July 13 - 16, 2020
You can file with the Florida Democratic Party as a candidate for Delegate by clicking on the button below.
In July, the Democratic Party will come together to formally nominate the next president and vice president of the United States at our 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The four-day convention, held July 13-16, is also an opportunity to show the American people what we stand for as a party, unite around our shared values, and showcase everything Milwaukee has to offer. In addition to fulfilling their nominating duties, Democratic Party members from across the country will also work together to write and adopt the official 2020 Democratic Party platform.
Milwaukee’s vibrant history and the determination and optimism of its residents make it the perfect city to hold our convention. It’s a diverse city, full of hardworking families who are growing our economy, creating opportunity, and innovating to build a brighter future for all. Simply put, the values embodied in the people of Wisconsin are the values of the Democratic Party. Together, we will fight to protect those values, and on Election Day, we will win.
As we work to plan a successful convention, this website will grow to share our story. Right now, we’re focused on putting the infrastructure in place to hire an ambitious, energized team and recruit thousands of volunteers to bring the convention to life. This website is currently serving as a placeholder as we build our official one. Please visit again soon for updates.
We can’t wait to see you in Milwaukee in July, and we’re excited for the work that we’ll do together as we prepare for this historic occasion.
You will also want to visit the website for the Democratic National Convention for more information about the convention and for volunteer opportunities.
Where do we vote?
As St. Johns County has residents living in both US House District 4 (northern portion of the county) and US House District 6 (southern most portion of the county), there will be separate voting locations for each district on Saturday, April 4 and the voting hours will most likely be 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Residents in US House District 4 will have two voting locations - the primary one will be in Jacksonville and a second one at Democratic Headquarters in St. Augustine, 71 South Dixie Highway, Suite 6.
or residents in US House District 6, the closest location will be in Palm Coast, with two additional locations in Volusia County. The idea is that the voting locations will not be more than about 30 minutes for the candidates and their supporters to travel. The exact voting locations will be provided closer to the election date.
Dateline Summary for Delegate Election to the
National Democratic Convention
February 3: Filing begins for Delegates. District level delegate candidates may obtain the statement of candidacy and pledge of support forms and filing instructions from State Party Committee Headquarters, in person, by mail, or from the State Party's web site at www.floridadems.org/convention
February 8, 1:30 - 3:30 PM: Information Session in St. Johns County for those interested in running as a delegate to the National Democratic Convention.
March 3: Super Tuesday, with 12 states holding Primary Preference Primary elections, including the two largest states, California and Texas.
March 7: District-level delegate deadline for filing the statement of candidacy and pledge of support forms with State Party is March 7, 2020 at 12: 00 PM (noon).
March 17: Florida Presidential Preference Primary, the 25th state holding a primary.
April 2: Upon approval by State Party Chair, a Congressional District may offer "early voting" opportunity on this date.
April 4: Post primary caucuses held to elect district level delegates
May 30: Meeting of district level delegates convened. Pledged PLEO delegates selected. Following selection of PLEO delegates, presidential candidates provide approved list of at-large delegate and alternate candidates to the State Party. State Convention selects at-large delegates and alternates.
May 31: Presidential candidates submit list of candidates for standing committee members to the State Party. National Convention delegation meeting. Delegates select National Convention Standing Committee Members and Delegation Chair. State Chair names convention pages.
July 13 - 16: Democratic National Convention in Minneapolis, WI
Most of the information above is available in the Timeline Document here.
Filing as a delegate candidate begins on February 3 and ends on March 7 at noon on the on the button above and the Florida Democratic Party website here and : https://www.floridadems.org/convention.
Also available on this website is a large amount of information pertaining to the election process and the upcoming Democratic National Convention, which is suggested reading before attending the information session.
Total Delegates to be elected in our two districts
The number of delegates will be determined by how many are eligible from each US House District. The results of the March 17 Florida Presidential Preference Primary will determine how may delegates can be elected for each of the presidential candidates. The total number of elected delegates for US House District 4 and 6 are below:
US House District 4: 3 Female 3 Male 1 Alternate Male
US House District 6: 3 Female 2 Male
If you are not sure in which congressional district you live, you can look on the map below, available on the Supervisor of Elections website, that includes all of the precincts in St. Johns County for the two districts.
Delegate candidates have to run in the district in which they live and only Democrats who live in their district can vote for them.
For more complete information, visit the Florida Democratic Party website and the Democratic National Convention website.
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