Precinct Reorganization 2020
Precinct organization is the essence of our democracy: Grassroots leadership, issues bubbling up from neighborhood conversations, presenting voters with information, mobilizing them to register, vote, and to get involved. It is about fulfilling our civic responsibilities to be an informed and active electorate.
Every two years Democrats in South Carolina have elect officers in what is known as reorganization. That will take place on March 14 with precinct organization and the election of officers. If you’re looking for ways to get involved, to make a difference, to lead change this November, step up now and participate in your precinct. It’s here – by talking to voters, by pulling people together under the umbrella of values and goals the majority of Americans already agree with – that we will win elections. We’ve proven that organization works: Locally, in the City Council elections in 2017 and 2019 we elected Democrats and flipped control of the City Council, and nationally, by electing a Democrat to the House from SC-2, a traditionally red district.
You can be a part of making this happen. In fact, it can’t happen without you. This is the essence of our democracy.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Involved
Save the Date
The 151 precincts in Greenville County will all meet on Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to noon to elect leadership and discuss resolutions (issues). Block off the time in your calendar. Find your reorganization location here.
Know your precinct
To participate in precinct meetings, you must be a registered voter. But you can be an observer at any age! You can confirm your voter registration status and find out what precinct you are in at SCvotes.org. If you aren’t registered to vote, you can do that at the County Election Commission at 301 University Ridge, Suite 1900, Greenville, SC 29601. Or online.
Learn about leadership
Each precinct has several leadership positions: President, first-, second-, and third-vice president, secretary, treasurer, and the executive committee representative. Learn more about these positions.
Do you have goals for your community, state, country?
The Democratic Party platform is a collection of goals that are developed every four years as the foundation of our candidates’ plans and policies, and our legislative goals at every level. They start right here – in our precinct oganization – and work their way up through county, state and national conventions. You can also prepare by bringing your ideas for resolutions up for consideration. Each precinct will vote on resolutions on March 14, and they will be discussed and voted on at the County Convention on March 30.
Ready to get involved?
Here’s one way to meet your neighbors: Go knock on their doors. Invite them to come with you to the precinct meeting. If you’re interested in standing for election, tell them why. Or encourage them to run. Get a conversation started. Start by finding someone to talk to. Contact our precinct development leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions about reorganization, leadership roles and responsibilities, or to find your local precinct leader.