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Friday, April 23, 2010

Announcement from 32nd LD Democrats

Global Climate Change: From Science to Action
followed by the

32nd District Democrats Special Nominating Convention

May 12, 2010 Wednesday
7 - 9pm
American Legion Hall, 14521 17th Ave NE Shoreline, WA 
6:30   Sign-in
7:00  Meeting called to order
          Flag Salute
           Approval of proposed agenda and previous meeting minutes
           Introductions and Announcements

7:15                                              Global Climate Change: From Science to Action
8:00  Break
8:10   Nominating Convention 
           See Proposed Rules and Agenda below
8:30  Officer and Committee Reports
          New Business
         Unfinished Business

9:00  Good of the Order

The purpose of the Nominating meeting is to choose an official Democratic Party nominee for the 32nd Legislative District positions, all of which will be on the ballot in 2010. Note: Eligible voters include all duly elected or appointed 32nd Legislative District Precinct Committee Officers for their resident precinct.

1. 8:10 PM Call to Order of Nominating Convention by Carin Chase Chair, 32nd District Democrats
2. Appointment of Temporary Secretary, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Parliamentarian
3. Report of Credentials Committee: Announcement of Delegates Seated,Credentials Challenges and Quorum
4. Report of Rules Committee: Adoption of Rules and Agenda
5. Election of Permanent Chair
6. Appointment of Secretary, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Parliamentarian
7. Nomination of candidates
9. Good of the Order
10. Adjournment


1. The 32nd Legislative District Nominating Convention shall be held on May 14th, 2010 at the American Legion Hall, 14521 17th Ave NE Shoreline, WA
2. Delegates to the Nominating Convention shall include any duly elected or appointed 32ND Legislative District Precinct Committee Officer (PCO) for Page 3 of 4
his/her resident precinct. Other members of the public are invited to attend and observe.
3. The 32nd District Chair shall serve as the temporary chair of the Caucus and shall appoint a temporary secretary, sergeant-at-arms and parliamentarian.
4. The report of the Credentials Committee shall include the total number of PCOs registered and seated, as well as the sum of the weighted votes carried by the PCOs when the report is given. The final credentials report shall be adopted prior to the conduct of any other official business.
5. Each elected or appointed PCO voting at the caucus or convention shall be apportioned the number of votes equal to the number of precinct level delegates his or her precinct was allotted during the 2008 National Delegate Selection process. In the case of newly formulated precincts the calculation would be based on the allocation formula used in the most recent delegate selection plan.
6. The credentials committee shall rule on challenges to seating a
delegate. If a challenged delegate appeals the ruling of the credentials committee to the Caucus as a whole, the credentials committee recommendations will be presented. A challenged delegate may not vote on the question of his or her own challenge. The Credentials Committee will seat delegates arriving after the Credentials Committee report, but their presence will not affect a quorum call.
7. The chair of the rules committee shall present the report of the rules committee.
8. Any registered delegate may be nominated by a delegate to the Caucus or may nominate himself or herself for the position of permanent chair. Nominations, seconding speeches and speeches by the candidate on his or her own behalf shall not total more than two (2) minutes per nominee. A majority is required to elect. If no person has a majority, the candidate receiving the least votes is dropped and balloting shall be repeated using the remaining names. This procedure shall be repeated until a candidate receives a majority. If there is only one candidate, the election may be by acclamation.
9. The permanent chair shall appoint a permanent secretary, sergeant at-
arms, and parliamentarian. Page 4 of 4
10. Rules relating to Nomination of Candidates or the weighted vote allocation to PCOs may not be suspended, amended or otherwise
11. Nomination of 32nd Legislative District candidates will be considered.
12. Nominations will be taken from the floor to consider a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination.
13. Each candidate and/or candidate supporters shall be entitled to address the convention for a total of up to five minutes. Each delegate shall vote by signed ballot for no more than one candidate for each office for which nominations are sought. The results shall be tallied and reported to the Chair. The convention may dispense with balloting and nominate by acclamation for any office in which a single candidate is seeking nomination.
14. The nominee of the Democratic Party shall be the candidate who receives a majority vote of weighted ballots. If no candidate receives a majority of the first ballot, the candidate receiving the least number of votes shall be dropped from each successive ballot until a candidate receives a majority. In the event of a tie in determining which candidate shall be dropped, the candidate shall be chosen by lot. 15. The Chair shall appoint a representative tally committee.
16. Proxy voting shall not be allowed.
17. A quorum shall consist of 30% of the number eligible to vote as shown on the most recently amended credentials report.
18. Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall prevail in other matters not specifically covered herein.


Carin Chase, Chair
32nd District Democrats

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