El Paso County 2021 Democratic Party Reorganization
Frequently Asked Questions
I've read the FAQ and the other website pages and I still have questions about Reorganization. Who can I contact?
Email Amy Paschal at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the El Paso County Democratic Party office at 719-473-8713.
Who can attend Reorganization (via GoToWebinar)?
Members of the El Paso County Democratic Party Central Committee and anyone who has filed a letter of intent to run for a position.
The general public may watch the Reorganization main meeting on live stream. Details to be published closer to the event. District breakout meetings will not be live streamed.
Who can vote at Reorganization?
Only members of the El Paso County Democratic Party Central Committee may vote. Each member gets one vote regardless of how many positions they hold.
Members may vote by attending the Reorganization virtual meetings. Members who can't attend due to time conflicts or computer access may call in their vote. Details to be published closer to the event.
Proxies will not be available.
Who is a member of the El Paso County Central Committee?
The El Paso County Democratic Party Central Committee is made up of:
All Democratic Precinct Organizers (Precinct Chair People) in El Paso County
All members of the El Paso County Democratic Party Executive Committee
Democratic elected officials residing in El Paso County
Can Adoptive Precinct Organizers attend and vote at Reorganization?
Adoptive Precinct Organizers (Precinct Organizers who do not reside in the precinct they serve) may not attend Reorganization unless they are running for a position. Adoptive Organizers may not vote (unless they hold another position on the Central Committee).
How do I determine the districts in which I reside?
Check out our Find Your Districts page.
Who can run for a position?
To be eligible to run, you must:
Be a registered Democrat
Be a resident of the district for which you are seeking office
Both of the above for at least 30 days prior to the reorganization meeting holding the election in which you are running.
You do not have to be a current member of the County Central Committee nor do you need to currently hold any type of position in the Democratic Party.
You may run for more than one office.
How long are the terms for the positions?
All positions are two year terms from Feb. 2021 to Feb. 2023.
In which districts will there be an election in 2022?
El Paso County Districts with a seat up for election in 2022 are:
All State House Districts
Senate Districts: 2, 9, and 11
County Commissions Districts 1 and 5
State level, county level, and US Congressional District seats will also be up for election in 2022.
What is the schedule for the County Reorganization District Breakout Meetings?
Monday February 8, 2021
HD14, HD16 @ 6 PM
HD17, HD19 @ 7 PM
Tuesday February 9, 2021
HD18, HD20 @ 6 PM
HD21, CC1 @ 7 PM
Wednesday February 10, 2021
CC3, CC4 @ 6 PM
CC5, SD9 @ 7 PM
Thursday February 11, 2021
SD10, SD11 @ 6 PM
SD12, SD2 @ 7 PM
Friday February 12, 2021
HD15 @ 6 PM
CC2 @ 7 PM
What about reorganization for multi-county districts?
A multi-county district is any district made up of multiple counties or that contains portions of multiple counties. Multi-county districts will have their own separate Reorganization meetings.
Multi-county districts relevant to El Paso County and their Reorganization meeting dates and times are as follows:
State Senate District 2
Senate District 2 is partially in El Paso County and partially in Teller County.
February 27, 2021 @ 4 PM
Judicial District 4
Judicial District 4 contains El Paso and Teller counties.
February 28, 2021 @ 2 PM
Congressional District 5
Congressional District 5 (US House) contains all of Chaffee, El Paso, Fremont, and Teller Counties and portions of Park County.
February 28, 2021 @ 4 PM
Entire Colorado Democratic Party
March 20, 2021 @ 10 AM