2021 State Organizational Convention
Bylaw 01: The Organizational Meetings The Precinct Committees, County, Congressional District, and State Conventions shall meet in odd-numbered years, and elect officers and such other officials as may be required to serve until the next organizational meeting.
A. The Precinct Committees shall meet on the second Thursday in March at 7 p.m.; however, the County Central Committee of a county, with ten (10) or fewer total delegates, may vote to call precinct meetings on the same date specified in Bylaw 1: §B, for the County Convention at a time prior to the County Convention, and shall mail a call for both the precinct and county meetings on the date required for precinct calls in Bylaw 2.
B. County Conventions shall meet at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. on the fourth (4th) Saturday following Precinct Committee meetings, or any day within seven (7) days of the required meeting date.
C. The Congressional District Conventions shall meet at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. on the fourth (4th) Saturday following the County Convention meetings, or any day within seven (7) days of the required meeting date.
D. The State Convention shall meet on the fourth (4th) weekend following the Congressional District Convention meetings, or within seven (7) days of the required meeting date, unless the State Central Committee, by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote, sets or moves the meeting to an alternate date.
E. Location of State Convention. The State Central Committee shall determine the location of the Biannual State Organizing Convention from among bids submitted by the State Chair and ODP Staff, County Central Committees, and/or Congressional District Central Committees. Any bid to host shall: E.1.Identify a site for the convention meeting; E.2.Identify a site for possible fund-raising events; E.3.Name a convention site planning committee; E.4.Provide options for delegate lodging; E.5.Provide a line-item budget for convention expenses; and E.6.Provide a workable plan for the State Convention.
F. Any bid to host the State Convention shall be submitted to the State Central Committee in writing no less than thirty (30) days prior to the State Central Committee meeting at which the location of the State Convention will be determined.
G. The State Central Committee shall determine, by a majority vote, the location of the State Convention no later than six (6) months prior to the meeting date set forth in these Bylaws.
H. Any County Central Committee(s) and/or Congressional District Central Committee(s) that is/are selected to host the State Convention will work in conjunction with the ODP state officials and staff to host the State Convention.