Convention

Approval Voting Party of Colorado

First Annual State Convention

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Whole Foods Market 2375 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Agenda

  1. Call the meeting to order
  2. Certify members
  3. Approve the agenda
  4. Welcome guests
  5. Officer reports
  6. Discuss Bylaws
  7. Discuss Old business
  8. Discuss New business
    1. Intending to think about seeking nominations
    2. Exploratory considerations for 2020 Colorado offices.
    3. Exploratory considerations for out of state office.
  9. Adjournment

Minutes

  1. Called order at 2pm
  2. Certify members
    Local Attendees: Mike Spalding, Frank Atwood, Gary Swing, Blake Huber, Alan Ivar
  3. Approve the agenda
    The agenda was modified to add election of officers.
  4. Welcome guests
  5. Officer reports
    Vice ChairBlake Huber
    The Approval Voting Party has joined with the Unsplit the Vote group. Blake Huber and Alan Ivar were in Nashville at the unrigged summit.
    Mr. Huber’s campaign for Secretary of State yielded over 13,000 votes.
    An official website. ApprovalVotingParty.com.
    The Approval Voting Party has an entry in the Littleton Western Welcome Week parade on August 17th.

    Secretary/TreasurerMike Spalding
    The bank account is failing due to lack of activity. Frank Atwood presented several receipts.
    Mr. Spalding will open a TRACER account to with the Colorado Secretary of State to record these.

  6. Discuss Bylaws
    The bylaws were approved without objection [Ed Note: to be posted on this site in the near future.]
  7. Discuss Old business
    Bylaws – no old business for inaugural meeting
  8. Discuss New business
    1. Intending to think about seeking nominations
      2020 – Blake Huber for President; Frank Atwood for Vice President.
    2. Exploratory considerations for 2020 Colorado offices.
      Alan Ivar may run for any office permitted by age.
    3. Exploratory considerations for out of state office.
    4. PaypalBlake Huber
      Mr. Huber moved that the Secretary/Treasurer set up the ability to accept electronic donations.  Blake recommended that we use Square instead.  The motion passed.
    5.  Election of OfficersBlake HuberThe current officers were approved for an additional term.
    6. Next Convention Date set for April 18th 2020 (likely to be moved to an eariler date)
  9. Adjournment
    Convention adjourned at 2:26pm

Voters naturally want to choose more than one.

Colorado’s newest party is seeking citizens of the state to register to vote as Approval Voting Party members.

The Approval Voting Party has been established in Colorado. As a Qualified Political Organization we lack the ability to nominate candidates for the ballot until we achieve one-thousand registered voter members. The state reported 648 registered members at the end of April 2019 and the party was founded earlier this year.


On June  2nd of 2019 the first statewide convention was held in Denver.