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5th Congressional District Convention

May 18 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wanted: Delegates from Fluvanna County Democratic Committee to Attend District and State Conventions

District and State Conventions

Every Presidential election year, each local party must meet in a Caucus to elect Delegates to attend the Congressional District Convention(s) and the State Convention to elect Virginia’s delegation to the National Democratic Convention in August.

This year, the Fluvanna County Democratic Committee needs to elect 6 Delegates and 2 Alternative Delegates to the 5th Congressional District Convention and the State Convention.

What does a Delegate do?

  • A Delegate simply attends the Congressional District Caucus in May and the State Convention in June, both of which are single-day events (see below for dates).
  • At the Congressional District Convention, the Delegates will elect 5 District-Level Delegates to the National Convention and a District-level Presidential Elector.
  • At the State Convention, the Delegates will elect Virginia’s state-wide representatives to the National Convention: At-Large Delegates to the National Convention, Pledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials, and At-Large Presidential Electors.

What does an Alternate do?

  • An Alternate fills in for a Delegate if the Delegate cannot attend the District or State convention.

When are the District and State Conventions?

  • May 18th – 5th Congressional District Convention, 11 AM to 2 PM, at Fluvanna High School.
  • June 22nd – State Convention in Richmond.

How Do I Get to be a Delegate or an Alternate from Fluvanna County to the Congressional District and State Conventions?

  • You must pre-file to be a candidate to be a delegate or alternate. To pre-file, fill out the candidate form online 2024 Delegate Selection – Democratic Party of Virginia (vademocrats.org). You can pre-file from now until 5:00 PM on April 13th.
  • Delegates will be elected at the Fluvanna County Democratic Committee caucus to be held on April 20 at 11:00. The Call to Caucus will be issued no later than April 1 and will have more information about location and rules.
  • If the number of people who have pre-filed is less than the number of slots to be filled, all pre-filed candidates will be automatically elected and the Caucus will be canceled.
  • Democratic Party rules require that the County delegation be composed equally of men and women

How do I get to be a Delegate to the National Convention?

  • You must pre-file to be a candidate to be a National Delegate. To pre-file, fill out the candidate form online 2024 Delegate Selection – Democratic Party of Virginia (vademocrats.org). The Congressional District Conventions) on May 18th will elect 5 Delegates from pre-filed candidates. You may pre-file from now until 5:00 PM,
May 3, 2024.
  • You must be available to attend the National Convention in Chicago August 19-22.
  • Delegates are responsible for their travel costs.

How do I get to be an Elector?

  • The Congressional District Committee will elect 1 Elector at its Convention. This Elector must be available to attend the Electoral College Meeting in December. The State Convention will select additional Electors.

You must pre-file to be a candidate to be an Elector. To pre-file, fill out the candidate form 2024 Delegate Selection – Democratic Party of Virginia (vademocrats.org). You may file from now until 5:00 PM on May 3, 2024.

 

Please email FluvannaDems@gmail.com with questions or if you’d like to be considered to be a delegate!

Details

Date:
May 18
Time:
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Venue

Fluvanna County High School
1918 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy
Palmyra, Virginia 22963
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