FERRY COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE
ARTICLE I NAME
The name of the organization shall be the Ferry County Democratic Central Committee.
ARTICLE II PURPOSE AND DUTIES
The Central Committee shall conduct the business of the Democratic
Party of Ferry County, stimulate interest in the party, and political
activity, raise party funds, fill vacancies in the county party ticket,
certify to the county auditor a list of qualified precinct election
officials, elect a state Committeeman and a state Committeewoman and
other officers, and call biennial county conventions.
ARTICLE III MEMBERSHIP
The members of the organization shall be the Democratic precinct
comm1ttee members of Ferry county and the duly elected officers of the
ARTICLE IV OFFICERS AND DUTIES
Elected officers shall be: Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary,
Treasurer, State Committeeman, and· State committeewoman.
The Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall be of opposite sex. any registered
voter of Ferry County is eligible for election to these offices.
All officers shall take office immediately upon election and serve from
the time of their election until the next organization meeting
following the next general election.
Duties of the County Chairman shall be to preside at all regular and
special meetings of the Democratic Central Committee and of its
Executive Committee, to cast the deciding vote in event of a tie, to
appoint precinct committee persons to vacant precincts, to call special
meetings, to appoint such further committees as shall be necessary to
the proper functioning of this organization, and such other duties as
are usually incident to the office of Chairman.
The duties of the County Vice-Chairman shall be to act as Chairman in the absence or incapacity of the Chairman.
The duties of the Secretary shall be to keep a record of all
deliberations and actions of the County Central Committee and the
Executive Committee, to prepare and distribute agendas for all
meetings, and to render such other secretarial duties as the County
Central Committee, the Executive Committee, or the Chairman shall
The duty of the Treasurer shall be to receive and care for all funds of
the organization, to sign all checks in disbursement of funds after
bills have been presented to and approved by the Central Committee or
its Executive Committee, and to make quarterly reports of the state of
the party treasury to the Executi ve Committee. The Treasurer
shall furnish such surety bonds as the County Central Committee may
prescribe. The Treasurer's books shall be audited at the biennial
organizational meeting of the Central Committee.
The duties of the Sate Committeeman and the State Committeewoman shall
be those prescribed by the constitution and by-laws of the Democratic
Party of the State of Washington and such other duties as are usually
incident to their offices.
ARTICLE V THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
There shall be an Executive Committee composed of the elected officers
of the Ferry County Democratic Central committee. The Executive
Committee shall have full authority to carryon the purposes and duties
of the Central Committee when it is not in session. In addition,
the Executive Committee may approve expenditures of Central Committee
funds, endorse persons for appointive office, designate delegates to
the Fifth Congressional District meetings of the Democratic Party, and
delegate authority to the Chairman to act in its name.
ARTICLE VI MEETINGS
There shall be an organizational meeting of the County Central Commi
ttee at the county Court House in Republic, Washington, on the second
Saturday in December of even-numbered years unless some other
time and place shall be set by the Chairman by proper notice before
that date. Special meetings may be called by the Chairman, or by
petition of 25 percent of precinct committee persons.
ARTICLE VII COUNTY CONVENTION
A County Convention shall be called by the Executive Committee in the
spring of even-numbered years for the purpose of electing delegates to
the state Democratic Convention, adopting a platform, and conducting
other business which may need to come before the convention. The
convention shall be made up of delegates elected in the precincts, in
accordance with the rules of the State Democratic Committee, acting on
the call of the National Committee. Precinct caucuses to elect
such delegates and alternates shall be held as designated by the state
Committee. All caucuses shall be held at the same time and public
notice shall be given to the call for caucuses. The rules for
conducting the caucuses will be those established by the state
ARTICLE VIII QUORUMS
A quorum for the Executive Committee shall consist of a majority of the
members. A quorum for the County Central Committee shall consist
of those members present provided all committee persons have been duly
notified of the meeting.
ARTICLE IX PARLIMENTARY RULES
The organization shall be guided in its deliberations by Roberts Rules of Order, Revised.
ARTICLE X ELECTIONS
Election of officers shall take place at the organizational
meetings. Precinct committee persons duly elected at the
preceding general election shall be entitled to vote in the election of
officers at the biennial organizational meeting.
In the event that any elected officer of the Central Committee shall
resign, become disabled, or die before the expiration of his/her term
of office, the County Chairman shall call a special meeting of the
County Central Committee for the purpose of electing another person to
complete the term of office.
ARTICLE XI AMENDMENTS
This constitution may be amended by a majority vote of those members
present at a Central Committee meeting, provided the proposed amendment
has been circulated in writing to all members of the Committee not
later than the time of the announcement of the meeting.