Virginia does not have political party registration. When you register to vote, you do not have the option to select a party. There is no such thing as a registered Democrat, at least according to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
So, you’re a member of the Democratic Party if you consider yourself to be a Democrat and want to support Democratic candidates.
The local party leadership is vested in the local Democratic Committee – the Albemarle Democratic Committee. The Democratic Committee is made up of members elected to it at its biannual reorganization meeting (last held December 2017). 137 Democrats attended the reorganization, were elected to their magisterial district committee and the Albemarle Democratic Committee.
That Committee then elected its leaders – the Steering Committee. The steering committee meets monthly and organizes the party activities. All Democrats are welcome to attend this meeting, typically on the 3rd Monday of the month at 5:30 PM. Keep an eye on our newsletter, web site and Facebook page for details on this meetings and all of our events.
We welcome all Democrats in Albemarle County to join our efforts at anytime during the year. The easiest ways:
The Committee is elected at the biannual reorganization meeting (last one held December 2017, next one, December 2019). In the interim, we may have vacancies in roles that are filled by the Steering Committee.
Dues are not required to be a member or to participate in any activity. Dues are our annual fund and any donation is welcome and encouraged to help support our activities.
All money raised by the Committee is used to advance the party’s primary goals of electing Democrats to office to represent us in local, state and federal government. Examples of expenditures include: insurance to allow us to hold events, reserving facilities for events, sending mailings, supplies for campaign activities, occasionally hiring staff to supplement or coordinate campaign activities. As a state political party committee, we submit financial reports quarterly to the Department of Elections. View a summary at the Virginia Public Access Project.
Absolutely – all Democrats are welcome. We typically meet the 3rd Monday of the month at 5:30 PM. (January and February, it’s the 4th Monday). Keep an eye on our newsletter, web site and Facebook page for details on this meetings and all of our events.
Do either of the following:
You can also like/follow us on our Facebook page to keep up with our activities.
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