Chapter Delegate Elections

When did Chapter Delegate Elections begin and end?

Chapter Delegate Elections began Tuesday, April 4, 2023 and ended Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

When did chapters have to submit the results of their Delegate Elections?

Chapters were required to submit the results of their Delegate Elections to the National Office no later than Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 11:59 pm PT. Chapter leaders received a template and a form for submitting their election results via email on March 31, 2023.

Who was eligible to run in Chapter Delegate Elections?

Any member in good standing of a chapter was eligible to run for Delegate and vote in their chapter’s Delegate Election. Delegates must be a member in good standing through the end of Convention (August 6, 2023) in order to be seated at Convention.

What voting method did chapters have to use for Delegate Elections?

All chapters decided their own voting method for Delegate Elections. Delegate elections were required to be conducted by secret ballot. Chapter could use this voting guide, created by the Convention Voting & Elections Committee, which explains a few voting methods their chapter could consider.

How many Delegates and Alternates did my chapter get?

Chapter leaders received an apportionment email on March 17, 2023 from National DSA, indicating the number of Delegates and Alternates their chapter can elect to represent them at the 2023 Convention.

What if I am not a member of a chapter or currently considered At-Large?

Members who are At-Large who want to run for Delegate were able to use the At-Large Delegate Nomination Form. The At-Large Delegate Election is now closed. More information about the At-Large Delegate Election can be found here.

For guidance on planning your chapter’s delegate elections, recommendations and considerations for democracy, and other resources, check out the Chapter Delegate Election Guide.

Questions or concerns regarding your chapter delegate elections? Please email [email protected].