1. How do I become a Democrat?
It's easy! Whether you are registering to vote, or if you are already registered, all you have to do is fill out the Party Declaration Form and mail it to your County Commissioner of Registration.
2. How do I run for office?
First things first, call your Democratic County Chair. Your County Chair will be able to help you with all of the forms you'll need to fill out, assist you in getting your petitions signed to get you on the ballot, and will also have a good understanding of the political landscape, and will help you navigate it.
3. County Chairs, State Committee, County Committee, who are all of these people?
The Democratic Party of New Jersey is structured into a committee form. The State Committee is comprised of a State Chair and Vice Chair, as well as an Executive Board of the State Committee. In addition to this Board, the Democratic State Committee are elected party members representing each of our 21 counties. These party officers are elected every 2 years in the primary election.
Your local County Committee is a similar form, made up of a County Chair and Vice Chair, a Municipal Chair and Vice Chair for each town in your county, and two County Committee members from each election district (precinct) in each town.
Each of these positions, by law, must be equally distributed according to gender, so if your Chairman is male, your Vice Chairwoman is female, and vice versa.