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1. Purpose

The purpose of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota shall be to function primarily as a political party to elect people to political office in order to achieve the values in the Statement of Principles. Its secondary purpose is educational work for the same goal.

2. Statement of Principles

We, the members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota, hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and oppose the initiation of force or fraud as a means of achieving political or social goals. We are dedicated to the right of all individuals to live in whatever manner they choose, as long as they do not forcibly interfere with the right of others to live as they choose. Governments throughout history, including our own, have operated on the principle that the state has the right to control the lives of individuals and confiscate the fruits of their labor. All other political parties in this country grant government these powers. We, however, hold that governments, when instituted, have only one legitimate function: to protect the rights of the individual.

We challenge the concept that governments have the right to become involved in any activity not directly related to the protection of individual rights. Governments should exist only to ensure the right to free speech and action, the right to own property, and the right to engage in voluntary contractual arrangements with other individuals. No individual should be forced by the State, or another person, to relinquish any portion of his or her life or property for the benefit of another person.

2.1. Conditional Existence: In recognition of the importance of the foregoing Statement of Principles the duration of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota shall be conditional upon its adherence to the Statement of Principles.

2.2. Change Approval: The Statement of Principles shall not be changed without the approval of more than 80% of the membership and 80% of the Executive Committee and if challenged, 80% of the Judicial Committee.

2.3. Platform: The Statement of Principles shall head the Libertarian Party of Minnesota platform and all planks in the platform must be consistent with it.

2.4 Changes to Bylaws 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4 require an 80% vote of the registered delegates to the convention. Changes to all other Bylaws require two-thirds of the vote of the registered delegates present and voting at the convention.

3. Affiliation with the National Libertarian Party

The Libertarian Party of Minnesota shall remain affiliated with the National Libertarian Party and shall endorse their candidates as long as it and they remain consistent with the Statement of Principles.

3.1. In years when the National Libertarian Party holds its convention, the state convention shall provide for the election of delegates and alternates to represent Minnesota at the national convention up to the number of positions allowed. Such national delegates and alternates shall be current members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota, shall be nominated from the floor at convention, and shall be elected by majority vote of the state delegates.

  1. Each state delegate may cast a single vote for each candidate for national delegate, up to the number of positions allowed. Voting shall be by secret ballot. None of the above (NOTA) shall automatically be an option on all ballots. If NOTA is selected on a ballot, votes for other candidates on the same ballot shall be void. If total votes for NOTA exceed those of other candidates, candidates with lesser vote totals shall be deemed not elected even if obtaining a majority.
  2. Alternates shall be allowed for up to half the number of national delegate positions available. Candidates with the most votes shall become delegates and candidates with lesser vote totals shall be deemed alternates. In the event a delegate should resign, alternates shall be called upon in the order of vote totals received.

3.2. If the Chair or Vice Chair do not become delegates, the elected national delegates shall immediately vote to select a delegation chair.

3.3. In the event that national delegate or alternate positions remain vacant or if an elected delegate or alternate should resign, the Executive Committee may appoint delegates or alternates to fill the vacant position(s) by a majority vote. Such delegates or alternates shall be current members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota. Any candidate for national delegate who sought support at the convention and failed to achieve it is ineligible to be appointed by the Executive Committee for that year.

4. Membership

Membership in the Libertarian Party of Minnesota shall be open to all who subscribe to and sign a membership application pledging to oppose the initiation of force or fraud (coercion) as a means of achieving political or social goals, and pay such dues as decided by the Executive Committee. Regular Members pay annual dues, or monthly dues totaling to the annual amount. Lifetime Members pay a one-time larger fee within any one year period, the payment schedule and amount to be determined by the Executive Committee.

4.1. Suspension or Termination of Membership: The Executive Committee may suspend or terminate the membership of any member who by action or advocacy, contradicts the Statement of Principles. The member may appeal his termination or suspension to the Judicial Committee.

4.2. A member holding leadership position(s) whose membership has expired shall automatically lapse from those position(s), provided that reasonable notice is given, and whereupon after prompt renewal their position(s) shall be retained as if no lapse had occurred.

5. Election Methods

  1. Acclamation — If there are the same number or fewer candidates in an election than there are open positions, the body may choose to dispense with the prescribed balloting process and elect said candidate(s) by acclamation. A motion to elect by acclamation requires either unanimous consent or majority vote to pass.
  2. Rank Choice Voting (RCV)
    1. In an RCV election, voters will indicate a rank-order of their preferences.
    2. Threshold for election.
      1. Majority – 50% of valid ballots rounding down any fraction and adding 1. (Examples: 100 Ballots, threshold is 51. 105 ballots, threshold is 53.)
      2. Two-Thirds – 2/3 of valid ballots with fractions rounded up the next whole number. (Examples: 120 Ballots, threshold is 80. 125 ballots, threshold is 82.)
    3. In the first round of tabulation, ballots are allocated to the candidate marked as the first choice. If nocandidate has enough ballots to reach the required threshold for victory, the candidate with the fewest votes, aside from None of the Above (NOTA), is eliminated and ballots previously allocated to the eliminated candidate are now allocated to the next choice selected on each respective ballot. This process repeats until one candidate has enough ballots allocated to meet or exceed the threshold for victory, or all ballots are exhausted. Ballots are exhausted if they are to be reallocated without a next choice indicated.
    4. If NOTA should win the election, the body has the discretion to either leave the position vacant, or by majority vote, open nominations for a new election. Candidates defeated by NOTA in any previous round are not eligible for nomination in the new election.
    5. If the ballots are exhausted without a winner, the body has the discretion to either leave the position vacant, or by majority vote, cast another round of RCV ballots among the remaining candidates.
    6. If the threshold for victory is two-thirds, tabulation will stop if two candidates have at least one-third of the ballots allocated, making it impossible for any candidate to reach the threshold for victory.
  3. Approval Voting (AV)
    1. On the ballot for an AV election, voters will either indicate an “approval vote” for as many candidates as said voter would choose, or the voter may mark NOTA if they do not approve of any candidates in the election. (NOTE: A ballot with a mark for NOTA and any candidates is discarded.)
    2. Candidates are elected if they meet the following three criteria:
      1. Rank in the top number of candidates for the number of open seats in terms of most approval votes received.
      2. Receive more approval votes than ballots cast for NOTA
      3. Receive an approval vote on the majority of valid ballots cast. (Majority is calculated as 50% of valid ballots rounding down any fraction and adding 1.)
    3. In the event of a tie where there are fewer remaining seats than tied candidates, the body shall add one additional round of voting for the remaining candidates where voters may vote for as many candidates as there are remaining seats.
    4. In the event seats remain open after a ballot, the body may open a process for new nominees, and hold another approval voting election to fill the number of remaining seats. Nominated candidates are not eligible for subsequent AV elections if they received fewer approval votes than cast for NOTA on any previous AV ballot for the office. If no further election rounds are held, these positions are deemed vacant.

