Available Seats/Votes For Each District
How We Calculated Each District’s Allotted DGC Members:
There are a total of 130 DGC seats/votes available for Shelby County’s 13 districts. 65 of the seats were divided equally to all 13 districts (5 seats per district). The remaining 65 seats were divided proportionally based on Democratic voter turnout during the most gubernatorial primary.
We have four reasons for calculating in this way. 1) The Ad Hoc Committee determined five (5) to be the bare minimum number of participants required to operate successfully in each district. 2) The Ad Hoc Committee voted to ensure more “feet on the ground” in the districts that demonstrate a greater need for constituent engagement. 3) The Ad Hoc Committee voted to enable future leaders to proportionally reallocate DGC seats to reward districts that increase turnout during the primary. 4) During the SCDP Listening Tour, constituents repeatedly voiced a concern that it is unfair for districts with minimal Democratic turnout to have an equal voice in electing the SCDP Chair as our districts with the largest turnout. We ultimately agreed.
We appreciate the feedback we received from over 200 community members who helped influence this determination.