a Chairman to serve until the next biennial reorganization. The replacement Chairman need not be a sitting member of the Executive Committee.
In the case of the Treasurer, the Assistant Treasurer shall serve until the next biennial reorganization. If the Assistant Treasurer is unable to serve, the Executive Committee shall elect a Treasurer to serve until the next biennial organization.
See Rules and Regulations of the TRP, Rule H, Sections 3-8.
In the case of any other officer or director, the Executive Committee shall elect a replacement to serve until the next biennial reorganization.
Section 6. Endorsement Prohibited. Neither the Executive Committee as a body, nor the County Chairman, shall endorse any Republican candidate in a contested primary election for local, state or national office, provided, that this section shall not apply to the Chairman in any primary election in which the Chairman, his spouse, or a member of his immediate family is a candidate. Unless approved by the Executive Committee, no member of the Executive Committee will use his title or position on the Executive Committee in a way that explicitly implies the endorsement of the DCRP or Executive Committee for or against any candidate or issue that is subject to election.
Section 7. Standing and ad Hoc Committees. The Chairman shall have the authority to appoint committees to assist in carrying out the work of the DCRP, including both standing and ad hoc committees. Any committee may include individuals who are not members of the Executive Committee; participation on committees by individuals who are not members of the Executive Committee is encouraged. However, each committee will have at least one member of the Executive Committee on it. Without limiting the foregoing, the Chairman may consider establishing the following committees:
Finance: Responsibilities may include establishing and monitoring appropriate financial controls, providing financial reports to the Executive Committee, fund-raising, keeping abreast of and ensuring compliance with campaign finance laws.
Elections: Responsibilities may include recruiting Republican candidates for elected positions, recruiting Republican poll workers and poll watchers, providing information to Republican candidates concerning election procedures, training Republican candidates to maximize the probability of electoral victory and recommending endorsements for Republican candidates in elections other than primary elections.
Membership: Responsibilities may include recruitment of new members and database management.
Communications: Responsibilities may include collecting and disseminating information relating to the party, media contacts, press releases, public relations and development and maintenance of the DCRP website.
Policy: Responsibilities may include development of the party’s position on local issues and preparation of position papers and talking points for use by party members, speakers and candidates.
Section 8. Seven Regions; Composition. The Davidson County Regions shall consist of the North Region, Central North Region, East Region, Southeast Region, Central South Region, South Region, and the West Region. The DCRP Chairman shall assign council districts within each of the regions and shall be authorized to reassign council districts as he deems appropriate.
Election of Executive Committee
Section 1. Election of Executive Committee. Election of the Executive Committee and Council-manic District Chairmen shall be in accordance with TRP By-Laws and Rules, and the rules of DCRP attached to these By-Laws as Rules A and B, at a re-organization held every odd- numbered year as specified in Part I – General, Section 2. To qualify for office, a candidate must be a bona fide member, as that term is defined by Article VI of these By-Laws and be a citizen who has voted in the last three Republican primary elections, and a registered voter in Davidson County, Tennessee.
Section 2. Length of Term. The Executive Committee and Council-manic District Chairmen shall serve two-year terms, until their successors are duly elected at the following County Reorganization.
Section 3. Removal of Council District Chairs. Council District Chairs may be removed by the Executive Committee at the recommendation of the DCRP Chairman. Removal of Council District Chairs shall require 2/3 vote of those Executive Committee Members present and voting.
Section 4. Vacancy in Office. If a member of the Executive Committee dies, resigns, moves outside Davidson County, is removed from office, or becomes disqualified or unable to complete his term, the Executive Committee shall elect a replacement to serve until the next County Reorganization.
Article IV Meetings
Section 1. Schedule of Meetings. The Executive Committee shall set its meeting schedule. It shall meet at least quarterly, and shall meet monthly during election years.
Section 2. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Executive Committee may be called by the Chairman or by a quorum of the members of the Executive Committee with at least five (5) business days’ notice.
