RULES FOR FORMING AN INDEPENDENT PARTY TOWN COMMITTEE
- Inform the Independent Party State Central Committee what your plans are and what town you live in. We can be reached on our Website “ IndependentPartyofCT.com”.
- Publish in your town’s main newspaper at least 7 days in advance an advertisement, letter to the editor or editorial that you are calling on all registered Independents or other interested voters to a meeting to form an Independent Party Town committee. Give the date, time and location of meeting place and a phone# for more information.
- Present yourself as the meeting organizer and make your case for the need for a Town Committee and ask the group to elect a temporary Chairman and Secretary to run the meeting.
- Introduce a proposed set of bylaws using a boilerplate set based on one of our current Town Committees and appoint a group to modify them to fit your current town Political structure. Make sure that you include in your bylaws no more than 2 year terms for your officers and how and when new elections will be. Remember only Party members can vote in caucuses or serve as elected officers of the Town Committee.
- Once your set of proposed Town Committee Bylaws have been completed, send a copy of the proposed bylaws to the State Central Committee for approval and If approved, call for a Caucus of Party members using the same means as 2. above.
- At the Caucus call for a vote of only Party members to except or reject the Proposed Bylaws and if passed then elect the required Town Committee leadership positions detailed in the new Bylaws.
- File your new set of Independent Party ______ Town Committee Bylaws with your Town Clerk, SOTS and Independent Party of CT State Central Committee as required in CT State Statutes. Inform the State leadership who are your elected leaders of your New Town Committee. Your new Bylaws will go into effect in 60 Days after filing them.