State Senator Nikema Williams, and Chair of the Democratic Party of the Georgia, visited Valdosta and spoke at the monthly Lowndes County Democratic Party meeting on October 7, 2019. She mobilized Democrats to not only work on the state level but also on the local level to support candidates who have Democratic interests at heart.
On Saturday, August 25, 2018, the Democratic Party of Georgia will be hosting the 2018 State Convention in Atlanta. This is the Party’s opportunity to showcase candidates and do other important things like adopt the platform via delegate vote.
LCDP will need to elect delegates to represent Lowndes County at the convention. This will be done at the regular business meeting on August 6th, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the Dexter Sharper Center on Bemiss Road. The ONLY requirement to qualify as a delegate is that one must be a registered voter and resident of Lowndes County, GA. You do not need to be a Post Seat Holder to run for these positions. All candidates will need to sign an affidavit that reads:
I am a resident and registered voter in Lowndes County, GA. I hereby make application to be an elected delegate and/or an elector of a delegate to the Democratic Party of Georgia State Convention. I believe in the goals of the Democratic Party of Georgia, am not a member of any other political party or body (as defined in the Georgia Election Code), and am not affiliated with any political group whose ideal, goals, and methods are incompatible with that of the Democratic Party of Georgia (as identified by the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia)
There are 6 open delegate seats and 3 alternate seats that will be open during this election. We will elect those seats in two different phases. During the first phase, only Post Seat Holders will be able to vote and will elect three delegates and two alternates. During the second phase, everyone at the meeting will be able to vote and will elect three delegates and one alternate.
Each delegate will be responsible for all expenses related to attending the convention, including transportation, parking, meals, and overnight (if so chosen).
Even if you are not interested in being a delegate and attending the state convention, please attend the meeting so that you can participate in the selection of those who will represent Lowndes on that day.
General Primary & Runoff – 2016
The General Primary and all NON-partisan races are decided in a May election, with a July runoff (if necessary).
You do not need to register with a party to vote, you must simply be a registered voter and can choose your desired ballot on the day you vote.
To vote in this election, you must be registered by April 26, 2016.
You can check your voter registration at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do
|Tues, Apr 26||Deadline to register to vote in the General Primary & Runoff and Nonpartisan General Election & Runoff|
|Mon, May 2 – Fri, May 20||Advanced Voting for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election|
|Sat, May 7||Advanced Voting for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election|
|Sat, May 14||Advanced Voting for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election|
|Sun, May 15||Advanced Voting for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election|
|Tues, May 24||Voting in Precincts for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election|
|Tues, July 5 – Fri, Jul 22||Advanced Voting for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election Runoff|
|Tues, Jul 26||Voting in Precincts for General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election Runoff|
For a complete list of important election dates for 2016 please visit: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/2016_election_dates
From the Democratic Party of Georgia:
The Voter Protection Committee of the DPG has hashed out a smart and modern
plan to monitor and document any issues that might arise at the polls for
the PPP. Many thanks to Penney Allen and David Dreyer for their hard work
If any Georgia voters have any questions about their polling location, they
1) Use the hashtag #gavote411. We have volunteers monitoring social
2) Call the office at 678-278-2016. We have a team standing by to
answer the phones and direct folks in the right direction.
3) Use our nifty polling place locator.
4) Keep an eye out for shareable graphics throughout the day.
The same goes for any problems at the polls. Call us at 678-278-2016 or use
the hashtag #gavote911 on Twitter. Again, we’ll have folks monitoring these
issues to respond and document.
For Spanish speaking voters, there’s a new Android app that might be
“Yo Voto” is an initiative of POL-IT and Georgia Tech to promote citizen
participation and observation during Georgia’s Presidential Primary on
“Yo Voto” is a tool for citizens committed to both transparency in the
electoral process and strengthening democracy.
Polls are open 7am-7pm on March 1, 2016. Exercise your right to vote.