Section 3. Governance of Meetings. Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be conducted according to the most current edition of Robert’s Newly Revised Rules of Order. Proxies shall not be permitted.
Section 4. Quorum. A quorum of the Executive Committee will consist of one-half (1/2) of the voting members of the Executive Committee plus one (1).
Section 1. Duties of Chairman. The Chairman shall be the Chief Executive of the DCRP and of the Executive Committee. He shall be responsible for the management and administration of the business of the Executive Committee, shall preside at all meetings of the Executive Committee, and shall coordinate the political activities of the DCRP. He shall preserve order and decorum at all meetings, including the appointment of a Sergeant-at-Arms, and such deputies as deemed necessary.
Section 2. Duties of Vice-Chairmen. The first Vice-Chairman shall perform the duties of the Chairman in his absence. In the absence of both the Chairman and the First Vice- Chairman, the Second Vice-Chairman shall perform the duties of the Chairman. If all three of the foregoing are absent from an Executive Committee meeting, the Executive committee shall elect a Temporary Chairman to preside at the meeting.
Section 3. Duties of Secretaries. The Recording Secretary shall take the minutes of each meeting of the Executive Committee. If the Recording Secretary must be absent from a meeting, he shall obtain a replacement. The Communications Secretary may be responsible for communications duties as assigned by the DCRP Chairman including, but not limited to, social
net-working, press releases, public announcements, and web-site maintenance. The Secretaries shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Chairman or the Executive Committee. All records of the Secretaries shall be and remain the property of the Executive Committee.
Section 4. Duties of Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be responsible for implementing an internal system of financial controls. He shall be responsible for the bank statement and shall be responsible for counting and depositing monies received by the DCRP. The Treasurer shall report at each regular or special meeting of the Executive Committee all receipts and disbursements since the previous meetings. All records of the Treasurer shall be and remain the property of the Executive Committee.
Section 5. Duties of Vice-Treasurer. The Vice-Treasurer shall assist the Treasurer in performing his duties.
Section 6. Duties of Regional Vice-Chairman. The responsibilities of a Regional Vice- Chairman shall include, but not be limited to, the following: organizing Republicans within his Region, maintaining and starting Republican community groups within his Region, identifying and recruiting poll watchers, precinct captains, Council District Chairmen and candidates within his Region, encouraging Republicans within his Region to join the DCRP, serving as a representative to the Executive Committee for Republicans within his Region and communicating information about the DCRP and Republican ideals, positions and events to residents of his Region.
Section 1. Qualification for Membership. A person shall be a bona fide Republican if a member of the DCRP or the Executive Committee, and shall reside in and be a registered voter in Davidson County, Tennessee. The term “bona fide Republican” may also include one or more of the following:
A citizen who is actively involved in the DCRP or the TRP, or an auxiliary organization of either.
An individual who is vouched for to the satisfaction of the Chairman or the TRP Chairman as a bona fide Republican, such as by one or more officers of the TRP, members of the TRP or DCRP Executive Committee, or Republican elected officials.
A citizen who, upon challenge, signs a public, written affirmation of allegiance to the Republican Party, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit C.
Section 2. Challenges to Membership. If there is a challenge to the bona fide status of a person who seeks to run for office as a Republican, the candidate’s status as a bona fide Republican shall be determined in accordance with Article IX, section 2 of the TRP’s By-Laws and Tennessee law.
Article VII Amendment of By-Laws
These By-Laws can be amended by a majority of the full voting membership of the Executive Committee at any meeting, provided that notice of the meeting at which the vote is to be taken includes a copy of the proposed amendment. Any amendment is subject to the approval of the Tennessee Republican Party.
Article VIII General Provisions
Section 1. Interpretation. These By-Laws are intended to be in conformity with all By- Laws, Rules and regulations of the Tennessee Republican Party, including the Republican National Committee, and governing federal and Tennessee Statutes, rules and regulations. In the event of a change in any such governing document, any contradicting provision of these By- Laws is deemed amended to conform therewith, and shall be affirmatively amended as soon as reasonably possible.
