Green Party of the United States 2008 Presidential Nomination Convention
Delegate Credential Application
Georgia Green Party
1.) Please provide information for each delegate and/or alternate:
Please answer question #2 below yes or no
2.) Is your state party seeking credentialed delegates an accredited member state Green Party of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS)? If not, has your party submitted an application to the Accreditation Committee, which demonstrates its eligibility for membership? Is your caucus seeking credentialed delegates already been accredited as eligible for representation on the National Committee of the GPUS? If not, is it planning on doing so before the Presidential Nominating Convention?
GGP Response: Yes, the Georgia Green Party is an accredited member of GPUS
For questions #3-#5 please attach either an .rtf or .pdf document and/or a web link to the appropriate document in your email response, and a hard copy in your postal mail response
3). Please provide copies of all portions of your state’s election law, which are relevant to the selection of delegates to a national convention, whether by primary, caucus, or petitions for national candidates.
GGP Response: O.C.G.A. (Official Code of Georgia, Annotated) makes a distinction between “political parties” and “political bodies” (Title 21 “Elections,” Chapter 2 “Elections and Primaries Generally,” Article 3 “Registration of and Committee Organization of Political Parties and Bodies”), and sections 21-2-110 through 21-2-113 define parties & bodies and the second-class status of bodies. GGP is a registered political body with the GA Sec’y of State, as required.
Article 4 “Selection and Qualification of Candidates and Presidential Electors” addresses the rights and responsibilities of political bodies in Part 3 “Nomination and Qualification of Independent Candidates, Candidates of Political Bodies, and Presidential Electors” (sections 21-2-170 through 21-2-172) and Part 4 “Nomination of Candidates of Political Bodies for Statewide Public Office by Convention” (sections 21-2-180 through 21-2-187). State nominating conventions are explicitly discussed in section 21-2-172 “Nomination of presidential electors and candidates of political bodies by convention,” but this section speaks only to Georgia’s governance of a political body’s state convention, and GGP complied with this section filing updated rules for our 2008 state convention (3May08, which elected our presidential electors and our delegates to GPUS Nominating Convention). GGP further complied with the provisions of 21-2-187, “Holding of conventions; filing notice of candidacy,” when we filed timely affidavits of candidacy for the 15 Presidential Elector candidates to the US Electoral College, as nominated by our state convention 3May08.
None of these preceding sections speak to “the selection of delegates to a national convention,” but GGP is providing copies of these sections so that GPUS can confirm our status. Moreover, nominees to national conventions are dealt with only in a section that explicitly applies only to Georgia’s “political parties” (and not to Georgia’s political bodies like GGP). That section is Article 5, “Presidential Preference Primary,” sections 21-2-190 through 21-2-200. Please note that the language of this section mentions only “parties,” of which GGP is not one (in Georgia law). GGP does not qualify to hold a “presidential preference primary” election until we qualify to be a full political party in Georgia. Instead, we documented our presidential preference ballot as part of our state convention 3May08, and certified the results to the Sec’y of State.
(a) support of the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention through the provision of its presidential ballot line where it exists; or, through the qualification of such nominated candidates as write-in candidates, if such is possible under the election laws of their state; and/or
(b) support of the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention by its Presidential Nominating Convention delegates and/or its Presidential electors; and/or,
(c) any prohibition to the opposition of the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention by its Presidential Nominating Convention delegates and/or its Presidential electors and/or Presidential Nominating Convention delegates;
(d) any other policy of the state party regarding its post-convention relationship to the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention.;
(e) If there is no current policy on these subjects, the application shall state that the state Green Party has not adopted a policy on these subjects.
5). Please include a copy of the approved minutes of your state convention, or other body authorized to name the delegation, which documents the delegates’ selection. If approved minutes are not available, the Application shall include other documentation of the delegates’ selection.
GGP Response: filename “GGP_Conv08_Minutes.pdf” and hardcopy
For question #6 please attach a scanned copy of your signed document (if possible) in your email response, and a signed hard copy in your postal mail response. If you can not provide a scanned copy in your email response, please provide am .rtf or .pdf of document that includes the names of the signers, even if it does not have their signatures.
6.) Please submit a letter bearing the signature of your state party or caucus officers certifying the authenticity of the minutes.
By signing this application, your state or caucus officers certify that the delegates included in the minutes are the duly chosen delegates to the convention as provided for in the rules of the caucus or state Green Party (or grouping of Greens where there is no state party.)