6. Officers and Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall be comprised of the following executives who shall be members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota.
6.1. Officers:

  1. The Chair; who shall preside at the meetings.
  2. The Vice Chair; who shall preside in the absence of the Chair.
  3. The Secretary; who shall keep record of the proceedings of the meetings. At each meeting the Secretary shall present the minutes of the previous meeting for approval.
  4. The Treasurer; who shall receive all monies paid to the Libertarian Party of Minnesota and shall deposit same in such bank as shall have been designated by the Executive Committee, and who may appoint a designee(s) to perform these functions with the approval of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall present a written report whenever at least two executives so request; in addition, the Treasurer shall present a written report to the Executive Committee on at least a quarterly basis. Expenditure of funds shall be made only in accordance of the decisions of the Executive Committee.
    Directors
  5. The Political Director; who shall be responsible for all party activities related to fielding candidates and getting them on the ballot. The Political Director is also responsible for tracking legislation and helping move public policy in a Libertarian direction.
  6. Communications Director; who shall develop and implement the communications strategy and oversee all communication channels for the Party. They are responsible for recruiting and managing communications volunteers.

6.2. At-Large Executives: Up to six voting members At Large are authorized to be elected in convention to the Executive Committee.

6.3. Acting Executives: Each registered affiliate, as defined elsewhere in these bylaws, shall be eligible to represent their affiliate on the Executive Committee in a manner chosen by the affiliate. The affiliate’s Acting Executive may participate in Executive Committee votes if they are present in person, or through remote interactive teleconferencing in a manner approved by the Executive Committee.

6.4. Term of Office: Executives The Chair, Vice-chair, and Political Director shall be elected for a term of two years. Remaining officers, directors, and executives shall be elected for a term of 1 year.

6.5. Nomination and Election: Executives shall be nominated from the floor at convention and shall be elected by majority vote of the delegates. The election of the Chair, Vice-chair, and Political Director shall take place every two years during conventions held in odd-numbered years. Elections for remaining officers, directors, and the Executive Committee shall be held every year. Voting shall be by secret ballot and shall utilize the Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) Process. All candidates wishing to have their name placed in nomination, shall file notice of their intent by the time established by the Convention Committee. Candidates for Executive Committee shall be current members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota and shall not hold a leadership position in another party’s name. All candidates for Executive Committee shall be required to have been a member of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota at least 45 days prior to the convention. None of the above (NOTA) shall automatically be an option on all ballots.

6.6. The election of officers will use the Rank Choice Voting Process. Convention Delegates will vote by secret ballot.

6.7.  The Approval Voting (AV) process will be used for electing up to 8 At-large Executives. Convention Delegates will vote by secret ballot.

In the event seats remain open after a ballot, the convention may open the floor to new nominees, and another approval voting election will be held to fill the number of remaining seats. Nominated candidates are not eligible for subsequent AV ballots if they received fewer approval votes than cast for NOTA on any previous AV ballot. If the convention declines to reopen the floor to further nominations, these seats may be filled according to section 5.9. If there are a number of candidates receiving equal votes but ranked where there are not open seats for all such candidates, there shall be one additional ballot listing all tied candidates and voters may vote for as many candidates as there are remaining open seats.

6.8. If any Executive Committee Office has gone unfilled after the RCV process has been completed, those offices may be filled according to section 5.9.

6.9. After balloting has ended, if the offices of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Political Director, and/or Communications Director are unfilled, the outgoing Executive Committee shall meet within ten days following the end of the convention and fill those offices that are vacant. If after balloting has ended, there are fewer than four At-Large Executives, the outgoing Executive Committee shall meet within ten days following the end of the convention and fill the number of offices required to bring the number of At-Large Executives to four.

The rules of the Executive Committee are:

6.10. The Executive Committee may set its policy for voting by proxy on specific issues and for appointing alternates. A minimum of five executives are required for a quorum. A quorum must require either the Chair or Vice Chair to be present. Motions within the Executive Committee shall default to pass by majority vote unless noted otherwise within these bylaws or unless the Executive Committee sets different policy upon majority vote.

6.11. The Meeting Dates and Agenda shall be decided by the Executive Committee. Executive Committee meetings shall be run according to Robert’s Rules of Order. Meetings shall be open to Party members.

  1. Regular meetings shall be decided at the previous meeting or occur on a regular periodic basis.
  2. Special meetings may be needed from time to time to handle urgent matters. Special meetings may be called by the Chair or Vice Chair, and shall be announced and matters acted upon shall be limited to those announced at least four days in advance of the meeting. If two or more executives object to the holding of a special meeting, the meeting shall not be held and matters shall be deferred to the next regular meeting.

6.12. Vacancy and Succession on the Executive Committee shall be decided by the Executive Committee.

6.13. Offices and functions may be combined.

6.14. The Executive Committee shall not go into debt in the name of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota.

6.15. The Executive Committee and its duly appointed subcommittees shall administrate the functions of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota to achieve its purpose.

6.16. The Executive Committee may, without notice, remove any of its executives who miss two consecutive regularly scheduled meetings without notifying the Chair, Vice Chair, or Secretary. Failure to exercise this provision shall not limit the right of the Committee to exercise it in the future.

7. Platform and Bylaws Committee

7.1. The Platform and Bylaws Committee members shall be elected for a term of one year.

7.2. Candidates for the committee shall be nominated from the floor at convention and elected using the Approval Voting method. The convention will elect up to five candidates for this committee. Delegates will vote by secret ballot.

