Participate in the County, State and National Conventions

 

Sarpy County Canvention:  May 31, 2020

State Convention:  June 14, 2020

 

The process for the county and state conventions is now changed due to the coronavirus and the need to keep everyone’s health and safety a top priority. The process for running as a National Delegate is outlined as well on this page.

Sarpy County Convention and the state convention will take place on the phone.

 

Key Dates

May 1: Deadline to submit your registration to attend the county convention.

May 1: Deadline to submit your candidacy for a county or state party leadership position.

May 26: Deadline to submit your candidacy for National Delegate.

May 31: Sarpy County Convention

June 13: CD Caucuses, Committee on Credentials, and Committee on Presidential/Vice-Presidential Electors meetings via phone.

  • Committee on Credentials, 5 p.m.
  • CD Caucuses, 6 p.m.
  • Committee on Presidential/Vice-Presidential Electors, 7 p.m.

June 14: State Convention, 1-6 p.m, via phone.

August 17-20: National Convention, in Milwaukee, WI (subject to change)

 

Key Links and Forms

County Convention Registration, due by May 1 at 5 p.m. CT

Declaration of Candidacy for County and State Party Leadership, due by May 1 at 5 p.m. CT

Declaration of Candidacy for National Delegate, due by May 26 at 5 p.m. CT

2020 Emergency County and State Convention Rules

Revised County and State Convention Timeline and Forms

Nebraska Democratic Party’s Delegate Selection Plan (revised and approved by the DNC)

All of the rules and timelines are outlined here:

2020 Emergency County and State Convention Rules

Revised County and State Convention Timeline and Forms

National Delegate Process

The NDP will send 33 delegates to the national convention in Milwaukee. 

Automatic delegates are NDP Chair Jane Kleeb, First Associate Chair Richard Register, National Committeeman Ron Kaminski, and National Committeewoman Patty Zieg.

An additional 29 national delegates will be selected at the NDP State Convention, held on the phone.

The NDP worked with partners across the state to create a process where every Nebraskan had a chance to be heard on the plan as we gear up for 2020. We held over 30 trainings 

Any registered Democrat in Nebraska wishing to be elected as a delegate to the National Convention must first vote in the May 12, 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary.

You must also complete, by May 26 at 5 p.m. CT, the Declaration of Candidacy for National Delegate from the State of Nebraska form.

For the Congressional level delegate candidates, your name will be placed on the ballot to all delegates elected to attend the state convention. The At-Large delegates and the PLEO delegates are elected by voice vote/roll call vote on the state convention call.

You get elected as a delegate to the state convention by attending your county convention. See exact dates and locations for all of the county conventions at the end of this blog (dates will be published by April 20).