Credentials Timeline 2023-2024


Based upon a hypothetical Saturday July 13, 2024 convention date

Table of Contents

April to July 2023: Election of GPUS Credentials Committee for 2020 Presidential Nomination Convention
April 2023: Steering Committee chooses Steering Committee Liaison to the Credentials Committee

May 2023 and/or August 2023: Joint meeting between Credentials Committee and Steering Committee (could be scheduled before or after new Steering Committee members are elected at 2023 ANM)
Summer 2023:  Credentials Committee publishes Call for Delegate Selection Plan, presents workshop at 2023 Annual National Meeting
March 15, 2024 (PNC-120):  Delegate Selection Plan submission deadline
March to June 2024: State parties and caucuses report their delegates
April 14, 2024 (PNC-60) Presidential Convention Rules – Election of Honorary Co-Chairs
April 14, 2024 (PNC-60) Presidential Convention Rules – Election of Elections Administrator
April 14, 2024 (PNC-60)
Presidential Convention Rules – Election of Co-Facilitators for Report of the Credentials Committee adoption
Winter 2025: Publication of Credentials Committee Report
Summer 2025:
Credentials Committee presents at post-convention debriefing
July 2025: End of Credentials Committee term


April to July 2023: Election of GPUS Credentials Committee for 2020 Presidential Nomination Convention

March 2023 – GPUS Secretary publishes Call for Nominations. The Credentials Committee shall consist of not more than fifteen members. The Call includes Mission of Committee and eligibility criteria. Nominations accepted.  Nomination period closes.  Secretary publishes election of Committee members for National Committee discussion and election.  Credentials Committee should prepare draft Call before disbanding.

April 2023 – National Committee elects Credentials Committee members.

June 2023 – If not all 15 seats were filled in the April 2023 election, the steps in publishing a Call for Nominations from March 2023 shall be repeated.

July 2023 – National Committee elects Credentials Committee members.

Reference:  Credentials Committee Rules, Policies and Procedures:  Election of Credentials Committee – Section 2-3 Election Procedure

2-3.2 Beginning in 2011 and for subsequent Presidential nominating cycles, elections for committee member shall be held in April of the year preceding the Presidential Nominating Convention. If all seats are not filled in the first election, a second election to fill the remaining seats shall be held three months later. If all seats are not filled by the second election, the committee shall proceed to function with as many members as have been elected, except that subsequent elections to fill vacancies may be conducted as herein provided.


April 2023: Steering Committee chooses Steering Committee Liaison to the Credentials Committee


Summer 2023:  Credentials Committee publishes Call for Delegate Selection Plan, presents workshop at 2023 Annual National Meeting

Reference:  Convention Rules: Delegation Plans for Selection and Instruction of Delegates

2-7.1 Deadline for Submission of Delegate Plans

2-7.1(a) At least 120 days prior to the convening of each Presidential Nominating Convention, each state’s Green Party shall submit to the Credentials Committee, a Delegate Plan for selecting and instructing its delegation. The Credentials Committee shall post a copy of each Delegate Plan on its web site.
2-7.3 Change to Delegate Plans
2-7.3(a) After its Delegate Plan has been submitted to the Credential Committee, no change to the rules used by a state Green Party for selecting or instructing its delegation shall be binding unless the state Green Party submits within thirty days of such change to the Credentials Committee a supplementary report describing those amendments.


May 2023 and/or August 2023: Joint meeting between Credentials Committee and Steering Committee (could be scheduled before or after new Steering Committee members are elected at 2023 ANM)


March 15, 2024:  Delegate Selection Plan submission deadline

Reference: Convention Rules: Delegation Plans for Selection and Instruction of Delegates 2-7

2-7.1 Deadline for Submission of Delegate Plans
2-7.1(a) At least 120 days prior to the convening of each Presidential Nominating Convention, each state’s Green Party shall submit to the Credentials Committee, a Delegate Plan for selecting and instructing its delegation. The Credentials Committee shall post a copy of each Delegate Plan on its web site.
2-7.3 Change to Delegate Plans
2-7.3(a) After its Delegate Plan has been submitted to the Credential Committee, no change to the rules used by a state Green Party for selecting or instructing its delegation shall be binding unless the state Green Party submits within thirty days of such change to the Credentials Committee a supplementary report describing those amendments.