7.3. In addition to the committee members elected at convention, the Party Chair and Vice-Chair are also full members of this committee.

7.4. The committee shall select its Chair among the members elected at convention.

7.5. The Platform and Bylaws committee will work with the Convention Committee to ensure advance publication of all change proposals prior to party conventions.

7.6. All additions, modifications, and deletions to the platform presented by the Platform and Bylaws Committee are still subject to approval by convention delegates with thresholds for adoption at 3/4 (per Section 7.4 and Robert’s Rules of Order) or 80% in the case of proposals involving the Statement of Principles. (Per Section 2.4.)

7.7. The Executive Committee may fill vacancies in the Platform and Bylaws Committee with a majority vote.

8. Judicial Committee

The Judicial Committee shall be comprised of up to five members, as follows:

8.1. Term of Office: Judicial Committee members shall be elected for a term of 2 years.

8.2. Nomination and Election: Judicial Committee members shall be nominated from the floor at convention and shall be elected using the Approval Voting (AV) method. The election of 2 members shall be held in the odd numbered years, and 3 members shall be held in even numbered years. No more than 2 Executive Committee members may be members of the Judicial Committee. The members of the Judicial Committee shall select the Chair of the Judicial Committee. The newly elected members shall take office immediately upon the close of the convention. A member may serve successive terms. Judicial Committee members must be Party members for at least one year preceding their election. None of the above (NOTA) shall automatically be an option on all ballots.

In the event seats remain open after a ballot, the convention may open the floor to new nominees, and another approval voting election be held to fill the number of remaining seats. Nominated candidates are not eligible to be candidates if they received fewer approval votes than votes cast for NOTA on any ballot. If the convention declines to reopen the floor to further nominations, these seats remain unfilled.

8.3. In the event of a vacancy, the Judicial Committee shall appoint a new member to serve the remainder of the vacant position’s term.

8.4. The jurisdiction of the Judicial Committee is limited to the following matters:

  1. Any challenge brought by a Party member to an Executive Committee decision alleged to be inconsistent with the Statement of Principles or the Bylaws.
  2. Any challenge brought by a Party member to the validity of an Executive Committee resolution.
  3. Any challenge brought by an Officer or Executive to their removal from their position.
  4. Any challenge brought by a Party member to a decision not to seat them as a delegate at a state convention.
  5. Any challenge brought by a Party member to the removal of an affiliate.
  6. Any challenge brought by a Party member to the Executive Committee’s withdrawal of a candidate’s nomination.
  7. Any challenge brought by a Party member to an Executive Committee’s decision to suspend or terminate their membership.
  8. Challenges brought within an affiliate on matters equivalent to the above.

The rules of the Judicial Committee are:

8.5. The Judicial Committee shall act on a challenge submitted in writing to any member of the Judicial Committee within 30 days of submission. The Judicial Committee may decline to hear a challenge by a three-fourths (3/4) vote at which a quorum is present. A minimum of three Judicial Committee members are required for a quorum.

8.6. The Judicial Committee may establish written Rules to govern its consideration of matters within the scope of its jurisdiction. The Rules, and any proposed changes to the Rules (including complete revocation), shall be submitted to the Executive Committee for approval, which shall be deemed given unless denied by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Executive Committee. A copy of the current Rules shall be maintained by the Secretary in the Party’s files and shall be available to any Party member. For actions which may not be governed by the Rules, Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern.

8.7. If the person submitting a challenge or who is being challenged is also a member of the Judicial Committee, that person’s membership on the Judicial Committee shall be automatically suspended in regard to that challenge.

8.8. Party members shall adhere to decisions rendered by the Judicial Committee.

9. Convention Rules

The Party shall hold an annual convention each year between February 1 and July 31, performing such business as required herein.

9.1. The specific date, location and agenda of Libertarian Party of Minnesota conventions shall be set by the Executive Committee or a convention committee designated by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee may designate platform, bylaws, and issues committees to prepare and prioritize items for convention consideration.

9.2. All members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota shall be eligible to register to be delegates to the state convention. Unless renewing their membership, no one joining the party less than 45 days before the convention may be a delegate until the next convention.

9.3. The convention shall be run by Robert’s Rules of Order. The officers of the Party shall be the officers of each convention.

9.4. Additions, modifications, and deletions to the Platform shall require a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all registered delegates present and voting at the convention.

9.5. Changes to the Bylaws take effect at the close of convention business.

10. Nomination and Endorsement of Candidates

Candidates for federal, state, or local office may be nominated or endorsed under the methods and conditions described herein.

10.1. Nominations: A candidate nominated by the Libertarian Party of Minnesota for public office shall be a member of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota, shall support its platform, shall not hold a leadership position in another party’s name, and shall be its official candidate for that office in that election. A candidate who is nominated shall have expressed a willingness to accept the nomination and shall be eligible to serve in that office. Nominated candidates may also use the term “endorsed”.

10.2. Endorsements: Any independent candidate for elected office may be endorsed by the Libertarian Party of Minnesota if the Party has not nominated a candidate for that office in that election. A candidate who is endorsed shall be eligible to serve in that office.

