Appomattox Co. Democratic Committee
The Appomattox County Democratic Committee is dedicated to promoting Democratic vision of progressive policies for progress in our community.
Call to Caucus to Reorganize the Appomattox County Democratic Committee
The Appomattox County Democratic Committee, herein referred to as ACDC, will hold an assembled caucus on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, from 630pm-730pm at J. Robert Jamerson Memorial Library for the purpose of electing the new membership of ACDC pursuant to the Democratic Party of Virginia Party Plan.
I. Candidate Filing:
Each person seeking to become a member of ACDC shall complete and return the ACDCMembership Filing Form to the Chair end of meeting on January 7, 2020.
There shall be no filing fee for any membership candidates.
II. Qualification of Candidates:
The Membership Pre-Filing Form, which all candidates for membership must sign, will include the following written declaration:
I declare myself to be a candidate for membership on the Appomattox County Democratic Committee. I also declare that I believe in the principles of the Democratic Party and that I will not support any candidate opposed to any Democratic nominee as long as I am a member of the Committee.
ACDC shall provide notice of this caucus by placement of a general notice of the filing deadline and the caucus, including noticing the caucus date, time, and location, along with the Call to Caucus, on the Democratic Party of Virginia, the Appomattox County Democratic Committee website and social media platforms; by email notification to Democrats who reside in Appomattox; and through other reasonable means that will disseminate information about the caucus to registered voters in the county. In addition, reasonable actions shall be taken to promote participation in the caucus in accordance with the Affirmative Action provisions of the Party Plan of the DPVA.
There shall be no slates.
Every Democrat who is a registered voter in Appomattox is urged to attend and participate. If an individual does not appear on the Registered Voter List, they will not be allowed to participate. Participants will also be required to sign a Caucus Participation Form stating that they:
- Are a Democrat;
- Are a registered voter within Appomattox County;
- Believe in the principles of the Democratic Party; and
- Does not intend to support any candidates opposed to a Democratic nominee in the next ensuing election.
VI. Conduct of the Caucus
The doors to the caucus will open at 630pm.
VII. Determination of Winners
In the event that only one person files for a position, that person shall be declared the winner and the election for that specific position shall be cancelled.
If more individuals file than there are positions available, the candidates will be listed alphabetically on the ballot and will be elected by a plurality of the votes at the assembled caucus.
Vacancies may be filled by the new committee at the first meeting following the election of Officers.
VIII. Affirmative Action
It shall be the duty and goal of all members of the Appomattox County Democratic Committee to seek out and encourage the broadest possible participation within the committee, and in its membership, of all duly qualified citizens without regard to race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic identity, disability, or economic status.
IX. Officer Elections
Immediately following the adjournment of the assembled caucus, the newly formed ACDC will meet for the sole purpose of electing the officers of the committee.
Meetings are on the first Tuesday of the month at the J. Robert Jamerson Memorial Library