Saturday, March 5, 2022
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Purposes of the District Convention shall be:
- To elect twenty Democratic State Central Committee members;
- To consider resolutions; and
- To conduct such other business as may properly come before the convention.
The filing deadline to participate in this convention (i.e., be a Delegate) or to be a candidate for election to the 11th CD was February 15 at 5:00 pm.
New Process due to Public Health Emergency. As a result of the current Covid-19 virus public health emergency, it is not possible for the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) and the Eleventh Congressional District Democratic Committee (11CDDC) to implement a Convention in an in-person environment. The 11CDDC is therefore opting to hold this process virtually in a manner similar to its 2020 National Delegate Selection Convention, and is committed to implementing a fair and open process for reorganization, the selection of members, and conducting other necessary party business.
Participating In The Convention
Participation in the Eleventh District Democratic Convention is open to all registered voters who wish to participate as Democrats and reside within the new boundaries of the district. All meetings shall be open to all members of the Democratic Party regardless of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic or gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, or disability, and all meetings shall be publicized fully.
You must have pre-filed to participate as a delegate in this virtual convention. The deadline to file to be a delegate to this convention was Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm.
There are no fees to participate in this convention.
Election of Members to the State Central Committee
Method. The twenty members of the Democratic State Central Committee from the Congressional District shall be elected by the delegates from their jurisdiction via electronic ballots following the online program.
The caucuses shall elect the following numbers of State Central Committee members:
- Fairfax County: 19 Members (evenly divided by gender)
- Fairfax City: 1 Member (of any gender)
Pre-filing is required to be a candidate for membership of the Congressional District Democratic Committee/State Central Committee. The deadline to file to be a candidate was Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm
Slates. Any candidate for membership on the Congressional District Committee may sponsor and form a same jurisdiction slate and have the slate listed on the ballot. A slate must be complete (i.e., a gender balanced set of 19 candidates from Fairfax County). Individuals wishing to form a slate shall file the slate form by Monday, February 21, 2022 at 5 pm. Candidates may only be on one slate.
For a resolution to be considered by the Convention Resolutions Committee for inclusion and consideration at the District Convention, it must be received by the CD Committee Chair, Robert Haley, and the Convention Resolutions Committee Chair, Sandra J. Klassen, by Friday, February 11, 2022 at 5 pm.
Draft resolutions must be submitted via email and include the name, address, phone number, and email of the drafter; be submitted as an attachment (in Word, Calibri size 10 font) to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The report of the Convention Resolutions Committee including all resolutions which will be considered at the Convention will be available by Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 5 pm.
All resolutions adopted by the District Convention will be forwarded to DPVA and its Resolutions Committee after the District Convention concludes.