Democratic Party of Georgia Releases Delegate Selection Plan

September 13, 2019

ATLANTA – Today the Democratic Party of Georgia officially begins implementation of Georgia’s delegate selection plan for the Democratic National Convention. 

“For the first time in decades, Georgia is a true battleground state as our delegation heads to the national convention,” said Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Our state’s voters represent the future of the nation and the Democratic Party, and I look forward to bringing a diverse and inclusive delegation to Milwaukee to nominate and elect our next President.”

“As our delegate selection process begins, we are committed to ensuring that Georgia’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention truly represents our state’s diversity,”  said Dominick Perkins, Affirmative Action Committee Chair. “I am proud of our team’s work to ensure that our delegate selection process is open to everyone, and know our delegation will represent the best of Georgia.” 

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 April 11, 2020. There are no district level alternates.
  • 14 Party Leaders and Elected Officials (PLEOs) will be elected by the 68 district level delegates on April 25, 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.

The Democratic Party of Georgia will implement a robust effort to make sure that all communities are represented in Georgia’s delegation, and will hold delegate selection trainings throughout fall 2019 in each of Georgia’s 14 congressional districts. 

Additional information, including the full plan, is available here

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