We’ll be electing a new Governor, re-electing our United States Senator, Tom Udall and filling many offices at the County and State level. Election Day is November 4, 2014.
There are a lot of opportunities for involvement and steps to go through to take us up to this election. Some of them are a bit confusing. In the interest of encouraging you to participate, I describe the steps below:
Be a delegate to the Pre-Primary Nominating Convention on March 8, 2014 to select the candidates on the Democratic ticket. To become a delegate, you must attend your Ward Meeting and be selected by your Ward. Ward Meetings in Sandoval County will be held during the week of February 10, 2014. You can find out where and when your Ward is meeting on our website: sandovaldemocrats.org.
After you’ve been selected by your Ward, attend the Sandoval County Pre-Primary convention on February 22, 2014 at the Cafeteria of Bernalillo High School. The County Pre-Primary convention will approve the delegates and alternates selected at the ward meetings.
Delegates approved by the County Pre-Primary Convention are then eligible to vote at the State Convention on March 8, 2014. Proxies are not permitted at the State Convention. You must attend the Convention, sign in and receive your credentials. After all delegates check in, alternates may be invited to fill existing vacancies due to delegate absence. If you must leave the State convention, you may ask a member of your delegation to carry your credential.
The State Pre-Primary Convention will select Democrats to be on the ballot in the June 3, 2014 Primary Election. The Convention will also approve a Platform for the State Party.
The Primary Election will take place on June 3, 2014. This election selects the one Democratic candidate that will compete with a Republican candidate in the November 4, 2014 election.
The Democratic Party of Sandoval County encourages you to be informed, get involved and elect folks who can turn our state around – Democratic Folks.