At-Large Delegate Elections


Voting for DSA At-Large Delegates to the 2021 National Convention ended 6/1.

Who are the elected delegates?

Click here for the list of elected delegates. The Convention Electoral Committee reviewed the results on Thursday, 6/3. All nominees were contacted Friday, 6/4 with the results.

How many seats were available, and how was the election scored?

This year, we have a total of 1,300 delegates attending our convention. Of these delegates, 100 positions are dedicated to represent you and the rest of our at-large membership. We received 98 total nominations. After 10 nominees withdrew or were found ineligible, we created this ballot of 88 candidates.

Additionally, Art. VI, Sec. 2 of DSA’s bylaws require that “no more than one-half of the available positions for at-large delegates may be available to men and one-fifth of the available positions (all genders) must be reserved for national and racial minorities.” These quotas will not permit all candidates to be seated. So despite the ballot having only 88 candidates to fill 100 allocated positions, this was still a competitive election.

According to our preconvention rules, this election was scored using the Borda Count method, where the voter ranks the candidates according to preference. An explanation of Borda is included in the voting guide.

Please contact atlargeconvention@dsausa.org if you have any questions.

What were the dates of the DSA At-Large Delegate Election?

Voting for at-large delegates was held May 2 through June 1 via OpaVote. 

Who was eligible to vote in the At-Large Delegate election?

An At-Large DSA member is any member who does not belong to a chapter and who was current on their dues as of May 2nd, 2021 (or made arrangements for the National Office to waive their dues). Based on DSA’s National Constitution and Bylaws, members of Organizing Committees are also considered At-Large Members of DSA.

Members of DSA chapters are not eligible to vote in the At-Large delegate elections. If you are a member of a DSA chapter and you need information about chapter elections, you can reach out to your chapter directly. You can enter your zip code here to look up your chapter and find their contact information.

How did At-Large members receive voting information?

If you receive DSA emails, your voting code, voting information, and candidate information packet was emailed to you by May 3.

If you have opted out of DSA emails, or if we do not have a working email associated with your membership, your voting code and information was sent to you via paper mail.

How was the At-Large Delegate Election vote conducted?

The At-Large Delegate Election was held online. You can find a voting guide with candidate information here.

The election was conducted using OpaVote. Emailable At-Large Members were emailed a personalized voting link and voting guide with candidate information on Monday, 5/3. At-Large Members of DSA who did not have an email address listed on file with DSA received a postcard with their voting code and voting information via the mail.

Who was eligible to run in the National DSA At-Large Delegate Election?

Any At-Large DSA member in good standing was eligible to run for a seat as an At-Large Delegate to the 2021 National Convention. An At-Large member is any member who does not belong to a chapter. A member in good standing is current on their dues or has made arrangements for the National Office to waive their dues. Nominations for At-Large Delegates to the 2021 DSA Convention opened on Friday, March 12th and closed on Friday, April 30th.

Based on DSA’s National Constitution and Bylaws, members of Organizing Committees are considered At-Large Members of DSA and are eligible to run in the At-Large Delegate Election. 

Additionally, as required by DSA bylaws, no more than one-half of the available positions for At-Large delegates may be filled by men and one-fifth of the available positions must be reserved for national and racial minorities.

How did members nominate themselves to run in the DSA At-Large Election?

To become a candidate in the At-Large Delegate election, members must have completed an At-Large Delegate Nominations Form by April 30th. The Elections Committee reviewed all applications to confirm candidate eligibility. Nominations are now closed.