Chapter 2. Members Of County Councils of California Elections Code >> Division 7. >> Part 6. >> Chapter 2.
At each presidential primary election, members of central
committees, which shall be termed "county councils," shall be elected
in each county.
For purposes of this chapter, the registration figures used
shall be those taken from the statement of voters and their political
preferences transmitted by the elections officials to the Secretary
of State on or before March 1 of the odd-numbered year preceding the
next presidential primary election.
The number of members of the county council to be elected in
a county shall be a minimum of three and a maximum of 50, and the
process in which each county's number shall be calculated shall be
defined in the Green Party's bylaws and, to be effective, shall be
communicated to the Secretary of State by the Green Party Liaison to
the Secretary of State no later than 175 days before the next
presidential primary election.
At its first meeting following the presidential primary
election and at subsequent meetings, a county council may appoint
additional members to the county council to fill any vacancy.
A person shall not be appointed to membership on a county
council who is registered as preferring another party or registered
as "No Party Preference." Appointment of other persons who cannot
register to vote shall be allowed under certain circumstances as
described in state Green Party bylaws and any applicable county Green
The removal of residence by an elected or appointed member of
a county council from the applicable county shall constitute
automatic resignation from the county council.
A member of a county council who changes her or his voter
registration to no longer prefer the Green Party shall automatically
be removed from office upon such registration.
County council members additionally may be removed for cause
by procedures established in the Green Party's bylaws.
When a person is appointed to a county council, the county
council shall file notices of the appointment with the county
elections official and the coordinating committee of the Green Party
within 30 days after the appointment is made. The notices shall
contain the name and address of the person appointed and shall
indicate the date of the appointment.
The Department of General Services shall permit any county
council that desires to do so to hold meetings in a state building
within the county, and a minimum of one meeting each month shall be