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Who can vote in this election?
If you are a registered Democrat (as of October 20, 2014*) with your voting address in the 78th Assembly District you are eligible to vote. If Toni Atkins is your Assemblymember you’re registered in the 78th. There’s a nice interactive map on Toni’s website  

You can check your registration address with the Registrar of Voters.

What’s it all about?
The Democratic State Party holds Assembly District Election Meetings every two years to elect delegates to the State Conventions. The delegates represent the interests of fellow Democrats from their Assembly District. All of our candidates are passionate about the 78th and together we have the skills and experience to represent the district.

Where is the election held?
The 78 ADEM is being head at:

1960 Quivira Way, Room E-1
San Diego, CA 92109

Landmarks: Mission Bay near the Hyatt Regency

When is the election?
Saturday January 10, 2015

How long does it take to vote?
It normally takes just a few minutes to look you up on the Voter Registration lists and for you to complete and post your ballot.

When are the results announced?
After the poll closes, shortly after 12pm, the votes are tallied and the winners announced.

Do I have to vote for all 12 candidates?
No. You could vote for just one or all 12. Obviously we’d like you to vote for all 12 of us, and we’re working together to promote the election and ourselves as the best candidates.

How many candidates are there?
There are 35 candidates. To learn about all of the candidates you can view their statements here.

How many will be elected for the district?
14 people (7 men / 7 women) will be elected to represent the 78th district as DSCC (Democratic State Central Committee) Delegates for both the 2015 and 2016 State Conventions.

How is the Assembly District Executive Board representative elected?
After the winners are announced, those Assembly District Delegates present elect one of them to be the Executive Board representative.

Who is convening the meeting, and how do I contact them?
Steve Rivera, phone (619) 952-3459, email

How can I download a flier?
Click here.

How does the California state party cover the costs of the election?
The  California state party asks for a $5 donation to help defer costs, but it’s not compulsory. No poll tax.

*Exception: The person turned 18 or was naturalized after the October 20, 2014 deadline, and is registered or registers onsite.


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