Presidential Campaign Calendar 2015-2016
This calendar includes:
• Ballot access deadlines for state parties to qualify for the ballot for 2016 and/or presidential candidates in those states where the party is unlikely to get on the ballot (where a party is on the ballot, the candidate need not qualify separately)
• State party presidential primaries
• State party conventions at which state parties will select their presidential delegates and dedicate them to the declared presidential candidates
• GPUS presidential candidate recognition deadlines (deadlines the candidates must meet to be recognized as a declared candidate by the GPUS)
• GPUS presidential convention deadlines around state party accreditation (deadlines state and territorial parties must meet to be accredited to have delegates at the 2012 convention, including submission of their delegate selection plans and credentials applications, and the deadline for responses by the GPUS Credentials Committees and appeals to their findings)
– September 01: PCSC teleconference
– September 22: PCSC teleconference
– October 06: PCSC teleconference
– October 18: Deadline by the Credentials Committee shall publish a “Call for Applications for Delegate Credentials” as per Article IV of the GPUS Presidential Convention Rules.
…..Section 4-3 Delegate Credential Applications – Timing and Receipt of Submission
…..4-3.1 The Credentials Committee shall publish a “Call for Applications for Delegate Credentials” not later than four weeks after the committee has been elected.
– October 20: PCSC teleconference
– October 30: Approve report to send to National Committee regarding Coalition for Open Debates 2016 as mandated by proposal #736.
– November 03: PCSC teleconference
– November 17: PCSC teleconference
– December 01: PCSC teleconference
– December 01: Date by which the following requirement becomes applicable for presidential candidates seeking GPUS recognition as declared candidates as per Article X of the GPUS Rules and Procedures.
…..“10-1.5 Receives and submits written support from 100 Green Party members to the GPUS Secretary, with no more than 50 from one state, and including members from at least five state parties; this requirement is not applicable until December 1st of the year preceding the presidential election;”
– December 21 through January 31: Green Party of California’s Standing General Assembly discusses (12/21 – 1/24) and votes (1/25-1/31) upon which candidates the party will recommend to the California Secretary of State to appear on the GPCA’s June 2016 presidential primary ballot. Full GPCA process explained here.
– December 31: Date by which requirement to establish a campaign committee with the Federal Elections Commission becomes applicable for candidates seeking GPUS recognition as declared candidates as per Article X of the GPUS Rules and Procedures.
…..“10-1.6 Establishes a campaign committee and files with the Federal Elections Commission; this requirement is not applicable until December 31st of the year preceding the presidential election;
– January 05: PCSC conference call
– January xx: PCSC co-chairs shall make written reports under 10-2.2 of the GPUS Rules and Procedures regarding Recognition of Declared Candidates for the GPUS Presidential Nomination
10-2.2 The Presidential Campaign Support Committee co-chairs shall make a written report including all documentation to the committee when an individual has met eligibility under Section 10-1, including a report on the objective efforts made to satisfy all requirements under Section 10-1
– January 23/24: Green Party of California General Assembly, San Diego. Presidential candidate panel will be featured.
– January 26: PCSC conference before February 1 to review written reports under 10-2.2 and candidate achievement of eligibility under Section 10-1 Recognition of the GPUS Rules and Procedures regarding Recognition of Declared Candidates for the GPUS Presidential Nomination
– January 31: Green Party of California Standing General Assembly completes vote upon which candidates the party will recommend to the California Secretary of State to appear on the GPCA’s June 2016 presidential primary ballot. Full GPCA process explained here.
