The purpose of the convention is to elect the new Executive Board members for the 2019-2020 years. To run OR vote a person must be a member of the Michigan Democratic Party by October 29, 2018. Two board members are allowed for every candidate for county level races or higher. This year that allows 10 Executive Board members.
Following the election of the new Board, a second convention will be convened to elect the four officers; Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Recording Secretary. The Chair and Vice-Chair must be opposite genders. The newly elected Board members will be the only persons voting. In order for a person to be elected as an officer they must be a member of the Michigan Democratic Party by October29, 2018.