How to Participate in the Democratic Party Presidential Nominating Process​

How to Participate in the Democratic Party Presidential Nominating Process

• Vote in the Democratic Primary for your choice for President
• Vote for delegates to the 7th Congressional District Democratic Convention and the State Democratic Convention at a Stafford Caucus
• Run to be a delegate to the district and state conventions
• Run to be a delegate to the National Democratic Convention in Chicago! Some delegates are elected at the District convention; some at the State convention.
• Run as Democratic Elector
• Run for Democratic National Committee Member

This chart outlines all the important dates to remember:

Presidential  Primary Early Voting

 

Starts January 19

Presidential Preference Primary

 

March 5

Pre-filing Deadline for SDC Caucus to elect Delegates to the 7th CD and State Conventions

 

5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13

SDC Caucus*

Elect 34 Delegates and 9 alternates to the 7th CD and State Conventions

*Tentatively planned for April 20 at Noon, Howell Library, 806 Lyons Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Pre-file on line for National Delegate Selected by the 7th CD

With 7th CD chair and State Party Chair

By 5:00 p.m. May 3.

7th Congressional District Convention

Elect 3 male and 3 female Delegates to the National Convention and 1 Democratic elector

May 18

Pre-file for National at Large Delegate or Democratic Elector or Democratic National Committee Member

 

5:00 p.m. May 30

2024 State Convention

Elect 13 Pledged Party Leaders and Elected Official (“PLEO”) Delegates, 21 At-Large Delegates, and 2 At-Large Alternates to the Democratic National Convention; elect 2 Democratic Electors; elect 5 Members to the Democratic National Committee

June 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center

Virginia National Convention  Delegation Meeting

Elect Chair & other officers

June 23

National Convention

 

Chicago at the United Center from August 19 to 22.