Over three days, the Arlington County Democratic Committee (ACDC) will host an unassembled caucus to determine the Democratic nominee for the Arlington County Board and endorsee for the Arlington School Board.
On May 9, 11, and 13, voters can arrive at any time during the registered voting period. To cast a ballot, the voter must register and sign a pledge indicating that the voter is a Democrat.
According to the “caucus procedures” section of the ACDC’s approved rules for the caucus: all persons present at the caucus facility – aside from credentialed media and facility employees – must sign a pledge indicating that they are a Democrat, believe in the principles of the Democratic Party, and do not intend to support, endorse or assist any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee or endorsee in the ensuing election.
In 2016, the Democratic nominee was decided in a primary. Incumbent Libby Garvey defeated Erik Gutshall, who is running again in the 2017 election.
Four Democratic candidates — Peter Fallon, Vivek Patil, Kim Klingler, and Erik Gutshall — filed for one seat on the County Board.
Three candidates — Maura McMahon, Monique O’Grady, and James Lander — are seeking the Democratic endorsement for one seat on the School Board.
The May 9 caucus event will be held at Key Immersion Elementary School, the May 11 event will be held at Drew Model School, and the May 13 event will be at Washington-Lee High School.