Steps To Becoming A Delegate

DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY AND PRESIDENTIAL PLEDGE OF SUPPORT FORM

Any dedicated Tennessee Democrat who wishes to serve can become a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which will be held in Milwaukee the week of July 13, 2020, by running for election as a congressional district delegate or an at-large delegate.

DISTRICT LEVEL DELEGATE SELECTION PROCESS: Democrats who wish to run for a delegate position must first file a Declaration of Candidacy and Presidential Pledge of Support form with the Tennessee Democratic Party office. Forms will be available online at tndp.org or from the TNDP office beginning January 6, 2020. Then, following the Tennessee Presidential Primary on March 3, 2020, all delegate candidates can attend their County Convention on March 7, 2020, where county selectors (those who vote for delegates) will be elected. Delegate candidates can run to be a county selector but if they wish to do so, they must attend the county convention in their home county. Finally, all delegate candidates must attend their Congressional District Convention on March 21, 2020, where the county selectors elected at each County Convention will meet and elect the 42 district-level delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

STEPS TO BECOME A DELEGATE FROM YOUR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

DATES TO REMEMBER

First day to file Declaration of Candidacy

January 6, 2020

Deadline to register to vote for March 3, 2020 Primary

February 3, 2020

Deadline to file Declaration of Candidacy

February 20, 2020

Vote in TN Presidential Primary

March 3, 2020

Attend and be elected a selector at County Convention

March 7, 2020

Attend and be elected a delegate at your Congressional District Convention

March 21, 2020

AT-LARGE DELEGATE SELECTION PROCESS: On April 18, 2020 the TNDP State Executive Committee will elect the remaining members of Tennessee’s delegation: 8 Party Leader and Elected Official (PLEO) delegates, 14 At-Large Delegates, and 5 At-Large Alternates.

STEPS TO BECOME A DELEGATE AT LARGE

DATES

First day to file Declaration of Candidacy

January 6, 2020

Deadline to register to vote for March 3, 2020 Primary

February 3, 2020

Vote in TN Presidential Primary

March 3, 2020

Deadline to file Declaration of Candidacy

March 27, 2020

Be elected an At Large or PLEO delegate by the TNDP State Executive Committee

April 18, 2020