As a committee person, you are the face of the Democratic Party in your community. Voters will see you at the polls and come to view you as a resource for questions about canididates, issues, and voting. Being visible and accessible to voters is one of the biggest impacts you can make toward establishing a Democratic presence and building a Democratic community in your hometown.
A committee persion is an elected official of the democratic party. Each voting precinct can have up to two committee people, elected by the Democratic voters of that precinct once every four years, in the spring primary of a gubernatiorial election year. As such, you assist the county Democratic Party with the business of electing Democratic candidates at the local, county, state, and national level. You have a vote at your local monthly Democratic committee meetings, at annual county-wide endorsement conventions, and at the county-wide committee meeting and nominating convention held once every four years. (Business at the county level - MCDC - is conducted by the executive committee which meets once a month.)
To become a committee person, you must circulate a nominating petition and obtain at least 10 signatures of registered Democrats living in your precinct. Committee person elections occur in the Spring primary of each gubernatorial election year. If you are running for the first time, contact your Area Leader or MCDC to obtain a petition and list of registered Democrats.
You can also become a commmitee person by appointment, should a vacany occur.