2018 LPIN Annual Business Meeting Rules & Agenda


PROPOSED AGENDA
  1. Call to Order 
  2. Credentialing and Seating of Delegates from Affiliated Counties. 
  3. Credentialing and Seating of Other Delegates. 
  4. Reading and Approval of the Minutes of the 2017 Annual Business Meeting. 
  5. Adoption of Rules for the Annual Business Meeting. 
  6. Adoption of an agenda for the Annual Business Meeting. 
  7. Financial Report & Statement of Business Conducted by the State Central Committee. 
  8. Chairman's Address 
  9. Reports of Committees 
  10. Nomination of Candidates
  11. Nomination of Nation Convention Delegates
  12. Amendments to the Bylaws and Standing Rules 

PROPOSED RULES

Rule 1: Proposed amendments to the bylaws made by the Rules and Bylaws Committee will be discussed first followed by any additional proposals submitted to the chair in the order they were received by the April 5, 2018 deadline.  A motion with a second must be raised on the floor to bring each proposed amendment to the floor.

Rule 2: The delegate sponsoring the proposed amendment will be given one minute to speak on behalf of the amendment.  The floor will then be open to discussion by the delegates.  Each delegate will have one minute to speak on the proposed amendment.  The first delegate recognized must be in opposition to the proposed amendment unless no delegate in opposition asked to be recognized.

Rule 3: Any candidate seeking a Federal, Statewide, State Legislative or other office must submit a fully completed and signed 2018 Candidate Application for Nomination before being nominated.

Rule 4: Candidates whose completed and signed 2018 Candidate Application for Nomination was received by the LPIN Political Director by April 5, 2018 (hereafter referred to as “Submitted Candidates”) will be listed on the ballot for election by the delegates. 

Rule 5: Candidates whose fully completed and signed 2018 Candidate Application for Nomination was received by the LPIN Political Director after April 5, 2018 (hereafter referred to as “Floor Nominations”) are eligible to be nominated as a write-in candidate on the ballot for election by the delegates. 

Rule 6: Order and procedure of nominations for the election of candidates:

Submitted Candidates are to be slotted to speak before Floor Nominations in each respective category.

1. INDIANA STATEWIDE OFFICES

    • Secretary of State: Total of 10 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).
    • State Auditor:
      -Contested: Total of 10 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).
      -Uncontested: Total of 5 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).
    • State Treasurer:
      -Contested: Total of 10 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).
      -Uncontested: Total of 5 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).

    2. US LEGISLATIVE

      • US Senate:
        -Contested: Total of 10 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).
        -Uncontested: Total of 5 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).
      • US House:
        -Contested: Total of 5 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).
        -Uncontested: Total of 2 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).

    3. STATE LEGISLATIVE (INDIANA HOUSE & SENATE)

      • Contested: Total of 5 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).
      • Uncontested: Total of 2 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).

    4. COUNTY/LOCAL OFFICES

      • Contested: Total of 2 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).
      • Uncontested: Total of 1 minutes for each candidate and nominator(s).

    5. PROCEED TO VOTE FOR ALL RACES (Secret Ballot)

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