California Democrats can request a ballot for the Assembly District Election Meeting at

Have you ever wondered how the California Democratic Party decides which candidates to endorse? Wonder no more! You have a chance to to vote for the people who make those decisions, and who also decide on party platforms and rules.

The Assembly District Election Meeting, or ADEM, elects 14 delegates in each of California’s 80 Assembly districts. Those delegates serve two-year terms, during which they control platforms, endorsements, and rules at annual Democratic Party conventions.

To vote in ADEMs, you need to request a ballot at by 11:59PM tonight (Monday, January 11). To request a ballot, you must be a registered Democrat in California. If you want to become a registered Democrat, you can update your registration at; you’ll then need to screenshot your new registration from and email the screenshot to


Max Ghenis

Economist. Founder and president of the UBI Center. Studied at MIT and UC Berkeley. YIMBY. Former Google data scientist.

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