ARTICLE XII - RULES FOR COUNTIES and REGIONS

Counties:
Organized Counties will have as a minimum: Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer. County Parties may adopt their own rules and By-Laws, subject to approval of the State Committee to include all future amendments. Officially organized County Parties meeting the criteria established by the State Committee shall be formally recognized as the official Constitution Party Committee for that county, but there shall not be more than one official committee for each county. In the absence of such By-Laws, these By-Laws shall govern. Each County Party is expected to establish its own funding accounts in accordance with State and Federal Election laws. County Committees may decide to establish funding and accounting systems that will allow them to contribute funds to the campaigns of various candidates. Once established, the County Officers of the Party will be elected by the Party members of that county in accordance with the By-Laws for the county.

The County Committee Party Chairman shall:

  1. Be the Chief Executive Officer of the County Committee and the County’s official liaison to the State Party.
  2. Be a member of the State Committee in accord with Article V of these By-Laws.
  3. Be a member of the District Committee(s) which encompasses the county.
  4.  Be responsible for organizing a vibrant and sustainable political party within the county.
  5. Observe and enforce the rules and By-Laws of the State Party.
  6. Act as necessary to promote the mission, goals, and functions of the State Party.
  7. Solicit responsible candidates for county and local elective offices within the realized county; oversee the nominations of Party candidates for those offices; and help selected candidates establish proper and credible campaigns.
  8. Solicit responsible candidates to seek the offices of Senator and Representative to the State legislature for those legislative districts that reside within the county of record.  In addition, oversee the nominations of Party candidates at those levels, and help selected candidates establish proper and credible campaigns.
  9. Be the Party’s primary liaison between all elective offices noted in items 7 and 8 above.

Regions:
To assist in building the Party across the state, the state of Ohio has been subdivided into seven (7) Regions which for each Region there shall be a Regional Coordinator and Vice-Coordinator.  The Vice Coordinator shall work under the direction of the Regional Coordinator while both are severally and collectively responsible to the State Party Chairman. They shall:

  1. Be the State Party’s official liaison to the counties located within their specified Region in accordance with the By-Laws of the Constitution Party of Ohio pursuant to compliance with all State of Ohio and Federal laws and regulations.
  2. Be a member of the State Committee in accord with Article V (of the By-Laws).
  3. Be responsible for establishing and helping organize vibrant and sustainable Party Committees within the counties served by the Regional Coordinator.
  4. Observe and enforce the rules and By-Laws of the State Party.
  5. Act as necessary to promote the mission, goals, and functions of the State Party.
  6. Work with County Party leaders to solicit responsible candidates to seek the offices of Senator and Representative to the State legislature for those legislative districts that reside within the Area of record.  In addition, work with county officials in the Region to assist Party candidates in establishing proper and credible campaigns.
  7. Be the Party and State Committee’s liaison to the State’s Representatives to the U.S. Congress whose legislative districts reside within that Party Region of record.

Regarding liaisons to elective offices, when an elective district above the county level overlaps any officially organized and affiliated Ohio Constitution Party County or Region, the Chairmen and Coordinators of those Counties and Regions, as appropriate, may decide among themselves who will be the primary Party liaison to that elective office.  Generally, the County or Region having the greatest number of registered voters in that elective district will be the primary liaison. Any disagreement in this matter between any County Parties and Regional Coordinators may be submitted to the State Executive Committee for resolution, whose decision shall be final subject to such decision being overridden by a three-fourths (3/4) vote of the State Committee.

The State Chairman, with the majority approval of the Executive Committee, will appoint a member from each Region to be the Regional Coordinator.  The State Chairman will further appoint a Regional Vice-Coordinator to assist the Coordinator in fulfilling his duties.  The Regional Coordinator and Vice-Coordinator serve at the pleasure of the State Chairman and may be removed from office by the State Chairman, with majority approval of the Executive Committee.  The State Committee may remove any Regional Coordinator or Vice-Coordinator at any time by a three-fourths (3/4) vote of the State Committee.  Any such removal cannot be overridden nor can such person be reappointed to any State position without a three-fourths vote of the State Committee.