Section 2. Terminology. As used herein, the use of the masculine gender shall include the feminine and neuter, where applicable. Use of the singular shall include the plural, and vice- versa.
Section 3. Promulgation and Effect of Rules and Regulations. From time to time, the Executive Committee may adopt Rules or regulations to set forth or govern procedures to be followed, conditions to be met, and actions to be taken by the DCRP, the Executive Committee, and/or affiliated Republican organizations (except for those affiliated organizations which are subject to their own governing bodies at the state and/or national level). Such Rules or regulations shall have the full force and effect of these By-Laws. The bodies affected by such Rules or regulations, or changes thereto, shall promptly take such action as is necessary to conform therewith.
RULES OF THE DAVIDSON COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY RULE A
BIENNIAL COUNTY REORGANIZATION
This Rule shall govern the procedure for biennial County Party Reorganization of the Davidson County Republican Party.
Section 1. Notification of Caucus Date. The DCRP shall notify the TRP at least 30 days in advance of its convention and caucus held for the purpose of reorganizing.
Section 2. Time for Re-Organization. The DCRP shall reorganize itself between January 1 and March 31 of each odd-numbered year in a Council-manic delegated convention as defined in TRP Rule F.
Section 3. Method of Calling Meeting; Quorum. On or before the January 1 of each odd numbered year, the Chairman shall call a meeting of the Executive Committee, by written notice sent at least 15 days before such meeting. Such meeting shall take place on or before February 1 of each odd numbered year. At such meeting, the members of the Executive Committee who are present shall constitute a quorum. If the Chairman fails to call the meeting, the Chairman of the TRP shall appoint a temporary County Chairman to carry out the procedures for reorganizing the DCRP. Such meeting shall fix the time, date and places for the Council- manic District Caucus and for the Council-manic District Delegated County Convention.
Section 4. Parliamentarian and Contest and Credentials Committee. At the meeting described in Section 3 above, the Chairman shall appoint, with the approval of the Officers and Directors present, a Parliamentarian and a Contest and Credentials Committee for the County Convention. The Contest and Credentials Committee shall consist of five (5) members from five
separate council districts within the County.
. The duties of the Contest and Credentials shall include the following:
It shall prepare instructions for holding the District Caucuses, if applicable, including the proper number of Delegates to be chosen by each Council District. The number of Delegates to be elected from each Council-manic District shall be determined from the official voting records of the last Presidential General Election, and shall be certified in writing and delivered to the existing Council-manic District Chairman, or person serving in his stead as described in Part II, Section 3A below, along with the ballots for the election of Council- manic District Officers and Delegates, and certification forms to be used for the Council-manic District Caucus proceedings.
It shall prepare ballots for the election of the Council-manic District Officers and Delegates, certification forms for reporting the results of the elections in the District Caucuses, a form for affirmation of Republican allegiance (the form of which is attached to the DCRP By-Laws as Rule C), and any other forms deemed necessary or appropriate for use in the reorganization of the DCRP.
It shall meet after the Council-manic District Caucus and before the County Delegated Convention, and review the certifications received from each newly elected Council-manic District Chairman, and take such other actions as are specified in Part II, Section 6 below.
It shall hear and determine any contests of elections at Council-manic District Caucuses, subject to appeal to the County Delegated Convention as a whole, in the manner set forth below.
Meetings of the Contest and Credentials Committee shall be open to the
Part II—Council-manic District Caucuses
Section 1. Notice; Content; Contest Deadline. At least ten (10) days before the Council-manic District Caucuses, the Chairman shall cause to be published in a newspaper of general circulation within Davidson County (no less than 10,000 circulation) a paid advertisement stating the date, time and place for the holding of each Council-manic District Caucus. It will also be published that to avoid unnecessary delay, each attendee is strongly encouraged to present their voter registration cards for confirmation at the Council-manic District assembly point, as this will expedite the process of confirming delegates. The Council- manic District of the Districts in each Region be held together. More than one District shall be permitted to meet at the same place. Such advertisement shall also state the name and address of the Chairman of the Contest and Credentials Committee, and shall specify the deadline for filing contests as to the results of any Council-manic District Caucus.
