The following countywide and judicial offices will be on the 2021 ballot and have candidate info on this site:
• Chesco Court of Common Pleas (2 open seats; see candidates here)
• County Row Offices (4 of 9 seats; see candidates here)
These other seats will be up for election in 2021 (see relevant zones’ web sites and/or social media for candidate info; contact the zone leader through that page if you don’t find what you need). We also give links to a few zones’ candidates pages here.
• School Board Directors (1/2 of seats on each board; see all 14 districts partly or wholly in Chesco here)
• Municipal Supervisor or Mayor and Borough Council (1/2 or 1/3 of seats)
• Some other local officials such as Township Auditors, Tax Collectors, Judges of Elections, and Constables.
If you wish to receive a list of specific non-countywide seats open and current office-holders in your districts, contact your local Dem zone leadership.
How does the process of running for office work?
If you’d like to fill out a form to request CCDC training and support, see here.
• Consult others, decide if you would like to run and for which office, start to gather support, set up social media.
• Form an advisory team.
• Start gathering signatures to get your name on the ballot (but not before the first permitted day, usually in mid-February).
• Ask for CCDC endorsement at the Nomination Convention, usually in February. Winning that endorsement is useful, but CCDC helps all candidates to get their names before the public.
• If CCDC does not make an endorsement for that office, then you can ask zone committees for endorsement.
• The winners of the primary election in May (April in presidential years) become the party’s candidates for the general election.
• Then come six months of campaigning to win in November. Of course, our candidates get lots of support from the party and the grassroots.