This slide distinguishes between temporary and permanent parts of party organization. Temporary Party Organization encompasses a large number of organized party supporters involved in choosing candidates and mobilizing voter support in primary and general election campaigns to win political power. Permanent Party Organization is run by a small collection of party faithful selected by the temporary party organization who conduct routine but essential party business during and between elections. The elements of both aspects of party organization are depicted using an organizational flow chart. Both aspects begin with the voters and extend through levels of geographic organization beginning with the precinct, then the county, and finally the state. Temporary organization is manifested through conventions of party supporters held sequentially at precinct, county or district, and state levels in conjunction with statewide elections every two years. Permanent organization denotes individuals selected by the party faithful at precinct, county, and state level who run the party between elections.