Section 2. Purpose. On the date and at the time and place(s) specified, a Council-manic District Caucus shall be held for each Council-manic District within Davidson County. The purpose of such Caucuses shall be the election of Delegates from such District to the Delegated County Convention, as well as the election of a Council-manic District Chairman and Vice-
Chairman, and such other Officers as may be desired, and the transaction of such other business as may be appropriate.
Section 3. Order of Business. The order of business for the Council-manic District Caucuses shall be as follows:
The then-existing Council-manic District Chairman shall convene the meeting. If he is unable to be present, the Regional Vice-Chairman may designate a temporary Chairman to act in his place and stead. If there is no functioning Regional Vice-Chairman, the County Chairman shall designate a temporary Chairman.
The next order of business shall be the resolution of any challenge to a citizen's right to vote and participate in the District Caucus. Any Republican citizen who is duly registered to vote in, and resides in, a precinct in the Council-manic District shall be entitled to vote and participate in the District. Voter registration cards will be verified at each table by a committee member. An envelope will be placed at each table with instructions for the caucus procedures. A Chairman, delegates and alternates will be elected by each district in keeping with their allotted numbers. Any citizen whose loyalty to the Republican Party is questioned may be challenged by any other citizen present and qualified to participate. The challenged citizen shall be entitled to vote and participate in the Caucus upon his public and written affirmation of his allegiance to the Republican Party on the form duly furnished by the County Chairman or the Contest and Credentials Committee as set forth on Rule C to the DCRP By-Laws. If a citizen’s residence or registration to vote in the Council-manic District is challenged, he shall vote on a paper ballot which shall be counted, marked and set aside. If such citizen is determined not to be duly registered to vote in said Council-manic District, and not to be a resident thereof, his vote and participation shall be null and void.
The next order of business shall be that the Chairman of the meeting may designate an adequate number of Tellers, who shall assist in distributing, collecting and counting ballots, and shall perform such other tasks as are assigned by the Chairman of the meeting. The Chairman shall preside over the voting process.
The next order of business shall be the election of a new Council-manic District Chairman and other Officers as mentioned above. Council-manic District Officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the qualified citizens present and voting. Runoffs shall be held, if necessary to determine a majority. The newly elected Council-manic District Chairman shall, upon his election, assume the chair and preside at the remainder of the District Caucus.
The next order of business shall be the election of the Council-manic District's Delegates to the Delegated County Convention. The total Republican vote in the last Presidential general election shall be the basis on which shall be determined the number of Delegates to be elected. The Council-manic District shall be entitled to one (1) Delegate for each 200 Republican votes (or majority thereof) in that District. Fractional Delegates shall not be permitted. No proxies shall be permitted. The floor shall be opened for nominations for Delegates. The total vote for each candidate for Delegate shall be recorded. Delegates in the
number allotted to such District shall be elected in order of the highest total vote received. In case of a tie vote, all names involved in the tie shall be used in consecutive Delegate positions. A runoff shall be used if necessary to fill the last Delegate position. All Delegates must be Republicans duly registered to vote in, and residing in, the Council-manic District at the time of the District Convention. Alternate Delegates shall also be elected, in a number up to the number of Delegates elected. Candidates for Delegate who did not receive sufficient votes to be elected Delegate shall become Alternates, in descending order of the number of votes cast for each person. In case of a tie, the method described hereinabove shall be used for electing Alternates.
The Council-manic District Convention shall then proceed to such other business as may be appropriate.
Section 4. Failure to Hold a Caucus. If any Council-manic District fails to hold a Caucus, or fails to elect Delegates at such Caucus, then promptly after the Delegated County Caucus, the newly elected County Chairman shall appoint a Council-manic District Chairman and other District Officers and committee members from qualified Republicans who reside and are registered to vote in such District, to serve until the next County Reorganization. The County Chairman shall not, however, appoint Delegates to the County Convention.
