Join Our Committee
Democratic Committees across the Commonwealth reorganize every 2 years. We are reorganizing for the 2020-2021 term. Only those Democrats wanting to be a Precinct Captain file now. Get filing info HERE.
Joining the Norfolk City Democratic Committee involves filling out a membership application, paying yearly dues (dues can be waived due to financial hardship, and being voted on by the membership.
Positions available include:
Precinct Captain: The primary duty of each precinct captain is to ensure that there are poll workers distributing the Democratic campaign material on Election Day. Precinct captains should also, in cooperation with Democratic nominees, organize the precinct so as to maximize the Democratic vote. Each precinct committee member shall also communicate at least once with newly registered voters in the precinct.
Assistant Precinct Captain: It shall be the duty of every assistant precinct captain, in cooperation with Democratic nominees, to assist the Precinct Captain in organizing the precinct represented so as to maximize the Democratic vote therein. Each Assistant Precinct Captain shall assist the Precinct Captain in communicating with newly registered voters in the precinct.
At-large Member: At-large members are elected city-wide. They are expected to assist the precinct captains in that district and provide support for the Committee’s other operations.
Associate Member: Associate members may include those who are registered to vote in other jurisdictions, but reside, work or attend school in Norfolk and those who reside in Norfolk, but are not eligible to vote due to age. Associate members do not have voting privileges. Associate members are expected to assist the Precinct Committee member for their precinct and to provide support to the Committee’s other operations. Associate members are not required to attend meetings.
Ex officio Member: Norfolk voters who hold automatic membership by virtue of their office include: 1) Democratic elected officials; 2) members of the Norfolk Electoral Board; 3) members of the Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Virginia; 4) presidents of Young Democrats groups affiliated with the Virginia Young Democrats; 5) local chairs or presidents of Democratic affiliate organizations recognized by the Democratic Party of Virginia; 6) the immediate past Chair of the NCDC.
Executive Committee Member: Includes 1) NCDC officers; 2) chairs of NCDC standing and ad hoc committees.
Once your application is received it will be reviewed by the Membership Committee. After approval by the Membership Committee, the application is forwarded to the full Committee.