The Convention

When: Saturday, September 19, 2015.

Where: MassMutual Center, 1277 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103.

More news about the convention will be posted in the coming months.

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Information from 2014 Convention:

The final rules for the convention are available to download and are subject to change by the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee.

RULES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 2015 ACTION AGENDA CONVENTION

RULES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS 2015 ACTION AGENDA CONVENTION

 

CHAIRPERSON

The Chairperson of the Democratic State Committee shall call the Convention to order and preside until he/she appoints a Convention Chair. The Chairperson of the Democratic State Committee shall appoint a Chairperson of the Convention, a Vice-Chairperson of the opposite sex, a Parliamentarian, three (3) Assistant Parliamentarians, a Credentials Committee, a Sergeant-at-Arms, Assistant Sergeants-at-Arms, a Head Teller, Tellers, Assistant Tellers, Pages, and a Convention Secretary who shall oversee that an official record of the Convention be kept, and additional assistants, as the Chair of the Democratic State Committee may deem necessary, none of whom need be Delegates.

 

I. ORDER OF BUSINESS

A. The order of business will include:

1. Call to order/Declaration of a Quorum by the Chair

2. Invocation

3. National Anthem

4. Action Agenda

5. Consideration of any Charter Amendments

6. Other Business determined essential by the Chairperson of the Democratic State Committee

 

B. The order of business for the Massachusetts Democratic Convention shall be as provided in these Rules. The Chairperson of the Convention may interrupt the order of business provided for in these Rules for remarks appropriate to the business of the Convention.

 

C. The Chairperson of the Democratic State Committee shall appoint a Charter Amendments Committee. Only those proposed amendments reported favorably by the Charter Amendments Committee shall be presented to the convention, except that proposed amendments, which had been previously submitted to the Charter Amendments Committee and not recommended by the Charter Amendments Committee, but which are accompanied by the signatures of five hundred (500) certified Delegates, identified by name and Senate District, … Read More

METHOD OF SELECTING DELEGATES TO THE 2015 MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION

 METHOD OF SELECTING DELEGATES TO THE 2015 MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION

 

  • The Massachusetts Democratic State Committee shall convene local caucuses in each ward and town for the purpose of electing the apportioned number of Delegates and Alternates to the Convention, except that, in the case of cities, a waiver may be granted prior to May 2nd, 2015, by the Democratic State Committee Chair or designee for a ward or several wards to hold the caucus outside the ward but within the city and provided that the chairpersons of all wards seeking to caucus at the same site must sign a waiver request.  Said waivers shall be granted except in unusual circumstances where failure to grant such a waiver will increase the opportunity for participation by registered Democrats.  Should several wards in a city meet in one location, they must caucus separately by ward for the election of Delegates and Alternates.
  • One Delegate shall be allocated to each ward or town and the remainder on the basis of a formula giving equal weight to Democratic Party registration in accordance with the Charter and to the average vote for Democratic candidates in the last general elections for the offices of Governor and President; provided that the total number of Delegates elected shall be no more than those elected in 2006.  Provided however that town and ward committee Chairs shall be ex-officio delegates who shall also be included in the total number of delegates allocated for the caucus. However, for towns where only 1 delegate is to be elected at a caucus, the Chair should not be counted.  The percentage of persons chosen as Affirmative … Read More