This page contains information about East Bay Stonewall's endorsement process for candidates seeking public office. Please review this information carefully. If you have any questions, please contact the club:
What is the threshold for endorsement?
The threshold for endorsement is as follows: All ballot measures must receive at least 60% of the votes cast in order to receive the Club’s endorsement. Where only two candidates apply for the Club’s endorsement for a seat, a candidate must receive at least 60% of the votes cast in order to receive the Club’s endorsement. Where more than two candidates apply for the Club’s endorsement for a seat, a candidate must receive at least 50% plus one of the votes cast in order to receive the Club’s endorsement.
Who is eligible for endorsement?
Per the club’s bylaws, to be eligible for endorsement, a candidate must be a registered Democrat and must submit a completed endorsement questionnaire by the deadline of Friday, October 20th by 5pm PST. Per Board policy, a questionnaire is required only when there is more than one candidate in the election who is potentially eligible for endorsement. Please note that the Board has determined that only candidates who are eligible for endorsement by the Alameda County Democratic Party in this election cycle will be considered for endorsement by Stonewall.
Who is eligible to vote in the endorsement process?
Current Stonewall members in good standing will be given the opportunity to vote at the endorsement meeting. The voting will be taking place on our website platform Wild Apricot via the Member portal. Members will need login information to gain access. The link will be provided to members at the time of the endorsement meeting.
Can people still join the club to participate in the endorsement process?
A member in good standing must have paid yearly membership dues at least 7 days prior to the endorsement meeting. Those wishing to join the club may sign up for membership on our website to be eligible to vote in future meetings. If you believe you are already a member, you can verify your membership by logging in to the member portal here. Your email is your username. You can reset your password if you don't know it. If you have any questions as to whether you are an eligible voting member, please email, email@example.com.