February 2, 2019

Arapahoe Democratic Party Reorganization

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Check-in 9 AM, Gavel 10 AM

Gateway High School 1300 S Sable Blvd, Aurora, CO 80012

What is Reorganization? In February of each odd-numbered year, the Arapahoe County Democratic Party undergoes a reorganization, in which all elected positions in the County Party (with the exception of PCPs, who are elected at caucus) are up for election/re-election to a 2-year term.  This includes the five County officers (Chair, Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer), and the officers of each House District, Senate District, and County Commissioner District (Chair, Vice Chair, 2nd Vice chair, Secretary and Treasurer).  In addition, members are elected to a variety of county-wide committees, multi-county districts and the State Party Executive and Central committees.

Who can vote? Members of the County Central Committee are credentialed to vote in this election. They include precinct committee people, captains, the officers who reside in the county of each House District, Senate District, Congressional District, Judicial District, County Commissioner District, Captains, and the officers of the Central Committee. All Democrats elected to office at the county, state and national levels who reside in the county are also members of the Central Committee.

How do I know if I have a vote? Members of the Central Committee will receive an official call by email no later than ten days prior to the meeting. Those for whom we do not have a valid email will receive a call by mail.

Are Proxies allowed? Members of the Central Committee may assign their proxy. Proxies should be assigned to another Democrat from the same districts – congressional, house, senate, and commissioner. Proxy forms will be mailed with the official call.

How will the elections be conducted? At reorganization we will first elect new county party officers, then go into breakout sessions for officer elections in senate, commissioner and house districts. Multi-county districts will elect members who will attend meeting to be held at a later date. Members of Congressional Districts, Judicial District 18, State Exec and State Central will be elected by printed ballot. 

Who can run for an office? You don’t need to be a PCP or other member of the County Central Committee to run for these positions.  You just need to be a registered Democrat in the relevant district. 

How do I run? We are asking everyone who wishes to run for office(s) to submit letters of intent for those offices. (An email is fine.) Send them to [email protected] by Tuesday, January 29. This is particularly important for those who want to be on the printed ballots for the highly contested positions on State Central and State Exec.

If you are not a credentialed voting member, please have your precinct number with you to save time at guest check-in. You can locate your precinct number here.

Are nominations from the floor allowed? Yes. Many district offices may not have declared candidates in advance.

What positions are open?

  • Chair, 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer of:
    • County Party
    • House Districts 3, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42
    • Senate Districts 26, 27, 28, 29
    • County Commission Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Members to:
    • Judicial District 18 (printed ballot)
    • Congressional Districts 1, 4, 6 (printed ballot)
    • CDP Executive Committee (printed ballot)
    • CDP Central Committee (printed ballot)
    • Multi-county Districts HD9, HD56, SD 31 (Breakout meetings)

What are the duties of all these positions? You can download further information about the various committees and the duties of their officers here.

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