Every two years, the Democratic Party in South Carolina reorganizes at the county party level. This simply means that every precinct in Greenville County:
- holds a precinct-wide meeting to elect officers for a two-year term (until the next reorganization);
- drafts resolutions for the SCDP Platform to be considered for adoption at the county and the state level;
- elects delegates to the county convention (which must be held prior to March 31).
Reorganization is also an opportunity to invite fellow citizens to get to know their politically like-minded neighbors, grow grassroots engagement, and strengthen the local party organization.
Each county party then holds a county-wide convention at which its executive officers (chair, vice-chairs, etc.) are elected to serve a two-year term, resolutions from the precincts are adopted, and delegates to the annual South Carolina Democratic Party (SCDP) convention are elected for a two-year term.
This year, as allowed by SCDP Emergency Rules approved during the pandemic, the GCDP’s Executive Committee chose to hold the reorganization and convention through contactless, or virtual, routes: a Google sign-up form is being used in place of in-person precinct reorganization meetings; the GCDP County Convention will take place via Zoom. Phone-in options are available for both events.
DATES TO REMEMBER
March 24 – last day to submit your 2022 reorganization Precinct Sign-up Form
March 20 – deadline to file to run for GCDP Executive Officer position
March 26 – GCDP County Convention (Zoom)
June 11 – SCDP State Convention (Columbia)
Descriptions and details as well as links to informational documents and forms are below. It is a lot of information to take in and a new process for all of us, so please feel free to contact GCDP Headquarters for clarification and assistance: 864-232-5531 or email@example.com.