(a) Each member receives
one (1) vote for his membership with dues payment of $1.00.
Each member has 1 vote to give to another member: Of this,
.5 votes must go to the person who the member thinks is most
responsible for recruiting him. This assignment cannot be changed
term of membership. The other .5 votes can be assigned to another
member upon renewal of membership each year.
(c) Extra votes are awarded
for higher dues payment: 1 vote for $15 dues in a year, 2
votes for $50 dues in a year, 3 votes for $100
dues in a year, 4 votes for
$200 in a year, 5 votes for $500 in a year, 6 votes for $1,000 in a year,
7 votes for $5,000 in a year. Dues-related votes expire each
(d) Higher dues payment by a member also benefits
the people designated as beneficiaries in (b) in the same year:
the votes by 1.2; for $100 dues,
multiply the votes by 1.4; for $200 dues, multiply the votes by 1.8; for
$500 dues, multiply the votes by 2; for $1,000 dues, multiply
the votes by 2.5; for $5,000 dues, multiply
the votes by 3.
(e) Attendance-related votes: A member receives
extra .2 votes for attending each meeting of his or her local
Party chapter; and .1 extra votes
a meeting of another Gold Party chapter. These votes expire each year.
However, the total annual accumulation, divided by ten and rounded up
to the next
.1 vote, becomes a permanent addition to a member’s vote total.
attendance-related votes are accumulated on a quarterly basis and the
vote total is recalculated for subsequent meetings.
(f) First-year bonus:
Each new member gets an extra .5 votes for signing up that year.
of meetings: A member receives 5 extra votes for hosting
and chairing the local meetings during Phase 1.
(h) Veterans preference:
Each member of U.S. armed forces or National Guard during
years of war gets one extra vote; two extra votes if
three extra votes if the person was wounded.
(i) The above system of
votes assumes that the Gold Party member is registered to vote
in U.S. elections. Others, including alien residents,
and felons, may participate in Gold Party activities but they forfeit
the votes otherwise