DemDaily: The Final Countdown

February 24, 2017

Greetings from the field at the DNC Winter Meeting in Atlanta! - No stone goes unturned in an attempt to secure the votes of undecided members as we count down the remaining 24 hours until the DNC Officer Elections.

The formal officer elections, which have been moved to accommodate crowd and press, will take place tomorrow, Saturday, February 25th from on the fourth floor of AmericasMART building in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Follow DemList and the Woman's National Democratic Club on Facebook Live for exclusive interviews from Atlanta with the candidates for Chair!

How It Works

Approximately 447 members serve on the National Committee, including:
State-elected Members (208): Apportioned among the states and territories based on population and Democratic voting strength.
State Chairs and Vice Chairs (112): Each State Party's Chair and Vice Chair are automatically recognized as DNC members.
Democratic Elected Officials and Affiliated Organizations (48): Representatives from Party organizations representing Democratic elected officials at different levels (governors, county officials, municipal officials, state legislators), as well as constituency groups such as Democratic Ethnic Coordinating Committee, College Democrats and Young Democrats.
Democrats Abroad (4): represent Democrats living abroad
At-Large Members (up to 75): members elect an additional 75 members who serve in an "At-Large" capacity.
Those not present at the meeting may designate a proxy to vote on their behalf.

In the General Session from 10:00am-3:00pm DNC members will vote to elect, in order: National Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Finance Chair, Vice Chair for Civic Engagement and Voter Participation, and three At-Large Vice Chairs. The Chair of the Association of State Democratic Chairs.

Under the DNC bylaws, the winner is elected by a majority of the votes (224). If no one candidate receives a majority, the vote goes to another ballot. Traditionally, the candidates who receive the fewest votes drops out after each ballot, pushing the top candidate(s) closer to a majority.


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