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Sussex County Executive Committee (SCEC)     Overview Sussex County Election District Committeeperson (EDC)                               

Any person registered as a Republican on the voter records is automatically considered a member of the party. There are no dues or application forms.  The Sussex County GOP Executive Committee currently meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at the Cheer center on the north edge of Georgetown off Route 9.  Contact info is Sussexdegop@yahoo.com and www.Sussexgop.org. Telephone:  302-856-6323, with county HQ offices located at 131 E. Market Street, Georgetown. The mailing address is: Sussex County GOP, P.O. Box 388, Georgetown, DE 19947. Party information is kept current on the web site.

From a geographic and voter population standpoint, an Election District (ED) is the smallest political entity in Delaware.  It represents one polling location.  ED populations range from 450 to over 3,500 registered voters.

In other states, an ED is referred to as a precinct or ward. Each ED has two Committeepersons.   The party prefers a man and a woman but that is not a firm requirement. There are several husband and wife teams. When someone says they are an “EDC” it means that they are one of the two persons who are  committeepersons of an ED.  The term “ED” is used interchangeably as a place name (e.g., 7th ED), or as an organization depending upon the context in which it is used.   Same with the term “RDC” which stands for Representative District Chairperson.  These are elected party positions, not elected public positions.

Being the smallest entity, the EDs are grouped together geographically to make up three different contiguous voting jurisdictions, all of which are called districts.


1.  There are five Councilmanic Districts (CM) in Sussex County.


2. There are nine Representative Districts (RD) in Sussex County (the 14th, 20th, 35th, 36th 37th, 38th, 39th, 40th and 41st.)   Total     of 41 RDs in Delaware, hence 41 Representatives in the House chamber of the Delaware General Assembly.


3. There are five Senate Districts (SDs) in Sussex County: the 6th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st. Total of 21 SDs in Delaware, hence       21 Senators in the Senate chamber of the Delaware General Assembly.


After 2010 redistricting, changes become official in July 2012. There will be 74 Election Districts (polling places) in Sussex County.

A Representative District contains from seven to eleven Election Districts.  A Senate District contains about two Representative Districts.  The Party structure is organized along the lines of the 41 Representative Districts in the State. Due to a United States Supreme Court decision several years ago both the House and Senate of the Delaware General Assembly are based on population and not geography (unlike the U.S. Senate).  This is the same in all 50 states.  Your Delaware Polling Place Card contains all of these numbers in blocks with titles of: ELECT DIST., REP DIST., SEN DIST., CNTY, and LCCC (refers to the five Councilmanic Districts in the  county).

Each RD has an Executive Committee made up of the RD chairperson (RDC) and all the EDCs within that RD.  They hold monthly meetings, often in the RDC’s home.  Several RDs have Clubs that promote party issues in their area.  Sussex County is Party Region #5 within the state of Delaware. The Sussex County GOP is governed by an Executive Committee made up of the 148 EDCs, the nine RDCs, and the four county-wide officers (chairperson, vice chairperson, secretary and treasurer).  They meet monthly, sometimes with speakers.  

The organization is maintained in accordance with a set of rules adopted on July 11, 2011 and amended as version 13.2.

 The RDC submits to the County Chairperson the names of possible candidates who are to be delegates and alternate delegates to state and national conventions.  (Being an EDC does not automatically make you a delegate to a convention.) If an Executive Committee member does not abide by the GOP principles, they may be replaced, even though they are still registered as a party member for voting purposes.  Delegates pay their own way (travel, food, lodging, souvenirs, etc.) to conventions.

District maps are available at no charge at the Department of Elections for Sussex County, 119 North Race Street, Georgetown, DE 19947, tel. 856-5367.  If you ask for too many they will want to charge you a fee.  The most popular “Official Sussex County Map July 2012” is rolled up to the right of the entrance door in a wire hopper and can be picked up without asking at the counter.  Shelves to the right of the entrance door along the wall contain many worthwhile handouts and lists for the taking.  It’s worth a visit; you may want to vote there by absentee ballot so you don’t have to worry about it on election day.  You should be busy that day.

It takes personal time to attend monthly RD and County Executive Committee meetings and other events, contribute toward party building activities, help with campaigns and help with election duties. This personal effort is both necessary and appreciated. We are all volunteers!  

Cities, Towns, School Districts, tax ditches, etc., may have their own organization and rules separate from the general election rules so it is best to learn them well in advance of any voting/activity at that level.

“The Effective Committeeperson,” a 13-page guide for local Republicans, provides additional instructions on the following list of duties of the Committeeperson:


1. Canvass your election district to get to know your constituents and the issues that are most important to them.


2. Organize your election district using maps, a computer database, or card files and keep your records up-to-date.


3. Recruit and train volunteers. Volunteers will be the lifeblood of any effort that you undertake as a Committeeperson. The earlier you can recruit them and show them the ropes, the bigger the payoff will be as you get closer to election day.


4. Keep track of people moving in and out of your district. When someone new moves in, offer to help them get acquainted with the area, and identify yourself as a Republican Committeeperson.


5. Conduct voter registration drives.  Start by telephoning unregistered voters. If they have Republican beliefs, mark them down as someone you need to register.


6. Distribute literature and information on republican candidates. You will want to drop literature when a majority of people are home. The best time to do this is late on a Saturday morning.


7. Recruit volunteer poll workers and Republican poll officials for Election Day. You will need to have each polling place covered with a poll worker to give out literature and you will need a checker/challenger to sit in the polling place to keep an eye on the voting procedures.


8. Identify and turn out every possible Republican vote in your election district on Election Day. This can be done through door-to-door canvassing, as well as telephone canvassing. Once you have identified every possible Republican vote, you will need to call these voters on Election Day to see if they have voted. If not, you need to urge them to get to the polls before they close. Poll hours are normally 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.


9. Be the Republican Party’s year round liaison in your neighborhood. This includes keeping your Republican elected officials informed of what is going on in your district. Do not assume that they know what is happening. It is your job as their Committeeperson to let them know of the hot button issues in your district.


You may apply by copy and paste the information below into a email and send to the email in aplication or you may Fill out the form and it will be sent via the website.


To verify your polling place after redistricting, go to www.pollingplace.delaware.gov and enter your first and last name and click "search."


File for a position on the Sussex County Executive Committee



You can also File by filling out Form below for a position on the Sussex County Executive Committee



"Click --->>>   application edc for a printable application edc form "

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