Dear County Chairs,
I hope this finds you safe and healthy. PLEASE do everything you can to follow social distancing guidelines and the recommendations of the State Health Director.
Several of you have asked about what will happen to county reorganization meetings and county parties with the postponement of the March 17th Primary Election. Here is what we know as of this minute:
PLEASE NOTE: All current party officers and current members of county central and executive committees ARE still in place.
Until the General Assembly and/or the Supreme Court acts to extend the primary and/or sets another date for the primary election, your current committee(s) stays in place.
When the General Assembly and/or the Supreme Court does set another date, ODP will send out another memo with detailed instructions on what will need to be done and dates by which it will need to be done.
HOWEVER, even if/when a new election date is set, and the primary election is finally certified, if the Governor’s order prohibiting all meetings of more than 10 individuals is still in place, the timeline for reorganization meetings will continue to be extended until such time that the order is lifted by the State Health Director. ODP does NOT want any county party to hold a reorganization meeting (or any party meeting) while the prohibition of meetings is still in place.
Secretary, Ohio Democratic Party
Hamilton County Democratic Party will provide more instruction on these matters as they become more clear following certification of the 2020 Primary election and direction from the Ohio Democratic Party on the appropriate timeline and plan to proceed with HCDP reorganization meeting.