Endorsement Process Guide and Documents

The Los Angeles County Democratic Party issues endorsements in local and municipal candidate races and takes positions on statewide and local ballot measures. Endorsements issued by the LACDP in local and municipal races become the official endorsements of the California Democratic Party.

Federal and State Offices: For information regarding Democratic Party endorsements in federal and state candidate races, please visit the California Democratic Party Endorsements Webpage.

County Offices and Judicial Offices: The LACDP Candidate Interview Committee conducts the endorsement process for Los Angeles County offices, Los Angeles City offices, Los Angeles Unified School District offices, Los Angeles Community College District offices, and any local offices that overlap more than five (5) Assembly Districts after the candidate filing deadline. Likewise, the LACDP Judicial Interview Committee conducts the endorsement process for judicial offices after the candidate filing deadline.

Local and Municipal Offices: The LACDP Assembly District (AD) Delegations conduct the endorsement process for local and municipal offices.

Ballot Measures: The LACDP Ballot Measure Committee conducts the endorsement process for statewide, countywide, and local ballot measures.

If you have any questions regarding the endorsement process or the endorsement-related documents, please contact the Political Department at endorsements@lacdp.org or 213.382.1211.

ENDORSEMENT RECOMMENDATION PROCESS GUIDEBOOK
Guide to the Endorsement Recommendation Process (As of January 2016)

BYLAWS AND RULES
Los Angeles County Democratic Party Bylaws Excerpt on Endorsement (As of July 2015)
California Democratic Party Bylaws Excerpt on General Policies
Six Basic Elements
Philosophy Behind the Rules – LACDP Bylaws

FORMS FOR CANDIDATES
Application for Consideration of Endorsement and Candidate Questionnaire (PDF | MS Word)
Supplemental Questionnaire for Candidate Interview Committee Races (PDF | MS Word)
California Democratic Party Platform Preamble (Accompanying Document with Application) (PDF)

FORMS AND SAMPLES
Meeting Location Planning Form (PDF | MS Word)
Sample Letter to Candidates for Consideration of Endorsement (PDF | MS Word)
Sample Notice to Members for Endorsement Recommendation Interviews (PDF | MS Word)
List of Candidates Served (PDF | MS Word)
List of Members Served (PDF | MS Word)
Application for Consideration of Endorsement and Candidate Questionnaire (PDF | MS Word)
Supplemental Questionnaire for Candidate Interview Committee Races (PDF | MS Word)
California Democratic Party Platform Preamble (Accompanying Document with Application) (PDF)
Endorsement Recommendation Meeting Candidate Sign-In Sheet (PDF | MS Word)
Endorsement Recommendation Meeting Member Sign-In Sheet (PDF | MS Word)
Endorsement Recommendation Meeting Guest/Speaker Sign-In Sheet (PDF | MS Word)
Recommendation Ballot Template (PDF | MS Word)
Meeting Process Information Form (PDF | MS Word)
Reimbursement Request Form (PDF | MS Word)
Meeting Report on Endorsement Recommendation – Template (PDF | MS Word)
Meeting Wrap-Up Final Checklist (PDF | MS Word)

CALENDAR OF SCHEDULED ELECTIONS
2017 Spring Scheduled Elections with Assembly District Information (As of 12/13/2016)
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Election Calendar

CONTACTS
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Website
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder & Los Angeles County Area City Clerks Contact Information

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