Standing Committee Appointment Process and Application

A Message from the State Chair, Marg Elliston!

Thank you!  Thank you for your support.  Thank you for electing an exciting and diverse team to lead DPNM!  Thank you for your commitment to our Democracy.

Team DPNM has the momentum.  Now we need to complete our committees so we can get everyone pulling in the same direction.  Here’s where you come in.

We have 5 standing committees –

  • Affirmative Action
  • Rules
  • Budget and Finance
  • SPARC (State Platform and Rules Committee), and
  • The Judicial Council.  

The State Chair may appoint 5 members to Affirmative Action, 4 members to Budget and Finance, 5 members to SPARC, the entire Rules committee and 3 members to the Judicial Council.

If you or anyone you know is interested in an appointment to these committees, please have them fill out the application form FOUND HERE. This form can also be accessed on our website HERE.

Applications are due by Thursday May 9, 2019. Your help in recruiting and informing folks for this is greatly appreciated.  

It is so wonderful to see all this enthusiasm for serving DPNM.  We’re going to work hard to find important activities for everyone who wants to serve.  I look forward to joining with you to turn our country around.

Thank you again and please spread the word on the committee selection process.

Bernie Sanders Organizing Kickoff in Gallup

Come together with your friends, family, and neighbors to join Bernie Sanders’ historic campaign to defeat Trump and transform America.

Join other Bernie Sanders supporters on April 27th at 2:00PM to hear from Senator Sanders about his vision and what it’s going to take to complete the political revolution.

It’s going to take all of us, so let’s get to work!

The location for the event will be announced closer to the event date. Please make sure to register online so the event organizer can send you the information on the location.

If you are not in Gallup, there are thousands of other locations where Organizing Kick Off meetings will be held. You can find an event closer to you here.

Mckinley County Democratic Party Election Results

The Mckinley County Democratic Party held their officers elections today. The results are below:

Ward 1:
Ward Chair: Carol Bowman-Muskett
Nobody elected in Precinct 1, 3, 5, 20

Precinct 4:
Precinct Chair: Carol Bowman Muskett

Precinct 6:
Precinct Chair: Sonlatsa Jim-Martin

Precinct 21:
Theresa Frazier


Ward 2:
Ward Chair: Deanna Crask
Nobody elected in Precinct 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19, 36, 51, 60, 61, 62

Ward Chair: Deanna Crask
Nobody elected in Precinct 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19, 36, 51, 60, 61, 62

Precinct 10:
Precinct Chair: Deanna Crask

Ward 3:
Ward Chair: Albert Shirley
Nobody elected in Precinct 14, 16, 17, 18, 23, 33, 50, 55

Precinct 24:
Precinct Chair: George Munoz

Precinct 52:
Precinct Chair: Cynthia Sanders

Precinct 53:
Precinct Chair: Albert ShirleyW

Ward 4:
Ward Chair: None Elected
Nobody elected in Precinct 22, 25, 37, 32, 34, 37, 41, 54, 57, 58

Ward Chair: None Elected
Nobody elected in Precinct 22, 25, 37, 32, 34, 37, 41, 54, 57, 58

Precinct 31
Precinct Chair: Patty Lundstrom

Precinct 38
Precinct Chair: Kimberly Wahpepah

Precinct 39
Precinct Chair: Dennis Romero

Ward 5:
Ward Chair: Barry Klopfer
Nobody elected in Precinct: 35, 40, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 49

Precinct 44:
Precinct Chair: R. David Pederson

Precinct 46:
Precinct Chair: Kenneth Esparza

Precinct 56
Precinct Chair: Sharlene Begay-Platero

Precinct 59
Precinct Chair: Cas Hoefman

Ward 6:
Ward Chair: None Elected
Nobody elected in Precinct 26, 27, 29, 30

County Chair: Mary Ann Armijo

County Vice Chair: Michael Daly

SCC Members:

State Central Committee Members:

Sharlene Begay-Platero
Deanna Crask
Kimberly Wahpepah
Charmin Munoz
Patty Lundstrom
Shelly Chimoni
David Pederson
Barry Klopfer
Dennis Romero
George Munoz
Albert Shirley

County Central Committee Members:

Carol Bowman-Muskett
Sonlatsa Jim-Martin
Theresa Frazier
Deanna Crask
Albert Shirley
George Munoz
Cynthia Sanders
Albert Shirley
Patty Lundstrom
Kimberly Wahpepah
Dennis Romero
Barry Klopfer
R. David Pederson
Kenneth Esparza
Sharlene Begay-Platero
Cas Hoefman
Mary Ann Armijo
Michael Daly
Sharmyn Munoz
Amit Pande
Janie Hall
Gabriel Armijo
Paula James Pakala
Zane Munoz

Schedule For The McKinley County Democratic Party Officers Elections

McKinley County Democratic Party Officers Elections will be held on Saturday, March 30th at 11.00am at Veterans Hall, 908 E Buena Vista Ave, Gallup, NM 87301. Doors open at 9:00am and registration closes at 10:00am.

