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Constitution of the Box Elder County
Last revised by Central Committee on May 14, 2015
We, as members of the Box Elder County Republican Party, grateful to Almighty God for life and
liberty, desiring to perpetuate principles of free government and the blessings of liberty to our
posterity, do establish and adopt this Constitution. This Constitution and the Party Bylaws are
the exclusive governing rules of the Box Elder County Republican Party.
ARTICLE I – NAME, PURPOSE AND MEMBERSHIP
The name of this organization shall be the Box Elder County Republican Party, hereafter
referred to as the Party.
B. General Purposes
The Party shall nominate and support the election of Republican candidates in partisan
races for public office, promote the principles set forth in the Party Platform, and
perform Party functions set forth in the election laws of the State of Utah, Box Elder
County; and the Constitution and Bylaws of the Party.
Party membership is open to any resident of Box Elder County who registers to vote as a
ARTICLE II – BYLAWS
The Central Committee may adopt Bylaws to govern subjects not covered by the
Constitution. Such enactments shall not be inconsistent with this Constitution.
B. Adoption and Modifications
- By the Central Committee
Any Bylaw adopted or modified by the Central Committee shall be binding and in
full force and effect when adopted by a 2/3 vote of a quorum of the Central
- By the County Convention
The delegates to the County Convention may adopt or modify a Bylaw by a 2/3
ARTICLE III – OFFICERS
A. Party Officers
The Officers of the Party shall be the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer,
B. Duties of Officers
Duties of officers are set forth in the Party By-laws.
C. Election of Officers and Terms of Office
Delegates to the County Party organizing convention held on odd-numbered years shall
elect the Party Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer, for a term of two years, with
the election of new officers taking effect immediately upon the adjournment of the
D. Replacement of Officers
Officer vacancies shall be filled within ninety (90) days of the vacancy by the
Officers may be removed by a 60% vote of all the voting members of the Central
ARTICLE IV – CENTRAL COMMITTEE
The Central Committee shall be the governing and policy-making body of the Party.
The voting members of the Central Committee shall consist of the Party Chair, Party
Vice-chair, Party Secretary, Party Treasurer, State Central Committee Representatives,
the Legislative Chairs, Legislative Vice-Chair, the Chair and Vice Chair of each voting
precinct and all elected officials, if Republican, of the County and the State Legislators
and Senator(s) representing the County.
The Central Committee shall meet at least semi-annually. The Chair or 25% of all the
voting members of the Central Committee may call a special Central Committee meeting.
A quorum of the Central Committee is one-third of voting members present including
those participating by an equivalent means of simultaneous aural communication
according to the rules established by the committee.
E. Notice of Meetings
A regular, biannual Central Committee meeting shall be noticed by postmarking, or
sending to a verified email address, an agenda at least two weeks before the intended
meeting. A special Central Committee meeting shall be noticed by postmarking, or
sending to a verified email address, an agenda at least one week before the intended
meeting. No business may be considered at a Central Committee meeting unless properly
noticed by inclusion in the agenda except if a majority of the members in attendance vote
to add an item to the agenda.
ARTICLE V – COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The County Executive Committee shall be a standing committee of the Central
B. Voting Members
The voting members of the County Executive Committee shall consist of the Party Chair,
Party Vice-chair, Party Secretary, Party Treasurer, State Central Committee
Representatives, Legislative Chairs, Legislative Vice-Chairs, and the Parliamentarian.
In order to conduct binding business, the County Executive Committee must have a
quorum in attendance including those participating by an equivalent means of
simultaneous aural communication according to the rules established by the committee.
A quorum is defined as a majority of voting members of the County Executive
ARTICLE VI – STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES,
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT CHAIR, LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT VICE-CHAIR,
A. Five additional positions are established: State Central Committee Representative(s),
Legislative District Chair, Legislative District Vice-Chair, and Parliamentarian.
- At each county organizing convention when county party officers are elected,
each state legislative district shall elect a Legislative District Chair, and a
Legislative District Vice-Chair, who resides in that district.
- At each county organizing convention when party officers are elected, the
delegates will elect, at large, the number of State Central Committee
Representatives apportioned by the State Party. These positions are in addition to
the Party Chair and Vice Chair who are ex officio members of the State Central
Committee per the State Party.
