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Democratic Party of Hawai‘i Precinct Meetings, March 7

March 6, 2018, 11:20 AM HST
* Updated March 6, 11:22 AM
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Democratic Party of Hawai‘i (DPH) precinct meetings are scheduled statewide on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m.

This is where big “D” Democrats meet up with little “d” democracy in the party representative process.

Participants will choose precinct and district officers, as well as delegates to the county and state conventions. 

The ability to influence the issues, resolutions, platform, leadership and laws starts here. Issues such as social justice, economic equality, individual rights, worker rights, health, housing, education, environment, government function, culture and arts are decided at precinct levels.

Going to a precinct meeting and becoming a precinct officer and/or a convention delegate is essential to participate in voting and decision making for county and state conventions and party platforms.

All members can run for district chair and can observe the new district council electing district leaders and verify the recorded results.

To be elected, nominate yourself or have a friend nominate you. Or nominate your friends and people you admire or trust to lead and represent yourself and our party and organize our collective work.

Process Summary

1. Precinct Level Leadership: President, Vice President, District Council Person, Secretary and Treasurer. (Precinct Chair, 1st VP and District Council Persons, male and female, are delegates to county conventions.)

2. Precinct Delegate election to state convention and Alternate Delegates (vary by precinct size), all gender balanced. (Delegates go and Alternates fill in for Delegates who can not make it, in slot order.)

3. District Election of At-Large Delegates to county convention (where applicable, varies by county) Delegates get listed on sheet in the order of votes they receive, from highest to lowest.

4. New Incoming District Organizational Meeting of the Precinct Presidents, 1st VCs and Council Reps (District Council) will convene to elect new District Officers; Chair (need not be on Council), Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer (need to be from council). (District Chair is delegate to the state convention)

To find your precinct meeting location in each county, click here.

To participate in, run or verify precinct and district meeting procedures, click here.

Check your precinct delegate allotment here under ‘Appendix A’.

Verify your membership, precinct and district and update your information with your district and county leadership, or sign up to be a member at the precinct meeting by clicking here.

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