(1) The state central committee shall consist of at least two delegates from each
county central committee and other delegates from each county equal to the number
of party members in the county registered on the date of the primary election divided
by 15,000. If the remaining number exceeds 7,500, one additional delegate shall represent the
county. The delegates and an equal number of alternate delegates shall be selected by the
county central committee. When a delegate of a county central committee is unable to attend a meeting of the
state central committee, an alternate delegate of the county central committee may
attend the meeting.
(2) The organizational meeting of a newly elected state central committee shall be
held on a date to be determined by party rule. The retiring state central committee shall mail notice of the meeting, not later than
the sixth day before the meeting, to each member of the newly elected state central
committee. If permitted by the bylaws of the state central committee, the state central committee
may notify members by means other than by mail.
(3) The chairperson of the retiring state central committee shall mail a notice of
the meeting to the county central committees not later than the 45th day before the
meeting. The state central committee may not reorganize without the mailing of this notification.
(4) If a county central committee fails to organize before the organizational meeting
of the state central committee, the appointed temporary chairperson of the county
central committee may act as the sole delegate from that committee to the state central
(5) If the retiring state central committee does not mail notice of the organizational
meeting under subsection (2) of this section, the meeting may be called by a petition
signed by at least 19 chairpersons of the county central committees. The petition shall state the time, date and place of the organizational meeting. A copy of the petition shall be mailed to each newly elected chairperson and vice
chairperson of the county central committees not later than the sixth day before the
meeting. A copy of the petition shall be filed with the Secretary of State.
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