Electing members, officers and delegates


The Framingham Democratic Committee (FDC) is a body of 35 members, plus life members, ex-officio members and non-voting associate members, who must be registered Democrats in the City of Framingham. FDC members serve a 4-year term and are elected on the Presidential Primary ballot. The next elections for the FDC members will be in 2024. Vacancies in the FDC membership are filled by the Committee (the body of 35 members, ex-officio and life members).

Associate membership is open to registered Democrats residing in the City of Framingham. To obtain membership, such persons must attend a meeting of the Framingham FDC, state their wish to join, state their agreement to abide by the by-laws, and pay such annual dues as are set forth under Article 6 of the Framingham Democratic Committee By-laws.  Candidates for associate membership must be approved by a vote taken from the FDC regular membership during a Committee’s business meeting.

The officers of the FDC are elected every two years by the FDC membership. Vacancies in the officers are also filled by the Committee. The next election for officers will be in 2022. There are five officers of the FDC:

1. Chair
2. Vice Chair
3. Secretary
4. Treasurer
5. Affirmative Action & Outreach Advisor

The Democratic State Convention is an annual event that takes place (usually) in the Spring. Delegates and alternates to the convention are elected at a caucus held by each town or city’s Democratic Committee. The State Party sets the time frame for the caucuses, called the caucus window, and each community schedules its own caucus to occur within this window.

Framingham’s next Democratic Caucus will be scheduled in 2021, further details to be announced. To participate in the Framingham caucus, either to run for delegate or to vote, candidates must be a registered Democrat in the City of Framingham. Any Framingham resident who is not a registered Democrat may fill out a voter registration form at the caucus in order to participate in the caucus.

The next Massachusetts Democratic State Convention takes place in 2021.  This will be the platform convention that takes place in the year following the presidential election.

The Democratic National Convention is held every four years to nominate the Democratic Party’s candidate for President of the United States and candidate for Vice President. Caucuses for electing national delegates are held during the Presidential election years and are conducted within Congressional Districts. The next caucus for national delegates will be in 2024.