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2020 National Convention

Note: 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, are rescheduled to May 16 with early voting on May 14.
See below for more information.

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 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 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. The filing period for At-Large Delegate and Alternate Delegate positions opened on February 17, 2020 and ends on May 5, 2020. At-Large Delegates will be decided on May 30, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.

Florida has 29 Party Leader Elected Official (PLEO) Delegates. The filing period for PLEO Delegates opened on February 17, 2020 and selection will take place on May 30, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.

Filing to Become a Delegate: Available Online or By Mail

The filing period to run as a National Convention 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 May 5, 2020.

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 (noon) EST on Saturday, May 5, 2020 to qualify.

District-Level Delegates will be elected at Congressional District Caucuses held on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Some Congressional Districts also will hold early voting on Thursday, May 14, 2020. On Saturday, May 30, 2020 elected District-Level Delegates will convene in Orlando, Florida 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.

Congressional District Caucuses

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, are rescheduled to Saturday, May 16 with early voting on Thursday, May 14. Updated locations will be shared here in April.

All registered Democrats are eligible to vote at a caucus in their respective Congressional District. Registration will be verified on cuacus sites. Votes are cast by ballot.

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 at the May 30 delegate meeting in Orlando, FL. 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 May 5 at 12pm Noon EST.

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

Commonly asked questions are answered here. You may email [email protected] if you have additional questions.

Important Links for Prospective Delegates

  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
  Steps and Strategies to Run as a District-Level Delegate

Important Links for Congressional District Leaders

  2020 Congressional District Caucus Guide
  Delegate Selection Plan