Georgia Democrats Adopt Delegate Selection Plan for 2020 National Convention

Georgia Democrats Adopt Delegate Selection Plan for 2020 National Convention

ATLANTA – This week, the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia, led by Affirmative Action Committee Chair Dominick Perkins of Muscogee County, adopted their delegate selection plan for the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The plan specifies policies and procedures for electing Georgia’s delegates and alternates, who will attend the 2020 DNC Convention in Milwaukee to officially nominate the next Democratic president.

“Our leadership team has put in the work to ensure that Georgia’s delegate selection process is both inclusive and diverse,” said Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “We look forward to welcoming Democrats across our state into the process to nominate and elect our next president.”

The DNC has until September 13th to notify the DPG of any changes, but the general components of the plan are as follows:

  • Georgia is allocated 129 delegates, nine of whom will be alternates.
  • 68 district level delegates will be elected within the delegates’ congressional district on March 29, 2020. There are no district level alternates.
  • Fourteen Party Leaders and Elected Officials (PLEOs) will be elected by the 68 district level delegates on April 18, 2020 at a central location in the state.
  • On May 16, 2020, 23 at-large delegates and nine alternates will be elected by a quorum of the State Committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia.
  • While these dates are set in the plan, until Georgia’s Secretary of State announces the date of the 2020 presidential primary, the dates are subject to change.

The Affirmative Action Committee of the DPG will continue to implement a robust effort to ensure that all communities are represented in Georgia’s delegation. The Democratic Party of Georgia is committed to sending a delegation to Milwaukee that reflects the diversity of our party and our state.

While the DPG’s delegate selection plan is under DNC review, the plan will remain online to ensure access and transparency throughout the process. Interested parties may view the plan here.

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