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On May 19, the Delaware County Board of Elections will finalize the official results of the March primary. Ohio law states that local political parties must reorganize within six to 15 days after this action. Because of limitations to the technology available and that only those elected on the ballot to Central Committee can vote for our party Chair, our reorganization will occur in two parts. Part one will include only those elected on the ballot, and part two will include the additional members of our Executive Committee who can be involved in the election of the vice-chairs, treasurer and secretary.

The Ohio Democratic Party will host virtual reorganization meetings for many counties to assist in the transition to voting via webinar. We have been working closely with ODP to ensure that these meetings proceed smoothly. Here are some details:

Tuesday, May 26 – Reorg Meeting #1

Where: Zoom meeting live streamed on our Facebook page

When: May 26 at 8:00pm

Who is invited: Newly elected Central Committee members, who received registration information via email

What we will accomplish:

  • Swearing in of Central Committee members
  • Election of Temporary Chair and Temporary Secretary
  • Election of Chair (candidates will have a 3 minute limit on speeches)
  • Voting Central Committee onto Executive Committee
  • Adding members to Executive Committee to fill open precincts and for at-large positions

Tuesday, June 2 – Reorg Meeting #2

Where: Zoom meeting live streamed on our Facebook page

When: Tuesday, June 2, 7:30pm

Who is invited: Executive Committee members, which includes all Central Committee members plus those added in first Reorg Meeting. Registration information will be sent.

What we will accomplish:

  • Swearing in of added Executive Committee members (appointed and at large)
  • Election of two Vice-Chairs, Treasurer and Secretary (candidates will have a 3 minute limit on speeches)
  • Swearing in of new officers

As Democrats, our party has a Central Committee and a larger Executive Committee. Our local constitution provides for one set of elected officers common to both committees. Central Committee members, also known as precinct representatives, are elected within their precinct on a primary ballot every two years. Read more about the role of Central Committee members here. Our Executive Committee includes all Central Committee members as well as appointed precinct representatives and at-large members.

If you are interested in being appointed to an open precinct or being appointed as an at-large member of the Executive Committee, fill out this form by Monday, May 25 by 8:00pm. You may find a list of precincts that have a representative here.

Thank you,

-Peg Watkins, chair

Paid for by the Democratic Party of Delaware County and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.