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Extra...Extra...Precinct Reorganization Special

posted Feb 5, 2018, 6:16 PM by Ocdp Web   [ updated Feb 5, 2018, 6:17 PM ]
We came....We saw...We started a Blue Tsunami!

About 135 people crowded into the Gignilliat Community Center in Seneca on Saturday morning, January 27, for the Oconee County Democratic Party Precinct Reorganization meeting. Attendees consisted of long-standing members of the Democratic party, along with many new faces and everyone in between! Ages ranged from 10-94. What a diverse group! 

To comply with state election laws, all political parties must hold open meetings by March 31 of every general election year. The precinct groups meet to elect officers and to choose delegates to the County Convention (Tuesday, March 6). Oconee County has 31 precincts; 20 were represented at the meeting. The precinct officers, together with the county executive committee members, are the backbone of the party and are key to registering voters and encouraging voters to go to the polls on election day. 

In addition to electing officers and delegates, each precinct was encouraged to draft resolutions expressing local concerns that will be debated and voted on at the County Convention. Our precincts submitted 44 resolutions, a record number! These resolutions will be sorted and compiled and submitted to the Oconee County Convention on Tuesday, March 6. Those that are passed will be sent to the State Convention in April and then on to the National Convention. The tremendous energy and excitement in the room make us all truly believe a Blue Tsunami will hit in November! 

Several candidates for local office addressed the group. Mary Geren is running against Jeff Duncan in Congressional District #3, and WC Honeycutt, is running in the Seneca municipal election on March 13. Those who live in the Seneca city limits need to vote on March 13.

A lot of energy flowed through the room. Everyone left encouraged and excited by the prospect of the year ahead, not only in Oconee County and Congressional District 3, but across the state where more Democrats will be on the ballots. We encourage you to join in the Blue Tsunami of 2018.

Would you like to see more picture from the precinct meeting?

View them on our facebook page: Precinct Pictures