The Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) is the governing body of the Democratic Party in Duval County. The voting members of the DEC are primarily the Elected Members, also known as the committeemen and committeewomen from each precinct. These members are required to attend our meetings held every month.
We currently have plenty of openings for new members to be voted in by the existing body. Please see the expectations below.
CLICK HERE to access the official DEC membership request form, and our Credentials Co-Chairs will review your information.
Precinct Committee Persons (PCP) serve many roles in the Democratic Party, the most important being the main problem communication source between the DCDEC and current and future Democrats in their precinct. PCPs are charged with connecting the people in the precinct to the Democratic Party.
Per our bylaws, the responsibilities of the Elected members of the DEC are as follows:
3.1.1 Definition: Pursuant to Article V, Section 1.1.1 of the Florida Bylaws, elected members shall be defined as those persons elected pursuant to Florida Bylaws Article V, Section 1.1.4 and those elected by the DCDEC to fill vacancies in precincts or districts. Once a person is elected in a precinct or district, even if that person should move out of that precinct or district and be appointed at-large or to fill a vacancy in the precinct or district into which he or she moved, for the purpose of eligibility to seek office, such person shall be classified as an elected member for the duration of that term. If a vacancy does not exist in the precinct or district where the member moves, a special at-large status shall be created for that member not to be counted against the total number of appointed members available to that county.
3.1.2 Method of Appointment: A prospective member may file an application for membership with the Credentials Committee at their first membership meeting. The Credentials Committee shall interview the applicant and make a recommendation to the Central Committee within sixty (60) calendar days. Authority to appoint the member shall be vested in the Central Committee, subject to confirmation by majority vote of the COUNTY COMMITTEE membership present and voting at the next scheduled DEC meeting.
3.1.3 Term of Office: Elected members of the DCDEC shall take office on the first day of the month following each presidential general election and shall serve for a term of four (4) years.