Reorganization

What is “Re-Org”?

Re-Org is shorthand for “Reorganization” - the elections we hold for party officer positions every two years as provided by Colorado law and Colorado Democratic Party rules.

When are Reorganization meetings?

Arapahoe County will hold its virtual Reorganization on Saturday, Feb 6, 2021 at 9 AM. ("County ReOrg")

Most Multi-County Reorganizations will be February 27, 2021. (CD 1, 4 & 6, JD18, HD 9 & 56, SD31)

The State Reorganization will be held March 20, 2021.

What jurisdictions are included in County ReOrg?

County board, House District boards, Senate District boards and County Commissioner District boards

What positions are up for election at County ReOrg?

  • District Officers

    • Chair

    • 1st Vice Chair

    • 2nd Vice Chair

    • Secretary

    • Treasurer

  • Members to State Central Committee (SCC - elects the Colorado Democratic Party officers, approve Rules and Assembly & Convention dates)

  • Members to State Executive Committee (SEC - approves the Colorado Democratic Party Budget)

  • House Districts also elect or select members to the County Platform Committee, County Rules Committee, and the County Outreach Committee.

Who can run?

Any registered Democrat may run for a position in a district in which they live. For example, state party offices may be filled by any democrat who lives in the state, but house district offices may only be filled by democrats who live in that house district. You do not need to be a voting member.

How do I run?

Sign up to run for an officer or committee position HERE. Ask someone to nominate you and someone to second the nomination using this form. One of those nominators must be a voting member in the district in which you're running, see below.

Who can vote?

Members of the District’s Central Committee in which the vote is being taken.

What is a Central Committee?

A central committee is a governing body of the Democratic Party that votes on important decisions.

Generally, the central committee consists of the district officers (elected at the last re-org), precinct organizers or PCPs (who were just elected at caucus), and certain elected officials (once sworn in) who reside in that district. Its composition will vary depending on the jurisdiction. For example, the State Central Committee is different from our County Central Committee, or a certain House District Central Committee.

Multi-County district central committees are different. Each County that sits in that multi-district elects members to serve on the multi-county district's central committee. Arapahoe County is part of the following multi-county districts and elects members to the State Central Committee, Congressional Districts 1, 4 & 6, Judicial District 18, House Districts 9 and 56, and Senate District 31.

What does each Officer position do on the County Board?

Chair. The Chair shall be the chief executive officer of the Party, with all duties and obligations incumbent with the position, and shall carry out the mandate of the Central and Executive Committees, issue the call to and preside at all meetings of the Central and Executive Committees, serve as an ex-officio member of all committees, supervise the business and financial affairs of the Party, oversee all campaigns within the county, act as public spokesperson for the Party, and carry out the duties prescribed in the State Party Rules.

First Vice Chair. The First Vice-Chair shall perform such tasks as assigned by the Chair necessary to carry out the duties of the Chair. In the absence of the Chair, the First Vice-Chair shall preside at all meetings and exercise all authority of the Chair.

Second Vice Chair. The Second Vice-Chair shall perform such tasks as requested by the Chair.

Secretary. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the Central and Executive Committees, maintain the files and records of the Party, oversee the operation of the Headquarters, provide any information requested by the County Clerk or Secretary of State, and perform other duties as requested by the Chair. The Secretary may recruit one or more assistants, with the approval of the Executive Committee. The assistant(s) shall generally assist the Secretary and perform such tasks as requested by the Secretary.

Treasurer. The Treasurer shall have custody of the funds of the Party, and shall make all payments mandated by the Party, provide written accounts of receipts and disbursements at each meeting of the Central and Executive Committees, prepare and file all financial reports required under State and Federal election laws, participate in the writing of each fiscal year’s budget, and serve on the Finance Committee. The Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer and other party officers permitted to draw on Party accounts shall be bonded for an amount set by the Executive Committee, the premium for which shall be paid by the Party. The Treasurer may recruit assistants, with the approval of the Executive Committee, who shall hold office at the pleasure of the Treasurer.