Party Rules


Patriots Party Rules


1. Organization


A. National committee

a. The Patriots Party National Committee(PPNC) shall execute general management of the Patriots Party at the national level.

b. The PPNC shall consist of the following: Chair; Vice Chair; Treasurer; Secretary; Under Secretary; Inspector General; and 13 District Chairs.


B. STATE COMMITTEE

a. The Patriots Party State Committee(PPSC) shall execute general management of the Patriots Party at the state level

b. The PPSC shall consist of the following: Chair; Vice Chair; Treasurer; Secretary; Under Secretary; and Inspector General


C. COUNTY COMMITTEE

a. The Patriots Party County Committee(PPCC) shall execute general management of the Patriots Party at the county level

b. The PPCC shall consist of the following: Chair; Vice Chair; Treasurer; Secretary; and Inspector General


D. REGISTERED MEMBERS

a. A registered member is any person whom has either filled out a member or volunteer form online. Any new members may also sign up using paper form

b. If a person is joining at a live event they must submit a valid state issued ID to verify address and identity


E. GUESTS

a. Guests are considered to be any persons who are not registered members


2. ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS


A. VOTING RIGHTS AND PROCEDURES

a. All registered members of the Patriots Party may vote in an election or run for a leadership position or seek party nomination for government office

b. Elections for officers and committee members will be held on the first Monday of November eligible voters may cast their ballot in person or via absentee ballot

c. Absentee ballots must include voters name and phone number so they can be called to verify their vote in the event of an irregularity

d. Absentee ballots will be accepted via paper submission only and must be sealed in some manner so as to preserve the integrity of the ballot

e. All absentee ballots must be submitted by the time counting begins and segregated from the other ballots in the event of a challenge by any candidate

f. In order to cast a ballot each voter must present a photo ID and be verified by an officer in order to cast a ballot

g. All ballots will remain sealed and secured until all votes are cast and the results shall be read in an open meeting

h. Only absentee ballots may be challenged by a candidate

i. A challenge may only be accepted if the number of votes challenged would change the end result of the election

j. Upon issuing a challenge of an absentee ballot the voter who cast the ballot in question must be contacted via the phone number provided to verify the vote once this is done the ballot is accepted and can no longer be challenged

k. Once a challenge is resolved all parties in dispute must accept the results and come together in support of the winner


3. TERM OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS


A. TERM OF OFFICE

a. Terms for all officers begin on January 1 of the year after the election until December 31 of the completed term.

b. Chairs/District Chairs shall serve for a term of six years.

c. Vice Chairs shall serve for a term of five years.

d. Treasurers shall serve for a term of four years.

e. The Secretary shall serve for a term of three years.

f. The Under Secretary shall serve a term of two years.

g. The Inspector General and other Committee members shall serve a term of one year.


4. VACANCIES OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS


A. VACANCIES

a. An office may become vacant if an officer passes away, is impeached or submits a written resignation.