Bylaws & Standing Rules


Our Bylaws form the foun­da­tion for our struc­ture, and define the roles and respon­si­bil­i­ties for our Offi­cers and oppor­tu­ni­ties for our Mem­bers. This is an orga­ni­za­tion formed of, by and for the pro­gres­sive activists that make up our mem­ber­ship. It’s all about you as an activist and a citizen.

Read our Bylaws — last updated October 27, 2020.

N.B. Please be aware that the other documents on this page that predate the the latest adopted bylaws and may not be fully consistent with them. Where there is conflict, the current bylaws take precedence.  (Note that there was a  Transition Plan to manage the February, 2019 bylaws revision, however that has now expired.)

This does not affect the Interim Legislative Appointment Rules which issue from the State Party directly.

Code of Conduct

Read our Code of Conduct – adopted January 23, 2018.

Standing Rules

The King County Demo­c­ra­tic Cen­tral Com­mit­tee has estab­lished the fol­low­ing Stand­ing Rules as sup­ple­ments to our Bylaws:

Budget and Finance Standing Rules

Standing rules concerning the budget and finances were approved at the April 2019 executive board meeting.

Endorse­ment Rules

The most recent endorse­ment rules and procedures (as amended) were approved at the March 2019 executive board meeting and will be in effect for the remainder of the 2019 elec­tion cycle.

Rules for Conducting Virtual Meetings

In response to the COVID epidemic, the Executive Board adopted a set of rules for conducting virtual meetings and for virtual participation at in-person meetings, most recently updated in October 2020.

Rules for Sub­mit­ting Resolutions

If you have a res­o­lu­tion that you would like sub­mit­ted to the King County Demo­c­ra­tic Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, please fol­low these pro­ce­dures: Part 1, Part 2

Rules for Interim Legislative Appointments

These concern the KCDCC caucus of legislative district PCOs that is called to select apointees to fill vacancies in intra-county state legislature seats and are the most recent rules passed by the State Central Committee.