What time is it? It is time to draw a line in the sand. It is time to get up, get out and get busy. Volunteers are needed. The McCormick County Democratic Party needs YOU! Let's get to work, we must identify and elect Democrats!
Here are a few ways that you can help.
- Attend monthly meetings, contribute your insights and volunteer as requested.
- Attend Democratic Women monthly meetings for discussion, information and sharing.
- Join Writer’s Group to learn areas of need for writing articles and letters to Congressional representatives.
- Invite a friend to come to a meeting with you.
- Participate in parades (Gold Rush and Christmas), booth at the Gold Rush festivities, fish fry and pot luck dinners.
- Find ways to help our support of the students in McCormick: attend sports events, concerts. The Democratic Party supports student athletes by hosting a banner on an annual basis.
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - MILWAUKEE
Originally scheduled to be held July 13–16, 2020, the convention was postponed to August 17–20, 2020, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the United States. The presumptive nominee for the 2020 convention is Joe Biden. It is yet to be determined who Biden will pick as his running mate, though he has committed to choosing a female Democrat.
LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE AT SCDP.ORG
WE NEED PRECINCT PRESIDENTS
Precincts are the backbone of the Democratic Party. Precinct presidents are the “boots on the ground” soldiers who get information to the rest of us. Living in neighborhoods with other precinct members, the presidents have a more specific knowledge of their member needs.
Precinct President Sign Up
Your help is needed to organize every precinct. This will help the Democratic Party expand the electorate, identify volunteers, and build a community among Democrats in your neighborhood. To do this, we need your help. We have several precincts across McCormick County not currently organized.
If a precinct doesn’t have any precinct officers currently serving, the County Party Chair may nominate an individual to serve as Precinct President for election by the County Party Executive Committee.
The Precinct President’s responsibilities include:
• Recruiting others to help with the work of the Precinct organization, such as identifying and turning out Democratic voters.
• See that lists of Officers and Delegates are submitted to the County Party.
• Assist the County Party to put together the next Precinct organizational meeting held each even numbered year.
If the position of Precinct President in your precinct is vacant and you would be interested in serving, please complete the following information. Immediately below is the list of precincts without a president as of August 2016.
If you are willing to serve as a precinct president in any of the 11 McCormick precincts, please fill out this form and email it to: Joan Stockton at firstname.lastname@example.org
AL CONVENTION WILL BE JULY 13-16, 2020HE 2020 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION HOW TO BECOME A DELEGATE
to the SC Democratic state convention
1. VOTE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
2. ATTEND THE DEMOCRATIC PRECINCT MEETINGS
3. ATTEND THE STATE CONVENTION
The first step in SC’s delegate selection process will be the Presidential Primary on
February 29, which will determine which presidential candidates are entitled to delegates
from SC. You must vote in the primary to run for Delegate.
The second step is the Democratic Precinct Meetings at 10 a.m. on March 14, 2020. Those
meetings elect delegates and alternates to the County Democratic Conventions, which will
be held from March 14-March 31. At your County Convention, you can run for delegate or
alternate to the State Democratic Convention on May 30. You must attend and be elected a
delegate or alternate at the precinct, county, and state levels to be a National Delegate.
Delegates to the Democratic National Convention will be elected by the delegates at the
State Convention. To vote, a participant at the State Convention must sign a pledge of
support for a presidential candidate. Only pledged supporters of a particular candidate
may vote for that candidate’s delegates.
THERE WILL BE 63 DELEGATES FROM SOUTH CAROLINA, IN SEVERAL CATEGORIES,
PLUS 5 ALTERNATES:
35 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DELEGATES
— No more than half the delegates from a Congressional District may be from any one county.
— All Districts combined must be equally divided between men and women with a variance of no more than one.
7 PARTY LEADER AND ELECTED OFFICIAL DELEGATES
— Must be county or state Democratic Party officers or elected officials at any level.
— Divided among presidential candidates based on their percentage of the statewide Primary vote.
— Elected by the state convention delegates pledged to each candidate.
12 AT-LARGE DELEGATES
— Divided among the presidential candidates based on their percentage of the statewide Primary vote.
— Elected by all the state convention delegates pledged to each candidate.
9 AUTOMATIC DELEGATES
— SC’s Democratic members of Congress and members of the Democratic National Committee.
— Elected like the At-Large Delegates, divided among the candidates the same way and equally divided
between men and women with a variance of one.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
— Delegates and Alternates at every level must be equally divided between men and women.
— The delegate selection process is open to all Democrats who are registered voters. The SC
Democratic Party encourages participation by members of groups that are underrepresented
in party affairs, including African Americans, Hispanics, youth, those over 65, LGBTQ persons,
those with physical disabilities, veterans, and persons of low and moderate income.
— Our goal is to elect a delegation that is at least 62% African American, as well as at least 3
LGBTQ delegates and 7 who are under 30. The election of At-Large delegates may be used to
reach these goals.
To run for delegate, you must file with the State Party by April 30 at 5 P.M. There can be no
exceptions. Filing forms will be available from the Party or on the web at www.scdp.org.
A few counties require you to file before the county convention in order to run for delegate
or alternate to the State Convention. Check with your county Democratic Party.
— Presidential candidates have the right to approve everyone running for their delegate
slots and may remove the names of any persons from the ballot. This helps ensure that
a candidate’s strongest supporters are chosen to go to the Convention and allows the
candidates to help us meet our diversity goals.
— Delegates and Alternates are responsible for their own expenses. The Delegation will meet
30 minutes after the State Convention adjourns and again on June 13 in Columbia.
NOTE: This is a summary of the rules—some important technicalities are not covered.
If you plan to run, you must get and read a copy of the SC Delegate Selection Plan.