10.3. Candidates may be nominated or endorsed at the annual convention under the following conditions:

  1. Nomination or endorsement of candidates for federal or state offices which appear on the ballot statewide may be made only in the year of the corresponding general election.
  2. All candidates seeking nomination or endorsement, shall file notice of their intent by the time established by the Convention Committee.
  3. Candidates shall provide a notice of intent and written information on their qualifications, background, campaign positions, and any other information they deem relevant. The candidate shall provide a minimum of 25 copies of this information to be made available to the convention delegates. Candidates seeking nomination may be required to provide proof that they are members and a signed and dated written statement that they will support the platform.
  4. Candidates or their designee shall have five minutes to address the convention before balloting takes place. No vote to nominate or endorse shall be binding unless all members of the Executive Committee have been provided with basic information on the candidate, which may include campaign literature, a campaign website, or a summary of their positions and principles, at least seven days prior to the convention.
  5. Delegates shall have five minutes, or such longer time as the Chairman determines, to ask questions of the candidates prior to the first ballot.
  6. A paper ballot shall be prepared for the offices for which candidates have provided a notice of intent and voting shall utilize the Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) process.
  7. None of the above (NOTA) shall automatically be an option on all ballots for public office. The convention may decline to nominate or endorse any candidate for public office, even if there are persons seeking nomination or endorsement for that office. Any candidate who sought endorsement at the convention and failed to achieve it, is ineligible to be nominated or endorsed by the Executive Committee, for that office in the current election cycle.
  8. All nomination or endorsement votes shall be by secret ballot. To secure nomination or endorsement a candidate must reach a threshold of two-thirds (2/3) of the ballots cast in the RCV process.
  9. When two or more candidates are on the ballot for an office, during each round of the RCV process the candidate with the fewest votes shall be removed from the ballot and any ballots cast for that candidate shall then be allocated to the next choice selected on each respective ballot, if applicable. In case of a tie for last place in any round, all candidates who are tied with the fewest votes shall be eliminated. Tabulation may stop if at the end of any round 1/3 of the votes have been tabulated for two or more candidates as it will be impossible for either candidate to reach the 2/3 threshold with any reallocation of remaining ballots.
  10. If no candidate (or NOTA) has achieved the required votes for nomination or endorsement after the RCV process has been completed, no candidate shall be deemed to be nominated or endorsed for that office.

10.4. The Executive Committee may nominate or endorse candidates under the following conditions:

  1. For any office having its general election in the current year, if the annual convention did not nominate or endorse a candidate for that office.
  2. For any special election.
  3. When the party’s nominated or endorsed candidate dies or withdraws from the race.
  4. When a candidate’s nomination or endorsement is removed by the Executive Committee as provided elsewhere in these bylaws.
  5. When all members of the Executive Committee have been provided with basic information on the candidate, which may include campaign literature, a campaign website, or a summary of their positions and principles, at least seven days prior to any vote.
  6. Executive Committee nomination or endorsement requires a two-thirds (2/3) majority of those present and voting.

10.5. Candidates may be nominated by an affiliate under the following conditions:

  1. For any office having its general election in the current year, if the annual convention or Executive Committee did not nominate a candidate for that office.
  2. For any special election.
  3. When the affiliate holds registered status as provided elsewhere in these Bylaws.
  4. A nomination shall require at least four members present and a two-thirds (2/3) majority of those present and voting. Upon nomination by the affiliate and minutes describing the circumstances of such nomination being presented to the Party, the candidate shall automatically be considered as nominated by the Libertarian Party of Minnesota.
  5. A candidate whose district transcends an affiliate’s geographic region shall not be considered nominated until all affiliates within that district concur with the nomination.
  6. The Executive Committee shall retain the power to withdraw an affiliate nomination, as provided elsewhere in these Bylaws.

10.6. Nomination or endorsement of candidates shall not be refused solely because a candidate accepts money from the Minnesota Political Contribution Refund (PCR) program, the State Elections Campaign Fund, or matching funds.

10.7. Candidates nominated for Minnesota House, Minnesota Senate, US Congress, or US Senate shall pledge that, if elected, they shall not caucus with either the Democratic Party or Republican Party or otherwise align with these parties on a permanent basis. Candidates may caucus with other Libertarians or with representatives of other parties if they so choose. Candidates may vote in concert with representatives of any party on an issue-by-issue basis.

11. Withdrawal of Nomination or Endorsement

11.1. A candidate’s nomination or endorsement may be withdrawn by the Executive Committee. Withdrawal of nomination or endorsement requires a two-thirds (2/3) vote of those present and voting at a meeting. That candidate’s nomination or endorsement shall then be declared null and void unless the candidate appeals the withdrawal to the Judicial Committee within seven days of receipt of notification of withdrawal. The resolution of withdrawal must state the specific reasons for withdrawal and must be signed by each member of the Executive Committee agreeing thereto.

12. Affiliates

Regional parties consistent with the Statement of Principles and goals of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota may be affiliated with the Libertarian Party of Minnesota at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

12.1. Affiliates may obtain and maintain registered status under the following conditions:

  1. To become registered, the affiliate shall represent a regional area of Minnesota, shall enact their own bylaws not inconsistent with the Statement of Principles, and shall express their intent to be affiliated with the Libertarian Party of Minnesota. The Executive Committee shall agree to accept the affiliate by a majority vote.
  2. To remain registered, the affiliate shall consist of at least four active members, shall hold at least four meetings or events per year, and shall send a representative to the annual convention or participate in at least four Executive Committee meetings per year. Affiliate meetings quorum shall not be less than three residing members with chair or vice chair presence required.
  3. Those holding leadership positions in a registered affiliate shall be members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota. Members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota who reside within an affiliate’s district shall also be members of their regional affiliate and thus be eligible to seek that affiliate’s leadership positions and vote at its conventions.
  4. Registered affiliates shall hold an annual convention each calendar year for the purpose of electing such leadership and conducting affiliate business. An affiliate convention shall not coincide with the state convention

12.2. Affiliates may be of the following types:

  1. Subsidiary: The affiliate may obtain its funding from the state party.
  2. Independent: The affiliate shall obtain its own funding and maintain a Treasurer position.

NOTE: The LPMN Affiliate structure shall change as follows, effective March 31, 2023.

12. Affiliates

Regional parties consistent with the Statement of Principles and goals of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota may be affiliated with the Libertarian Party of Minnesota at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

12.1. Affiliates may obtain and maintain Formation status under the following conditions:

  1. To become an Affiliate In Formation, the affiliate shall represent a regional area of Minnesota, shall enact their own bylaws not inconsistent with the Statement of Principles, and shall express their intent to be affiliated with the Libertarian Party of Minnesota. The Executive Committee shall agree to accept the Affiliate In Formation by a majority vote.
  2. To remain in formation, the affiliate shall consist of at least one active member, shall hold at least four meetings or events per year, and shall send a representative to the annual convention. Affiliates in Formation shall not be eligible to represent their affiliate on the Executive Committee.
  3. Those holding leadership positions in an Affiliate in Formation shall be members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota. Members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota who reside within an affiliate’s district shall also be members of their regional affiliate and thus be eligible to seek that affiliate’s leadership positions and vote at its conventions.
  4. Affiliates in formation shall hold an annual convention each calendar year for the purpose of electing such leadership and conducting affiliate business. An affiliate convention shall not coincide with the state convention.

