El Paso County 2023 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 Amy.Paschal@epcodemparty.org or call the El Paso County Democratic Party office at 719-473-8713.
Who can attend Reorganization?
The general public may attend Reorganization but only members of members of the Central Committee may vote. The main county meeting and Congressional District 5 will be hybrid. The rest of the districts will be zoom-only. The general public may attend in person (for hybrid meetings only) or view the meetings via live feed on our Facebook page.
The main county meeting and the Congressional District 5 meeting will take place on Feb. 4, 2023 at 10 AM and approx. 1:30 PM respectively. The in-person location is the IBEW Local 113, 2150 Naegele Rd, Colorado Springs, CO.
Who can vote at Reorganization?
Only members of the district Central Committee may vote. Each member gets one vote regardless of how many positions they hold.
Who is a member of the El Paso County Central Committee?
The El Paso County Democratic Party Central Committee is made up of:
The El Paso County Democratic Party Chair, 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Secretary, and the Treasurer.
The Chair or designee of each of the following district committees which are wholly contained in El Paso County:
U.S. Congressional Districts
State House Districts
State Senate Districts
County Commissioner Districts
Precinct Organizers of all precincts in the county except Adoptive Precinct Organizers. An Adoptive Precinct Organizer is someone who does not reside in the precinct but is acting as Precinct Organizer until a resident of the precinct is found for the position.
The chair or designee of each county chapter of a state initiative or county-only initiative.
Elected County Executive Committee At-Large Members
Appointed County Executive Committee At-Large Members
Any Democratic elected officials residing within the county
Can Adoptive Precinct Organizers attend and vote at Reorganization?
Adoptive Precinct Organizers (Precinct Organizers who do not reside in the precinct they serve) are not Central Committee members (unless they hold another position on the Central Committee) and thus may NOT vote at Reorganization. Adoptive Precinct Organizers may attend since Reorganization meetings are open to the general public.
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. 2023 to Feb. 2025.
Are the positions paid?
No. All positions are volunteer at this time.
In which districts will there be an election in 2024?
El Paso County Districts with a seat up for election in 2024 are:
All State House Districts
State Senate Districts: 10 and 12
County Commissions Districts 2, 3 and 4
US Congressional District 5 Representative
What is the schedule for the County Reorganization District Breakout Meetings?
HD = State House District, SD = State Senate District, CC = County Commissioner District.
Mon. Feb. 6, 2023
HD 21, HD 22 @ 6:15 PM
CC 2, CC 3 @ 7:15 PM
Tues. Feb. 7, 2023
CC 1 @ 5:15 PM
HD 17, HD 20 @ 6:15 PM
SD 9, SD 11 @ 7:15 PM
Wed. Feb. 8, 2023
HD 14, HD 16 @ 6:15 PM
CC 4, CC 5 @ 7:15 PM
Thurs. Feb. 9, 2023
SD35 @ 5:15 PM
HD 15, HD 18 @ 6:15 PM
SD 10, SD 12 @ 7:15 PM
How does reorganization work for multi-county districts?
A multi-county district is any district made up of multiple counties or that contains portions of multiple counties. A single county district is any district fully contained within a county.
Single and multi-county districts differ in their Central Committee composition and in who runs their reorganization meetings.
The Central Committee composition is as follows:
Single-county: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer of the district; Chair and Vice Chair of the county; all Democratic elected officials living in the district and all (non-Adoptive) Precinct Organizers in the district.
Multi-county: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer of the district (and any other officers designated by that district); Chair and Vice Chair (and in some cases, Secretary) of each county within the district; and Bonus Members from each district in the county.
For each county within the district, the County Chair, Vice Chair, (and sometimes Secretary) are on the Central Committee ONLY IF they live in the district. If any of them do not live in the district, they may appoint a representative who does live in the district. The number of bonus members in the district depends upon the number of voters in the county's portion of the district who voted Democratic in the last major election and is determined by the Colorado Democratic Party.