- At each county organizing convention when party officers are elected, the
delegates will elect, at large, a Parliamentarian.
B. Duties are set forth in the Party By-laws.
C. Effectivity. The Legislative District Chairs, Legislative District Vice-Chairs, and the
Parliamentarian are seated immediately upon election. The State Central Committee
Representatives are seated after the State Organizing convention.
D. The Legislative District Chairs, Legislative District Vice-Chair, State Central Committee
Representatives, and Parliamentarian are voting members of the County Executive
E. Vacancies. Vacancies shall be filled within ninety (90) days of the vacancy by the County
F. Removal. Any State Central Committee Representative, Legislative District Chair or
Vice-Chair, and Parliamentarian may be removed by a 60% vote of all the voting
members of the Central Committee.
ARTICLE VII – MODIFICATION
The Constitution shall be amended by a 2/3 vote of the members at a Central Committee
meeting if subsequently ratified by a majority vote of the Delegates present at the County
Convention. This Constitution may also be amended by 2/3 vote of Delegates present at
the County Convention.
If any portion of this Constitution is ever declared void, all other portions shall remain
binding and effective.
ARTICLE VIII – DELEGATES
A. The number of state delegates allocated to Box Elder County to participate in the state
convention shall be set by the state party.
B. The number of County Delegates shall be determined by the Party Central Committee
prior to the bi-annual precinct meetings.
C. Management of Delegate Allocation to be addressed in the bylaws.
ARTICLE IX PRECINCT CAUCUS PROCEDURES
Section 1. Precinct Caucuses
A. Precinct Caucuses shall be held in each even-numbered year. The State Party shall
designate the date thereof at least four weeks prior to the caucuses. The County Party
shall designate the locations. The County Party shall designate, based upon the relative
Republican strength of each precinct, the number of delegates to be elected in each
individual caucus meeting.
B. Relative Republican Strength of the individual voting precincts. Relative Republican
Strength shall be calculated by aggregating the total votes cast in the previous election in
races for Republican candidates for State Representatives and Senator representing Box
Elder County, county commissioner, and all other elected county officials, excluding the vote for any candidate who had no opposition. Each precinct’s portion of the aggregate
vote shall be calculated on a strict percentage basis, without rounding.
C. The Party shall give notice of each individual caucus meeting by notifying the local news
media and requiring three notices to be posted in the precinct.
D. Each individual caucus shall be open to any Utah citizen who resides in the precinct, who
will be at least 18 by the time of that year’s general election. The State Party, through its
Bylaws, may restrict participation and voting in the precinct caucuses based on party
E. The voting precinct caucus shall elect Chair, Vice Chair and such other officers as
deemed necessary by the Precinct.
1) Voting precinct officers; and
2) The number of delegates to the county convention and state convention that the
voting precinct has qualified to elect.
3) Precinct Vacancies
I. The Party Executive Committee at its next regular meeting after becoming
aware of a vacancy in a Precinct Chair shall appoint a replacement using
the criteria as follows:
- Vice Chair shall become chair,
- Precinct member shall be appointed by Precinct Chair to be Vice
- Appointments shall be valid until the next regularly scheduled
caucus meeting at which Chair and Vice Chairs are normally
- In the event that both the Chair and Vice Chair are vacant the
Party Executive Committee shall appoint a new Chair and Vice
Chair until the next regularly scheduled caucus meeting at which
Chair and Vice Chairs are normally elected.
II. The Party Executive Committee shall fill vacancies of newly formed
precincts by use of the following criteria:
- Precinct Chair of a split precinct shall be the Chair of the precinct
in which he/she resides.
- Vice Chair shall remain as Vice Chair if he/she remains in the
same precinct as the Chair, if he/she is in the other portion of the
split he/she shall be the Chair of that precinct.
- If the Chair and Vice Chair are in the same split of the precinct the
Party Executive Committee shall appoint a new Chair, Vice Chair
until the next regularly scheduled caucus meeting at which Chair
and Vice Chairs are normally elected.
F. No subsequent election or ratification shall be required by county conventions for state
delegates elected at the precinct caucuses or at a caucus of delegates at the county
G. If any precinct fails to elect sufficient delegates to the county convention or state
convention, the Central Committee may designate delegates to the county convention
from qualified members residing in the precinct, and the state delegate positions may be
filled from qualified members by the county convention. These state delegates shall
reside in the same congressional, Utah House, and Utah Senate districts as the precinct.