12.2. Active Affiliates shall meet the same requirements as Affiliates in Formation with the followingadditions:

  1. The Executive Committee shall agree to accept the affiliate as Active by a majority vote.
  2. The affiliate shall consist of at least eight Libertarian Party of Minnesota members with the represented geographical area, shall hold at least four meetings or events per year with five LPMN members in attendance, and shall send a representative to the annual convention and participate in at least four Executive Committee meetings per year. Affiliate meetings quorum shall not be less than five residing members with chair or vice chair presence required. Active Affiliates shall be eligible to represent their affiliate on the Executive Committee in a manner chosen by the affiliate.
  3. Those holding leadership positions in an Active Affiliate shall be members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota. Members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota who reside within an affiliate’s area shall also be members of their regional affiliate and thus be eligible to seek that affiliate’s leadership positions and vote at its conventions.
  4. Active affiliates shall hold an annual convention each calendar year for the purpose of electing such leadership and conducting affiliate business. An affiliate convention shall not coincide with the state convention.

12.3. Affiliates may be of the following types:

  1. Subsidiary: The affiliate may obtain its funding from the state party.
  2. Independent: The affiliate shall obtain its own funding and maintain a Treasurer position.

12.4. Sunrise Clause
The changes to sections 10.1 – 10.3 of this proposal take effect on 31 March 2023 and the Sunrise Clause 10.4 is to be stricken from the bylaws at that time.

13. Contact Data Usage Guidelines

“Contact data” is defined to be personal information of state party members, persons contacted via public outreach activities, and persons inquiring with the Libertarian Party of Minnesota.

Contact data shall not be sold or shared with any person or organization, except as follows:

13.1. Contact data may be shared with the Executive Committee.

13.2. Relevant contact data may be shared with the leadership of registered affiliate organizations.

13.3. Relevant contact data may be shared with nominated candidates after separate approval by the Executive Committee.

13.4. Contact data shall not be shared with non-Libertarian candidates, even if they are endorsed.

13.5. General members may use relevant contact data for purposes benefiting the state party, affiliate organizations, or nominated candidates under supervision of at least one member of the Executive Committee, the Executive Director, chair of the Website Committee, or chair of the Communication Committee upon approval by majority vote of the Executive Committee. Approval for usage shall require a signed non-disclosure agreement to be filed.

14. Campaign Laws

14.1. The Party will accept money from the State Elections Campaign Fund (a.k.a. Minnesota Income Tax form $5 Check-off).

15. Policies, Procedures, and Rules

A committee established by the Executive Committee or by convention may adopt, revise, and revoke policies, procedures, and rules for conducting its meetings and business as it shall determine from time to time, so long as these do not conflict with these Bylaws.

The purpose of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota shall be to function primarily as a political party to elect people to political office in order to achieve the values in the Statement of Principles. Its secondary purpose is educational work for the same goal.

We, the members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota, hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and oppose the initiation of force or fraud as a means of achieving political or social goals. We are dedicated to the right of all individuals to live in whatever manner they choose, as long as they do not forcibly interfere with the right of others to live as they choose. Governments throughout history, including our own, have operated on the principle that the state has the right to control the lives of individuals and confiscate the fruits of their labor. All other political parties in this country grant government these powers. We, however, hold that governments, when instituted, have only one legitimate function: to protect the rights of the individual.

We challenge the concept that governments have the right to become involved in any activity not directly related to the protection of individual rights. Governments should exist only to ensure the right to free speech and action, the right to own property, and the right to engage in voluntary contractual arrangements with other individuals. No individual should be forced by the State, or another person, to relinquish any portion of his or her life or property for the benefit of another person.

2.1. Conditional Existence: In recognition of the importance of the foregoing Statement of Principles the duration of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota shall be conditional upon its adherence to the Statement of Principles.

2.2. Change Approval: The Statement of Principles shall not be changed without the approval of more than 80% of the membership and 80% of the Executive Committee and if challenged, 80% of the Judicial Committee.

2.3. Platform: The Statement of Principles shall head the Libertarian Party of Minnesota platform and all planks in the platform must be consistent with it.

2.4 Changes to Bylaws 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4 require an 80% vote of the registered delegates to the convention. Changes to all other Bylaws require two-thirds of the vote of the registered delegates present and voting at the convention.

The Libertarian Party of Minnesota shall remain affiliated with the National Libertarian Party and shall endorse their candidates as long as it and they remain consistent with the Statement of Principles.

3.1. In years when the National Libertarian Party holds its convention, the state convention shall provide for the election of delegates and alternates to represent Minnesota at the national convention up to the number of positions allowed. Such national delegates and alternates shall be current members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota, shall be nominated from the floor at convention, and shall be elected by majority vote of the state delegates.

  1. Each state delegate may cast a single vote for each candidate for national delegate, up to the number of positions allowed. Voting shall be by secret ballot. None of the above (NOTA) shall automatically be an option on all ballots. If NOTA is selected on a ballot, votes for other candidates on the same ballot shall be void. If total votes for NOTA exceed those of other candidates, candidates with lesser vote totals shall be deemed not elected even if obtaining a majority.
  2. Alternates shall be allowed for up to half the number of national delegate positions available. Candidates with the most votes shall become delegates and candidates with lesser vote totals shall be deemed alternates. In the event a delegate should resign, alternates shall be called upon in the order of vote totals received.

3.2. If the Chair or Vice Chair do not become delegates, the elected national delegates shall immediately vote to select a delegation chair.

3.3. In the event that national delegate or alternate positions remain vacant or if an elected delegate or alternate should resign, the Executive Committee may appoint delegates or alternates to fill the vacant position(s) by a majority vote. Such delegates or alternates shall be current members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota. Any candidate for national delegate who sought support at the convention and failed to achieve it is ineligible to be appointed by the Executive Committee for that year.

