Become a Delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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Want to Serve as a Texas Delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention?

The 2016 Democratic National Convention is the gathering at which delegates of the United States Democratic Party will choose the party's nominees for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States in the 2016 national election.

It will be held July 25–28, 2016, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, with some events at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

National Delegates are selected from those in the county that step up and lead their local voting precincts, their local county Democratic party, and those that participate in getting out the vote for our Texas Democratic Party candidates.  

To be selected as a National Delegate, the first step is to attend the WCDP  County Convention.

During each even numbered year, any Democrat may attend their local county or senatorial district convention that follows the Democratic primary election.  The WCDP County Convention will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016.  

Any Democrat in Texas who is registered to vote and has taken an oath of affiliation or has voted in the Democratic primary is eligible to attend and participate in their local convention. Registration to attend the next convention begins on January 2, 2016, and more information and an online registration form will be posted on our website.  

This convention is the first step in becoming a delegate in the Democratic state convention. And in presidential election years, to becoming a delegate to the national Democratic convention and helping to nominate the next president of the United States.
 

At this first step, attendees elect delegates to a state convention, which is usually held in late June.

The next step will be to attend the State Democratic Convention.

At the state convention, delegates elect the chair, vice chairs, treasurer and secretary of the Party. The delegates are grouped by state senatorial districts and elect two representatives, one man and one woman, to the SDEC. This group performs the statutorily required business of the Party. The SDEC has additional constituency group representatives who participate in all other decisions of the SDEC.

Democrats in each county of Texas select a county chair through an election held during the primary election. In each county, precincts select a Precinct Chair to represent that area. Together, the county chair and precinct chairs make up the governing body of the 254 Democratic County Party Executive Committees.

The Texas Democratic Party has distributed a step-by-step process concerning how to become a delegate at the 2016 Democratic National Convention: //d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/hcdp/pages/2818/attachments/original/1440199023/2016_TX_delegate_process.pdf?1440199023

and here:   http://www.txdemocrats.org/act/be-a-delegate

If you have additional information, direct all questions and concerns to the Texas Democratic Party at:4818 East Ben White Blvd., Suite 104; Austin, TX 78741; (512) 478-9800. You may also leave a message for TDP at http://act.txdemocrats.org/page/s/contact-tdp.

 

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