– February 1: Date by which $5,000 fundraising requirement becomes applicable for candidates seeking GPUS recognition as declared candidates as per Article X of the GPUS Rules and Procedures
…..10-1.7 Raises at least $5,000, not including self-financing, for the purpose of his/her campaign; verified by submission of a campaign finance report to this effect with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), received and posted on the FEC’s web site; where no more than $500 from any individual donor may count towards this threshold, and where at least $300 must come from at least five states, or at least $100 from at least ten states. This requirement is not applicable until February 1st of the year of the presidential election;
– February 02: PCSC teleconference
– February 08: California Secretary of State announces which candidates will appear on the Green Party’s June 2016 presidential primary ballot
– March 01: PCSC teleconference
– March 01: Green Presidential Primary, Massachusetts
– March 15: Deadline for Submission of State and Territorial Party Delegate Plans for GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention
Date by which the following requirement becomes applicable for state parties as per Article II of the GPUS Presidential Convention Rules:
…..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.
…..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.
– March 15: establish Green Party membership in Ohio
– March 22: Green Presidential Primary, Arizona
– April 03: Statewide Convention in Columbus, Ohio to nominate Green Presidential candidate
– April 05: PCSC teleconference
– May 03: PCSC teleconference
– May xx: Green Party of Delaware state convention to choose presidential convention delegates
– June 07: PCSC teleconference
– June 07: Green Presidential Primary, California
– June 14: Green Presidential Primary, District of Colombia
– June 17: Deadline by which gender-balanced, Honorary Co-Chairs shall be nominated by the Steering Committee and submitted for confirmation by the National Committee as per Article V of the GPUS Presidential Convention Rules
– June 17: Deadline by which an Election Administrator shall be nominated by the Steering Committee and submitted for confirmation by the Green National Committee as per Article V of the GPUS Presidential Convention Rules
– June 17: Deadline by which gender-balanced Co-facilitators shall be nominated by the Steering Committee to co-facilitate the decision-making process for adopting the Report of the Credentials Committee, and submitted for confirmation by the National Committee as per Article V of the GPUS Presidential Convention Rules
– June 17: Delegate Credential Applications due from state parties as per Article IV of the GPUS Presidential Convention Rules
…..Section 4-3 Delegate Credential Applications – Timing and Receipt of Submission
…..4-3.4 The deadline for postmarking a credentials application to be considered prior to the convention shall be forty-five days prior to the convening of the Presidential Nominating Convention, and not later than thirty days later than the delegation has been named.
– July 05: PCSC teleconference
– July 20: Preliminary Findings of the Credentials Committee Released as per Article IV of the GPUS Presidential Convention Rules
…..Section 4-5 Delegate Credential Applications – Preliminary Findings of the Credentials Committee
…..4-5.1 For any application filed both electronically and by mail forty-five days or more prior to the convention, the Co-Chairs of the Credentials Committee shall respond within 28 days of receipt, certifying upon preliminary online examination that the Committee has either:
…..4-5.1(a) found the application to be consistent with these rules, with a preliminary finding of the number of delegates the committee expects will be credentialed at the convention; or,
…..4-5.1(b) found the application to be inconsistent with these rules, or incomplete with a preliminary finding of the number of delegates the committee expects will be credentialed at the convention; and, provide instructions on how the application may be corrected to be consistent and complete.
– August 1: Deadline by which each state party shall elect a State Delegation Reporter and an Alternate State Delegation Reporter from among its delegates and provide the Election Administrator with their contact information as per Article V of the GPUS Presidential Convention Rules
– August 4-7: GPUS Presidential Nominating Convention, Houston, TX
– September xx: Presidential candidate debate
– October xx: Presidential candidate debate
– November 8: General Election
- Accreditation Committee
- Animal Rights Committee
- Annual National Meeting Committee
- Apportionment Review Committee
- Apportionment Tabulation Committee
- Ballot Access Committee
- Banking and Monetary Reform Committee
- Bylaws, Rules, Policies and Procedures Committee
- Coordinated Campaign Committee
- Credentials Committee
- Dispute Resolution Committee
- Diversity Committee
- Eco Action Committee
- Finance Committee
- Fundraising Committee
- Green Pages
- International Committee
- Media Committee
- Merchandise Committee
- Outreach Committee
- Peace Action Committee
- Platform Committee
- Presidential Campaign Support Committee
- Steering Committee