Section 5. Certification of Election Results of Delegates; Ballot Retention. Within three (3) calendar days after the District Caucus, the newly elected Council-manic District Chairman shall certify the results of the election of Council-manic District Delegates to the County Chairman or the Chairman of the Contest and Credentials Committee, on forms prescribed and furnished by the Contest and Credentials Committee. The newly elected Council- manic District Chairman shall also furnish a list of the names and addresses of the citizens who voted and participated in the Council-manic District Convention. The names and addresses of Delegates to the County Convention shall be available to the public. The ballots cast in the Council-manic District Caucus shall be preserved by the Council-manic District Chairman until after the Delegated County Convention. If the results of the election are timely contested, or the certification is rejected by the Contest and Credentials Committee, the ballots shall be promptly delivered to the Chairman of that Committee, to be preserved until any possible contest has been finally resolved, or the time for filing any further contest has expired.
Section 6. Review of Certifications. Within seven (7) calendar days after the Council- manic District Conventions, the Contest and Credentials Committee shall meet and review all certifications made pursuant to Section 5 above. If it rejects any certification, the Chairman of the Committee shall, within twenty-four (24) hours thereafter, notify in writing any Delegate whose credentials have been rejected, specifying the time and place at which any contest of such rejection shall be heard.
Section 7. Contest. Any delegate whose status as such is to be contested must be reported to the Contest and Credentials Committee within four (4) calendar days of the conclusion of the Council-manic District Caucus. If there is a contest of any election at a Council-manic District Caucus, the Contest and Credentials Committee shall hear and resolve the same. Any citizen participating in any Council-manic District Caucus may contest the results
by filing with the Chairman of the Contest and Credentials Committee at the address specified in the newspaper advertisement of the Council-manic District Caucus, a written notice of contest, stating the specific legal and factual grounds for such contest. Such notice of contest shall be filed within four (4) calendar days after the Council-manic District Caucus. At the meeting held pursuant to the foregoing Section, the Contest and Credentials Committee shall fix the time and place for hearing all contests filed pursuant to this Section; and the Chairman shall notify the contestants and the contested Delegates of the time and place for hearing such contests. Contestants may be represented by counsel at such contest hearings. The Committee or any contestant may cause a record to be made of such hearing. However, the rules of evidence and procedure which would be applicable in a court of law or equity shall not be applicable in such a hearing, and any ruling made shall not be appealable to any court. All contests shall be heard and decided at least twenty-four (24) hours before the Delegated County Convention. The determination of the Contest and Credentials Committee may be appealed to the County Convention as a whole, in the manner provided elsewhere herein.
Part III--County Conventions
Section 1. Time and Place. At the time, date and place specified, the Delegated County Convention shall meet to reorganize the DCRP.
Section 2. Order of Business. The order of business at the Delegated County Convention shall be as follows:
The County Chairman shall convene the Convention. If he is unable to be present, the First Vice-Chairman or, in his absence, the Second Vice-Chairman, shall preside. If there is no Vice-Chairman, the County Chairman may designate in writing a temporary Chairman to act in his place and stead. If there is no functioning County Chairman or Vice Chairman, the Chairman of the TRP may designate in writing a temporary Chairman of the Convention.
The following procedure shall apply:
Only Delegates (including Alternates, if applicable) certified by the Contest and Credentials Committee shall be allowed on the floor of the Convention.
The report of the Contest and Credentials Committee shall be read, and the Secretary shall call the roll of Council-manic Districts to determine if a quorum is present. The presence of Delegates from one-third (1/3) of the Council-manic Districts shall constitute a quorum.