ARTICLE X – CONVENTION PROCEDURES
Section 1 NOMINATING CONVENTION
A. The Party shall nominate candidates for partisan offices by a nominating convention and
B. At the time and place set for the county nominating convention, the name of each person
who has filed a declaration of candidacy may be placed in nomination for the office for
which the declaration was filed.
C. When the number of candidates filing declarations of candidacy is no greater than the
number of nominees required for the next general election, those candidates shall be
declared to be the Party’s nominees for those offices and shall not be required to run at
either the nominating convention or the primary election.
D. Following the nominating and acceptance speeches made on behalf of the candidates for
office, the delegates shall vote. The county convention shall provide time and voting
facilities so that all delegates may vote.
E. Each delegate shall cast one vote for each office to be filled.
F. In the event that three or more candidates are nominated for the same office, the
convention may use multiple ballots or preference voting to choose Party nominees. The
Central Committee shall certify the method of election prior the precinct caucus
meetings. In the case of multiple ballots, the first ballot shall be used to reduce the
number of candidates to three if more than three candidates participate or by one if three
participate. Each following ballot shall remove the candidate receiving the fewest votes
until two candidates remain. The two top candidates shall participate in a final ballot to
determine if a candidate received 60% of the vote to avoid a primary election.
G. A candidate for an office that receives 60% or more of the votes cast at any point in the
balloting process at the county nominating convention shall become the Party’s
candidate without the necessity of running in the primary election.
H. By 5:00 p.m. on the Monday after the convention, the secretary of each nominating
convention shall immediately certify to the county clerk.
I. Counties shall submit state delegate lists to the State Party no later than two weeks
before the state nominating convention.
Section 2 ORGANIZING CONVENTION
A. On or before August 15th in each odd-numbered year, the county organizing convention
shall be held.
B. The Party shall mail a notice regarding the county organizing convention to every
properly qualified county delegate.
C. At the time and place designated by the Central Committee, the county organizing
convention shall be held to elect a county chair, vice-chair, a secretary, treasurer,
legislative district chairs, Legislative District Vice-Chairs, and county representatives to
the State Central Committee.
D. The method of choosing county representatives to the State Central Committee shall be
determined by the Central Committee.
E. County representatives to the State Central Committee shall be seated after the state
organizing convention and shall serve for two years.
ARTICLE XI – ELECTIONS
Section 1. Nomination of Legislative Candidates
A. When the boundaries of either the Utah House or Utah Senate districts are identical or
completely within the boundaries of a single county, the candidates shall be chosen at
the county nominating convention by the county delegates from within the legislative
district. If a house or senate legislative district encompasses more than one county, the
candidates shall be chosen at the state nominating convention by the state delegates
from within the legislative district.
Section 2. Primary Election
A. When two candidates are nominated by the County nominating convention for the same
office, both candidates shall run in a primary election in accordance with Utah Code.
B. Only voters who are registered Republicans may vote in a Republican primary election.
Section 3. Candidate Vacancies
A. In the event that a Party candidate who is involved in a contested primary resigns, dies
or becomes incapacitated before the primary election the remaining candidate shall be
designated as the Party nominee.
B. In the event that a Party candidate resigns, dies or becomes incapacitated after
nomination at the state convention or at the primary election, the candidate shall be
replaced by the following method:
- A candidate for county or legislative office totally contained within a county shall
be replaced by the respective Central Committee.
- A candidate for legislative office that encompasses more than one county shall be
replaced by the state delegates elected from within the respective legislative
district at a special state legislative caucus.
ARTICLE XII – ORDERS OF PRECEDENCE
In the event of conflicts regarding this Constitution, the following order of precedence shall
- Utah Code
- County Party governing documents
- State Party governing documents
- Roberts Rules of Order, current edition
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Bylaws of the Box Elder County
Last revised by County Central Committee in November 2021
Bylaw 1. Purpose and Procedures of Establishment
1.1 These Bylaws are established in accordance with Article II of the Box Elder County
Republican Party Constitution, hereafter referred to as the Party.
1.2 These Bylaws are designed to establish specific procedures, which will be followed by the
Party in the performance of its responsibilities. The Bylaws will provide either specific
instructions or general guidelines to be followed, as may be most appropriate.
