Every town has a set number of election districts based on the number of registered Democrats. Some of the smaller towns have only one or two districts, such as Bovina and Masonville, while other towns, such as Sidney and Middletown, have several. Each election district in Delaware County has two committee member seats, with the exception of Davenport District 2, which has four committee seats. This number is computed based on the Democratic voter turnout in the last gubernatorial election.
Democratic Committee members are elected. The election process involves carrying petitions once every odd year, following the same process that candidates use to get on the ballot. The number of signatures required varies from election district to election district. Should there be more petitions submitted than there are committee seats, then the two candidates receiving the most votes in that election district would be the winners of the election.
In the interim between local election years, Town Chairs nominate interested Democrats to fill vacancies from their town on the County Committee and that such nominations are approved (or not) by vote of the County Committee.
County Democratic Committee Officers
Tom Schimmerling, Chair
Rosemarie Bryden, 1st Vice Chair
Joan Homovich, 2nd Vice Chair
Kathleen Hayek, Recording Secretary
David Truscott, Treasurer
Town Democratic Committees
We have 15 active town committees.