Are you a sad and lonely Democrat of Shelby County? Are you tired of all your Republican friends making jokes about your chosen party? It’s time to take charge and make a change. You can do it. Here’s how:

  1. Register to vote.

  2. Figure out what precinct and house (state representative) district you live in.

  3. Take a look at the party by-laws and the 2015 rules or just read this post.

  4. Look and see how many delegates your precinct gets to elect.

  5. Decide who you’d like to be your precinct delegate. Maybe it’s you! Each precinct must have an equal male/female ratio when possible.

  6. Because the precinct delegates elect the Executive Committee, anyone interested in being on the EC should be a delegate, and the best way to insure your candidate gets on the EC is to have the most precinct delegates in your house district on your side. Politics baby!

  7. Show up to the Ward and Precinct Delegate Selection Caucus Meeting at First Baptist Church on Saturday, March 14, 2015 by 10:30 a.m.

  8. Bring your friends and neighbors to support the delegate(s) of your choice and vote (turnout is usually low, so if you gather more than half a dozen supporters your delegate(s) will probably win, though some precincts and house districts are more competitive than others).

  9. The precinct delegates then show up to the Convention to Select Executive Committee Members and Chair at First Baptist on March 28 by 11:00 a.m.

  10. Shelby County has 14 house districts and each district gets at least two representatives on the Executive Committee. Because turnout for the last gubernatorial election was low, there will likely be around 30 members elected to the EC (versus more than 70 in the last cycle — Obama turnout was high).

  11. The delegates from each house district pick their representatives for the Executive Committee.

  12. Then the Executive Committee picks the chair. Boom goes the dynamite.


There is hope, sad Obama.