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.
For information regarding Democratic Party endorsements in federal and state candidate races, please visit the California Democratic Party website.
If you have any questions regarding the endorsement process or the endorsement-related documents, please contact Clark Lee, Political Director, at email@example.com or 213.382.1211.
Click on each link below to download the appropriate document.
ENDORSEMENT RECOMMENDATION PROCESS GUIDEBOOK
BYLAWS AND RULES
Los Angeles County Democratic Party Bylaws Excerpt (Article XI. Candidate Endorsement) (As of 4/10/12)
California Democratic Party Bylaws Excerpt on General Policies
Six Basic Elements
California Democratic Party Platform Preamble (2012)
Philosophy Behind the Rules – LACDP Bylaws
FORMS AND SAMPLES
Meeting Location Planning Form
Sample Letter to Candidates for Consideration of Endorsement
Sample Notice to Members for Endorsement Recommendation Interviews
Proof of Service
Proof of Service List – Candidates Served
Proof of Service List – Members Served
Application for Consideration of Endorsement and Candidate Questionnaire / MS Word Version
Candidate Questionnaire Supplement for 2013 (City of LA, LAUSD & LACCD Races Only)
Endorsement Recommendation Meeting Candidate Sign-In Sheet
Endorsement Recommendation Meeting Member Sign-In Sheet
Recommendation Ballot Template
Decision Notification Form
Administrative Fee Submission Form
Reimbursement Request Form
Document Submission Form
CALENDAR OF SCHEDULED ELECTIONS
2012 Fall Scheduled Elections with Assembly District Information (As of 9/2012 – New Assembly District Lines)
2013 Spring Scheduled Elections with Assembly District Information (As of 12/2012)
Scheduled Elections from Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (Link to Webpage for Most Updated Election Calendar)