Midnight tonight is the deadline to request a ballot in California’s Democratic Party delegate election

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

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 ademelections.com 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 covr.sos.ca.gov; you’ll then need to screenshot your new registration from voterstatus.sos.ca.gov and email the screenshot to adem@cadem.org tonight.

I’m also running! If you live in Assembly District 44, which runs from Thousand Oaks to Oxnard, you’ll be able to vote for me when you get your ballot. You can learn more about my pro-environment anti-poverty campaign at maxforadem.com. The race is extra important here in Ventura County, as ADEM delegates also sit on the Democratic Central Committee, which controls endorsements and platforms at the county level.

Because few people know about this election, your vote matters. In my district in 2019, only 19 votes separated winners from losers.

Thanks for making your voice heard — let’s make the Democratic Party more democratic!

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

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