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GPUS Rules, Policies and Procedures, Section VIII

Section 8-4. Apportionment Review Committee

8-4.1 Mission Statement

To facilitate the adoption of a proportional system of representation that represents accredited state parties fairly, while assuring that all accredited states are represented on the national committee, the Apportionment Review Committee shall develop Delegate Apportionment Categories and a Delegate Apportionment Formula for establishing the apportionment of delegates to each accredited state party, and present them for adoption by the National Committee.

8-4.2 Duties and Responsibilities

8-4.2(a) Convene once every eight years, or more frequently as directed by the National Committee as per 8-1.6, to review and potentially propose revisions to the Delegate Apportionment Categories and a Delegate Apportionment Formula contained in this Article.

8-4.3 Membership and Structure

8-4.3(a) The Apportionment Review Committee shall consist of eight members elected by the National Committee. All National Committee members and alternates are considered automatically eligible to be elected, as are any other Green Party members nominated or vetted by their accredited state party or caucus.

8-4.3(b) Between fifty-five and sixty days before the November General Election in the even-numbered, non-Presidential year, and again between twenty-five and thirty days before said election, the Secretary shall publish a call for nominations to the National Committee Votes list. Nominations may be made by any National Committee member or alternate, including the candidate. Nominations shall be considered made when posted to the National Committee Votes List. Nominations shall be considered accepted when posted as such to the National Committee Votes List by the candidate. Self-nominations shall be considered accepted when made. The deadline for nominations and acceptance shall be three days after the November General Election.

8-4.3(c) Elections to the Apportionment Review Committee shall be conducted according to the procedures in Article VI of the GPUS Rules and Procedures for multi-seat elections. Each nominee is expected to submit a biography detailing their qualifications to the National Committee Votes List. A two week discussion period followed by a one week vote shall commence the first Monday in the week after the November General Election.

8-4.3(d) The Apportionment Review Committee shall have two co-chairs.

8-4.3(e) The members of the committee may at their pleasure approve committee advisors and/or observers who are not voting members from states or caucuses.

8-4.4 Apportionment Review Committee Decision-Making

8-4.4(a) The voting membership shall attempt to reach consensus on all proposals.

8-4.4(b) Failing consensus, a two-thirds majority vote is required for approval for all substantive decisions, including the disposition of preliminary and final reports. For non-substantive proposals including procedural ones, a majority vote is required for approval.

8-4.4(c) The committee shall maintain an email listserv for committee business and formal decision-making.

8-4.4(d) The committee shall, as needed, conduct teleconferences for specific purposes. Notice of any committee teleconference shall be sent out to the e-mail list at least one week in advance and a reminder sent out two days before the teleconference. The second notice shall include a proposed agenda.

8-4.4(e) Quorum for decision-making shall consist of a majority of voting members.


GPUS proposals governing DAC/ARC rules:

#599: National Committee Size and Delegate Apportionment

#209: Delay DAC Election and Amend Prop 175 to include Caucuses

#198: Amendment to Proposal 175 – Creation of a Delegate Apportionment Comm – Change Vote Counting System

#197: Amendment to Proposal 175 – Creation of a Delegate Apportionment Committee – Broaden Participation

#175: Creation Of A Delegate Apportionment Committee