Section 1: State committees; election; organization; terms; vacancies
Section 1. Each political party shall, in the manner herein provided, elect a state committee from among its members who either have enrolled on or before the ninetieth day prior to the last day for filing nomination papers for state committees with the state secretary, or are newly registered voters in their city or town enrolled in that political party and have not been enrolled in another political party during the year preceding such last day for filing nomination papers. Each state committee shall consist of one man and one woman from each senatorial district, who shall be residents thereof, to be elected at the presidential primaries by plurality vote of the members of the party in the district, and such number of members as may be appointed by the state committee as hereinafter provided. Members of said committee elected at the presidential primaries from senatorial districts shall hold office for a period of four years from the thirtieth day next following their election; provided that members of said committee elected in nineteen hundred and seventy-six shall hold office for a period beginning May fifteenth, nineteen hundred and seventy-six and ending on the thirtieth day following the day on which presidential primaries are next held. Members appointed by the state committee shall hold office for two years from the date of their appointment; provided, however, that in no event shall the terms of office of such members extend beyond the term of office of members who were elected at the presidential primaries. Read more . . .