Green Party of the United States
2008 Presidential Nomination Convention
Delegate Credential Application

Mountain 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?

Answer:  YES.


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.

Answer: This information is found in Chapter 3, Article 5, sections 22 and 23 of West Virginia Code, which is printed just below, and which is available at the following internet web link:
To wit:
§3-5-22. Other party and group nominations; procedure.
Any political party which polled less than ten percent of the total vote cast only for governor at the general election immediately preceding may nominate candidates and select committees by party conventions, provided such nominations are made and the certificates thereof filed within the time and in the manner provided in section twenty-four of this article, or by certificate in the same manner as groups of citizens may make nominations as provided in the following section.
§3-5-23. Certificate nominations; requirements and control; penalties.
(a) Groups of citizens having no party organization may nominate candidates for public office otherwise than by conventions or primary elections. In the case, the candidate or candidates, jointly or severally, shall file a declaration with the Secretary of State if the office is to be filled by the voters of more than one county, or with the clerk of the county commission of the county if the office is to be filled by the voters of one county or political subdivision thereof; the declaration to be filed at least thirty days prior to the time of filing the certificate provided by section twenty-four of this article: Provided, That the deadline for filing the certificate for persons seeking ballot access as a candidate for the office of President or Vice President shall be filed not later than the first day of August preceding the general election. At the time of filing of the declaration each candidate shall pay the filing fee required by law, and if the declaration is not so filed or the filing fee so paid, the certificate shall not be received by the Secretary of State, or clerk of the county.


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

Answer- The by-laws of the West Virginia Mountain provide that: Article VII, Section 6:
Credentialed delegates at the appropriate biennial state convention shall choose the candidate for governor
and the official Mountain Party representatives (and alternates) to the Green Party US nominating convention in order to represent the Mountain Party's interests in the selection of candidates for President and Vice-president. The candidates for President and Vice President chosen at any subsequent Green Party US Convention, where elected Mountain Party representatives are or could be seated and accepted as part of the Green Party US Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidate selection process, shall also be the chosen candidates of the Mountain Party and placed on the Mountain Party Ballot in that election cycle. (Emphasis added- F.Y.)


(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."

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.

Answer: The pertinent state convention minutes are attached hereto as part of the answer to question 6.


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.)

Answer: See attached letter and minutes on pages 5-9 of this file.