ARTICLE V. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE OFFICERS

Section A. Nominating Committee

1. In every Gubernatorial and Presidential election year, each district will elect one member to serve on the Nominating Committee, and then will by caucus elect their Chairperson. The Committee will immediately begin to work and meet weekly to prepare a slate of officers within four weeks to present to Executive Committee. The suggested schedule for the Nominating Committee will be as follows:

· September Each district will elect one representative to serve on the Nominating Committee and they will meet, pick a Chairperson, and immediately begin work preparing a slate of officers. They are responsible for bringing appropriate names before the Nominating Committee with input from their constituents.

· October The Nominating Committee will present the slate of officers at the regular monthly meeting of the Executive Committee to approve qualifications of the nominees.

· November The Nominating Committee with present the slate of officers to the regular monthly meeting of the RCDC for selection. The method of voting will be by caucus or ballot.

· December Transition of positions. Within four weeks after newly‑elected officers take office, the Committee will meet at a time and place to be set by the ongoing Chairperson.

· January New Officers take office

Section B. Elections

1. The Committee will elect from its membership a Chairperson, 3 Vice-Chairpersons, a Secretary, an Assistant Secretary, a Treasurer, an Assistant Treasurer, a Chaplain, a Parliamentarian, and a Sergeant at Arms. A person receiving a majority of votes for election to an office will be declared elected.

Section C. Terms of Office

1. Committee members, and all members of any Subcommittee elected or appointed in an even-number, i.e. Gubernatorial or Presidential, election year will serve four-year terms. Members elected in an odd-number year will serve an abbreviated term and may be re-elected during the next Gubernatorial or Presidential election year. Members may be re-elected consecutively. Members can be removed from the Committee for cause for one or more of the following reasons:

a. Failure to perform the designated duties
b. Public disclaimer of affiliation with the Democratic Party
c. Failure to abide by attendance requirements

2. Executive Committee officers serve two-year terms and officers may be re-elected consecutively. Officers can be removed from office for one or more of the following reasons:

a. Failure to perform the designated duties
b. Public disclaimer of affiliation with the Democratic Party
c. Failure to abide by attendance requirements
d. Mental or physical incapacity
e. Incarceration
f. Other Malfeasance of office

Section D. Vacancies

1. In the event of the vacancy of the Chairperson, the First, Second or Third Vice‑Chairpersons will fill such vacancy in said order until a successor is chosen. (See V.E.2.) During the vacancy, the Vice‑Chairperson who fills the vacancy will exercise all singular duties of chief executive officer.

2. In the event of a vacancy before a term is completed, a three person nominating committee, appointed by the Chairperson, will present name(s)to fill that vacancy to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will select the nominee to be presented to the RCDC in a timely manner for ratification.

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