District and State Conventions

The Oklahoma Democratic Party holds two state-wide conventions. The Congressional Districts Conventions and the State Convention.

Third Congressional District Convention (CD3) is the gathering of the 33 counties that comprise the Oklahoma’s third US Congressional district. Our district is one of the largest by land area in the country and brings together the northern Oklahoma, western Oklahoma, and the Panhandle.

Who can participate in CD3?
Anyone can attend CD3. However, only county officers and delegates from OK’s Third US Congressional District are allowed to vote. Non-voting attendees must sit in a designated area.

What happens during CD3?
Three primary activities occur during CD3.

  • Election of District officers. These officers, a Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary, along with two Affirmative Action representatives, represent the Third District during state-level Central Committee Meeting. They organize and communicate between county parties to support and grow county parties across the district as well as recruit and support candidates for US Congress.
  • Determination of District Resolutions and Proposals for ODP Constitutional changes. The various counties bring forth their county resolutions and the collaborate in crafting a single list of resolutions to bring forth to the state convention.
  • Hear the reports of the District Officers. Each district level officer gives a report on the state district pertaining to their area.

What should I bring to CD3?
A form of identification (state id or driver’s license). If you are a proxy, you need to bring your completed proxy form.

Who can be a district officer?
Any Democrat registered to vote within the Third Congressional District may be elected as a district officer. If you are a delegate or a county officer, you must resign that position in order to hold this office.

Under the constitution of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, the chair and vice-chair must be of opposite genders. For example, If you elect a woman as chair, then the vice-chair cannot also be a woman. The secretary may be of any gender.

Oklahoma Democratic Party (ODP) State Convention is the gathering of the Democratic parties across Oklahoma’s 77 counties. This convention is where we work together to establish our ideals and values as a party. This is also where we elect our leadership.

Who can participate in the State Convention?
Anyone can attend State Convention. However, only county officers and delegates (and their alternates) are allowed to vote. Non-voting attendees must sit in a designated area.

What happens during State Convention?
Three primary activities occur during CD3.

  • Election of State officers that form the ODP Central Committee. These officers, a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer, along with four Affirmative Action representatives, form ODP’s Central Committee alongside the officers and affirmative action representatives from each of the five Congressional districts. They organize and communicate between county parties to support and grow the Democratic Party across the State and nation. They also recruit and support candidates for state-level and federal offices.
  • Determination of the ODP Resolution and Amend the ODP Constitution.
    Together, we work to formulate a list of resolutions that we affirm and support as a party. This is also when we vote on amendments to the ODP Constitution and recommendations for the ODP Bylaws.
  • Hear the reports of the State Officers. Each state-level officer gives a report on the state district pertaining to their area.

What should I bring to State Convention?
A form of identification (state id or driver’s license). If you are a proxy, you need to bring your completed proxy form.

Who can be a state officer?
Any Democrat registered to vote within Oklahoma may be elected as a state officer. If you are a delegate or a county officer, you must resign that position in order to hold this office.

Under the constitution of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, the chair and vice-chair must be of different genders. For example, If you elect a woman as chair, then the vice-chair cannot also be a woman. The secretary may be of any gender.