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2019 State Convention

State Convention is October 11-13, 2019 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

State Convention will bring together delegates from across our state for events & trainings geared toward reclaiming the White House in 2020. In early 2019, the Florida Democratic Party committed to register 200,000 voters and invest more than $4 million in local party infrastructure. The renewed effort includes meaningful outreach to rural voters, people of color and Democrats across the state. State Convention is the next step in our efforts to turn Florida blue and elect a Democrat to the Oval Office.

Room Block 

We've secured a special rate of $199 per night plus taxes and fees for State Convention guests. Rooms can be reserved by calling the Disney Group Reservations Team at (407) 939-4686 and mentioning you are with the Florida Democratic Party. You can also click here to make your reservations online.

 

Fighting for Florida Gala Dinner

The Fighting for Florida Gala Dinner will take place in conjunction with State Convention on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM. Join Democratic activists, candidates, elected officials, and donors at our gala dinner to celebrate our work and prepare for the road ahead to 2020! For questions regarding gala dinner tickets or table sponsorships, contact Devon Murphy-Anderson at [email protected].

First 50 Tickets – $170
Next 50 Tickets – $220
All Remaining Tickets – $270

 

Registration for State Convention Weekend

Register for State Convention by becoming a delegate!

   Delegates are registered Florida Democrats who will be credentialed to be seated on the delegate floor during General Session and have voting privileges in the assembly.

If you would like to attend State Convention, please contact your county's Democratic Executive Committee chair. You can register directly through your County Party by submitting the State Convention Delegate Filing Form and the $45 fee to your county's DEC chair by Friday, August 30, 2019. Convention fees CANNOT be paid online to FDP. If you make your contribution online, it will not count toward your delegate fee. 

If your County Party has already finalized their delegation, you can still attend Convention as a delegate. Simply mail the State Convention Delegate Filing Form and the $45 registration fee to the address below by Friday, September 6, 2019:

Florida Democratic Party
P.O. Box 10814
Tallahassee, FL 32302

All fields must be complete to register. The registration fee is $45. The fee for students is $25. Convention fees CANNOT be paid online. If you make your contribution online, it will not count toward your delegate fee.

If you do not want to complete the filing form, you can attend convention as a Non-Delegate. The fee to attend as a Non-Delegate is $75. Non-Delegate registration will open soon!

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Quick Links

   Read the State Convention Rules & Timeline
  Download and complete the State Convention Delegate Filing Form
  Contact your County DEC Chair or State Caucus President
   View Tentative Convention Schedule

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be a delegate?

All delegates must be registered Democrats in the State of Florida. Any registered Democrat may run for a delegate position in the county where registered. All interested candidates are required to file with their County Chair by Friday, August 30, 2019. Please email [email protected] if you have questions about becoming a delegate.

Can I pay the registration fee online?

No. The registration fee must be mailed together with your filing form to the state party PO Box. Payments made onlnie cannot be counted toward delegate fees.

My County Party delegate election date passed. Is it too late to be a delegate?

If your County Party has already submitted their delegation information to the Florida Democratic Party, it's not too late to become a delegate! You can register as a delegate directly through the Florida Democratic Party by sending a completed filing form and fee to the address below by Friday, September 6, 2019.

Florida Democratic Party
PO Box 10814
Tallahassee, FL 32302

After September 6, delegates may register on-site at State Convention on Friday, October 11, 2019 by bringing a completed filing form with fee. Forms received by mail after September 6 may not be received in time to qualify.

I'm listed as an Automatic Delegate. Do I have to submit a filing form and fee?

All delegates — whether elected, appointed, or automatic — MUST complete the filing form and submit the non-refundable $45 registration fee. The registration fee for students is $25.

How do I register for State Convention?

You can register to attend State Convention in 2 ways: as a Delegate or Non-Delegate. Delegates are registered Florida Democrats who will be credentialed to be seated on the delegate floor during General Session and have voting privileges in the assembly.

Non-Delegates may attend trainings and meetings during Convention, but will not be provided seating on the Convention floor with registered delegations.

What is the on-site registration process at State Convention?

Registration will take place at State Convention to ensure all qualified delegates receive their credentials. Registered Non-Delegates should also attend registration to receive their credentials. Credentials should be worn throughout the weekend. Registration as a Delegate or Non-Delegate will be allowed on site for a limited time only. Please pre-register when possible.

 

Important Dates

Now to
August 30
Delegate Filing Period Delegate filing forms available from County DEC Chairs, Vice Chairs, State Committeemen and State Committeewomen.
     
July 19 Deadline for DEC to Submit Delegate Election Date Please email election details to [email protected].
     
July 22 to
August 30
County DECs Hold Delegate Elections All votes will be tallied; registration fees and delegate filing forms collected at the time of the election.
     
September 6 Registration Fees and Delegate Filing Forms Due To be sent to Florida Democratic Party Headquarters postmarked by midnight on this date.
     
September 6 Deadline to book hotel rooms through FDP room block After this date we cannot guarantee availability or our special low rate
     
October 11 First day of Convention Join us at Coronado Springs Resort! Be sure to hit the registration room to pick up your delegate credentials!
     
October 12 Fighting for Florida Gala See above to purchase your ticket to the Fighting for Florida Gala, planned for Saturday night of State Convention