Want to be a Delegate/Alternate to National Convention?


If you plan on running to be a Delegate or Alternate to the Democratic National Convention, you will need to be elected as a Delegate or Alternate at your county convention to the NV Dems State Convention on Saturday, May 14th.


NATIONAL CONVENTION DELEGATE TRAINING

To aid those who wish to run to be a part of the Nevada Delegation, the NV Dems have put together a series of informational webinars. The webinars will discuss how to run to be a Delegate, the costs associated with being a Delegate and much more.

We strongly encourage anyone who is interested in being a part of the Nevada Delegation to participate in a webinar. You can RSVP here for any of the following training dates by clicking on the preferred date below:

NATIONAL DELEGATE INTENT FORMS

In order to run to be a Delegate or Alternate to the National Convention, you must have completed the Preliminary Delegate Intent Form and submitted it to your respective county party by 10:00 am on Saturday, April 2nd.

You will also need to complete the Delegate Intent Form/Statement of Candidacy and submit it at the State Convention by 10:00 am, Saturday, May 14th 2016.

If you plan on running to be a Delegate or Alternate to the Democratic National Convention, you will need to be elected as a Delegate or Alternate at your county convention to the NV Dems State Convention on Saturday, May 14th.


NV DEMS 2016 STATE CONVENTION

The 2016 Nevada State Democratic Party Convention will take place on Saturday, May 14th at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.

If you are interested in volunteering at the  NV Dems 2016 State Convention, you can sign up here.

To confirm that you were elected as a Clark County delegate to the State Convention, you will need to verify that your name is on one of the lists below.

If you were elected to be a State Convention Delegate , check these lists:

If you were elected to be a State Convention Alternate , check these lists:

Read the 2016 Convention Call here.

Read the approved 2016 Convention Rules here.

Read the approved 2016 Election Rules here.

Read the Final Nominations for NV Dems Executive Board

HOW TO BE A DELEGATE TO THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

The Democratic National Convention will take place from July 25th to July 28th, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where elected delegates from around the country will convene to decide who will be the 2016 Democratic Nominee for President!

The Nevada Delegation will consist of 43 Delegates and 3 Alternates elected in the following categories:

  • 23 District Level Delegates (2 Alternates)

  • 7 At-Large Delegates (1 Alternate)

  • 8 Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Official Delegates (State Chair, Vice Chair, etc…)

  • 5 Pledged Party Leaders and Elected Official Delegates (PLEOs)

(The majority of people running to be a National Delegate should run for the District-Level or At-large positions.  District-Level Delegates are elected by State Convention Delegates from only the Congressional District in which a Delegate candidate is running.  At-large Delegates are elected by the State Convention as a whole.)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RUN TO BE A PART OF THE NEVADA DELEGATION YOU MUST:
  1. Have attended and been elected as a Delegate or Alternate to your respective county convention at your precinct caucus on February 20th, 2016.
  2. Have completed a Preliminary Delegate Intent to Run form and submitted the form to your respective county party by 10:00 am on April 2, 2016.
  3. Have attended your respective county convention and been elected as a Delegate or Alternate to the Nevada State Democratic Party Convention.
  4. Attend the Nevada State Democratic Party Convention on May 14th, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada and be elected as a Delegate or Alternate to the Democratic National Convention.
  5. Complete a Delegate Intent Form at the state convention by 10:00 am on May 14th, 2016.
  6. Delegates are solely responsible for the entire cost of travel and accommodation related to the National Convention.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Democratic National Convention?

  • The Democratic National Convention is where delegates from across the country will officially nominate the Democratic Nominee for President.  We will also craft our Party’s national platform and conduct other party business.

Where will the Democratic National Convention be held?

  • The Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from Monday, July 25th, 2016 through Thursday, July 28th, 2016. Delegates are expected to arrive on Sunday, July 25th, 2016 in Philadelphia.

Where will the Nevada delegation be staying?

  • The Nevada delegation will be staying at the Embassy Suites City Center,  just blocks away from Logan Square, The Philadelphia Zoo, The Liberty Bell, Independence Halls and The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Does the Nevada State Democratic Party assist delegates financially to attend the convention?

  • No, delegates are responsible for the entire cost of their travel and accommodations related to the National Convention. The room rate for the Embassy Suites in Philadelphia is $500 a night. Flights from Las Vegas to Philadelphia  average between $400 to $600 roundtrip.

How many District Level Delegates will be elected in my congressional district?

  • CD 1 – 5 total delegates (2 male and 3 female) and 1 alternate (male)
  • CD 2 – 6 total delegates (3 male and 3 female)
  • CD 3 – 6 total delegates (3 male and 3 female) and 1 alternate (female)
  • CD 4 – 6 total delegates (3 male and 3 female)

These district level delegates were allocated based on the precinct caucus vote won in each congressional district by each presidential preference on February 20, 2016.  Each Presidential Preference will elect the following number of district level delegates at the May 14th State Convention:

  • CD 1 – 3 Clinton, 2 Sanders
  • CD 2 – 3 Clinton, 3 Sanders
  • CD 3 – 3 Clinton, 3 Sanders
  • CD 4 – 4 Clinton, 2 Sanders

Do I need to indicate on my Delegate Intent Form which category of delegates I am running for?

  • Yes, you must indicate your intention to run as a District Level, PLEO, and/or At-large delegate/alternate.

Can I run for a delegate/alternate in multiple categories?

  • Yes, you may run for delegate/alternate in as many categories as you qualify.

Where can I find more information on the diversity goals?

Are there other ways I can participate in the National Convention?

  • Yes, the Democratic National Convention and Philadelphia Host Committee are looking for hundreds of volunteers for the week of the convention.
  • Transportation and housing are typically not provided, but you are able to be a part of the convention’s success and part of the convention festivities in Philadelphia.

Please visit PHLDNC.com for more information about the National Convention!

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