NEW! CLICK HERE to read more about National Delegate Selection on June 11, 2016.
CLICK HERE to download the 2016 National Delegate Selectors – Democratic Party of Arkansas.
CLICK HERE to download State Committee Representatives by County.
CLICK HERE to download the Party Platform.
Delegate Selection Information
CLICK HERE to download the 2016 Delegate Selection Plan.
CLICK HERE to download the 2016 District-Level Caucus Delegate counts by county.
CLICK HERE to download the Rules of the Party.
Common Questions and Answers:
Q: How long am I on the State Committee?
A: All current members of the State Committee will serve their full term. New State Committee members will be elected by County Conventions on March 28, 2016. State Committee members elected on March 28, 2016 will take office at the State Convention in 2016 and serve for two years until Summer 2018.
Q: When will Executive Committee elections be held?
A: All current members of the Executive Committee will serve their full term. New Congressional District representatives to the Executive Committee will be elected in February 2017.
Q: When will DPA Officer elections be held?
A: All current officers will serve their full term. New officers will be elected starting in February 2017 for a two-year term. Per DNC Rules, National Committeewoman and National Committeeman will be elected in summer 2016. New officers will be elected in 2019 for a four-year term.
Q: What is the County Convention?
A: The County Convention elects representatives to the State Committee and confirms delegates to the State Convention. All Counties must have a County Convention.
Q: When does the County Convention happen?
A: March 28, 2016.
Q: When is the new DPA Vice-Chair elected?
A: Vice-Chairs will be confirmed at the March 2016 State Committee meeting to fill the position until the February 2017 election for the initial two year term. The new Vice-Chair will be elected with other officers in 2019 for the full four-year term.
Q: When is the State Convention and who will serve as delegates to that Convention?
A: The State Convention will occur during the summer of 2016 at a time to be determined; all county committee members are automatically delegates to the State Convention.
Q: What if I am an auxiliary leader or representative?
A: Auxiliary leadership and representatives will retain their positions through the end of their term. DPA staff will be in touch regarding the chartering process.
Q: When are new County Committee officers elected?
A: County Committees elect officers in January 2017.
Q: How do I suggest amendments to the DPA Rules?
A: The Rules Committee will consider all amendments. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org; or call the Party staff with your suggestions. The Rules Committee will make a report to the next State Committee meeting.
Below are the proposed amendments that the State Committee will consider at its next meeting on March 5, 2016.
CLICK HERE to download Rules Amendment Proposal, Section 2.02(c).
CLICK HERE to download Rules Amendment Proposal Section 2.04(d) 4.
CLICK HERE to download Rules Amendment Proposal, Section 2.04 and 4.05.
CLICK HERE to download Rules Amendment Proposal, Section 4.02 and 5.02.
CLICK HERE to download Rules Amendment Proposal, Section 7.03 and 7.06.