March 22, 1975
Revised June 23, 1988
Rules and Regulations
of the Democratic County Committee of the County of Saratoga
(b) The Chairperson, 1st Vice Chairperson, 2nd Vice Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer shall be elected by the County Committee at its organizational meeting and shall serve as such during the life of such County Committee; at any organizational meeting of the County Committee, a temporary Chairperson shall be chosen by the drawing of lots among the Town Chairpersons present, in person, at said organizational meeting and shall serve until such time as a Chairperson is elected.
(c) None of the officers of the County Committee need be members of the Committee, but no officer shall have the right to vote in such committee, unless as a member thereof, except that the Chairperson, or Vice Chairperson presiding in his absence may vote to decide any question in the event of a tie vote.
(b) The County Executive Committee shall have the power to act for the full County Committee when such County Committee is not in session, but subject to the rules of said Committee. It shall carry out the resolutions of the County Committee and shall, between meetings of the County Committee, administer the affairs of the Saratoga County Democratic Party.
(c) The County Executive Committee shall meet upon the call of its Chairperson on 48 – hours’ notice, or by written request of the majority of its members upon 72 – hours’ notice.
(d) Any action by the County Executive Committee shall be by a majority of the members thereof present in person.
(e) The County Executive Committee shall have the power to make rules and regulations, adopt procedures and make decisions for its own government and activities not inconsistent with these rules.
(f) The County Executive Committee shall have the powers and functions granted to such Committee pursuant to the provisions of Section 6-120 of the Election Law, except regarding such powers and functions in respect to candidates for designation, nominations, or substitution, all Executive Committee meetings whose agenda includes any such matters may only be delegated by the County Committee after it has met for these purposes and the following shall be held on 7-days’ written notice given by the Chairperson, or by the majority of the members:
(2) The assessment and/or distribution of funds to the Town and City Committees.
(b) None of the officers of the Committees need be members of the County Committee, but all members of said Committees must be enrolled member of the Democratic Party.
(b) Any duly elected member may substitute in his place and stead any enrolled voter of the Democratic Party in the County of Saratoga to act for him to attend meetings of said County Committee, and any such substituted member shall have full power to vote, but shall not otherwise participate in the deliberations of said Committee, or in the proceedings of said meetings.
Resolutions not inconsistent with these rules may be adopted and amended at such times as may be deemed proper for the regulation of the business of this organization, and the conduct of the affairs of the Democratic Party in Saratoga County and the County Chairperson may appoint and at pleasure terminate the existence of temporary Committees under the same restrictions and for the same purpose.
(b) Regular meetings for the purpose of organization shall convene within twenty (20) days following a primary election at which members of the County Committee are elected. Regular meetings for the purpose of designating candidacy shall convene at least twenty days prior to the first day primary petitions may be circulated.
(c) At the Regular Meetings of such Committees for organization, the retiring Chairperson shall prepare a roll of members and a temporary Chairperson shall be elected as herein provided.
(d) Except as herein otherwise provided, Robert’s Rules of Order, most recently revised, shall be the rules of the County Committee and shall govern and control the deliberations and proceedings of any and all meetings of said Committee, Executive Committee and any committee thereof.
(a) Each of such Committees shall meet within ten (10) days after the organization of the County Committee and as often thereafter as the Chairperson of such local Committee may duly call said Committee for meeting.
(b) Such, City, Town and Village Committees shall each elect such officers from enrolled members of the Democratic Party as its Rules may provide.
(c) All such Committees may adopt such rules and regulations as they may desire, subject; however, to the Provision of the Election Law of the State of New York, and to the rules and regulations of the County Committee.