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