As a club chartered by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, we are required to follow their guidelines, and one of their requirements had been that every member of LACDP chartered clubs must be a registered Democrat. The good news is that they have loosened their requirements a bit in that they are now allowing us to accept those registered as No Party Preference (NPP), which is the nomenclature that replaced the moniker Decline to State, and which many consider as registered Independent. Unfortunately, the LACDP stipulates that NPP members are not to be granted voting privileges, and to our regret this does create a bit of a two tiered system, but at least the Party is now turning in favor of increased inclusion
2.1 ELIGIBILITY for club membership is limited to one of two voter registration categories:
- Registered Democrats as published in the precinct lists issued by the Registrar of Voters as well as those ineligible to register who express the intent to register as a Democrat upon becoming eligible.
- Persons who are registered as NPP (No Party Preference) are also eligible to become members, with the exception they may not participate in club voting.
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