Green Party of the United States
2008 Presidential Nomination Convention
Delegate Credential Application
Green Party of Utah
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?
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.
There are no portions of Utah's state election laws which are relevant to the selection of delegates to a national convention.
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
(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,
(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;
d) any other policy of the state party regarding its post-convention relationship to the Presidential Slate nominated by the Presidential Nominating Convention.
(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."
As per the Green Party of Utah Desert Greens bylaws
Article H. Presidential Candidate Nominating Process
Section 1. The DESERT GREENS-GPUT will only run Presidential Candidates chosen at the Green Party of the United States (GPUS) Presidential Nominating Convention, in accordance with its affiliation agreement with the GPUS.
Section 2. The DESERT GREENS-GPUT will choose candidates for Presidential candidates based on its criteria (Article G) for candidacy
Section 2. The DESERT GREENS-GPUT shall post a public poll on its websites in March of the Presidential election year for a period of at least
one month for Utahns to rank their preference of candidates. Provisions shall be made for paper polls for those who request them. The Poll results
will be shared with The DESERT GREENS-GPUT Locals.
Section 3. The DESERT GREENS-GPUT Locals will choose their preferences for Green Presidential Candidates. The DESERT GREENS-
GPUT will then hold a statewide election, via email ballot, (paper for those requesting) to determine the state’s choice for Green Party Presidential Candidate.
Section 4. The DESERT GREENS-GPUT will select, via statewide vote, the number of delegates permitted by the GPUS to attend the GPUS
Presidential Nominating Convention. Those delegates will be directed to vote according to The DESERT GREENS-GPUT’s Presidential choice of
candidates. Those delegates must adhere to the state’s directives. Delegates who cannot attend the National meeting in person may have
their votes carried by proxy by those who are attending, one proxy vote per in person delegate. Proxies must carry the delegate’s name and contact information.
Section 5. Should The DESERT GREENS-GPUT not achieve statewide ballot access in the Presidential Election Year, it will pursue running the
Presidential Candidate elected at the GPUS National Meeting on an Independent ticket in Utah, in accordance with Utah Election Code for running Independent Candidates.
Article I. Procedures for Designation of Electors and Filling Vacancies
Section 1. The Council of the DESERT GREENS-GPUT will select electors who are pledged to cast their votes in the Electoral College for their
National Party's candidates for President and vice president of the United States. The procedure will include input from the Active Membership thru
their representatives on the Council.
Section 2. The Council of the DESERT GREENS-GPUT will propose and appoint people to fill any vacancies in the office of presidential electors.
The procedure will include input from the Active Membership thru their representatives on the Council.
Section 3. The Council of the DESERT GREENS-GPUT will nominate and appoint people to fill any vacancies in the office of presidential electors. The procedure will include input from the Active Membership thru their representatives on the Council.
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.
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.