Idaho Democratic Party

The party is reorganized every even-numbered year. 

 

Voters elect convention delegates at a caucus in April and precinct captains at the primary in May 

Precinct captains serve on both their county and their district central committees.  

County committees elect three representatives to the State Central Committee. District committees elect one.  

Those attending the caucus must sign pledges stating they are Democrats. They elect 29 delegates and 20 alternates to the State Convention in June.  

Members of the State Central Committee work with the chair to decide activities and budgets for the state party.    

At the state convention delegates write the party platform and elect state officers and members of the National Central Committee.  

Becoming a precinct captain

If you are not satisfied with the one-party government in Idaho, you should consider becoming a precinct captain.

Precincts are a geographic unit of voters.  Their captains make up the central committees of each county and of each district and plan activities and assist campaigns.  Captains will be elected this May. One must file with the County Elections office between Feb 28 and May 1 to get on the ballot.  

If there is a vacancy between elections, district or county chairs may appoint someone with the approval of the central committee. 

Precinct captains are expected to:

  • Be a member of team working to get Democrats elected

  • Attend legislative district and/or county central committee meetings. (The Canyon County meeting is at 7 pm the 4th Tuesday of most months.)

  • Elect county and legislative district leadership during the re-organization meeting in May

  • Contact the people in your neighborhood at least once a year.

  • Volunteer prior to Election Day for the Get Out The Vote effort

For more information, email canyoncountydems@gmail.com.