2021 Assembly District Election Meeting

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RECORD BREAKING 169,743 Registered ADEM Voters

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


    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 by mail ballot.

    Do not fill out this application if you intend to apply to run as a candidate. This will delay the processing of your candidate application.

    The 2021 ADEM time period to request a ballot has close. All ballots will be mailed between now and January 18, 2021. All ADEM ballots must be postmarked by Wednesday, January 27th and received at the P.O. Box in LA or Sacramento by January 30th. Ballots postmarked or received after these dates will not be counted. Any ballots arriving after that date will not be counted. If you have additional questions, please email adem@cadem.org.