Membership in the Libertarian Party of Minnesota shall be open to all who subscribe to and sign a membership application pledging to oppose the initiation of force or fraud (coercion) as a means of achieving political or social goals, and pay such dues as decided by the Executive Committee. Regular Members pay annual dues, or monthly dues totaling to the annual amount. Lifetime Members pay a one-time larger fee within any one year period, the payment schedule and amount to be determined by the Executive Committee.

4.1. Suspension or Termination of Membership: The Executive Committee may suspend or terminate the membership of any member who by action or advocacy, contradicts the Statement of Principles. The member may appeal his termination or suspension to the Judicial Committee.

4.2. A member holding leadership position(s) whose membership has expired shall automatically lapse from those position(s), provided that reasonable notice is given, and whereupon after prompt renewal their position(s) shall be retained as if no lapse had occurred.

5. Officers and Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall be comprised of the following executives who shall be members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota.

5.1. Officers:

  1. The Chair; who shall preside at the meetings.
  2. The Vice Chair; who shall preside in the absence of the Chair.
  3. The Secretary; who shall keep record of the proceedings of the meetings. At each meeting the Secretary shall present the minutes of the previous meeting for approval.
  4. The Treasurer; who shall receive all monies paid to the Libertarian Party of Minnesota and shall deposit same in such bank as shall have been designated by the Executive Committee, and who may appoint a designee(s) to perform these functions with the approval of the Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall present a written report whenever at least two executives so request; in addition, the Treasurer shall present a written report to the Executive Committee on at least a quarterly basis. Expenditure of funds shall be made only in accordance of the decisions of the Executive Committee.

5.2. At-Large Executives: Up to eight voting members At Large are authorized to be elected in convention to the Executive Committee.

5.3. Acting Executives: Each registered affiliate, as defined elsewhere in these bylaws, shall be eligible to represent their affiliate on the Executive Committee in a manner chosen by the affiliate. The affiliate’s Acting Executive may participate in Executive Committee votes if they are present in person, or through remote interactive teleconferencing in a manner approved by the Executive Committee.

5.4. Term of Office: Executives shall be elected for a term of 1 year.

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING AMENDED SECTION 5.4, PASSED 2021, TAKES EFFECT AT THE END OF THE 2022 LPMN CONVENTION

5.4. Term of Office: Executives The Chair and Vice-chair shall be elected for a term of two years. Remaining officers and executives shall be elected for a term of 1 year.

5.5. Nomination and Election: Executives shall be nominated from the floor at convention and shall be elected by majority vote of the delegates. The election of the Executive Committee shall be held every year. Voting shall be by secret ballot and shall utilize the Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) Process. All candidates wishing to have their name placed in nomination, shall file notice of their intent by the time established by the Convention Committee. Candidates for Executive Committee shall be current members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota, and shall not hold a leadership position in another party’s name. All candidates for Executive Committee shall be required to have been a member of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota at least 45 days prior to the convention. None of the above (NOTA) shall automatically be an option on all ballots.

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING AMENDED SECTION 5.5, PASSED 2021, TAKES EFFECT AT THE END OF THE 2022 LPMN CONVENTION

5.5. Nomination and Election: Executives shall be nominated from the floor at convention and shall be elected by majority vote of the delegates. The election of the Chair and Vice Chair shall take place every two years during conventions held in odd-numbered years. Elections for remaining officers and the Executive Committee shall be held every year. Voting shall be by secret ballot and shall utilize the Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) Process. All candidates wishing to have their name placed in nomination, shall file notice of their intent by the time established by the Convention Committee. Candidates for Executive Committee shall be current members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota, and shall not hold a leadership position in another party’s name. All candidates for Executive Committee shall be required to have been a member of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota at least 45 days prior to the convention. None of the above (NOTA) shall automatically be an option on all ballots.

5.6. When two or more candidates are on the ballot for Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, or Treasurer, during each round of the RCV process the candidate with the fewest votes shall be removed from the ballot and any ballots cast shall be allocated to the next choice selected on each respective ballot, if applicable. In case of a tie for last place in any round, all candidates who are tied with the fewest votes shall be eliminated. The option of NOTA shall remain on all ballots.

5.7. The Approval Voting (AV) process will be used for electing up to 8 At-large Executives. Convention delegates May cast an ‘approval vote’ for as many different candidates as they choose, or they may cast one selection for NOTA. Candidates are elected as Executive At-Large if they meet the following two criteria:

  1. Rank in the top number of candidates for the number of open seats in terms of the most approval votes received
  2. Receive more approval votes than ballots cast for NOTA

In the event seats remain open after a ballot, the convention may open the floor to new nominees, and another approval voting election will be held to fill the number of remaining seats. Nominated candidates are not eligible for subsequent AV ballots if they received fewer approval votes than cast for NOTA on any previous AV ballot. If the convention declines to reopen the floor to further nominations, these seats may be filled according to section 5.9. If there are a number of candidates receiving equal votes but ranked where there are not open seats for all such candidates, there shall be one additional ballot listing all tied candidates and voters may vote for as many candidates as there are remaining open seats.

5.8. If any Executive Committee Office has gone unfilled after the RCV process has been completed, those offices may be filled according to section 5.9.

5.9. After balloting has ended, if the offices of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and/or Treasurer are unfilled, the outgoing Executive Committee shall meet within ten days following the end of the convention and fill those offices that are vacant. If after balloting has ended, there are fewer than four At-Large Executives, the outgoing Executive Committee shall meet within ten days following the end of the convention and fill the number of offices required to bring the number of At-Large Executives to four.

The rules of the Executive Committee are:

5.10. The Executive Committee may set its policy for voting by proxy on specific issues and for appointing alternates. A minimum of five executives are required for a quorum. A quorum must require either the Chair or Vice Chair to be present. Motions within the Executive Committee shall default to pass by majority vote unless noted otherwise within these bylaws or unless the Executive Committee sets different policy upon majority vote.

5.11. The Meeting Dates and Agenda shall be decided by the Executive Committee. Executive Committee meetings shall be run according to Robert’s Rules of Order. Meetings shall be open to Party members.

  1. Regular meetings shall be decided at the previous meeting or occur on a regular periodic basis.
  2. Special meetings may be needed from time to time to handle urgent matters. Special meetings may be called by the Chair or Vice Chair, and shall be announced and matters acted upon shall be limited to those announced at least four days in advance of the meeting. If two or more executives object to the holding of a special meeting, the meeting shall not be held and matters shall be deferred to the next regular meeting.