You can now preregister online for the 2019 Mckinley County Democratic Party Elections. Registration is required to vote and to run for a position. 


Schedule: (details follow)

9:00am Doors open

10:00am Registration closes

11:00am Elections will be conducted in this order:

  • Ward Chair Elections for each of the six wards
  • Precinct Chair Elections for each of the 62 Precincts
  • Additionally Allocated County Central Committee Members per Precinct
  • County Chair and Vice Chair
  • State Central Committee Members

Close

Details:

At 11:00am we will separate ourselves according to our Wards. In our six Ward groups, we will elect new Ward Chairs (1 chair per Ward). Democrats registered in the Ward can vote for a new Ward Chair for their Ward and their Ward only.

Next, we will re-group into groups according to our precincts. We will hold elections for the Precinct Chairs and Additionally Allocated Country Central Committee Members per Precinct. These elections are held by Precinct. Democrats registered in the Precinct can vote for a new Precinct Chair for their Precinct and their Precinct only. Only Democrats registered in the Precinct can elect any Additionally Allocated County Central Committee Members per Precinct for their Precinct only. (To find out what the allocation is for your Precinct you can check this file).

The newly elected 6 Ward Chairs, 62 Precinct Chairs, 92 Additionally Allocated County Central Committee Members together with the current County Chair and Vice Chair comprise the new McKinley County Central Committee (CCC). They will vote for the new County Chair, new County Vice Chair, and new State Central Committee Members (SCC).

If you are NOT a County Central Committee Member you can NOT vote in the elections for Chair, Vice Chair, or SCC Members. You CAN however run for Chair, Vice Chair or SCC member without being a CCC Member.


PREREGISTRATION FOR THE MCKINLEY COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY ELECTION IS NOW OPEN!

You can now preregister online for the 2019 Mckinley County Democratic Party Elections. Registration is required to vote and to run for a position. 

NOTE: Save yourself some time! Preregistration is not required but it will make things go more quickly on the day of the elections as registration is required. You will not have to stand in line to register if you complete this form now. 

Elections will be held on Saturday, March 30th at 11.00am at Veterans Hall, 908 E Buena Vista Ave, Gallup, NM 87301. Doors open at 9:00am and registration closes at 10:00am.

You will need your Ward and Precinct numbers to register. You can find this information on your voter registration card or by looking it up online. Below are instructions on how to find this information on your voter registration card or how to look it up online.

You find the Precinct in the Precinct box and your Ward in the School District box on your voter registration card. 

In the example below the Precinct in 49 and the Ward is 5. Your Ward is the same as your school district!

If you don’t have your voter registration card, you can look up your Precinct and Ward information online at: https://voterportal.servis.sos.state.nm.us/WhereToVote.aspx

Fill out the information on the first page, as shown below, using your information.

Your registration information will appear as shown below.

In this example, the Precinct is 59 and the Ward is 5. Your Ward is the same as your school district!

With this information you can complete the Online Pre-Registration and bypass the registration line on the day of the elections. 

NOTE: You will have to pick up your ballot on Saturday. Come on time; doors open at 9am! Read more about the elections here.

McKinley County 2019 Elections – Formal Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Democratic Party of McKinley County will hold its Ward and Precinct, County Central Committee, County Chair and Vice Chair and State Central Committee Member elections, to hear from candidates and for such other business as may come before it on the 30th day of March at 11.00am at Veterans Hall, 908 E Buena Vista Ave, Gallup, NM 87301. Registration will commence at 9.00am and close promptly at 10.00am.

McKinley County democrats will elect Precinct Chairs for all 62 McKinley County Precincts, Ward Chairs for all 6 McKinley County Wards, 86 Additional McKinley County Central Committee Members, a McKinley County Democratic Party Chair, a McKinley County Democratic Party Vice Chair and 11 additional State Central Committee Members representing McKinley County.

The newly elected State Central Committee members will attend the New Mexico State Central Committee Meeting on April 28th, 2019 at Cleveland High School, Rio Rancho, NM.

