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Venango County, Pennsylvania


Rules of the

Green Party of Venango County -- County Committee

Article I

Establishment of Rules

The Green Party of Venango County (GPVC) County Committee, as a county body of the Green Party, which attained party status as that term is defined under the Pennsylvania Election Code on November 7, 2000, does hereby adopt the following rules.

Article II

Mission Statement

The principles of the GPVC County Committee are articulated in the ten key values of the Green movement in the United States of America: grassroots democracy, social justice and equal opportunity, ecological wisdom, non-violence, decentralization, community-based economics and economic justice, gender equality, respect for diversity, personal and global responsibility, and future focus and sustainability. The GPVC County Committee shall govern itself in a manner consistent with these values.

Article III

Members of County Committee

The membership of the County Committee, at any specific time, shall consist of all electors continuously enrolled in the Green Party in Venango County since the time of the immediate preceding primary or general election.

Article IV

Officers of County Committee

The officers of the County Committee shall be a Chairperson and a Secretary. Officers shall be elected at the close of each meeting to serve until the close of the following meeting.

Article V


Meetings of the County Committee shall be held on the call of the Chairperson, or in the case of vacancy in the office of the Chairperson, on the call of the Secretary. Notice of the time and place of a meeting shall be served by transmitting a notice of meeting to each member not less than ten days before such meeting. At all meetings of the County Committee, there shall be present at least three members in order to constitute a quorum.

Article VI

Nomination of Candidates

The County Committee may nominate candidates for such offices as are to be voted for by the electors of Venango County or subdivision thereof. As soon as possible after the nomination of candidates, the Chairperson and Secretary shall deliver to the Venango County Board of Elections an Authorization of Candidacy listing the offices for which candidates have been nominated and the names and addresses of such candidates. The Board of Elections shall not certify the nomination of any Green Party candidate for whom such Authorization has not been received. Such Authorization may be supplemented at any time prior to the last date on which nomination papers may be filed.

Article VII


Any vacancy happening or existing in the Green nomination for any county or municipal office by reason of the death or withdrawal of a candidate, the calling of a special election, or other cause shall be filled by the County Committee, which shall have the authority to make and certify a nomination as specified in Article V.

Article VIII

Selection of Delegates

At its first meeting of each calendar year, the County Committee shall select from among its members a delegate or delegates to the Coordinating County Committee of the Green Party of Pennsylvania, as specified by the rules of that body, who will serve until the first meeting of the following calendar year.