Standing Rules

Article 1.  Membership

Section 1.  Any individual who is registered to vote as a Libertarian in Santa Rosa County and has signed the Non-Aggression Principle has the privilege of voting in the annual elections, the right of appointment to committees, the right to attend committee meetings or be an observer or witness to the right of nomination to the office for which they are qualified by law.

Section 2.  Membership shall be reviewed annually through the voting list of the Supervisor of Elections for Santa Rosa County.  This membership shall be credential for all meetings and elections of the LPSRC.

Article 2.  Fees and Donations

Section 1. Donations should be made to the LPSRC in keeping with the laws governing donations to political parties and candidates. Such funds shall be expended at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

Article 3.  Election of Officers, Nomination of Candidates.

Section 1.  All candidates for any Executive Committee office or political office will be asked to confirm libertarian principles before nomination and support by the LPSRC Executive Committee.  Candidates must have qualifications according to the law for the office they seek. A majority vote of the Executive Committee is necessary to endorse a candidate for public office.

Section 2.  All candidates nominated must be able to serve if elected.

Article 4.  Executive Committee Meetings

Section 1.  The Executive Committee shall meet at such time and place as directed by the Chairperson, or at written request of one-third of the Executive Committee. A minimum of 24-hour notice shall be given in such manner to insure a quorum.

Section 2.  The Executive Committee may without meeting, conduct business by communication, voting on questions put to them by or with the approval of the Chairperson.  Such vote shall be kept by the Secretary until the next meeting and then such vote shall be incorporated in the minutes. A majority vote of the Committee shall prevail.  If an affirmative majority vote of more than one-half the members is not given within thirty days (30) the question will have failed.

Article 5.  Spokesperson

Section 1.  Persons speaking for the LPSRC shall have the express approval of the Executive Committee, or reserve their comments to personal comments.

Article 6.   Annual Election Meeting Agenda

Section 1.  The Executive Committee shall manage LPSRC election meetings.

Section 2.  Any members may request the Executive Committee to include on the agenda any item.  Such requests shall be made in writing to the Chairperson prior to seven days of the election meeting.

Section 3.  The agenda must include all items required by the Bylaws and the Standing Rules.

Article 7.  Annual Election Date

Section 1.  The annual election date shall be within the first calendar quarter of each year as determined by the Executive Committee.  Under no circumstances will the annual election date be extended past the first quarter. Every reasonable means will be used to notify the General membership 15 days in advance of the annual election date.

Section 2.  Special elections of the LPSRC may be called by the Executive Committee whenever necessary and appropriate.

Article 8.  Endorsement of Political Candidates

Section 1.  Endorsees for political office must be members of the LPSRC, the LPF, and the LP.

Section 2.  The LPSRC may endorse and support political candidates who are registered Libertarian but are unable to run as a Libertarian due to state regulations if they run as candidates with No Political Affiliation (NPA).  Due to the compromising nature of financial support and the adoption of political party titles other than Libertarian, the endorsement of political candidates from other political parties is not permitted. A majority vote of the Executive Committee shall be required.

Article 9.  Amendments to the Standing Rules

Section 1.  Adoption of the Standing Rules will be consistent with the Constitution.

Section 2.  The Standing Rules may be changed by a majority vote of the members at a General Meeting.