Fayette County Democratic Headquarters
Monday 12:00p – 3:00pTuesday 12:00p – 3:00pWednesday – closedThursday 12:00p – 3:00pFriday – closedSaturday – closedSunday – closed
Reminder: the Legislative District Conventions will be held this Saturday (April 16) at the Lexington Hearing & Speech Center Gymnasium (350 Henry Clay Blvd).
The conventions will begin at 10:00 AM. Precinct Committee Members elected on April 2 will vote for Legislative District Chairs & Vice Chairs as well as for delegates to the Kentucky Democratic Party State Convention.
Though only these elected precinct representatives can vote during the conventions, any Democrat (registered in the district no later than March 17) is eligible for election. It should be a beautiful day.
Come join us.
Date: Saturday, April 2
Time: Precinct Conventions begin at 10:00 AM
Location: Precinct Polling Place
QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE
NOTE: If I show up to this Precinct Convention, this is where I get elected as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention?
No. The Delegate Selection Process for the Democratic National Convention will begin with the caucus held in May – open to any registered Democrat whether or not they participate in the reorganization process.
This process is to elect Precinct Committee members as part of the county party reorganization. For more details on the entire reorganization process click here.
1. What if it is raining/storming, will the conventions be moved to another date?
No. Rain or shine, the precinct conventions will be held at 10:00 AM at the precinct’s polling location.
2. What if my polling location is locked?
This will most likely be the case. The precinct convention will be held outside of the polling location (by the door, in the parking lot, etc).
3. Who presides over the convention?
Across the county, individuals have volunteered to be the “Temporary Chair” of the precinct convention. These individuals will call the meeting to order, pass around a sign-in sheet, read the opening statement, and then preside over the election the “Permanent Chair” of the precinct convention. The “Permanent Chair” will then preside over the election of the precinct committee: one man, one woman, and one youth (35 and younger). NOTE: the “Permanent Chair” CAN be nominated and elected to a precinct committee position.
The precinct packet brought to the precinct convention consists of: cover sheet, agenda, opening statement, meeting minutes form, precinct committee members’ information sheet, and sign-in sheet for attendees.
4. What if I arrive at my polling location and there is no “Temporary Chair”?
This could very well happen. We have 291 precincts in Fayette County and not all precincts had someone volunteer to serve in this capacity. But don’t worry – the precinct convention can still continue.
If this the case, please do the following:
In the absence of a “Temporary Chair” any registered Democrat that lives in the precinct can call the precinct convention in order. Once it is called to order, the following should happen:
1. Take attendance. Have everyone sign in even if it is only you. Name, address, phone, to verify you are a Democrat in the correct precinct.
2. Elect a presiding officer to run the meeting. Select a person to take minutes (and minutes should include time, place, nominations and election results).
3. Elect a Committee Man.
4. Elect a Committee Woman.
5. Elect a Committee Youth (35 or younger).
6. Elect a Precinct Chair from among these three.
NOTE: If only one or two of these precinct committee positions are elected at the convention, that is fine. This will not impact the validity of the convention.
7. Adjourn the meeting.
8. The presiding officer should then take the sign-in sheets and convention minutes to FCDP HQ at 431 S. Broadway.
If you have any question, call FCDP HQ at 859-268-4448. Understand, the phones may be busy. Keep calling until you get an answer. (And listen to the outgoing message for the information you may need.)
5. Who is eligible to be elected to a precinct committee?
Eligibility – Lives in the precinct and is a Democrat registered no later March 17, 2016
NOTE: According to the Kentucky Democratic Party Bylaws, no person shall act as a member of the Precinct Committee who has failed to support the nominees of the Party at the preceding general election. The incumbent County Executive Committee shall be the judge of the qualifications of the Precinct Committee members, subject to their right to appeal to the State Central Executive Committee.
6. How should votes be cast?
If two or more persons are nominated for an office or position, the vote must be taken by secret ballot with all nominees listed in alphabetical order by last name.
7. What if there is a tie vote?
In the event that a vote of the Precinct Committee results in a tie, the ballot shall be re-cast (by secret ballot for only those persons tied). If the re-balloting still results in a tie, the opposing parties or candidates shall flip a coin immediately and before the body of the meeting to decide the outcome of the election.
8. What if I want to appeal the process or outcome of my precinct convention?
All contests or disputes arising after the election of Precinct Committees shall be decided in accordance with Article IX, Section A of the KDP By-laws.
FCDP Website: www.fayettedemocrats.net
FCDP Phone: 859-268-4448
FCDP Address: 431 S. Broadway
Our next Executive Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, April 14th at 6:30pm at the FCDP Headquarters at 431 S. Broadway.
Detailed information on the upcoming 2016 Democratic Party Reorganization is available on our 2016 Reorganization page.
County Reorganization Brief Overview
- Precinct Conventions will be held on Saturday, April 2 (10:00 AM at your polling location).
- Legislative District Conventions will be held on Saturday, April 16 (10:00 AM at the Lexington Hearing & Speech Center, 500 Henry Clay Blvd).
If you are interested in the Delegate Selection Process for this summer’s Democratic National Convention, please review the Kentucky Democratic Party’s (KDP) Reorganization Manual.
Delegate Selection Process Brief Overview
- Delegate Candidate Declarations Due to KDP by May 9
- Legislative District Caucus is Saturday, May 21 (Location TBD)
- Congressional Caucus is Saturday, June 4 (Louisville)
More information on the Delegate Selection Process will be made available on this website in April.
We will be holding an informational session regarding the upcoming party reorganization and national convention delegate selection process on Thursday, March 10, 6:30 PM at the Teamsters Local 651 (100 Blue Sky Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40509).
You can also check out the reorganization manual, at: http://kydemocrat.com/docs/reorg_manual.pdf
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DEMOCRATIC PARTY HISTORY
Democrats form the oldest political party in America and the youngest in spirit. For more than 200 years, Democrats have represented the interests of working families, fighting for equal opportunities and justice for all Americans. Our party was founded on the conviction that wealth and privilege should not be an entitlement to rule and the belief that the values of hardworking families are values that should guide us.Today Democrats are fighting to repair the damage done during the Bush years and grow an economy based on the values of Main Street, not greed and reckless speculation.
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE PLATFORM
The vision is simple. Democrats want an America that gives all Americans the chance to live out their dreams and achieve their God-given potential. Democrats want an America that is still the world’s strongest force for peace and freedom. And Democrats want an America that is coming together around our enduring values instead of drifting apart.
FAYETTE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S MISSION
The Fayette County Democratic Party’s mission is to support and promote the ideals of the Democratic National Committee and the Kentucky Democratic Party. FCDP promotes those principles and values, operates and maintains a grassroots network of people that is open, inclusive and accessible to all, encourages lifelong active participation by local Democrats, and takes an active part in the election process. The local party serves to recruit, support and elect Democratic candidates for county, state and national offices. Executive Committee Meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at 431 South Broadway. All meetings are open, and we welcome guests