1.3 Any member of the Central Committee may propose Bylaws. Proposed Bylaws shall be
submitted in writing to the Executive Committee, which will appoint a Constitution and Bylaws
Committee to the request. After consideration by the Executive Committee, the Bylaws shall be
submitted with recommendations to the Central Committee for approval.
1.4 Any Bylaws adopted or modified by the Central Committee shall be binding and in full
force and effect when adopted by a majority of a quorum of that Committee.
1.5 Dues. Although no dues or contributions are required for membership, one of the
purposes of the party is to raise funds and donate time to help support the Republican platform
and Republican candidates.
1.6 Party Events and Fundraising. All events and fundraising shall be conducted under the
direction of Party Officers. All contributions to the Party and funds collected at the Precinct
Caucuses shall be funds of the Party and shall be administered by party officers.
1.7 Party Platform. The Box Elder County Republican Platform, as referred to in Article I of the Party Constitution, including any amendments or changes thereto, shall be reviewed and adopted by the Central Committee with a 2/3 or greater vote, then ratified by a 2/3 vote of credentialed county delegates at a county nominating or organizing convention. Initially, the Box Elder County Republican Party shall adopt and accept the current Utah State Republican Party Platform along with any amendments as may be adopted by the State party, as the County party platform. If the County Party at any time in the future chooses to depart from that platform by writing and adopting a platform document specific to the county party, it may do so following the adoption provisions of this bylaw, with no change to this bylaw being necessary. Any such adopted platform, along with any amendments subsequently adopted, must be dated, to avoid confusion with obsolete platform documents.
Bylaw 2. Affiliated Organizations
2.1 Organizations affiliated with national and state Republican Parties include, without
limitation, National Federation of Republican Women, The Republican Leadership Council,
College and Teenage Republicans. Box Elder County chapters shall seek approval from the Party
by submitting a copy of their bylaws, charter or organizing documents to the Executive
2.2 Established affiliated organizations will seek funding support, if needed, from the Party
Executive Committee. The Central Committee must also ratify any funds allocated.
Bylaw 3. Election and Duties of Officers
3.1 The Party shall indemnify party officers and members of the Executive and Central
Committee to the maximum extent permitted by law for their lawful actions and statements
undertaken on behalf of the Party and its Constitution and Bylaws.
3.2 Election Procedures. Except as specifically required by law, nominations for any office or
position in the Party may be made from the floor at any meeting at which elections are to be
held. But the names of persons nominated from the floor will not appear on pre-printed ballots.
If a printed ballot is to be used for any office, Republicans whose names have been submitted to
the chair for nomination to that office ten days before the scheduled election shall appear on the
official printed ballot.
3.3 Election of Party Officers. To be a candidate listed on the printed ballot for a Party Office,
a Republican residing in Box Elder County of legal voting age at the commencement of the term
of office shall deliver a letter of intent to the incumbent Party Chair no less than ten days before
a Party Organizing Convention to be held in an odd numbered year. Officers may hold only one
Party elected position at a time. Party officers, except for the at-large State Central Committee
Members, may not hold or be a candidate for a partisan public office. A party officer shall resign
upon publicly announcing or filing for a partisan office, whichever occurs first. Party Officers
shall be elected by a secret ballot majority vote, or by acclamation if unopposed.
3.4 Duties of the Party Chair. The Party Chair shall serve as the chief executive officer of the
Party and as Chair of the Executive Committee and the Central Committee. Chair shall recruit
candidates, lead fundraising efforts, communicate with the community, and maintain liaison
with the state Republican party and other recognized organizations, clubs or associations. The
chair will also maintain an active relationship with county, state, and federal elected
3.5 Duties of Party Vice-Chair. Assist with the duties of the Chair, and in the absence of the
Party Chair, shall perform the duties of the Chair and, in the event of the resignation, death or
disability of the Chair, fill in for the Chair until the next Central Committee meeting where a new
Chair will be elected. Serve as Vice-chair of the Party, the Central and Executive Committees.
3.6 Duties of the Party Secretary. Shall serve as the Secretary of the Party, Central
Committee, Executive Committee and the County Convention. The Secretary will send timely
notice of all meetings, keep minutes and attendance at meetings, prepare meeting agendas, and
certify all delegates to the County Convention. The secretary will submit all records required by
the State Party and Utah State Law.
