Green Party of the United States 2008 Presidential Nomination Convention
Delegate Credential Application
Green Party of Hawai’i
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?
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.
We have reviewed Hawaii state election law, and to the best of our knowledge there is no law relevant to the selection of delegates to a national party convention.
A Factsheet on the 2008 Elections from the Office of Elections for the State of Hawaii is attached to the electronic mailing and enclosed in the packet that is postal mailed to the Credentials Committee.
Relevant Sections of the Hawai’i Elections Code/State of Hawai’iI 2008 Elections Calendar
(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.”
Our expectation is that our delegates and electors will support the Presidential Slate nominated by the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention; we would highly discourage active opposition. The Green Party of Hawaii has not adopted any written policy on this subject or on any subject in Sections 4-2.7, a-e of the PNC Delegate Credentialing Rules.
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.
Still awaiting minutes of Coordinating Committee regarding Green Party of Hawaii’s fourth delegate
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.)
A signed scanned or hard copy of this document not yet received