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2020 National Convention

Thank you for your interest in joining us at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee! The National Convention will be held July 13-16. 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.


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Download Printable District-Level Delegate Filing Form
Download Printable Party Leader and Elected Official and At-Large Filing Form

 

 

Florida's Allocation of Delegates

Florida has 248 total delegates. The bulk of our delegation will be District-Level Delegates elected at the April 4, 2020 Congressional District Caucuses. 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 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. 

Florida also has 47 At-Large Delegates, and 5 At-Large Alternates. Filing for At-Large Delegate and Alternate positions will open on February 17. At-Large Delegates will be decided on May 30 in Orlando, FL.

Florida has 29 Party Leader Elected Official (PLEO) Delegates. Filing for PLEO Delegates will open on February 17 and selection will take place on May 30 in Orlando, FL.

Filing to Become a Delegate: Available Online or By Mail

The filing period to run as a National Convention District-Level Delegate began on February 3 and will end on March 7. Filing to run as a PLEO Delegate or At-Large Delegate began on February 17 and will end on May 5.

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 District-Level 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 (noon) EST on Saturday, March 7, 2020 to qualify.

District-Level Delegates will be elected at Congressional District Caucuses held on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Some Congressional districts also will hold early voting on Thursday, April 2, 2020. On May 30, elected District-Level Delegates will convene in Orlando, FL to 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.

April 4 Congressional District Caucuses

Congressional District Chairs will determine the location of the Congressional District Caucuses. These locations must have been submitted to the Florida Democratic Party by Monday, February 3, 2020. Locations will be published on this page once they have been determined.

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.

Important Links for Prospective Delegates

  Printable District-Level Delegate Filing Form
  Printable Party Leader and Elected Official and At-Large Delegate Filing Form
  National Convention Timeline
  Delegate Selection Plan
  Congressional Allocations
  Affirmative Action Goals
  Travel and Costs

This page will be updated periodically with commonly asked questions. If you have any questions or comments, please email [email protected].

Important Links for Congressional District Leaders

  2020 Congressional District Caucus Guide
  Delegate Selection Plan
  Tentative Congressional District Locations