3.7 Duties of the Party Treasurer. Shall serve as the Treasurer of the Party, the Central
Committee and Executive Committees. The Treasurer shall keep, maintain and submit financial
records as required by Utah State Law, including all election cycle financial reports as required
by the Lt. Governor’s Elections Office, and prepare a yearly financial report for approval at the
Party Convention. Present a financial report, including detailed income and expenses and bank
statements for the reported period, at every regular Executive Committee meeting and at every regular Central Committee meeting; and present a budget for the next year at the first regular
Central Committee meeting after the Nominating or Organizing Convention.
3.8 The Party Officers shall be elected to terms of two years by a majority of the delegates
present at the Organizing Convention of the Party to be held in odd-numbered years.
3.9 At the end of all Party Officer’s term of office or upon any Party Officer’s leaving office
for any reason, that Party Officer shall transfer all party books and records and other materials
to the new officer,
3.10 Duties of the Legislative District Chairs and Legislative District Vice-Chair. Serve as a
liaison between the Executive Committee and precinct officers in their legislative district,
including organizing precinct meetings, and support Executive Committee with Party functions
3.11 Duties of the State Central Committee Representatives. Attend State Central Committee
Meetings, and assist Legislative District Chairs with their duties.
3.12 Duties of the Parliamentarian. Serve as the Parliamentarian at Conventions and Central
Committee meetings. Chair ad hoc Constitution and Bylaws committees. Support Executive
Committee with Party functions and events.
3.13 No candidate for any public office shall be endorsed, supported, or opposed by the
Executive Committee before the Primary Election unless such candidate is unopposed in the
Primary Election. This neutrality statement in no way limits the Executive Committee from
recruiting candidates prior to the filing deadline.
3.14 Officer Vacancies. In the event a Party office becomes vacant, the office shall be filled as
- If the office of Chair becomes vacant, the Vice Chair shall become Chair.
- If both the offices of Chair and Vice Chair become vacant, the Party Executive Committee
shall appoint a new Chair and Vice Chair until the next scheduled Central Committee
meeting, at which permanent replacements shall be filled by election.
- If the offices of Vice Chair, Treasurer, and or Secretary become vacant, they shall be filled
by the County Central Committee at its next Central Committee meeting or Organizing
Convention, whichever comes first, by election.
- Replacements for other offices shall be made by appointment by the Executive
Committee and shall be ratified at the next County Central Committee meeting.
- Replacement, by election or appointment, shall be valid until the next regularly
scheduled Organizing Convention.
Bylaw 4. Financial Accountability and Budget.
4.1 The Executive Committee shall prepare and submit to the Central Committee for its
approval the budget for the next year. This budget shall be submitted for approval at the first
Central Committee meeting held after the County Convention.
4.2 All checks written from the Party bank account shall require two signatures from
members of the Executive Committee, normally, the Chair and the Treasurer.
4.3 All Party expenses shall be approved by the Executive Committee. Small expenses of no
more than $50 that are necessary for the regular function of the party may be approved after
they are incurred at the next regular Executive Committee meeting. A documented financial
review process shall be created and maintained by the Executive Committee for Party finances.
The ledger and financial review process document shall be made available for review at the
County Central Committee meeting.
4.4 If cash is required to operate an event, a full accounting of the cash withdrawals, the cash
deposits, and any cash contributions received shall be documented in a memo signed by the
Treasurer and the Chair. At the conclusion of an event, the cash shall be counted by at least two
members of the Executive Committee and then secured and deposited into the Party bank
account as soon as practical. In the event raffle tickets are utilized, two members of the
Executive Committee shall document the beginning and ending ticket numbers and reconcile all
purchases made by cash or other means.
4.5 Most regular expenses of the Party should be paid using a check. Party bank accounts
may only be drafted using electronic means for services for which issuing a check is impractical.
Credit cards may not be issued in the name of the Party. Executive Committee members and
Central Committee members may use a personal credit card or electronic means to pay for
budgeted Party expenses and subsequently seek reimbursement from the Executive Committee.
Prior approval is strongly recommended to ensure reimbursement.
4.6 If any expenses are not approved at the following Executive Committee Meeting, the
person incurring the expense will not be reimbursed.
