Bylaw Proposal A – Redistricting and District Coordinators Election Cycle

Platform Proposal Topic: Redistricting.

Affected Bylaw Paragraph/Section(s): Paragraph III, Subsection 1B. 

Purpose: To provide for possible congressional district changes. 

Existing Language:

Subsection 1B. Term of Office

Each member of the Executive Committee shall serve a three (3) year term.  During each Annual Convention, a portion of the Executive Committee shall be up for election.  In the first (1st) year, the State Chair, 1st District Coordinator, and 3rd District Coordinator will be elected.  The second (2nd) year, the Treasurer, 2nd District Coordinator and 4th District Coordinator will be elected.  The third (3rd) year, the Vice-Chair, and Secretary will be elected.  Upon the introduction of these new terms, the terms of some elected offices will be reduced while others are extended, but thereafter all elected officers will serve three (3)-year terms.

Marked Up Proposal:

Subsection 1B. Term of Office

Each member of the Executive Committee shall serve a three (3) year term.  During each Annual Convention, a portion of the Executive Committee shall be up for election.  In the first (1st) year, the State Chair, 1st District Coordinator, and 3rd District Coordinator if applicable, 4th District Coordinator  will be elected. In the second (2nd) year, the Treasurer, 2nd District Coordinator, and 4th District Coordinator if applicable, 5th District Coordinator will be elected.  In the third (3rd) year, the Vice-Chair, and Secretary, 3rd District Coordinator, and if applicable, 6th District Coordinator will be elected.  Upon the introduction of these new terms, the terms of some elected offices will be reduced while others are extended, but thereafter all elected officers will serve three (3)-year terms. Should the State of Kansas redistrict congressional districts for any reason, the coordinators then in office will stay in office and retain their given territory until the first annual convention after the redistricting is final. 

Final, if adopted:

Subsection 1B. Term of Office

Each member of the Executive Committee shall serve a three (3) year term.  During each Annual Convention, a portion of the Executive Committee shall be up for election.  In the first (1st) year, the State Chair, 1st District Coordinator, and if applicable, 4th District Coordinator will be elected. In the second (2nd) year, the Treasurer, 2nd District Coordinator, and if applicable, 5th District Coordinator will be elected.  In the third (3rd) year, the Vice-Chair, Secretary, 3rd District Coordinator, and if applicable, 6th District Coordinator will be elected.  Upon the introduction of these new terms, the terms of some elected offices will be reduced while others are extended, but thereafter all elected officers will serve three (3)-year terms. Should the State of Kansas redistrict congressional districts for any reason, the coordinators then in office will stay in office and retain their given territory until the first annual convention after the redistricting is final.

Impact if passed at May 2021 Convention:

In 2022 the 1st and 4th District Coordinator seats will be up for election. (Unless a reduction in districts has gone into effect, then only the 1st District Coordinator will be up.) This will reduce the current 4th District Coordinator term, if still in existence. The 3rd District Coordinator will not be up for election until 2023. This will extend the current 3rd District Coordinator term, if it has not been redistricted.

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