2021 Assembly District Election Meeting

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2021 ADEM 


The California Democratic Party  Bylaws (Article VI) provide that an Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMS) be held in each of the 80 California Assembly Districts in January of each odd-numbered year to elect 7 “self-identified female” and 7 “other than self-identified female” to be Assembly District Delegates (ADDs) to represent the Assembly District they are registered in. These elections are open to all California Democrats.

Assembly District Delegates (ADD)  the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) are responsible for planning and attending informational meetings throughout the region and working with other DSCC delegates throughout California to represent their community.

AD Delegates are elected by voters (to participate in the ADEM you MUST be a registered Democrat in that Assembly District).

AD delegates vote within CA Democratic Party on behalf of the community they represent at CDP Regional Meetings, the California Democratic Party Convention, and those who are also elected to serve as an Executive Board member are responsible for voting and representing their community at the semi-annual E-Board meetings.

Role of Delegates
Together, CADEM Delegates vote and conduct Party business at the yearly State Convention and Executive Board meetings, including:

  • Election of CDP Officers: Chairman, two Vice-Chairs, Secretary and Controller (in odd-numbered years after presidential elections)
  • Election of 16-25 Regional Directors who function as liaisons between the California Democratic Party, County Central Committees, and Democratic Clubs in regions comprised of 3 to 5 Assembly Districts (in odd-numbered years)
  • Vote for the Endorsements of the California Democratic Party for partisan legislative and statewide offices in California
  • Vote for Positions on Ballot Propositions (as needed)
  • Establishment of the official California Democratic State Party Platform (in even-numbered years), and CDP Resolutions


    Apply to Run for 2021 ADEM

    *The deadline to apply is December 15, 2020

    Please click here to apply for ADD and if you wish to also run for the EBoard.


    A.) There is a $30 candidate fee.
    B.) If you wish to run for the EBoard position you must indicate on your application to run.
    C.) If payment is to be made with a credit card of a corporation or FPPC State Committee, or if you will be reimbursed by your employer or a FPPC State Committee, please do not fill out the payment processing page after registering. Email adem@cadem.org.

    Register to vote for the
    2021 ADEM Elections

    *The deadline to register for a vote by mail ballot is January 11, 2021

     If you are running as a candidate your application to run will also generate a vote my mail ballot.