Bylaw 5. Selection of Delegates
5.1 State Delegates.
5.1.1 The number of delegates to the state convention shall be set by the State Republican
Party and apportioned to the individual counties on the basis of relative Republican strength.
5.1.2 The number of delegates to the state convention from each caucus shall be apportioned
by the Executive Committee based on the relative Republican strength of each voting precinct.
5.1.3 In voting precincts that do not qualify for a state delegate position because of their small
voting results, the Executive Committee may combine aggregate voting totals with other similar
precincts, reserving for such combined precincts one or more state delegate positions in order to
provide all precincts an opportunity to be represented by a state delegate. The number of state
delegates chosen by this procedure may not be disproportionate to the relative Republican
strength of the aggregated voting precincts. Delegates to the state convention selected by this
method shall be elected at the Convention by the county delegates from aggregated precincts.
5.1.4 If a precinct is qualified to receive at least one state delegate, one delegate position shall
be offered to the precinct chair. In the event the chair does not accept, the caucus shall elect a
delegate for that position.
5.1.5 The Executive Committee, at its discretion, may reserve State Delegate positions for the
Party Chair, Vice-Chair, State Central Committee members and GOP partisan elected officials
who serve in a State and Federal Legislative positions and who reside in Box Elder County. In
the event that one of the above listed cannot attend, an alternate may be appointed by the
County Executive Committee.
5.1.6 County secretary shall submit state delegate lists to the State Party in a reasonable time.
5.2 County Delegates
5.2.1 The Executive Committee shall set a target number of delegates to the County
convention and apportion delegate positions to each precinct. Each precinct shall first be
allocated two county delegates. After each precinct has been allocated two county delegates, the
remaining county delegates shall be apportioned to the precincts based on either the state or
county Relative Republican Strength of the individual voting precincts, whichever results in the
greater number. County Relative Republican Strength shall be calculated by aggregating the
total votes cast in the previous election, and the election two years before the previous in races
for Republican candidates for County Commissioner, and all other elected county officials,
excluding the vote for any candidate who had no opposition. Each precinct’s portion of the
aggregate vote shall be calculated on a strict percentage basis, without rounding.
5.2.2 From the allocation of County Delegate positions for each precinct, the Precinct Chair
and Vice-Chair shall each automatically be offered a delegate position. In the event any of the
precinct officers stated in the paragraph does not accept, the caucus shall elect a delegate for
5.2.3 If any precinct fails to elect sufficient delegates to the county convention, the precinct
officers may appoint, with the approval of the Party Chair, delegates to the county convention
from among qualified members residing in the precinct.
5.2.4 In addition to the county delegate positions allocated or appointed as provided in
paragraphs 5.2.1 and 5.2.2, Executive Committee member’s and county elected officials county
delegate positions shall be appointed automatically and shall serve at large.
5.2.5 All automatic delegate positions expire upon vacancy or completion of term, and vacancy
replacements shall assume the automatic delegate position.
5.3 Replacement of Delegates.
If a delegate to either the state or county conventions dies, resigns, or is disqualified prior to the
convention, the precinct chair shall appoint a replacement from the precinct of the deceased or
disqualified delegate and shall notify the Party Chair of his/her action at least one week prior to
Bylaw 6. Nominating Convention
6.1 The Party shall nominate candidates for partisan offices by a nominating convention and
6.2 At the time and place set for the state and county nominating convention, delegates shall
assemble to select candidates to represent the Party in elections, approve a financial report, and
conduct other business properly presented to the assembled delegates.
6.3 Election Procedure
6.3.1 In races where only one Republican candidate has filed a declaration of candidacy, that
candidate shall be declared to be the Party’s nominees for those offices. They shall be declared
the party’s candidate by acclamation and shall not be required to run at either the nominating
convention or the primary election.
6.3.2 In races with multiple Republican candidates the following procedures shall apply:
220.127.116.11 Each candidate shall have equal time to present their nomination and acceptance
speeches. Following the nominating and acceptance speeches made on behalf of all candidates,
the delegates shall vote. The convention shall provide time and voting facilities so that all
delegates may vote. Nomination is optional.
