DPMC Election of Officers

County party officers are elected every two years. Elections for officers will take place during our membership meeting on November 20. Nominations for all offices are due by 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 12. The complete rules for the election of constitutional officers follows:

DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF MILWAUKEE COUNTY—ELECTION RULES
NOVEMBER 20, 2017—ELECTION OF CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS 

  1. These rules are established consistent with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

  2. All officers elected shall be for a two year term.  The officers elected shall assume office at the conclusion of the November general meeting.

  3. The Democratic Party of Milwaukee County election of constitutional party officers will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017.

  4. The election will be to elect a Chair, Vice Chair, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Membership Secretary and Treasurer.

  5. Any member who has paid their membership dues as of Wednesday, November 15, 2017, will be eligible to vote in the election and/or be a candidate for office.

  6. One official ballot will be used for the election with sufficient space for write-in candidates.  Persons wishing to have their name on the printed ballot shall submit a declaration of intent to run for a particular office to:

    elections@milwaukeedems.org on or before 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017.

    The announced candidates will be posted on the DPMC website no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017.

  7. Candidates will be allowed one nomination speech not to exceed three minutes and one seconding speech not to exceed two minutes. Candidates for Chair will be allowed to speak for no more than six minutes.  Candidates for all other offices will be allowed to speak for no more than three minutes.

  8. A majority of those present and voting shall be sufficient to elect.  In the event that no candidate receives a majority of the votes on the first ballot, the one with the lowest vote total will be dropped and balloting will continue, the lowest vote getter shall be struck after each ballot, until one candidate gets a majority of the votes.

  9. Registration will be from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm. Registration will close at 6:15 p.m. and no person arriving after 6:15 p.m. will be eligible to vote.  Anyone in line when registration closes shall be given a ballot.

Our Mission

Freedom, equity, security, peace and prosperity throughout the world; these are our high aims. To achieve these aims, we seek to promote and to preserve liberal democratic government everywhere -- abroad, in America, in Wisconsin. To promote and to preserve liberal government, we seek to build and to develop a liberal Democratic Party.

A political party is a means to an end. Means shape ends. To be a force for democracy, a political party must be a democracy. Its members must have equal voice, one with another. Its leaders must be freely chosen by its members and must answer to them. Its program must arise from the free and full competition of ideas among its members. 

Our goal is to build a strong Democratic Party in our County, for the purpose of electing Democratic candidates to offices at all levels.

  • We provide a forum for the exchange of ideas among Democrats
  • We follow and support political issues of importance to Democrats
  • We recruit and train volunteers at the grassroots level
  • We register voters, to increase the number of Democrats in our County
  • We talk to voters on the phones and at the doors to persuade them to vote for Democratic candidates and support Democratic issues
  • We raise money for the Party and for Democratic candidates
  • We identify and support new leaders in the Democratic Party
  • We represent local Democrats in the Party at the State and National Level
  • And we supervise all Democratic Party matters throughout the County.

The Democratic Party of Milwaukee County is focused on empowering citizens with the tools they need to join their friends and neighbors in creating an accountable government, and electing leaders that they believe in. Are you in? We’re ready to win, but we can’t do it without your help.

 


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