Multi-County Leadership Elections

Some of our Legislative Districts fall within more than one-county, which means that leadership elections take place at the Utah Democratic Party’s State Organizing Convention, on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Park City High School. More information on convention will be coming, but if you are interested in running for leadership within your Legislative Districts, please look below at the descriptions:

County Precinct Officer and Delegate

Roles and Responsibilities

Precinct Chair

  • Precinct Chairs are members of the County Party Central Committee, which is a policy-making body of the county party. As Chair, you are expected to attend County Central Committee Meetings.
  • Submit names of persons willing to serve as Election Judges, giving preference to active Democrats.
  • Locate the Democrats in your precinct. Recruit people for volunteer work, like passing out candidate literature door-to-door, and helping make sure Democrats in your precinct get to the polls on Election Day.
  • Help Democratic candidates in your precinct.
  • Notify the Precinct Secretary of party meetings and events so they can pass on the information to other interested Democrats.
  • Be prepared to host the next Precinct Caucus, or find someone who will.
  • Assist with other duties as requested by County Party Officers.

Precinct Vice Chair

  • Precinct Vice Chairs are also members of the County Party Central Committee which is a policy-making body of the county party. As Vice Chair, you are expected to attend County Central Committee Meetings.
  • Assist the Precinct Chair in planning, recruiting, and organizing.
  • Serve as Precinct Chair if a vacancy occurs.

Precinct Secretary

  • Inform other Democrats in your precinct who are interested in party meetings and events, and encourage them to attend.
  • Assist the Precinct Chair in planning, recruiting, and organizing.
  • Maintain contact information for all Democrats in the precinct.

Precinct Treasurer

  • Assist the Precinct Chair in planning, recruiting, and organizing.
  • Work with the county party to maintain all financial records for the precinct (if any).

Delegate(s) Elected for the 2018-2020 Term

  • Read the “Call to Convention” when it comes in the mail or is read out at this precinct caucus meeting. Make sure you know when and where the Convention is when you get the “Call,” and familiarize yourself with any other materials that may be sent to you at that time. Other items that may come with the “Call” include credentials that you would have to present to get a ballot to vote at the convention, the Party Platform or State Party rule changes that you might be expected to vote on at the convention.
  • Continue to become familiar with Democratic issues and candidates. After the caucus meetings, candidates may contact you to gain support. It is important that you be well informed so you can make intelligent choices. Remember, you represent the other Democrats in your precinct. A well-informed delegate, capable of making knowledgeable decisions, is essential for the success of the democratic process.
  • Attend your county convention AND attend State Convention on June 22, 2019, beginning at 9:00 A.M. at Park City High School in Summit County. (NOTE: All Democrats can attend the State and County Conventions and your participation in witnessing these events would be greatly appreciated; however, materials and ballots are only prepared for official delegates – only delegates are allowed to vote at the conventions.)