About the Democratic Party Organization

From National to State to Local. What Candidates, Members, and Activists should know.


Overview

The Democratic Party of the United States is a three-tiered organization comprised of National, State and County level Committees. At the National level, there is The Democratic National Committee, (DNC). At the State level, there are Committees in 50 states and Guam, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa. At the local level, there are thousands of County Democratic Committees throughout the US.

Collectively, the Democratic Party works to elect Local, State, and Federal Democrats and to maintain an organizational structure to conduct the business of the Party. Individual committees are managed by Executive Officers who are elected by Voting Members. To better understand the organizational structure, download our Organization and Operations chart (PDF).

At every level, the Democratic Party is comprised almost entirely of volunteers who rely primarily on financial donations to fund Party work. The Democratic Party is the oldest political party in the United States and among the oldest in the world. It exists as a matter of law and is responsible for qualification and nomination of Democratic Candidates.


Democratic National Committee

The Democratic National Committee (DNC), plans the Party’s quadrennial presidential nominating convention; promotes the election of Party candidates with technical and financial support and voter mobilization; and works with State and Local Party organizations, elected officials, candidates and affiliate groups to respond to the needs and views of the Democratic electorate. DNC Voting Members are elected by State Democratic Committees.

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Democratic Party of Georgia

The Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG), is the official Democratic Party organization of the state of Georgia. Georgia Democrats are a diverse group with over 300 elected State Committee Members (Voting Members) and more than 4,000 core stakeholders statewide. These include: Democratic Elected Officials; State Committee Members; County Committee Members; advisory caucuses; affiliate groups; grassroots activists and of course, our valued donors.

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County Democratic Committees

County Democratic Committees are the primary point of contact between the Democratic Electorate and the Democratic Party and are often the entry point for Democratic activists and candidates. County Committees in Georgia are chartered as volunteer resources are available. Currently the Party is rebuilding its county committee network, particularly in counties with small populations, to ensure that Democrats in every area of the state have a voice in the electoral process.

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