March to June 2024: State parties and caucuses report their delegates

Reference: Delegation Plans for Selection and Instruction of Delegates 2-8

Section 2-8 Reporting the Results of the Delegate Selection Process


2-8.1 Not later than 14 days following any action to fill seats on a state Green Party’s convention delegation, a state party shall file with the Credentials Committee the results of its delegate selection process, including vote totals and the proportion of support enjoyed by each candidate seeking the nomination of the party, as well as a list of delegates and alternates and an explanation of how each has been instructed to vote in the first round of voting in the convention’s Presidential Nominating process.

4-3.3 Delegate Credential Applications must be submitted prior to the application deadline, unless granted an extension by the Credential Committee. Accredited Caucuses or state Green Parties that anticipate submitting their Delegate Credential Application after the deadline are encouraged to seek an extension before the deadline and as early as possible.


April 14, 2024 (PNC-60) Presidential Convention Rules – Election of Honorary Co-Chairs

March 2024:  Steering Committee nominates and publishes nominations for Honorary Co-Chairs to the National Committee
April 2020: Election of Honorary Co-Chairs ends no later than April 14

Reference: Convention Rules 5-2: Section 5-2 Honorary Co-Chairs

5-2.1 Gender-balanced, Honorary Co-Chairs shall be nominated by the Steering Committee of the Green Party of the United States, and submitted for confirmation by the Green National Committee at least 60 days prior to the Convention. If the Honorary Co-Chairs nominated by the Steering Committee are not approved, then the Steering Committee shall continue to submit nominations to the Green National Committee until they are approved.


April 14, 2024 (PNC-60) Presidential Convention Rules – Election of Elections Administrator

March 2024:  Steering Committee publishes nominations for Elections Administrator to the National Committee
April 2020: Election of Elections Administrator ends no later than April 14

Reference: Convention Rules 5-3: Section 5-3 Election Administrator

5-3.1 An Election Administrator shall be nominated by the Steering Committee of the Green Party of the United States, and submitted for confirmation by the Green National Committee at least 60 days prior to the Convention. If the Election Administrator nominated by the Steering Committee is not approved, then the Steering Committee shall continue to submit nominations to the Green National Committee until one is approved.


April 14, 2024 (PNC-60) Presidential Convention Rules – Election of Co-Facilitators for Report of the Credentials Committee adoption

March 2024:  Steering Committee publishes nominations for Co-Facilitators to the National Committee
April 2020: Election of Co-Facilitators ends no later than April 14

Reference: Convention Rules 5-7-3: Election of Co-Facilitators for Report of the Credentials Committee adoption

5-7-3  Gender-balanced Co-facilitators shall be nominated by the Steering Committee of the Green Party of the United States to co-facilitate the decision-making process for adopting the Report of the Credentials Committee, and submitted for confirmation by the Green National Committee at least 60 days prior to the Convention. If the Co-facilitators nominated by the Steering Committee are not approved, then the Steering Committee shall continue to submit nominations to the Green National Committee until Co facilitators are approved.


Winter 2025: Publication of Credentials Committee Report

Reference: Credentials Committee Rules, Policies and Procedures Article I. Credentials Committee

1-2.8 Within twelve months of adjournment of each Presidential Nominating Convention, filing a report to the National Committee, evaluating the credential process used and the lessons learned, and making recommendations to the National Committee on changes recommended for subsequent conventions.


Summer 2025: Credentials Committee presents at post-convention debriefing

Reference: Proposal #697 Debriefing about GPUS Presidential Campaign

Be it resolved that the National Committee directs the Steering Committee to include in the agenda of the Annual National Meeting of each year after the presidential election, a debriefing session on the Green Party’s candidates and campaign, to include but not be limited to the Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates, their campaign staff and volunteers, representatives of the GPUS Presidential Campaign Support Committee and Annual National Meeting Committees (to report on their roles during the process), Presidential Convention Honorary Co-chairs and the Convention Election Administrator (to report on their roles during the process) and other party members and individuals as may be relevant to ensure the breadth, depth and accuracy of such a debriefing/review.


July 2025: End of Credentials Committee term

Reference: Credentials Committee Rules, Policies and Procedures Section 2-2 Term Length

2-2.1 Terms for committee members shall commence from the time of their election and continue until the release of the committee’s post-convention report, or twelve months after the convention, whichever comes sooner.