2018 Greenville County Democratic Party County Convention
Thursday, March 1, 6 pm to 8 p.m.
Reverend Sean Dogan, Long Branch Baptist Church, Keynote Speaker
Delegates selected during the 2018 precinct reorganization will elect county party officers at the biennial convention on Thursday, March 1. All county executive offices are up for election whether the incumbent is seeking re-election or not. County party executive officers are not necessarily convention delegates, but only delegates may nominate and second the nominations of candidates for executive offices.
The following positions are up for election
- 1st Vice Chair (must be of a gender different from that of the chair)
- 2nd Vice Chair (must be of a race different from that of the chair)
- 3rd Vice Chair (must be between 18 and 30 years of age)
- Female State Executive Committee Member
- Male State Executive Committee Member
- Female State Executive Committee Alternate
- Male State Executive Committee Alternate
- Delegate to the State Convention Credentials Committee
- Delegate to the State Convention Resolutions Committee
By the end of the keynote address (about halfway through the convention), anyone desiring to be a candidate for a county party executive office must have completed the Candidate Form. Interested candidates can download it or pick it up from the table at the front of the meeting room. In addition to general information, the form requires the name of the delegate who will nominate the candidate and two delegates who will second a candidate’s nomination. Candidates must be registered voters and residents of Greenville County.
Prior to the voting for each contested office, candidates and their nominator and named seconds will be given a chance to speak. Each candidate’s nominator may speak for no more than two minutes, seconds may speak for no more than a minute each, and each candidate may speak for no more than three minutes.
Other business of the convention will include:
- The adoption of county party resolutions for submission to the South Carolina Democratic Party for consideration.
- The election of delegates and alternates to the South Carolina Democratic Party state convention, which will be held April 21 in Columbia.
- Presentation of the Funderburk-Montague Volunteer of the Year award.
- An opportunity for prospective candidates for seats on the November 2018 ballot in Greenville County to speak to the convention.
The public is invited to attend and observe the convention, but only delegates can vote on county party matters.