Green Party of the United States
2008 Presidential Nomination Convention
Delegate Credential Application
Illinois Green Party
1.) Please provide information for each delegate and/or alternate:
Please answer question #2 below yes or no
2.) Is your state party seeking credentialed delegates an accredited member state Green Party of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS)? If not, has your party submitted an application to the Accreditation Committee, which demonstrates its eligibility for membership? Is your caucus seeking credentialed delegates already been accredited as eligible for representation on the National Committee of the GPUS? If not, is it planning on doing so before the Presidential Nominating Convention?
Yes, the Illinois Green Party is an accredited member state party of GPUS.
For questions #3-#5 please attach either an .rtf or .pdf document and/or a web link to the appropriate document in your email response, and a hard copy in your postal mail response
3). Please provide copies of all portions of your state’s election law, which are relevant to the selection of delegates to a national convention, whether by primary, caucus, or petitions for national candidates.
The Illinois Green Party informed the Illinois State Board of Elections that it would not be using the statutory mechanism for selection of delegates to the National Convention. The process used was entirely an internal process.
4). Please list the policy of your state party/caucus regarding:
(a) support of the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention through the provision of its presidential ballot line where it exists; or, through the qualification of such nominated candidates as write-in candidates, if such is possible under the election laws of their state; and/or
There is no explicit ILGP state-level policy covering support of the presidential slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention. ILGP considers itself bound by its affiliation with GPUS to support the presidential slate.
(b) support of the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention by its Presidential Nominating Convention delegates and/or its Presidential electors; and/or,
There is no explicit ILGP state-level policy covering support of the presidential slate by the delegates or electors of ILGP
(c) any prohibition to the opposition of the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention by its Presidential Nominating Convention delegates and/or its Presidential electors and/or Presidential Nominating Convention delegates;
There is no explicit ILGP state-level policy covering prohibition of opposition to the presidential slate by the delegates or electors of ILGP.
d) any other policy of the state party regarding its post-convention relationship to the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention.
There is no explicit ILGP state-level policy regarding post-convention relationship to the presidential slate
(e) If there is no current policy on these subjects, the application shall state that the state Green Party has not adopted a policy on these subjects."
5.) Please include a copy of the approved minutes of your state convention, or other body authorized to name the delegation, which documents the delegates’ selection. If approved minutes are not available, the Application shall include other documentation of the delegates' selection.
The Minutes of the 2008 Illinois Green Party State Convention are included. The Minutes are technically not approved, because minutes of such meetings are approved by the subsequent Membership Meeting.
For your reference, the policies adopted by the Illinois Green Party regarding the selection of delegates is included herein. These policies were approved at an ILGP Membership Meeting held in Crystal Lake, Illinois in October 2007.
For question #6 please attach a scanned copy of your signed document (if possible) in your email response, and a signed hard copy in your postal mail response. If you can not provide a scanned copy in your email response, please provide am .rtf or .pdf of document that includes the names of the signers, even if it does not have their signatures.
6.) Please submit a letter bearing the signature of your state party or caucus officers certifying the authenticity of the minutes.
By signing this application, your state or caucus officers certify that the delegates included in the minutes are the duly chosen delegates to the convention as provided for in the rules of the caucus or state Green Party (or grouping of Greens where there is no state party.)
A signed scanned or hard copy of this document not yet received