Bylaws of the Libertarian Party of Ohio

The bylaws of the Libertarian Party of Ohio (the “Party”), Ohio’s official affiliate of the national Libertarian Party, govern its operating guidelines and promote the cause of liberty. The Constitution of the Libertarian Party of Ohio authorizes the Central Committee and/or the State Convention to adopt, change, and repeal these Bylaws. These Bylaws are subordinate to the Constitution of the Libertarian Party of Ohio, the Constitution of the United States and its laws, and the Constitution of the State of Ohio and its laws, including the Ohio Revised Code. These Bylaws apply to the State Party and all County Development Groups.

Bylaw 100 - Membership

Section 1  Membership in the party shall conform to Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution of...

Bylaw 120 - Internal Election of Candidates for Central Committee and Executive Committee

Section 1 (Candidate Options) For all internal elections, the winning candidate shall be selecte...

Bylaw 200 - Central Committee

Section 1 (Elections) In even numbered years, two representatives shall be elected from each U.S...

Bylaw 300 – Executive Committee

Section 1 (Paid Staff) The Executive Committee may hire paid staff (W2 employees and contractors...

Bylaw 310 - Executive Committee Officers

Section 1 (Chair) The Chair of the Executive Committee will have the following duties, responsib...

Bylaw 315 - Censure/Punitive Action of Internal Management

Section 1 (Applicability) Members of Internal Management, which includes members and officers of...

Bylaw 320 - Budgets and Expenses

Section 1 (Budget) The Party shall have an annual budget, fixed to the calendar year, which shal...

Bylaw 330 – Party Logo and Brand

Section 1 (Approval) The Executive Committee of the Party shall approve and enforce the use of a...

Bylaw 340 – Standard Operating Procedures

Section 1 (Manual) The Executive Committee must create and maintain the Standard Operating Proce...

Bylaw 500 - National Conventions

Section 1 (Delegation Priority) The Party will be represented by delegates and alternates at the...

Bylaw 510 - State Conventions

Section 1 (Timing) The Party should hold a Regular Convention in even-numbered years, the date a...

Bylaw 600 - Endorsements

Section 1 (Opposition Endorsements) No committee, officer, or appointee of the Party shall endor...

Bylaw 610 - Campaign Funding

Section 1 (Funding) The Party may provide funding to a candidate it has endorsed or to the Liber...

Bylaw 620 – Presidential Primary Election

While there is currently no Presidential Primary Election in Ohio for minor parties per the Ohio ...

Bylaw 700 - County Development

Section 1 (Charter) In each non-affiliated County, the Executive Committee may charter a County ...

Bylaw 710 - County Affiliates

Section 1 (Requisites) Each County Affiliate of the Party shall meet the following criteria: A....

Amendments

Adopted on April 05, 2008 at the annual state convention. Amended 9/18/11 Amended 5/12/12 – Se...

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