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So You Wanna Be A Delegate

by John Heckenlively 3 years ago in how to
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Massachusetts - New Jersey

The 1964 Convention was in Atlantic City

See “So You Wanna Be A Delegate: The Basics” for some basic information and tips.

This is state specific for Massachusetts to New Jersey .

Massachusetts

Primary: March 3, 2020

Elected Delegates: 91

District Level: 59

At Large: 20

PLEO: 12

Step 1: File a statement of candidacy with the State Party, 11 Beacon Street, Suite 410, Boston MA 02108 or electronically at [email protected] by the deadline of March 27, 2020.

Step 2: Attend the District Level caucus on April 25, 2020.

Selection of PLEO and At Large Delegates: Will be chosen by the State Party Central Committee on May 16, 2020 at a place to be determined. Filing deadlines for PLEO and At Large are April 17 or April 25 at Midnight (for those not elected at District Level).

The Rules: https://massdems.org/press-releases/mdp-2020-delegate-selection-plan-official-submission-to-dnc/

Michigan

Primary: March 10, 2020

Elected Delegates: 125

District Level: 82

At Large: 27

PLEO: 16

Step 1: File a statement of candidacy with the Michigan State Party, 606 Townsend, Lansing MI 48933. Delegate forms can also be submitted electronically by email, and via the party website. Deadline for filing is April 16, 2020.

Step 2: Attend your district level convention on May 16, 2020, where national delegates will be selected.

Selection of PLEO and At Large Delegates: Delegates will be selected at a meeting of the State Central Committee on June 13, 2020. Filing deadline is May 15, 2020.

The Rules: https://michigandems.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/dsp-2020.pdf

Minnesota

Primary: March 3, 2020

Precinct Caucuses: February 25, 2020

Elected Delegates: 75

District Level: 49

At Large: 16

PLEO: 10

Step 1: Attend the Precinct Level caucuses on February 25, 2020 and get elected to the Organizing Unit Convention.

Step 2: Organizing Unit conventions take place from March 7 to April 19, 2020.

Step 3: Turn in a statement of candidacy to your Congressional District Chair at least two hours prior to the start of the District Level Convention.

Step 4: Attend the DFL Congressional District Convention in your district between May 2 and May 29, 2020.

Step 5: Presidential campaigns have the right to strike potential delegates. They exercise that right immediately before the District Convention begins.

Step 6: Make the case for yourself at the convention and get elected.

Address of the Minnesota DFL: 255 Plato Boulevard East, St Paul MN 55107-1623, and phone: 1-800-999-7457

Selection of PLEO and At Large Delegates: Elected by the State Convention on May 31, 2020. Must file at least two hours before delegate selection begins at the State Convention.

The Rules: https://www.dfl.org/caucuses-conventions/dnc/

Mississippi

Precinct Meetings: February 15, 2020

Primary: March 10, 2020

Elected Delegates: 36

District Level: 23

At Large: 8

PLEO: 5

Step 1: Attend the Precinct Caucuses on February 15 and get elected to the County Convention.

Step 2: Attend the County Convention on March 14, 2020 and get elected to the District Level Convention.

Step 3: File a statement of candidacy with the Mississippi State Party, 811 East River Place, Jackson MS 39205 by the deadline of March 27, 2020.

Step 4: Attend the District Level Convention, which will be held on Saturdays in April (District 1: April 4, District 2: April 11, District 3: April 18, District 4: April 25)

Selection of PLEO and At Large Delegates: Elected by the pledged district level delegates at the State Convention in Jackson on May 23, 2020. Filing deadline for PLEO and At Large candidates is May 8, 2020.

Missouri

Primary: March 10, 2020

Elected Delegates: 68

District Level: 44

At Large: 15

PLEO: 9

Step 1: File a statement of candidacy with the Missouri State Party, 4218 Roanoke Road, Suite 306, Kansas City MO 64111 by the filing deadline of April 2, 2020.

Step 2: Attend your local level caucus on April 9, 2020 and get elected to the District Level Caucus.

Step 3: Attend your Congressional District caucus on April 30, 2020, which will elect national delegates.

Selection of PLEO and At Large Delegates: PLEO delegates will be selected by the State Democratic Committee on May 9, 2020. At Large delegates will be selected at the State Convention by presidential candidates. PLEO filing deadline is May 2, 2020 and At Large filing deadline is May 22, 2020.