McKinley County Elections 2019

On March 30th, 2019 the McKinley County Democrats will be holding elections to elect new party officers across the county. The elections will be held at the Veterans Hall in Gallup, doors will open at 9am for registration with the Precinct and Ward elections starting promptly at 11am followed by the election of the County Chair, Vice Chair and McKinley County representatives to the State Central Committee.

Up for elections will be:

  • Precinct Chairs for all 62 McKinley County Precincts
  • Ward Chairs for all 6 McKinley County Wards
  • McKinley County Democratic Party Chair
  • McKinley County Democratic Party Vice Chair
  • 86 Additional McKinley County Central Committee Members
  • 11 State Central Committee Members representing McKinley County.

If you are interested in being a candidate for any of these positions you will have to attend the elections on March 30th in person or make sure to have someone nominate you. In order to be elected you will have to get at least 1 vote more than any other candidate and will have to get a minimum of 2 votes so, bring a democratic friend!

Precinct and Ward Elections:

Candidates for Precinct Chairs have to be a registered democrat living in that Precinct and any democrat present at the elections, living in that Precinct can vote.

Candidates for Ward Chairs have to be a registered democrat living in that that Ward and any democrat present at the elections, living in that Ward can vote.

You can find out what Precinct or Ward (School Districts) you live in here and more information about the Precincts and Wards is available here.

To find out what the allocation is for you Ward or Precinct you can check this file.

Chair, Vice Chair and SCC Elections:

The newly elected Precinct Chairs, Ward Chairs together with the current McKinley County Democratic Party Chair, Vice Chair and any additional CCC members from the Precincts will form the McKinley County Central Committee

The newly elected McKinley County Central Committee members will elect a new County Chair, Vice Chair and 11 additional State Central Committee Members representing McKinley County. Candidates for Chair, Vice Chair and SCC members will have to have been a registered democrat in McKinley County for at least 30 days prior to the elections.

Below is an overview that gives some more information about the Party Structure and the responsibilities of the different roles.

Note that the Democratic Party of New Mexico requires McKinley County to elect one SCC member from Congressional District 3.

Note that to be a candidate or to vote in this election you will have to have been a registered democrat in McKinley County, the Precinct or the Ward for at least 30 days before the election.

McKinley County Precinct and Ward Elections

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Veterans Hall in Gallup. registration starts at 9am and elections will start at 11am.

Any registered Democrat may attend and vote in the Ward and Precinct in which they are registered to vote. You must be registered to vote in that precinct as a Democrat by February 28th, 2019.

The Process

Participants will check in to ensure they are registered as Democrats in the Ward and Precinct holding the election.  This is much like the process you go through to vote in person. You will be given voting materials when you register. 

  1. Ward Chair Election.  The first order of business is usually to elect a Ward Chair.  If only one person is running the person running the meeting will usually ask for election by acclamation.  If more than one person is running, people will vote on one of the ballots.
  2. Precinct Chair Election. The group will then separate into precincts to elect Precinct Chairs. Voting is like that for Ward Chair.
  3. CCC Member Election.  This election varies by Precinct. Precinct chairs are automatically CCC members. Each precinct is assigned a number of electedmembers. The number will vary from 0 to 5. If the number of people running for positions does not exceed the number to be elected, election can be by acclamation. If the number exceeds the number to be elected, the voting is by Appendix A Voting (modified ranked choice voting). 
  4. Additional Officers and Other Business. After the CCC Member elections, the Ward may reconvene to elect additional officers, consider resolutions, and conduct other business.

What Steps Should I Take to Be Elected?

Recruit Dem Voters.Recruit Democratic friends/relatives registered in your Precinct (or ward) who are willing to attend the meeting and vote for you. In some cases, it is enough to bring one or two neighbors or family members. In other cases (if somebody is running against you), it is a good idea to recruit more people to attend and vote for you. 

If you have questions about whether those you wish to bring are registered Democrats in your Precinct or Ward, verify their registration using the NM Secretary of State’s voter information lookup at https://voterportal.servis.sos.state.nm.us/WhereToVote.aspx.  

Nomination Process.If you are running for office and attend the meeting, you may nominate yourself for office. If you cannot be present at the meeting, ask someone to nominate you for the position and ask your friends, neighbors, and relatives to vote for you.

Prepare a Brief Statement.If you are not the only person running for the position, you may be asked to speak briefly about why you are running and asking people to vote for you.  There may be some informal discussion where a candidate may decide not to run and instead support another candidate.