Democrats in California have been largely in a state of euphoria over the November election results, but this weekend activists will have to come down from that long enough to participate in another election -- the one in which 12 people (6 men, 6 women) from each Assembly district will be elected to serve two-year terms as delegates to the state Democratic Party.
Here is when and where the elections will take place in the three Assembly districts that include portions of Ventura County:
37th District (Ventura, Santa Paula, Ojai, Fillmore): 10 a.m. Saturday, East Side Library, 1102 E. Montecito St., Santa Barbara.
38th District (Simi Valley): 1 p.m. Sunday, Granada Pavilion, 11128 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills.
44th District (Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Camarillo, Oxnard): 2 p.m. Sunday, Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship hall, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Thousand Oaks.
There is no shortage of candidates in any of the districts -- 17 in the 37th District, 20 in the 38th District, 22 in the 44th District. The names of all the candidates, along with a brief statement from each, can be found here.
All registered Democrats residing in each district who were eligible to vote in the November election (that is, those who were registered by Oct. 22, 2012) are eligible to vote.