The Convention shall then proceed to hear and determine any appeals from actions of the Contest and Credentials Committee. Contestants shall be entitled to appear on the floor and present their appeals. The contests shall be heard in the numbered order of Council-manic Districts, and, within Council-manic Districts, in alphabetical order. Each contest shall be determined by a majority vote of the Delegates voting in the manner heretofore
prescribed. The certified Delegates whose seats are in question shall not be entitled to vote, but all other Delegates, including those whose seats may be the subject of a later contest, may vote on such contest. If any contest Delegate is seated by the Convention, such Delegate shall immediately take his place in the Convention, and shall be entitled to full participation thereafter.
Nominating speeches, if any, shall be limited to one minute each, and the Chairman shall call a halt to any that exceed the allotted time. Likewise, election speeches are to be limited to three minutes for the position of Chairman and two minutes for all others. For the position of Communications Secretary, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice- Treasurer, nominating speeches shall be limited to thirty seconds, and each candidate shall have one minute for an election speech. For the Regional Vice-Chairmen there will no nominating speeches, and two minutes for an election speech. The Chairman shall also call a halt to any election speeches that exceed the allotted time. Campaign material is to be limited to candidates standing for election at the convention. There shall be no comment from the floor after nominations are closed, and there will be no time allotted for formal rebuttals.
On any divided vote, a roll call may be requested by any Delegate. The roll call shall be called by Council-manic District2 in numerical order. Each District shall be entitled to one (1) vote for each Delegate present and voting. Use of the Unit Rule shall not be permitted.
The next order of business shall be the election of a new County Chairman, which shall be determined by a majority of the votes cast. There shall be a run-off election between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes, if necessary, to break a tie. Paper ballots, issued and controlled by the Chairman of the Contest and Credentials Committee, shall be used for the election. The first ballot shall be for the position of Chairman only. The newly elected County Chairman shall upon election assume the chair and preside over the remainder of the Convention.
The meeting shall then proceed to the election of other Officers and Directors of the DCRP, including a First Vice-Chairman, a Second Vice-Chairman, a Communications Secretary, Recording Secretary, a Treasurer, a Vice-Treasurer, and seven Regional Vice-Chairmen. The second ballot shall be for the position of First Vice-Chairman and Second Vice-Chairman only. A third ballot will be for all other remaining offices, and each of the ballots shall be of a differing color. Each of the seven Regional Vice-Chairmen shall be a resident of and a registered voter in a different Region of Davidson County, and elected by the delegates of that Region, as defined in Article 2, Section 8 of the Davidson County By-Laws.
At least two (2) Clerks appointed by the Chairman of the Contest and Credentials Committee shall tally the votes and perform such other functions as are assigned by the Chairman of the meeting. The Contest and Credentials Committee shall oversee the voting.
See Rule F, TRP Rules.
The County Convention shall then proceed to such other business as may have been included in the Call of the meeting, and such other business as it deems appropriate.
Except as otherwise provided in the Bylaws and Rules of the TRP or the DCRP, the County Convention shall be conducted in compliance with the most current edition of Robert's Rules of Order - Newly Revised.
Part IV--Certification of County Executive Committee
Within ten (l0) calendar days after the County Party reorganization, the newly elected Chairman and Recording Secretary shall certify in writing to the State Chairman the following:
The names and addresses of all members of the newly elected County Executive Committee;
The names and addresses of the newly elected Officers of the DCRP;
The names and addresses of all Delegates participating in the Convention.
CONTESTS OF RESULTS OF COUNTY REORGANIZATIONS
Contests of results of a County Party Reorganization shall be deemed to exist under circumstances set forth in Rule G of the TRP, as it may be amended or replaced from time to time. Such contests shall be resolved or adjudicated in the manner set forth therein.
Davidson County Republican Party Oath of Allegiance
I, , of _
(Please print name) (Please print address)
(City) (State) (Zip Code)
Affirm that I am a member of the Republican Party; that I reside at the above indicated address In Council-manic District of Davidson County, Tennessee; and that I am duly and properly registered with the County Election Commission to vote in said District and Precinct.
Witnessed by any two Republicans present Telephone Number: _
Cell Phone Number: _
Fax Number: _
Approved: 22 February 2011
Amended: 27 August 2013