Bylaws of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County

As revised by the membership on June 7, 2007

Article I -- Principles and Objectives

As members of the Libertarian Party of Georgia (LPGa), we the members of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County support the principles and objectives of the LPGa, as declared in the bylaws of the LPGa.

Article II -- Membership

A. Requirements

Membership in the Libertarian Party of Cobb County shall be open to any individual who:

1. subscribes to the principles and objectives of the Libertarian Party; and

2. is a member of the LPGa residing in Cobb County; or requests admission and is approved by a majority vote at a regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County.

B. Dues

Dues of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County shall be set by the Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County.

Article III -- Meetings

A. The Libertarian Party of Cobb County shall have a minimum of one business meeting per year, occurring after January 1 and prior to the Annual Convention of the LPGa.

B. The Libertarian Party of Cobb County shall have an Annual Convention prior to the Annual Convention of the LPGa to elect a county delegate (or delegates) to the LPGa Convention. Delegates shall meet the qualifications as defined by the bylaws of the LPGa.

C. Special meetings may be convened on sufficient notice to all Libertarian Party of Cobb County members.

Article IV -- Officers

A. Titles

The titles of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County officers shall be: Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and Membership Chair.

B. Duties

1. Chairman: The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County and shall perform such duties as usually pertain to the office of Chairman.

2. Vice Chairman: The Vice Chairman shall perform the duties of the Chairman in the event of the latterís absence or resignation.

3. Secretary: The Secretary shall keep an accurate record of all meetings of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County and of the Executive Committee. At such meeting the secretary shall present the minutes of the previous meeting for approval. In all roll call votes the Secretary shall call the roll of registered members and shall keep an accurate tally of such votes.

4. Treasurer: The Treasurer shall receive and give receipts for all funds paid to the Libertarian Party of Cobb County and shall deposit same in such banks as shall be designated by the Libertarian Party of Cobb County Executive Committee. The Treasurer shall report at each meeting of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County or at any other time as may be required by the Executive Committee. Funds shall be expended only in accordance with regulations established by the Executive Committee.

5.† Membership Chair:† The Membership Chair shall maintain the official list of members of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County.† The Membership Chair shall provide a membership report at each regular meeting, which shall detail the total number of voting members.†††

C. Nominations

1. Nominations of all Officers elected by the Libertarian Party of Cobb County shall be from the floor during a business meeting of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County or of the Executive Committee.

2. Nominations for officers will be accepted at any business meeting, up to and including the meeting at which officers are to be elected. Nominations will be accepted in person from the floor of the meeting, or in writing if received within the above time frame. All nominations are contingent upon the agreement of the nominee, either orally or in writing.

3. Nominations for Officers must be proposed by any two members of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County, either of which may be the nominee.

4. "None of the Above" shall be automatically considered a candidate on any ballot for Officer elections. In the event that "None of the Above" receives the most votes, the election will be declared void and nominations will be re-opened for a new election.

D. Elections

Officers shall be elected at a business meeting of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County after January 1 and prior to the Annual Convention of the LPGa.

E. Term of Office

Each elected Officer shall hold that post for a period of one year or until the next regular election is held.

F. Officer Removal

An officer of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County may be removed from office by a 2/3rds vote of members at a regularly scheduled meeting or specially called meeting of the membership.† Electronic or telephonic meetings shall not suffice for a removal proceeding.

Article V -- The Executive Committee

A. The Officers of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County shall sit on the Executive Committee.

B. Each Executive Committee member shall have one vote on the Committee. No voting by proxy shall be allowed.

C. The Executive Committee may, at the direction of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County members, perform any duty or assume any responsibility belonging to the Libertarian Party of Cobb County for any period of time within the administration of a given Executive Committee; all such authorization shall expire upon the installation of a new Executive Committee.

D. Attendance at meetings of the Executive Committee are mandatory for all Executive Committee members. Failure to attend an Executive Committee meeting without prior notice may result in removal from the Executive Committee through the officer removal process.

E. All meetings of the Executive Committee shall be open for observation to all members of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County.

F. The Executive Committee shall have at least one business meeting per year, to be held no more than sixty days prior to the next business meeting of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County.

Article VI -- Voting Procedures

A. Quorum

At all business meetings a quorum shall consist of at least 5 members of Libertarian Party of Cobb County, unless otherwise conflicting with the bylaws of the LPGa. At all Executive Committee meetings, a quorum shall consist of at least half of the Executive Committee members.

B. Voting

At all Libertarian Party of Cobb County meetings, votes by mail, or votes by other means, a motion shall be passed on the affirmative vote of 50% of the voting members, plus one additional affirmative vote.

Article VII -- Amendment and Repeal Procedures

A. Proposed amendments to, or repeal of, any of these bylaws, if approved by the Executive Committee, shall be entered on the agenda of the next Libertarian Party of Cobb County meeting.

B. Any member may propose any amendment, or repeal of any section, at any business meeting of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County if such amendment or repeal proposal is presented in writing to the Secretary before the meeting and if such proposal is requested by three members.

C. In either case, the proposed amendment or repeal shall be automatically tabled until the following business meeting of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County, where it shall be presented for a vote. In the interim, the Secretary shall make available the text of said changes, in writing, to each member of the Libertarian Party of Cobb County.

D. In any amendment or repeal vote, a two-thirds majority of those members voting shall be necessary for adoption.

E. Any amendment to these bylaws shall be filed with the Elections Superintendant of the county.

Article XIII -- Vacancy and Succession

In the event of the vacancy of an elected office, the Executive Committee may select a Libertarian Party of Cobb County member to fill such vacancy until the next regular election of that Officer position.

Article IX -- Parliamentary Authority

Robertís Rules of Order (latest edition) is the only parliamentary authority for all matters of procedure not specifically covered in these bylaws.