Friday, March 14, 2008

Monmouth County Republican Nominating Convention

The Monmouth County Republican Nominating Convention will be held on Wednesday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m. It will be held at the VFW, 1 Veterans Lane, Port Monmouth (Rt. 36 South, just below Wilson Ave, just below Super Foodtown & Dunkin Donuts). The convention rules are posted below.

Monmouth County Republican Organization, Inc.


(1) Purpose of Nominating Convention.

To nominate candidates to run on the Monmouth County Republican Organization line in the Republican Primary Election to be held on June 3, 2008.

(2) Timing of Nominating Convention.

The Monmouth County Republican Organization’s Nominating Convention shall be held at least three (3) days prior to the deadline for filing petitions for the 2007 Republican Primary Election. Currently, the Nominating Convention is scheduled to take place Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at the VFW, 1 Veterans Lane, Port Monmouth.

(3) Notice for Nominating Convention.

Notice will be sent to all county committee members, municipal chairs and elected officials via U.S. Mail, email and posted on the Monmouth County Republican Organization’s website at least seven (7) days prior to the Nominating Convention date. Notice is not, however, a determination of eligibility to participate at the convention.

(4) Offices To Be Considered.

The office to be considered is: Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders (2 seats).

(5) Deadline for Filling Vacancies On The County Committee.

Any and all delegates filling vacant county committee seats must have been duly certified by their respective municipal party chairs and filed with the County Clerk’s Office and with the Monmouth County Republican Organization no later than three (3) days prior to the county convention. Any delegates not so filed and certified three (3) days prior to the convention will not be permitted to participate. Any disputes over delegate eligibility will be determined by the County Chairman prior to the convention where an official list of eligible delegates will govern.

(6) Eligibility To Serve As Delegate.

All Republican county committee members contained on the official list described above, Republican municipal chairs and Monmouth County Republican Executive Committee members shall be permitted to vote as a delegate to the Nominating Convention. Nobody shall be permitted more than one (1) vote even if they serve in dual roles as a member of the county committee and as an elected official, etc.

(7) Eligibility of Candidates To Participate In Nominating Convention.

Only candidates who have successfully screened by being recommended to the convention by the Monmouth County Republican Organization’s Screening Committee may be considered at the Monmouth County Republican Organization’s Nominating Convention.

(8) Uncontested Races and No Motions or Nominations From Floor.

Candidates running for uncontested positions shall be nominated by acclamation.

No motions or nominations may be made from the floor for any purpose. Since all candidates participating in the Nominating Convention shall be considered nominated by the screening committee, there shall be no nominations of candidates or nominating speeches made.

(9) Candidate Speeches.

Each candidate will be given a minimum of three (3) minutes up a maximum of five (5) minutes to address the delegates. The order of address shall be determined by the County Chairman.

(10) Highest Vote Getter Wins.

The highest vote getter wins regardless of the number of seats being sought and number of candidates seeking the nomination to be placed on the Monmouth County Republican Organization line. There will be no run offs. In the case of any ties, the County Chairman decides.

(11) Machine Voting.

All voting will be recorded on machines.

(12) No Proxies.

No proxy voting is permitted, all delegates who wish to have their vote counted must be in attendance and personally cast a ballot for all votes.

(13) Chairperson(s) of Nominating Convention.

The County Chairman shall appoint either a chairperson or chairpersons for the Nominating Convention, which shall be approved by the Executive Committee. This person shall serve as the parliamentarian for the Nominating Convention.

(14) Electioneering Rules.

No electioneering may take place outside of the convention, on the convention floor or in the voting areas. This includes, but is not limited to, signs, stickers, billboards, handouts and political favors. Electioneering may take place elsewhere, but all candidates will be held personally responsible for clean-up of any discarded materials.

(15) Resignation or Death of Nominated Candidate.

In the event any candidate so selected at the Nominating Convention resigns, dies or fails to qualify after such selection and prior to establishing a Vacancy Committee, then the County Chairman shall use his discretion in filling the vacancy so created.

Monmouth County Republican Party

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