The Democratic National Convention meeting in Philadelphia on July 25-28 will adopt a national party platform that will set forth the principles and issues that motivate us as Democrats, and make the choice very clear for the American people this November. It is an open process and you can participate in two ways – First, all..
The next step in Virginia’s National Convention Delegate Selection process is our state convention, which will be held in Richmond on June 18 at the Richmond Convention Center. This is a great event for all Virginia Democrats to attend – as elected delegates/alternates, as guests, or as volunteers. It provides you with an opportunity..
DPVA has posted an new webpage — http://vademocrats.org/convention-2016/ — with important information on how to run as a state and national convention delegate. The site includes the filing forms and allows you to file for national delegate online. You will also find explanations of the process, a calendar with deadlines, and contact information for local and..
The Democratic Party of Virginia Steering and Central Committees will hold their first meetings of 2016 on February 19th, 7:30 pm, and February 20th, at 10:00 am at the Suntrust Building, 919 East Main Street Suite 2050 Richmond, VA 23219. Issues will include the March 1 Presidential Primary, the Rules for the DPVA Convention, city/county committee..
To vote in the March 1st Virginia Presidential Primary, you have to be registered to vote by Monday, February 8, 2016. Go to the Department of Elections website Citizen Portal to check your status or register now! Note that if you will be 18 years old by election day, Nov. 8, 2016, you can register..
Federal courts have found that the GOP-dominated General Assembly implemented an unconstitutional racial gerrymandering of Virginia’s Third Congressional District and have provided a much fairer (and more rational map, that substantially realigns the Third and Fourth CDs, and also has an impact on the 1st, 2nd, and 7th CDs. See Personbullah v. Alcorn, Civ. No. 3:313cv678..
I have been posting materials on the 2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection process on the DemRulz References page, but I just set up a new page with these materials, including slides from yesterday’s presentation. Go to: 2016 Convention. I will be updating, including with the draft convention rules and filing forms for the State..
Virginia’s presidential Primary will be held on March 1, 2016 – at your usual voting place, polls open from 6 am to 7 pm. If you will be 18 by election day (Nov. 8, 2016), you can register and vote in the primary as well! Visit http://www.vote.virginia.gov to register or verify & update your voter..
The Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee yesterday unanimously asked the Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) to drop the requirement that GOP primary voters sign a statement of affiliation with the Republican Party. The GOP had previously asked for the statement, which was approved by the SBE, see here, and defended it..
A number of the bills mentioned in the prior post will be heard Tuesday, Jan 19, at 7:30 am by a House Privileged & Elections Committee subcommittee – here’s the agenda. Thanks @C_Herring !
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