5.12. Vacancy and Succession on the Executive Committee shall be decided by the Executive Committee.

5.13. Offices and functions may be combined.

5.14. The Executive Committee shall not go into debt in the name of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota.

5.15. The Executive Committee and its duly appointed subcommittees shall administrate the functions of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota to achieve its purpose.

5.16. The Executive Committee may, without notice, remove any of its executives who miss two consecutive regularly scheduled meetings without notifying the Chair, Vice Chair, or Secretary. Failure to exercise this provision shall not limit the right of the Committee to exercise it in the future.

The Judicial Committee shall be comprised of up to five members, as follows:

6.1. Term of Office: Judicial Committee members shall be elected for a term of 2 years.

6.2. Nomination and Election: Judicial Committee members shall be nominated from the floor at convention and shall be elected using the Approval Voting (AV) method. The election of 2 members shall be held in the odd numbered years, and 3 members shall be held in even numbered years. No more than 2 Executive Committee members may be members of the Judicial Committee. The members of the Judicial Committee shall select the Chair of the Judicial Committee. The newly elected members shall take office immediately upon the close of the convention. A member may serve successive terms. Judicial Committee members must be Party members for at least one year preceding their election. None of the above (NOTA) shall automatically be an option on all ballots.

Judicial Committee candidates are elected if they meet the following two criteria:

  1. Rank in the top number of candidates for the number of open seats in terms of most approval votes received
  2. Receive more approval votes than ballots cast for NOTA

In the event seats remain open after a ballot, the convention may open the floor to new nominees, and another approval voting election be held to fill the number of remaining seats. Nominated candidates are not eligible to be candidates if they received fewer approval votes than votes cast for NOTA on any ballot. If the convention declines to reopen the floor to further nominations, these seats remain unfilled.

6.3. In the event of a vacancy, the Judicial Committee shall appoint a new member to serve the remainder of the vacant position’s term.

6.4. The jurisdiction of the Judicial Committee is limited to the following matters:

  1. Any challenge brought by a Party member to an Executive Committee decision alleged to be inconsistent with the Statement of Principles or the Bylaws.
  2. Any challenge brought by a Party member to the validity of an Executive Committee resolution.
  3. Any challenge brought by an Officer or Executive to their removal from their position.
  4. Any challenge brought by a Party member to a decision not to seat them as a delegate at a state convention.
  5. Any challenge brought by a Party member to the removal of an affiliate.
  6. Any challenge brought by a Party member to the Executive Committee’s withdrawal of a candidate’s nomination.
  7. Any challenge brought by a Party member to an Executive Committee’s decision to suspend or terminate their membership.
  8. Challenges brought within an affiliate on matters equivalent to the above.

The rules of the Judicial Committee are:

6.5. The Judicial Committee shall act on a challenge submitted in writing to any member of the Judicial Committee within 30 days of submission. The Judicial Committee may decline to hear a challenge by a three-fourths (3/4) vote at which a quorum is present. A minimum of three Judicial Committee members are required for a quorum.

6.6. The Judicial Committee may establish written Rules to govern its consideration of matters within the scope of its jurisdiction. The Rules, and any proposed changes to the Rules (including complete revocation), shall be submitted to the Executive Committee for approval, which shall be deemed given unless denied by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Executive Committee. A copy of the current Rules shall be maintained by the Secretary in the Party’s files and shall be available to any Party member. For actions which may not be governed by the Rules, Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern.

6.7. If the person submitting a challenge or who is being challenged is also a member of the Judicial Committee, that person’s membership on the Judicial Committee shall be automatically suspended in regard to that challenge.

6.8. Party members shall adhere to decisions rendered by the Judicial Committee.

The Party shall hold an annual convention each year between February 1 and July 31, performing such business as required herein.

7.1. The specific date, location and agenda of Libertarian Party of Minnesota conventions shall be set by the Executive Committee or a convention committee designated by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee may designate platform, bylaws, and issues committees to prepare and prioritize items for convention consideration.

7.2. All members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota shall be eligible to register to be delegates to the state convention. Unless renewing their membership, no one joining the party less than 45 days before the convention may be a delegate until the next convention.

7.3. The convention shall be run by Robert’s Rules of Order. The officers of the Party shall be the officers of each convention.

7.4. Additions, modifications, and deletions to the Platform shall require a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all registered delegates present and voting at the convention.

7.5. Changes to the Bylaws take effect at the close of convention business.

Candidates for federal, state, or local office may be nominated or endorsed under the methods and conditions described herein.

8.1. Nominations: A candidate nominated by the Libertarian Party of Minnesota for public office shall be a member of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota, shall support its platform, shall not hold a leadership position in another party’s name, and shall be its official candidate for that office in that election. A candidate who is nominated shall have expressed a willingness to accept the nomination and shall be eligible to serve in that office. Nominated candidates may also use the term “endorsed”.

8.2. Endorsements: A candidate who is not a member of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota may be endorsed by it if it has not nominated a candidate for that office in that election. A candidate who is endorsed shall be eligible to serve in that office.