The Rules: https://missouridemocrats.org/2020-missouri-presidential-primary/

Montana

Primary: June 2, 2020

Elected Delegates: 16

District Level: 11

At Large: 3

PLEO: 2

Step 1: Attend the County Convention on June 4, 2020.

Step 2: File a statement of candidacy with the Montana Democratic Party, 303 N Ewing, Helena MT 59601 or electronically at [email protected] by the deadline of June 5, 2020.

Step 3: Attend the District Level Convention on June 6, 2020, where national delegates will be selected.

Selection of PLEO and At Large Delegates: Will be selected by a quorum of the District Level Delegates. Filing deadline is one half before the selection process begins on June 6, immediately after district delegates are selected.

The Rules: http://montanademocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/Draft_2020_Delegate_Selection_Plan_04.03.19.pdf

Nebraska

Primary: May 12, 2020

Elected Delegates: 25

District Level: 17

At Large: 5

PLEO: 3

Step 1: Attend your County Level convention between May 21 and May 31, 2020.

Step 2: File a statement of candidacy with the Nebraska Democratic Party, 201 North 8th Street, Suite 210, Lincoln NE 68508 or electronically at [email protected] The window for filing is May 2 to June 2, 2020.

Step 3: Attend the State Convention on June 13, 2020, where national delegates will be elected .

Selection of PLEO and At Large Delegates: PLEO and At Large candidates will be elected immediately after District Level delegates at the State Convention on June 13, 2020. Filing deadline for PLEO candidates and At Large candidates is June 2, 2020.

The Rules: https://nebraskademocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Submitted-2020-Delegate-Selection-Plan-v.6.pdf

Nevada

Caucuses: February 22, 2020

Elected Delegates: 36

District Level: 23

At Large: 8

PLEO: 5

Step 1: Attend your local caucus on February 22, 2020 and be elected to the County Caucus .

Step 2: Attend the County Caucus on April 18, 2020 and be elected to the District Level Caucus .

Step 3: File a statement of candidacy with the Nevada Democratic Party, 2320 Paseo del Prado, Suite B107, Las Vegas NV 89102 by the deadline of May 29, 2020. You can also fax 702-735-2700, and email [email protected] .

Step 3: Attend the District Level Caucus at the State Convention on May 30, 2020, where national delegates will be chosen.

Selection of PLEO and At Large Delegates: Immediately after the selection of District Level delegates at the State Convention on May 30 2020. Filing deadline is May 29, 2020.

The Rules: https://nvdems.com/delegate-selection-and-caucus-materials/

New Hampshire

Primary: February 11, 2020 (First in the Nation!)

Pre-Primary Caucus: January 25, 2020

Elected Delegates: 24

District Level: 16

At Large: 5

PLEO: 3

Step 1: File a statement of candidacy with the New Hampshire State Party, 105 North State Street, Concord NH 03301; Forms will be available at the website nhdp.org.

Step 2: Attend the Pre-Primary Caucus on January 25, 2020. The caucus will create a slate of delegates, who will then be apportioned based on the results of the February 11 election. Basically, the higher your name is on the list, the better.

Selection of PLEO and At Large Delegates: PLEO and At Large delegates are selected by the District Level delegates for a candidate at a meeting on April 25, 2020 at State Party Headquarters in Concord. Filing date is April 17, 2020.

The Rules: https://www.nhdp.org/2020delegateselectionplan

New Jersey

Primary: June 2, 2020

Elected Delegates: 107

District Level: 70

At Large: 23

PLEO: 14

In New Jersey, candidates for delegate are on the ballot beneath the Presidential Candidate they are supporting. Here are the hoops you need to jump through to get on the ballot.

Step 1: Submit a petition with the New Jersey Division of elections containing the signatures of at least one hundred (100) people eligible to vote in the Democratic Primary. Forms will be available from the Divisions of Elections in January 2020. Candidates for delegate can file together as a slate.

Step 2: File a statement of candidacy with the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, 196 West State Street, Trenton NJ 08608 by March 9, 2020. You can also file electronically at www.njdems.org. Phone number for the state party is 609-392-3367. Forms will be available starting January 6, 2020.

Step 3: On the ballot? Excellent! Go out and get everyone to vote for your candidate and YOU. Good Luck in the election!

The Rules: https://www.njdems.org/2020-new-jersey-delegate-selection-plan/

NJ Division of Elections: https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/index.shtml

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