2020 National Convention
Update from the DNC: In light of the unprecedented health crisis facing our country, the 2020 Democratic National Convention will now be held the week of August 17 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, providing our team more time to determine the most appropriate structure for this historic event.
Update from FDP: In accordance with state and federal health advisories, the Florida Democratic Party received approval from the DNC to conduct online voting to ensure that our Congressional district delegate elections are accessible, easy to use, and accurate. See our voting homepage for more information on voting for delegates.
Florida Democratic Party National Convention Information
Thank you for your interest in joining us at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee! The National Convention will now be held the week of August 17, 2020. Florida's Delegate Selection Plan has been approved by the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee and can be reviewed at the link below. The resources on this page are made available to those interested in running as a National Convention Delegate.
Florida's Allocation of Delegates
Florida has 248 total delegates. The bulk of our delegation will be District-Level Delegates elected at the Congressional district elections, which were held online from Thursday, May 14 to Saturday, May 16. The results will be posted to floridadems.org/delegates on May 22. Florida has 143 District-Level Delegates and 13 District-Level Alternates. Each Congressional district is allocated a limited amount of District-Level Delegates to send to the National Convention. You can find the allocation for your Congressional district here. Delegate candidates who are not elected as District-Level Delegate are automatically considered for District-Level Alternate positions unless otherwise indicated on their filing form. Filing to run for district-level delegate closed on March 7.
Florida also has 47 At-Large Delegates, and 5 At-Large Alternates. The filing period for At-Large Delegate and Alternate Delegate positions opened on February 17, 2020 and ends on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 12pm Noon EDT. At-Large Delegates will be selected remotely on May 30, 2020.
Florida has 29 Party Leader Elected Official (PLEO) Delegates. The filing period for PLEO Delegates opened on February 17, 2020 and ends on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 12pm Noon EDT. PLEO selection will take place remotely on May 30, 2020.
Filing to Become a Delegate: Available Online or By Mail
The filing period to run as a District-Level Delegate has closed. The filing period to run as a PLEO Delegate or At-Large Delegate began on February 17, 2020 and will end on Saturday, May 23, 2020. There are 2 options to file:
To file online: Start the online Delegate filing form and complete all required fields. You will receive an email confirmation.
To file by mail: Download the printable Party Leader and Elected Official and At-Large Delegate filing form, complete each field, and mail to the address provided. Forms must be received at the state party office by 12:00 PM EDT (noon) on Saturday, May 23, 2020 to qualify.
District-Level Delegates were elected in Congressional district elections held online from Thursday, May 14 to Saturday, May 16. On Saturday, May 30 elected District-Level Delegates will remotely select the 29 PLEO Delegates, 47 At-Large Alternates, and 5 At-Large Alternates.
It is important for Florida's delegation to be as diverse as our state. You can find the Florida Democratic Party's Affirmative Action goals here.
Congressional District Elections
In accordance with state and federal health advisories and approval from the DNC, April 4 Congressional district caucuses, as well as April 2 early voting, were rescheduled to be held online from Thursday, May 14 to Saturday, May 16. Voting was open from at 2:00pm EDT on Thurday, May 14 and closed at 2:00pm EDT on Saturday, May 16.
Pledged Party Leader and Elected Official (PLEO) Delegates
Florida is allotted 29 PLEO delegates. The 29 PLEO delegates will be selected by the District-Level Delegates remotely on May 30. The Presidential campaigns will review filing submissions and approve names for the final PLEO ballot. Individuals shall be eligible for the PLEO delegate positions according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Filing for PLEO positions closes on Saturday, May 23 at 12pm Noon EDT.
Costs Associated with Being a Delegate
There are no costs associated with running for a Delegate position, but there will be expenses associated if selected to attend the Democratic National Convention. A list of anticipated expenses can be reviewed here. The Florida Democratic Party does not provide financial sponsorship for delegates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Important Links for Prospective Delegates
Delegate Elections Homepage
Congressional District-Level Candidates for Delegate
Delegate Allocations Table
Printable Party Leader and Elected Official and At-Large Delegate Filing Form
National Convention Timeline
Delegate Selection Plan
Affirmative Action Goals
Travel and Costs
Steps and Strategies to Run as a District-Level Delegate