Building on the historic victories of the 2018 "blue wave," the San Diego County Democratic Party emerged triumphant in the March 3 primary election, with its favored candidates winning or continuing to a runoff in a staggering 94% of the races where the Party took a position. This election set a record for the most votes ever cast in a primary in San Diego County. Turnout reached 49%, surpassing the nearly 40% turnout in the 2018 primary, which heralded the "blue wave" of November that year.
As a precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak, the San Diego County Democratic Party is temporarily no longer operating from our office in Kearny Mesa. We're joining organizations around the world in adopting distancing practices that will help protect public health. However, our office staff are working remotely. For assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (858) 218-6998. We will soon be announcing new options for volunteering, training, and community engagement that will enable our core organizing work to continue.
The San Diego County Democratic Party's organizing work is year-round and volunteer-driven. If you're not already involved, this is a great time to sign up to help -- from voter registration and office support to recruiting and coordinating other volunteers to build our team! SIgn up at www.sddemocrats.org/volunteer.
Potential candidates to be an at-large delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee July 13-16 must submit a form and pledge their support to a presidential candidate within the filing period ending April 21. At-large delegates are selected from a statewide pool and confirmed at the May 17, 2020 Statewide Delegation Meeting. For more information, click here.
Watch the San Diego County Party's live-streamed Primary Election night event at the Westin Gaslamp San Diego on March 3, 2020: www.sddemocrats.org/stream. The speaking program featuring many of our candidates runs from 1:17 to 2:16.
Voters will weigh in on lots of important local races on March 3 -- and in many of those, candidates won't have their political party shown on the ballot. When you vote, be sure to refer to the San Diego County Democratic Party's Official Voter Guide at www.sddemocrats.org/vote. All our positions on candidates and ballot measures are listed there. And please share our recommendations with like-minded friends and neighbors!
Curious about the candidates for "County Central Committee" listed on your ballot? That's a race for the governing body of the County Democratic Party. The Party does not issue voting recommendations for Central Committee, but some candidates have provided profiles for a website maintained by the League of Women Voters. To view that information, go to www.votersedge.org, enter your address, and scroll toward the bottom of the page.
Throughout San Diego County, volunteers are reaching out to voters now to increase participation in the election on March 3. When people vote in the Democratic Presidential Primary, we want to make sure they also support our endorsed candidates at the local level. To sign up to make calls or knock on doors, please fill out the form at www.sddemocrats.org/volunteer, and a member of our County Party team will follow up to give you some options.
We have completed our 2020 Primary endorsement process. All endorsements are final. The candidates will be for the offices of President, Congress, State Senate, State Assembly, Board of Supervisors, San Diego City Council, Chula Vista City Council, Carlsbad District 1, Board of Elections, and School Board Races.
Show your San Diego Democratic Pride with your own "SD Dems" merchandise featuring the new logo we unveiled last spring. Available items include bumper stickers, lapel pins, 2" square buttons, and power packs to charge your mobile device. While the holidays may be wrapping up, it's always a good time to share a gift like this with a fewllow Democrat.