The St. Johns County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) is the Democratic Party at the local, county level. It is composed of a Chair, 1st Vice Chair, 2nd Vice Chair, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer as officers. In addition, there are a State Committeeman and State Committeewoman, who are the liaisons with the Florida Democratic Party and the local Democratic Clubs.
The elected members of the DEC are representatives of the various precincts in which they live. There are presently 46 precincts in St. Johns County. Each committee person takes an oath to support Democratic candidates before becoming a member.
The DEC has monthly meetings at the Democratic Headquarters, 71 South Dixie Highway, Suite 6., St. Augustine, FL 32084, on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. The Steering Committee of the DEC normally meets on the third Thursday of the month.
Every four years, all members must stand for election/re-election during the time of the Presidential election. The election of officers takes place during the month of December. In between presidential elections, members are recruited, elected and installed as precinct committee men and women on a continuing basis. There are a maximum of two men and two women, who can be the precinct committeeman or precinct committeewoman within their precinct.