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Article ___ - Filling Vacancies in the General Assembly

A.        Organization of County Delegation

1.         Upon the call of the Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party for a District Executive Committee meeting to fill a vacancy in the General Assembly, the provisions detailed herein shall apply in accordance with N.C.G.S. 163A-719.

2.         County Delegation - Only the elected officers of the Wayne County Republican Party Executive Committee and the twelve (12) at-large members in good standing shall be voting members of the appropriate district executive committee.

3.         The Chairman of the Wayne County Executive Committee shall call a meeting of the county delegation as prescribed in paragraph 2 not less than 14 days prior to the called meeting of the district executive committee for the purpose of county organization.

4.         For a member to be considered in good standing, he or she shall have attended or have been excused(written and placed in the minutes of that meeting) from at least one meeting of the last six executive committee meetings immediately prior to the creation of the vacancy.

5.         Although Republican Elected Officials are considered members of the County Executive Committee, none shall be considered voting members of the District Executive Committee for the filling of any vacancy.

6.         In the event of a vacancy in any of the positions of the delegation as prescribed in paragraph 2, no appointment to fill that vacancy shall be considered valid if said vacancy was filled within 60 days of the creation of the vacancy in the General Assembly.

7.         A vacancy in the General Assembly is considered created as of the date the resignation is received, or the date of death, or the date of removal from office.

B.        County Delegation Meeting Procedures

1.         Upon the call of the County Chairman for a meeting of the County Delegation to the appropriate District Executive Committee, the delegation shall meet at a time and place as designated by the County Chairman, not less than 14 days prior to the scheduled District Executive Committee Meeting.

2.         In the event, the chairman fails to call this meeting within 14 days of the scheduled District Executive Committee meeting the responsibility for the call of the meeting shall fall to any other member of the county delegation.

3.         The County Chairman shall preside at this meeting unless he fails to call the meeting, and then the chairman of the meeting shall be the member who made the call.

4.         Prior to this meeting, the Chairman shall review the credentials of all members of the delegation to consider whether they meet the requirements of being in good standing as prescribed in section __ A.4. above.

5.         In the event any member shall be considered to not be in good standing, the Chairman shall raise the point at this County Delegation Meeting.

6.         If the Chairman fails to raise the issue, it may be raised during the meeting by any other member.

7.         After challenges to members have been raised, the delegation shall vote to credential the county delegation to the District Executive Committee meeting.  A majority of members shall be required to credential delegates to the District Executive Committee Meeting.

 

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Article II, Section 5, Subparagraph b.

Current:

b.         In the event a Precinct fails to properly organize, or the Precinct Chairman fails to act, the County Chairman shall appoint a Temporary Precinct Chairman who shall serve for a period not to exceed 30 days, during which a general Membership Meeting shall be called and a new Chairman elected.

As Amended:

b.         In the event a Precinct fails to properly organize or the Precinct Chairman fails to act, the County Executive Board shall, at its next regularly scheduled meeting, appoint a Temporary Precinct Chairman who shall serve for a period not to exceed 30 days, during which a Precinct Meeting shall be called and a new Precinct Chairman elected.

 

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Article III, Section B., Subparagraph 1

Current:

The County Executive Committee shall consist of County Officers and other persons elected by the County Convention in accordance with Article III, A.2.b., and the County Finance Chairman, all Precinct Chairmen, and the Chairman of All Auxiliary Organizations.  All Republican Elected Officials, whose districts include any portion of Wayne County, shall be voting ex-officio members of the County Executive Committee.  Ex-officio members do not affect the quorum.  There shall be no proxy voting.  Twenty Five Percent (25%) of the Members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.  District At-Large members from Wayne County shall also be voting Executive Committee members.

 

As Amended:

The County Executive Committee shall consist of County Officers and other persons elected by the County Convention in accordance with Article III, A.2.b., the County Finance Chairman, all Precinct Chairmen, the Chairman of All Auxiliary Organizations, and District At-Large members from Wayne County.  All Republican Elected Officials, whose districts include any portion of Wayne County, shall be voting members of the County Executive Committee.  Republican Elected Officials do not affect the quorum.  There shall be no proxy voting.  Twenty Five Percent (25%) of the Members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

 

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Article IV, Section D., Subsection 3. Attendance Requirements

Current:

Any Member of the County Executive Committee, who fails to attend the meetings of the Wayne County Executive Committee for 120 consecutive days, shall have automatically resigned from office.  The resulting vacancy shall be filled in accordance with Article IV, A., 7.

As Amended:

County Executive Committee members are expected to maintain regular attendance at Executive Board Meetings.  Any Member of the County Executive Committee, including elected officials, who fail to attend the meetings of the Wayne County Executive Committee for 120 consecutive days, shall no longer have voting power in the County Executive Committee.  Individuals who hold office in the County Executive Committee shall be deemed to have resigned from their position on the day after the last meeting within the 120 day time frame.  The resulting vacancy shall be filled in accordance with Article IV, A., 7.  Republican Elected Officials can regain their voting power in the County Executive Committee by attending two meetings within any 120 day time frame.


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