18.104.22.168 Each delegate shall cast one vote for each office to be filled.
22.214.171.124 In the event that three or more candidates are nominated for the same office, the
convention may use multiple ballots or preference voting to choose Party nominees. The Central
Committee shall certify the method of election prior the precinct caucus meetings. In the case of
multiple ballots, the first ballot shall be used to reduce the number of candidates to three if more
than three candidates participate or by one if three participate. Each following ballot shall
remove the candidate receiving the fewest votes until two candidates remain. The two top
candidates shall participate in a final ballot to determine if a candidate received 60% of the vote
to avoid a primary election.
126.96.36.199 A candidate for an office that receives 60% or more of the votes cast at any point
in the balloting process at the nominating convention shall become the Party’s candidate
without the necessity of running in the primary election.
188.8.131.52 At the time and date designated by State Election Policy, the secretary of each
nominating convention shall certify to the county clerk or the lieutenant governor, as
appropriate, the names of the Party’s nominees.
Bylaw 7. Organizing Convention
7.1 An Organizing Convention shall be held in odd-numbered years to elect a chair, vice
chair, secretary, treasurer, State Central Committee representatives, Legislative District chairs,
Legislative District Vice-Chairs, and Parliamentarian, and conduct other Party business.
Bylaw 8. Candidate Vacancies
8.1 In the event that a party candidate who is involved in a contested primary resigns, dies or
becomes incapacitated before the primary election, the remaining candidate shall be designated
as the party nominee.
8.2 In the event that a Party candidate resigns, dies or becomes incapacitated after
nomination at the state or county convention or at the county primary election, such candidates
shall be replaced by the following methods.
8.2.1 Candidates for county offices or legislative districts totally contained within a county
shall be replaced by the respective County Central Committee.
8.2.2 Candidates for legislative districts that encompass two or more counties shall be replaced
by the state delegates elected from within the legislative district at a special state legislative
8.2.3 Candidates from statewide state level offices, U.S. Senate, and U.S. Representatives shall
be replaced by the State Central Committee.
Bylaw 9: Data Reporting
9.1 Pursuant to the requirements of Utah State Election Law, the following listings shall be
made available to the public by the Party within the timeframes specified:
9.1.1 All officers of the Party, within 7 days of their election or replacement;
9.1.2 All persons holding membership on any governing bodies of the Party, within 14 days of
their selection or replacement;
9.1.3 Any other persons holding elected or appointed positions within the Party, within 14
days of their election or appointment;
9.1.4 All persons who have filed as Republicans for partisan public elective office, whose
jurisdiction would include or be contained in the Party’s boundaries, within 7 days of the filing
9.1.5 All persons who have been nominated as Republican candidates for public office by the
Party, within 7 days of their nomination or replacement.
9.2 All such listings shall include, at a minimum, the name, address, and phone number (if
available), of each person listed. Email addresses are high encouraged, and if provided by the
individual, will be included on lists. Except as otherwise required in this section, data will be
used only for Party purposes.
9.3 The Party shall make available to the public, within 14 days of the caucuses, a complete
countywide listing of the Republican state and county delegates residing in the county. Changes
in delegate status shall be reflected in the listings within 14 days of their occurrence.
9.4 All delegate listings shall include, at a minimum, the name, precinct, Utah House
district, Utah Senate district, Congressional district, address, phone number, and basis of
eligibility of each delegate (e.g., election in the precinct caucus, election after the caucuses to fill
an unfilled seat, or appointment to fill a vacancy occurring after the caucuses).
9.5 The Party may charge up to, but not more than, the direct cost of the medium by which a
listing is made available to the person(s) so requesting, provided that any listing made available
by electronic mail or on the Internet shall be made available at no charge.
Bylaw 10: Other Committees
10.1 The Executive Committee may establish ad hoc committees as needed.
10.2 An ad hoc Constitutional and Bylaws Committee will be formed at the request of the
Central Committee or the Executive Committee. The Parliamentarian will chair the committee
which will consist of no fewer than 4 other members appointed by the Executive Committee
from members of the Central Committee. This committee shall receive, initiate, review, and
recommend amendments and changes to the constitution and bylaws .
10.2 An ad hoc Finance and Audit Committee may be formed as needed at the request of the
Central Committee or the Executive Committee. This committee shall consist of no fewer than 5
members of the Central Committee, appointed by the Executive Committee from the Central
Committee membership. This committee shall review Party income and expenses, receipts for
expenses, and bank statements and prepare an informal audit report, including
recommendations, for presentation to the Central Committee.