Associate Member

A. Requirements
1. Legal resident of the state of North Carolina.
2. 18 years of age or older.
3. Registered voter.
4. Current in Party Dues or Waiver as permitted in Article V of these bylaws.
5. Subscribes to at least three fourths (3/4) of the Essential Core Values of the Party as prescribed in the Constitution Party of North Carolina Platform.
6. Acknowledge and abide by Article I Sections 3, 4 & 5 of the North Carolina State Constitution.
7. File the Membership Registration Form along with the Associate Membership Pledge form to determine membership status in the Party.

B. Privileges
1. Be a member of any Party Committee not listed in Article IV Section 3(C).
2. Attend meetings where Full Membership in the Party is not a requirement.
3. Attend Full Member Meetings only when the following requirements are met:
a.) A Full Member in good standing must sponsor the Associate Member.
b.) The Associate Member must have been granted prior approval by the Chairman or Committee.
4. May address a gathering of the Party subject to committee or chair approval at whose meeting or gathering the associate wishes to speak.
5. May attend any Party Board meeting unless said meeting is declared closed or is declared for Full Members only.
6. May be a delegate at any Party State or Regional Conventions with the sponsorship of a Full Member in good standing, and with the approval of their respective Regional Executive Committee or their delegate (if applicable). If no Regional Executive Committee exists, approval may be attained through the State Executive Committee or their delegate.

C. Privileges Denied
1. Membership on any of the following Party Committees:
a.) Platform Committee
b.) Bylaws Committee
c.) Finance Committee
d.) Membership Committee
e.) Any committee in which the State Executive Committee forms with the prerequisite that only Full Members may participate.
2. Hold any Party office.
3. Vote on any Party policy issue.
4. Be a delegate without the sponsorship and direct oversight of a Full Member in good standing and the approval of their respective Regional Executive Committee. (Refer to Article IV Section 3(B)(6))
5. Officially represent the Party at functions/meetings without prior approval by either the members Regional Executive Committee or the State Executive Committee.
6. Make challenges to any Party policy; a Full Member in good standing may request that the Associate Member be allowed to speak to the committee in order to make their challenge to Party policy. It is the duty of the Committee to hear the challenge. The Committee may choose, after hearing the challenge, to either:
a.) Grant
b.) Deny

Associate Membership Pledge

As an Associate member of the Constitution Party of North Carolina I acknowledge that I understand and agree with at least three-fourths of the Essential Core Values as outlined and defined in the Platform of the Constitution Party of North Carolina. I also acknowledge and understand that the Party does not require a religious test for membership, however; it does require that I as a member must acknowledge my belief in God. I understand that this requirement is consistent with the Preamble and Article VI Section 8 of the North Carolina State Constitution. I also acknowledge that I understand that the rights of persons are derived from their Creator as defined under Article I Section 1 of the North Carolina State Constitution and in The Declaration of Independence. The Constitution Party of North Carolina also requires that I as a member must acknowledge and understand that I will pledge not to engage in any activity or belong to any organization that attempts to or promotes armed rebellion or the illegal overthrow of the legal Federal and/or State Governments as stated in the North Carolina State Constitution in Article I, Sections 3-5.