Mississippi Democratic Party
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County Duties

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Mississippi Democratic Party County Committees

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COUNTY COMMITTEE DUTIES

I. BUILD THE PARTY AT THE GRASSROOTS LEVEL

  • ASSIST IN ESTABLISHING MUNICIPAL DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES
  • ASSIST IN ESTABLISHING A COUNTY FEDERATION OF DEMOCRATIC WOMEN CHAPTER
  • ASSIST IN ESTABLISHING YOUNG DEMOCRATIC CHAPTERS AT SCHOOL AND AT-LARGE
  • REGISTER VOTERS
  • COOPERATE WITH DEMOCRATIC ELECTED OFFICIALS
  • MOBILIZE VOTERS AND ENCOURAGE INVOLVEMENT
  • WRITE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR AND WORK WITH NEWS MEDIA TO PROMOTE VISIBILITY
  • MAINTAIN COMMUNICATION WITH DEMOCRATIC ACTIVISTS AND SUPPORTERS

II. CONDUCT REGULAR PARTY RELATED EVENTS – such as:

  • ANNUAL GREENS & BEANS
  • FORUMS / DEBATES  
  • COMMUNITY EVENTS
  • VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVES

III. MANAGE PARTY ORGANIZATION (REQUIRED BY PARTY CONSTITUTION)

  • CONDUCT PRECINCT CAUCUSES AND COUNTY CONVENTION
  • MEET AT LEAST ONCE PER MONTH
  • CONDUCT PARTY AFFAIRS IN THE COUNTY

IV. REPORT TO STATE COMMITTEE

  • REPORT PRECINCT CAUCUS AND COUNTY CONVENTION RESULTS
  • REPORT COUNTY COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP AND OFFICERS

V. SUPPORT PARTY NOMINEES IN GENERAL ELECTIONS

  • ORGANIZE COUNTY CAMPAIGN EFFORTS TO GET OUT THE VOTE
  • COORDINATE EFFORTS WITH STATE COMMITTEE
  • DISTRIBUTE SAMPLE BALLOTS

VI. CONDUCT PRIMARY ELECTIONS (REQUIRED BY STATE LAW)

  • RECEIVE QUALIFYING FORMS AND FEES
  • CERTIFY CANDIDATES FOR NOMINATION
  • PREPARE ELECTION MATERIALS
  • HIRE AND TRAIN POLL WORKERS
  • ISSUE AND RECEIVE ELECTION MATERIALS
  • CANVASS AND CERTIFY ELECTION RESULTS
  • HEAR ELECTION CONTESTS