*Duties of elected county officers

Chair. The duties of the county chair shall include: 1. Preside at county executive committee meetings and county conventions; 2. Draft, in consultation with the county executive committee, a strategic plan outlining reasonable political goals for the county; 3. Execute the strategic plan approved by the county executive committee; 22 4. Appoint an acting precinct chair for up to thirty (30) days – for any precinct that remains unorganized after the second scheduled precinct meeting – for the purpose of organizing the precinct in accordance with this Plan of Organization; 5. Appoint an acting precinct chair for any newly created precinct for the purpose of that precinct in accordance with this Plan of Organization; 6. Designate the date and time, consistent with the parameters set by the state chair, at which precinct meetings will be held; 7. Designate the exact time and place, consistent with the date set by the state chair, at which the county convention is to be held, providing said designation to be given to the precinct chairs at least thirty (30) days prior to said county convention; 8. Appoint committees as may be required to assist in the execution of these duties; 9. Encourage and facilitate establishment and continuity of county chapters of state affiliated organizations; 10. Attend meetings of the district and state executive committees; 11. Serve as the spokesperson for the county executive committee; 12. Serve as the liaison between the county executive committee and the district executive committee, the state party officers, and the state executive committee; 13. Represent the county executive committee at party and non-party meetings and functions; 14. Appoint a county party attorney, to serve at the Chair’s pleasure; 15. Carry out other duties as may be assigned by this Plan of Organization or by the county or state executive committees; 16. Transmit all records pertaining to the office to successor within ten (10) days of vacating office.

First Vice Chair. The duties of the county first vice chair shall be such as may be assigned by the county chair and shall include the following: 1. Preside at county executive committee meetings and county conventions in the absence of the chair; 2. Plan and organize county executive committee meetings and county conventions; 3. Notify precinct chairs as to the number of votes that each precinct is entitled to cast at the county executive committee and the county convention; 4. Behave as the coordinator for all precinct and party organizing efforts within the county, in consultation with the other officers and consistent with the strategic plan approved by the county executive committee; 5. Attend meetings of the district executive committee; 6. Carry out other duties as may be assigned by the county executive committee; 7. Transmit all records pertaining to the office to successor within ten (10) days of vacating office. Must be of opposite sex of the Chair of the Party.

Second Vice Chair. The duties of the county second vice chair shall be such as may be assigned by the county chair and shall include the following: 1. Plan and organize training sessions for county executive committee members and other interested active Democrats; 2. Carry out other duties as may be assigned by the county executive committee; 3. Transmit all records pertaining to the office to successor within ten (10) days of vacating office.

Third Vice Chair. The duties of the county third vice chair shall be such as may be assigned by the county chair and shall include the following: 1. Serve as the publicity chair for the county executive committee utilizing local newspapers, newsletters, etc. to illuminate policy issues and announce political activities and/or accomplishments to voters in the county; 2. Carry out other duties as may be assigned by the county executive committee; 3. Transmit all records pertaining to the office to successor within ten (10) days of vacating office. Must be under 36 years old.

Secretary. The duties of the county secretary shall include: 1. Keep and maintain in good order all records of the county executive committee; 2. Issue all meeting notices in writing and consistent with the requirements of this Plan of Organization; 3. Carry out other duties as may be assigned by the county executive committee; 4. Transmit all records pertaining to the office to successor within ten (10) days of vacating office.

Treasurer. The duties of the county treasurer shall include: 1. Maintain the county executive committee treasury at an insured commercial bank; 2. Maintain all records required by law or by the county executive committee of contributions received and disbursements made; 3. Prepare and file any reports as may be required by law or by the county executive committee; 4. Coordinate the county executive committee’s efforts to reach its sustaining fund goal for the state party; 5. Transmit all records pertaining to the office to successor within ten (10) days of vacating office.

SEC (State Executive Committee) Members. There shall be a state executive committee that shall be the governing body of the North Carolina Democratic Party as follows: members, congressional district chairs, any other members of the state executive council and county chairs. Members shall be elected at the county conventions held in odd-numbered years. Any state executive committee member who fails to attend two or more meetings within such person’s term of elective office or term of office, whichever shall expire first, without sending a proxy in his or her place, shall be removed from membership on the state executive committee.

The officers of the County Executive Committee may meet to assign new duties or reassign existing duties of the County Executive Committee officers for the remainder of their term. Assignments or reassignments

Committee Members. The duties of the precinct committee members shall include: 15 1. Participate in activities and events of the Democratic Party; 2. Carry out the duties as assigned by the precinct chair; 3. Carry out duties as may be assigned by the County Executive Committee.

NCDP Plan of Organization**Elected Officers. The county executive committee shall have as officers a chair, three (3) vice chairs, a secretary and a treasurer. The first vice chair must be of the opposite gender of the chair. Among the chair and three (3) vice chair offices, one (1) of these must be filled by a person of a racial or ethnic minority which constitutes at least twenty percent (20%) of the registered Democrats in that county and one of these offices must be filled by a person thirty-six (36) years of age or younger. Officers of a county executive committee shall be active Democrats residing within the county. No two (2) county officers may be from the same immediate family residing in the same household.