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The Progressive Caucus will meet in the Red Lion Inn Hotel Capitol Room Saturday, January 27, 2007 from 8:00 - 9:30am. The following agenda has been proposed.

Washington State Progressive Caucus

Proposed Reorganization Standing Rules

Standing Rule: Election Procedures

A parliamentarian will be appointed to explain the rules and establish the conduct of the procedures. A tally committee will be appointed if needed. No proxy votes are allowed.

Election of Officers

  1. Nominations will be made from the floor.
  2. Voting shall be by signed ballot for officers, unless by acclamation. The ballots shall be a matter of public record for a minimum of thirty (30) days and will be kept with the WSPC Secretary.
  3. The nominations and election for each office shall be held one at a time, e.g., Chair, Western Vice-Chair, Eastern Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and four At-Large positions.
  4. Elections shall be decided by a majority of those eligible to vote who are present and voting. If no candidate has a majority on the first ballot, the candidate with the fewest votes will be dropped. The same rule shall apply on each succeeding ballot until a candidate receives a majority.


  1. Election of WSPC Chair
    1. Each candidate for Washington State Progressive Caucus Chair will control a total of five (5) minutes for the purpose of nominating, seconding, and nominee speeches.
    2. A question-and-answer (Q&A) period of ten (10) minutes will then follow; the length of this Q&A period may be extended by majority vote of paid WSPC members present prior to beginning the first question. Questions must not exceed twenty (20) seconds; each nominee's answer must not exceedone (1) minute.
    3. A closing statement by or for each nominee, in the order of nomination may then be made, not to exceed two (2) minutes.
    4. Voting shall be by signed, written ballot of the WSPC members eligible and present to vote.
  2. Election of Other Officers
    1. Each candidate for office will control a total of three (3) minutes for the purpose of nominating, seconding, and nominee speeches.
    2. A question-and-answer (Q&A) period of five (5) minutes will then follow; the length of the Q&A period may be extended by a majority vote of the WSPC members present prior to beginning the first question. Questions must not exceed twenty (20) seconds; each nominee's answer must not exceed one (1) minute.
    3. A closing statement by or for each nominee, in the order of nomination may then be made, not to exceed one (1) minute.

For those offices listed in the bylaws, voting shall be by signed, written ballot of the WSPC members eligible and present to vote, if not by acclamation.

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