ADEMS Elections


The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMS) are held every two years (Saturday, January 12 or Sunday, January 13 and Saturday, January 26 or Sunday, January 27 of 2019) 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 as a Democrat in.  

AD Delegates to 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 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. 


Learn more about delegate selection

Why be a DSCC (Democratic State Central Committee) Delegate?

A DSCC delegate is the representative for their committee and specific district. Delegates attend the annual Democrats Convention, network with other Democrats, elect Party officers, promote the California Democratic Party agenda, endorse candidates for statewide, legislative and congressional office, and vote to endorse resolutions and ballot measures all doing so while representing their constituency.

Reorganization of the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) delegates begins at the end of 2018. The deadline for ALL DSCC delegates to be submitted to the CDP, for the 2019-21 term, is, Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 5:00 pm. Members of the DSCC (also known as “Delegates”) come from the following sources: 

Elected through California Democratic Party’s (58) County Committees 

Appointed by Democratic Party Elected Officials or the highest vote-getting Democrat if no Democrat was elected, based off the most recent election or

Elected through their Assembly District (ADDs). 

Additional DSCC Delegate positions come from, The DNC State party Delegates (CA DNC members, Current/ Past Officers Statewide Officers and Regional Directors, California Democratic Council, California Young Democrats, and Statewide Chartered Organizations (chair Only).