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Proposal ID443
ProposalDelegate Allocation for GPUS National Committee for 2010
PresenterGPUS Apportionment Standing Committee
Floor ManagerTor Thorsen
Discussion02/22/2010 - 03/14/2010
Voting03/15/2010 - 03/21/2010
Presens Quorum34 0.6666
Consens Quorum56 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes


Proposal 272, adopted by the GPUS National Committee on April 15, 2007, states:

"The GPUS hereby creates the Apportionment Standing Committee to make decisions regarding the implementation of the above formula. The tasks laid out for the committee include the following:

1. Designing spreadsheets that perform the calculations of the formulas described above for delegate apportionment.

2. Soliciting the state parties to send the relevant data so that apportionment can be undertaken with the most complete data. (If a state party does not submit numbers in a timely fashion, the committee is empowered to use publicly available data or to allocate the delegate minimum to that state party until the next apportionment.)

3. Applying the criteria of this proposal to the data, plugging the most accurate available numbers into the formula, and completing the computations.

4. Developing a formal challenge process for data submitted by a state party or to the data entry or computational analysis, reviewing any such challenges, and making the final decision regarding the numbers to be used.

5. Reporting the results of apportionment to the NC in a timely fashion and presenting the proposal to approve the completed computations."

The Apportionment Standing Committee has carried out tasks 1-4 above, and is presenting the following proposal as its 5th task.

The Apportionment Standing Committee has also formally decided that the challenge period (see reference below to challenge process) will be the first ten days of the discussion period for this proposal. The committee will consider challenges the GPUS Apportionment Standing Committee sustains, as friendly amendments to the proposed numbers.

Change to Apportionment

The ASC met on March 6, 2010 to respond to a Challenge (#1) presented by Roger Snyder of New York. The Committee agreed to disallow ballot access signatures to count as one criteria of membership for state green parties with state party registration. The states affected are: CT, IA, MD, and NY. The ASC also determined that two non-party registration states, MO and TX, had submitted no current data on ballot access signatures. Those states were contacted, and the committee was advised to include the ballot access signatures from MO, but not TX.

The spreadsheet was also updated with recent numbers supplied GPUS Executive Director Brent McMillan for states that had not responded to the apportionment questionnaire.

The resulting change in apportionment affects 7 States. The committee has requested a one week extension to the Discussion and an extension to the Challenge Period. The Discussion Period will be continued until March 14, 2010. The Challenge Period will be extended until March 10, 2010.

The Voting Period will begin on March 15 and end on March 21, 2010.


Pursuant to Proposals 272, 279, 418, & 429; the GPUS National Committee approves the completed computation of delegate apportionment submitted by the GPUS Apportionment Standing Committee:

State Number of votes

Alabama 2
Alaska 2
Arizona 2
Arkansas 5
California 37
Colorado 3
Connecticut 5
Delaware 2
District of Columbia 4
Florida 3
Georgia 2
Hawaii 2
Idaho 2
Illinois 16
Indiana 3
Iowa 2
Kansas 2
Louisiana 2
Maine 11
Maryland 3
Massachusetts 9
Michigan 7
Minnesota 3
Mississippi 2
Missouri 3
Montana 2
Nebraska 2
Nevada 2
New Jersey 2
New Mexico 2
New York 7
North Carolina 2
Ohio 3
Oklahoma 2
Oregon 4
Pennsylvania 6
Rhode Island 2
South Carolina 2
Tennessee 2
Texas 2
Utah 2
Vermont 2
Virginia 4
Washington 2
West Virginia 2
Wisconsin 5
Wyoming 2
Lavender Caucus 1
Black Caucus 1
Women's Caucus 1



Craig Thorsen,, Acting Co-Chair

Audrey Clement,

Ron Hardy,


Proposal #272: Allocation of Delegates to the National Committee of the Green Party
version 2:

Proposal #279: Apportionment Standing Committee Policies And Procedures
found at:

Proposal #418: Proposal to Amend GPUS National Committee Delegate Apportionment Formula -- unrevised
found at:

Proposal #429: National Committee Apportionment Schedule
found at:

Challenge Process for Apportionment Standing Committee, adopted by the committee on June 3, 2006:

It is also listed on the following page, complete, which also links to the Spreadsheet and Excel and Open Office readers.
The Spreadsheet for this Proposal can be found at:

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