Your Wake County Democratic Party
What is WCDP?
The Wake County Democratic Party is a volunteer-run organization with the goal of electing Democrats who share our values. We fight to ensure Wake County residents and all North Carolinians have a fair shot at a good life, regardless of their background, where they came from, what they’re worth, or who they love.
WCDP Organization & Communication Chart
Wake County Democrats believe EVERY person has inherent value, is worthy of the right to thrive, and deserves a voice in all levels of government. We empower people to organize in their local communities. We fight for voters’ rights to participate and choose their elected officials. We stand for accessible healthcare and bodily autonomy. We value high-quality public education. Wake County Democrats condemn and defy hate or discrimination against marginalized people in any form.
What We Do
- We help communities organize and build power to advocate for their needs.
- We help our neighbors get to the polls by providing accurate and timely information about elections and candidates.
- We advocate for candidates and policies that align with our values and serve the needs of ALL Wake County residents.
WCDP is led by the Executive Council, which includes the Chair, four Vice Chairs, four Regional Vice Chairs, the Secretary, Treasurer, and Executive Director. The Executive Council is elected at the county convention and serves 2-year terms. We also have a number of committees to support our work.
Read more about the Executive Council and our Committees.
Precincts and Areas
The precinct is your neighborhood and the smallest unit of organization in the Democratic Party. Wake County has 208 precincts in 23 areas. There are four Regional Vice Chairs who serve on the executive committee: Apex, Cary/Morrisville, Raleigh, and Wake.
North Carolina Democratic Party
WCDP is part of the North Carolina Democratic Party, so we send representatives to the State Executive Committee and State Convention. We also coordinate with the organizations representing Congressional Districts 2 and 13.
County Executive Committee
The County Executive Committee (CEC) sets policies for the county. It is a very large meeting in Wake County because it includes the officers of the county party, the chair and vice chair of each precinct, representatives of affiliated organizations, officers of the state and district executive committees, and every elected Democrat who resides in the county. The CEC meets three times a year.
The County Convention is held once a year to elect officers for the CEC and SEC, to elect delegates for the congressional district convention, and to pass resolutions. This all-day meeting is usually held soon after precinct organizing in the spring.
Congressional District Representatives
North Carolina Congressional District 2 is entirely within Wake County. Congressional District 13 covers parts of Wake County, Harnett County, Wayne County, and all of Johnston County. The congressional districts have their own officers and conventions.
State Executive Committee
The State Executive Committee governs decisions made for the North Carolina Democratic Party. Each county elects representatives for a two-year term in odd years. Wake County currently has 66 seats, divided between 33 female (or non-binary) and 33 male (or non-binary) representatives.
State conventions are held in even-numbered years.
Affiliate organizations work within specific communities to promote education and voter engagement. Learn more about our affiliates below.
Plan of Organization
The North Carolina Democratic Party governs WCDP through the state-wide Plan of Organization. We use an Alternative Plan of Organization to meet our County’s specific needs.
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