Voting for DSA At-Large Delegates to the 2019 National Convention ended 6/2.
Who are the elected delegates?
Click here for the list of elected delegates. For privacy and security reasons, delegates are identified by their first name, last initial, and state or country only.
There are 90 winners to this election, not 100 as previously noted on the website. Due to the low number of non-cis-men nominated to be an at-large delegate, the Convention Steering Committee reduced the total number of at-large delegates spots to 90 and capped the total number of spots for cis-men at 50. This was done to create as gender-balanced a delegation as possible. Elected delegates were notified by email on Friday, 6/7.
Who were the candidates?
How did voting work?
There were 100 open positions for at-large delegates. Voters were encouraged to read over the candidate bios and then to rank the candidates in order of preference. This was a Borda style election. In a Borda election, voters have the option to rank all of the candidates. Votes are weighted so that a voter’s top choice has the most weight and last choice has the least weight. Watch a short tutorial here. You can find more information on Borda elections here.
Who could vote in the At-Large Delegate election?
An At-Large DSA member is any member who does not belong to a chapter and who is current on their dues as of May 6th 2019 (or has made arrangements for the National Office to waive their dues). Based on DSA’s National Constitution and Bylaws, members of Organizing Committees are also considered At-Large Members of DSA.
How did members receive voting information?
If you receive DSA emails, your voting code was emailed to you on May 12. A reminder email was sent on May 30.
If you have opted out of DSA emails, or if we do not have a working email associated with your membership, your voting code was sent via paper mailing on May 12.
When were members able to vote in the DSA At-Large Delegate Election?
At-Large Members were be able to cast their votes between May 12th and June 2nd.
Who was eligible to run in the National DSA At-Large Delegate Election?
Any At-Large DSA member in good standing was eligible to run for a seat as an At-Large Delegate to the 2019 National Convention, that is any member who does not belong to a chapter and who is current on their dues (or has made arrangements for the National Office to waive their dues). Based on DSA’s National Constitution and Bylaws, members of Organizing Committees are considered At-Large Members of DSA and were eligible to run in the At-Large Delegate Election. Applications to get onto the ballot are closed. You can find more information on the nomination and elections process here.
How could members nominate themselves to run in the DSA At-Large Election?
To become a candidate in the At-Large Delegate election, members must have completed an At-Large Delegate Nominations Form. Members who wanted to run for a seat as an At-Large Delegate had between March 1st and May 10th to complete the At-Large Delegate Nominations Form. The nominations period closed May 10.
Who could vote in the At-Large Delegate Election?
Any At-Large Member of DSA in good standing (i.e. current on their dues or has had their dues waived) may vote in the At-Large Delegate Election. Members of Organizing Committees may also vote in the At-Large Delegate Election.
How was the At-Large Delegate Election vote conducted?
The At-Large Delegate Election was held primarily online. On May 13th, the National Office released a packet including information on all of the candidates and a link for voting online using OpaVote.com. Any At-Large Members of DSA who did not have an email address listed on file with DSA received a postcard with their voting code via the mail.
When was the DSA At-Large Delegate Election held?
At-Large Members were able to cast their votes between May 12th and June 2nd.