If you've ever considered running for office but don't know what to expect or what to do next, the San Diego County Democratic Party has just the event for you. Our "Campaign Essentials" training is a great way for potential candidates and campaign workers to learn more about how to prepare. This short session will cover topics like opening a committee, deciding what to run for, seeking the endorsement of the Democratic Party, and laying the foundation for a winning campaign. Additional trainings later this year will dive deeper into the elements of building a campaign.
The electoral victories that we celebrated in November also boosted a key long-term metric: the percentage of local public offices held by Democrats. As a result -- for the first time in recent memory -- a majority of municipal offices and council majorities in San Diego County are Democratic.
After months of organizing and campaigning, our local Democrats who were elected in November have now all been sworn in, stepping into roles from city halls to the U.S. House of Representatives. Most of the officials new to their positions replaced incumbent Republicans; some highlights are listed below. These Democrats joined many others now serving on city councils, school boards, and special district boards throughout the county. With the campaigns behind them, their important work of policymaking and public service now begins.
San Diego's Third Annual Women's March will take place on Saturday, January 19. This year activists and people from all walks of life are marching to bring #TruthToPower. Since the 2016 election, women leaders have been organizing to create social change and make sure no group is disenfranchised or discriminated against by the current administration. It's time to dust off your marching shoes and join thousands of San Diegans eager to amplify the message that human rights, civil rights, women's rights, LGBTQIA rights, environmental justice, and progressive change cannot be silenced or stopped.
Elections for delegates to the California Democratic Party Convention are coming up in January of 2019. If you're a registered Democrat in California, this is your chance to elect grassroots leaders who will help set the agenda for our state's majority party -- and set a strong example for the rest of the country. For more information, please visit www.sddemocrats.org/adem.
The official election results are in and Democrats won a record number of seats in San Diego County. Congratulations to all of our newly elected Democratic officials and to all of our endorsed Democratic candidates for running and helping us turn our county a deeper shade of blue. For a full election recap visit www.sddemocrats.org/results.
The 2018 California General Election is here! You can still register and vote in person at the Registrar of Voters office -- now through Election Day on Tuesday, November 6.
You can download the Democratic Party's voting recommendations here or go to www.sddemocrats.org/vote. For information on the judicial races please go to www.sddemocrats.org/judges. For a voter guide in Spanish please go to www.sddemocrats.org/vota.
Please join us on Election Night after the polls close at Hotel Republic along with our Democratic candidates, elected officials, volunteers and friends as the first ballot returns are reported.
If you received a ballot in the mail, you don't need to wait till Election Day to vote! You can drop it off your ballot early during open hours at one of the locations listed at www.sddemocrats.org/dropoff. On November 6, you can drop off a ballot at any polling place in the county. To find one near you, go to www.sddemocrats.org/polls.