How does California actually get candidates who run for elections and who, when elected, will affect our daily lives in profound ways? It’s both a democratic and a sausage-making process.
But there’s a way we can impact the election process at the local level. Here is an example of how both major parties, Democrats and Republicans, recruit candidates and focus on issues that will, hopefully, represent voters’ interests in general elections.
- Establishment of the official CDP Platform and CDP Resolutions
- Vote for Party Endorsements for partisan legislative and statewide offices in California
- Vote for Positions on Ballot Propositions
- Election of Party Officers: Chairman, two Vice-Chairs, Secretary and Controller
- Election of 16-25 Regional Directors who function as liaisons between the CDP, County Central Committees, and Democratic Clubs
- Registered Democrats can request their mail-in ballot online from now until January 11.
- Once you submit the ballot request form, a confirmation code will be emailed to you that you will need to save this code and enter on your ballot once you receive it in the mail. Ballots will begin being mailed out the first week of January and you should receive your ballot in the mail by January 15.
- Complete your ballot by voting and mailing it out as soon as possible after you receive it.
- All ballots must be received by the Party in their PO Boxes no later than January 27.