8.3. Candidates may be nominated or endorsed at the annual convention under the following conditions:

  1. Nomination or endorsement of candidates for federal or state offices which appear on the ballot statewide may be made only in the year of the corresponding general election.
  2. All candidates seeking nomination or endorsement, shall file notice of their intent by the time established by the Convention Committee.
  3. Candidates shall provide a notice of intent and written information on their qualifications, background, campaign positions, and any other information they deem relevant. The candidate shall provide a minimum of 25 copies of this information to be made available to the convention delegates. Candidates seeking nomination may be required to provide proof that they are members and a signed and dated written statement that they will support the platform.
  4. Candidates or their designee shall have five minutes to address the convention before balloting takes place. No vote to nominate or endorse shall be binding unless all members of the Executive Committee have been provided with basic information on the candidate, which may include campaign literature, a campaign website, or a summary of their positions and principles, at least seven days prior to the convention.
  5. Delegates shall have five minutes, or such longer time as the Chairman determines, to ask questions of the candidates prior to the first ballot.
  6. A paper ballot shall be prepared for the offices for which candidates have provided a notice of intent.
  7. None of the above (NOTA) shall automatically be an option on all ballots for public office. The convention may decline to nominate or endorse any candidate for public office, even if there are persons seeking nomination or endorsement for that office. Any candidate who sought endorsement at the convention and failed to achieve it, is ineligible to be nominated or endorsed by the Executive Committee, for that office in the current election cycle.
  8. All nomination or endorsement votes shall be by secret ballot. To secure nomination or endorsement a candidate must receive the votes of two-thirds (2/3) of the delegates voting for that office.
  9. When two or more candidates are on the ballot for an office and if after two ballots none of the candidates have achieved the required votes for nomination or endorsement, the candidate with the fewest votes shall be removed from the ballot. The candidates eliminated shall be offered one minute to address the convention prior to the next ballot. In case of a tie, candidates with the fewest votes shall draw straws to determine who is eliminated. This procedure shall continue for all subsequent ballots. The option of NOTA shall remain on all ballots.
  10. If no candidate (or NOTA) has achieved the required votes for nomination or endorsement anytime after 5 ballots, any delegate may make a motion to end the balloting. If a majority of the delegates vote to end balloting, balloting shall cease.

8.4. The Executive Committee may nominate or endorse candidates under the following conditions:

  1. For any office having its general election in the current year, if the annual convention did not nominate or endorse a candidate for that office.
  2. For any special election.
  3. When the party’s nominated or endorsed candidate dies or withdraws from the race.
  4. When a candidate’s nomination or endorsement is removed by the Executive Committee as provided elsewhere in these bylaws.
  5. When all members of the Executive Committee have been provided with basic information on the candidate, which may include campaign literature, a campaign website, or a summary of their positions and principles, at least seven days prior to any vote.
  6. Executive Committee nomination or endorsement requires a two-thirds (2/3) majority of those present and voting.

8.5. Candidates may be nominated by an affiliate under the following conditions:

  1. For any office having its general election in the current year, if the annual convention or Executive Committee did not nominate a candidate for that office.
  2. For any special election.
  3. When the affiliate holds registered status as provided elsewhere in these Bylaws.
  4. A nomination shall require at least four members present and a two-thirds (2/3) majority of those present and voting. Upon nomination by the affiliate and minutes describing the circumstances of such nomination being presented to the Party, the candidate shall automatically be considered as nominated by the Libertarian Party of Minnesota.
  5. A candidate whose district transcends an affiliate’s geographic region shall not be considered nominated until all affiliates within that district concur with the nomination.
  6. The Executive Committee shall retain the power to withdraw an affiliate nomination, as provided elsewhere in these Bylaws.

8.6. Nomination or endorsement of candidates shall not be refused solely because a candidate accepts money from the Minnesota Political Contribution Refund (PCR) program, the State Elections Campaign Fund, or matching funds.

8.7. Candidates nominated for Minnesota House, Minnesota Senate, US Congress, or US Senate shall pledge that, if elected, they shall not caucus with either the Democratic Party or Republican Party or otherwise align with these parties on a permanent basis. Candidates may caucus with other Libertarians or with representatives of other parties if they so choose. Candidates may vote in concert with representatives of any party on an issue-by-issue basis.

9.1. A candidate’s nomination or endorsement may be withdrawn by the Executive Committee. Withdrawal of nomination or endorsement requires a two-thirds (2/3) vote of those present and voting at a meeting. That candidate’s nomination or endorsement shall then be declared null and void unless the candidate appeals the withdrawal to the Judicial Committee within seven days of receipt of notification of withdrawal. The resolution of withdrawal must state the specific reasons for withdrawal and must be signed by each member of the Executive Committee agreeing thereto.

Regional parties consistent with the Statement of Principles and goals of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota may be affiliated with the Libertarian Party of Minnesota at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

10.1. Affiliates may obtain and maintain registered status under the following conditions:

  1. To become registered, the affiliate shall represent a regional area of Minnesota, shall enact their own bylaws not inconsistent with the Statement of Principles, and shall express their intent to be affiliated with the Libertarian Party of Minnesota. The Executive Committee shall agree to accept the affiliate by a majority vote.
  2. To remain registered, the affiliate shall consist of at least four active members, shall hold at least four meetings or events per year, and shall send a representative to the annual convention or participate in at least four Executive Committee meetings per year. Affiliate meetings quorum shall not be less than three residing members with chair or vice chair presence required.
  3. Those holding leadership positions in a registered affiliate shall be members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota. Members of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota who reside within an affiliate’s district shall also be members of their regional affiliate and thus be eligible to seek that affiliate’s leadership positions and vote at its conventions.
  4. Registered affiliates shall hold an annual convention each calendar year for the purpose of electing such leadership and conducting affiliate business. An affiliate convention shall not coincide with the state convention

10.2. Affiliates may be of the following types:

  1. Subsidiary: The affiliate may obtain its funding from the state party.
  2. Independent: The affiliate shall obtain its own funding and maintain a Treasurer position.

“Contact data” is defined to be personal information of state party members, persons contacted via public outreach activities, and persons inquiring with the Libertarian Party of Minnesota.

Contact data shall not be sold or shared with any person or organization, except as follows:

11.1. Contact data may be shared with the Executive Committee.

11.2. Relevant contact data may be shared with the leadership of registered affiliate organizations.

11.3. Relevant contact data may be shared with nominated candidates after separate approval by the Executive Committee.

11.4. Contact data shall not be shared with non-Libertarian candidates, even if they are endorsed.

11.5. General members may use relevant contact data for purposes benefiting the state party, affiliate organizations, or nominated candidates under supervision of at least one member of the Executive Committee, the Executive Director, chair of the Website Committee, or chair of the Communication Committee upon approval by majority vote of the Executive Committee. Approval for usage shall require a signed non-disclosure agreement to be filed.

12.1. The Party will accept money from the State Elections Campaign Fund (a.k.a. Minnesota Income Tax form $5 Check-off).

A committee established by the Executive Committee or by convention may adopt, revise, and revoke policies, procedures, and rules for conducting its meetings and business as it shall determine from time to time, so long as these do not conflict with these Bylaws.

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