Become a Committee Member
What is a Committee Member?
A committee member (CM) is the representative of the Democratic Party in your precinct (or district, if there are no precincts in your municipality).
Your CM is a volunteer who works to support Democratic candidates and issues.
What does a Committee Member do?
Assists in Finding and Electing Democratic Candidates
- Recruits candidates
- Circulates and files nominating petitions for candidates
- Places candidate signs and distributes information
- Works for candidates by canvassing and phone calling
- Increases the registration of Democrats
Supports the Local Democratic Party
- Participates in monthly MCDC meetings
- Participates in fundraising activities
- Votes to endorse candidates at nominating conventions
- Elects the county chair and MCDC officers (elected CMs only)
Supports Local Democratic Voters
- Gets to know the Democrats in their district/precinct
- Staffs their precinct’s polling place on Election Days
- Informs voters of candidates endorsed by MCDC or the Delaware County Democrats
- Stays aware of issues which may impact their constituents and serves as a voice or mobilizer for action
How Are Committee Members Chosen?
The voters in each precinct elect two CMs every four years, at the spring primary. The most recent election occurred on May 15, 2018, so the next opportunity to be on the ballot is in 2022. Each CM serves a four-year term, and there are no term limits.
To run to be a CM, you must be a registered Democrat in the district or precinct you want to represent. In order to be on the ballot, you must file a petition with the County, like any other candidate for office.
If a precinct has fewer than two CMs, the open CM position(s) may be filled by appointment by the chair of the Delaware County Democratic Committee, upon the recommendation of the MCDC Chair.
Each precinct may also chose up to two At-Large committee members, who are appointed by the MCDC Chair after they are approved by a committee vote.