Article 3. General Business of California Elections Code >> Division 7. >> Part 5. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 3.
The state central committee's convention meeting shall be
called to order by the chairperson of the committee at 10 a.m. on the
Saturday on which it is to be held. It shall at once proceed to the
election of temporary chairpeople, 50 percent of whom shall be women
and 50 percent of whom shall be men. This committee may hold the
election by alphabetical rollcall by county if a majority of its
members vote to do so. The state central committee shall elect any
other temporary officers as it may determine.
The temporary chairpersons shall appoint any committees as
the state central committee may direct.
The convention meeting of the state central committee shall
elect the officers of the state central committee and adopt the party'
s platform, which shall be made public upon its adoption.
The vote on any issue at the convention meeting of the state
central committee may be by alphabetical rollcall by county if a
majority of its members vote to do so, or any other method prescribed
by this committee.
The proceedings at the convention meeting of the state
central committee shall be governed by any manual of parliamentary
procedure designated by this committee.
This committee may select from its membership an executive
committee to which it may grant all or any portion of its powers and
duties. If this committee grants any portion of its powers to an
executive committee, it shall provide for the election to its
executive committee of any number of persons it shall determine, 50
percent of whom shall be women and 50 percent of whom shall be men.
All officers of the state central committee shall be members of any
executive committee so selected.
The chairperson of the state central committee shall serve a
two-year term but shall not succeed herself or himself, and the
chairperson shall alternate each biennium between the northern and
southern territories. The boundary between the northern and southern
territories of the state shall be that latitudinal line coinciding
with the northern boundaries of San Luis Obispo, Kern, and San
All officers elected at the convention meeting of the state
central committee shall serve for two-year terms, unless a shorter
term is specified by the committee. Any officer of the state central
committee may be removed by a majority vote of the state central
This committee shall conduct party campaigns for this party
and in behalf of the candidates of this party. It shall appoint
committees and appoint and employ campaign directors and perfect
whatever campaign organizations it deems suitable or desirable and
for the best interest of the party.
The state central committee shall have power to appoint
interim county central committees in the following counties:
(a) Counties in which the voters have not elected one or more
members of central committees in the presidential primary election
preceding the organization of this committee.
(b) Counties in which all members of a county central committee
are removed from office or cease to be registered as affiliated with
the Peace and Freedom Party.
Persons appointed to interim county central committees pursuant to
this section shall meet the qualifications otherwise required of
appointees to membership on the county central committees. Notice of
any appointments pursuant to this section shall be filed by the state
central committee with the elections official of the county for
which that interim county central committee is appointed. Interim
county central committees appointed pursuant to this section shall
have all the powers and privileges afforded county central committees
by this part.
A quorum of this committee is 10 percent of the entire
membership, represented in person. However, the committee may make
rules and regulations establishing a different quorum requirement,
and any provisions so made shall supersede the provisions of this
The state central committee shall designate by resolution the
national political party with which the Peace and Freedom Party is
affiliated, and shall file a copy of that resolution signed by the
chairperson and one other officer of this committee with the
Secretary of State. In the event of controversy over the national
affiliation of the party, the most recent resolution filed shall be
In each year of the general election at which electors of
President and Vice President of the United States are to be chosen,
the convention meeting of the state central committee shall also
nominate as the candidates of its party as many electors of President
and Vice President of the United States as the state is then
entitled to, 50 percent of whom shall be women and 50 percent men,
unless an odd number of electors is to be chosen, in which case the
difference between the number of women and men shall be not more than
one. The chairperson of the state central committee shall certify
the name of each elector nominated, and the elector's residence
address to the Secretary of State.