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REPRESENT! MCDP state convention delegate selection May 22

Minnehaha County Dems sending 23 proportional delegates to Oacoma June 14-15

Dignity of Earth and Sky sculpture near Chamberlain and Oacoma, SD, site of the 2024 South Dakota Democrati

Are you interested in representing Minnehaha County Democrats as a delegate to our state party convention, electing our state representatives to the Democratic National Committee, and helping shape the South Dakota Democratic Party platform?


Read on to learn how to declare your candidacy and who is eligible to vote!


I WANT TO BE A DELEGATE! WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Any registered Minnehaha County Democrat who completes the online Minnehaha County Delegate Selection Form by 12pm CT (Noon) on Wednesday, May 22 will be considered eligible as a candidate for state convention delegate.


Delegate candidates must be present* for the meeting of the Minnehaha County Democratic Party held at 7pm CT via Zoom on Wednesday, May 22.


*Unless you are serving as a poll worker and/or submit a rationale to the County Party that would prevent you from attending.


WHO ELECTS OUR DELEGATES?

Per the South Dakota Democratic Party constitution, our proportional delegate contingent will be selected by a vote of current precinct committeepersons, who were either

  • elected at publicized district-level elections between January 1 and April 1 of this year, or 

  • appointed by the County Central Committee as of its May 6, 2024 meeting

Precinct committee people are elected in even-numbered years to serve two-year terms.


NEXT STEPS:


 

MCDP State Convention Delegate Selection

Wednesday, May 22

7:00pm via Zoom


Please email us at minnehahacodems@gmail.com with any questions about the delegate selection process or for Zoom meeting details. Thank you for stepping up to lead! 


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