1. Each legislative district party shall organize in conformance with the state legislative district boundaries as established by the legislative assembly and as set forth under chapter 54-03.
Terms Used In North Dakota Code 16.1-03-01
- Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
- following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute means the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
- State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49
2. On or before May fifteenth following the last preceding general election, a party caucus must be held by every legislative district party. The legislative district party may organize the caucus by precinct or on an at-large basis for the entire district.
3. The legislative district chairman of each party shall set the date and time for the party caucus. If there is not a duly elected district chairman in a legislative district, the state party executive committee may issue the call for the caucus. The call must contain the following:
a. Name of party.
b. Legislative district number. c. Date of caucus.
d. Place of caucus.
e. Hours of caucus.
f. A statement of the business to be conducted.
g. The name of the district chairman or, if there is not a duly elected district chairman, the member of the state party executive committee issuing the call.
4. The district chairman or, if there is not a duly elected district chairman, the state party executive committee shall provide ten days’ published notice in the official newspaper in circulation in the district. The notices must contain that information set forth in subsection 3.