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2024 Democratic National Convention

2024 Democratic National Convention

The 2024 Democratic National Convention will be held in Chicago, Illinois on August 19-22, 2024. The convention is a major event in the life of a political party, and convention delegates are at the heart of all decisions made. In addition to voting for the party’s presidential and vice presidential nominees, delegates to the Democratic National Convention have an opportunity to vote on the party’s platform and resolutions, as well as the rules that govern the party. For more information or to sign up for updates from the national party and convention committee, please visit: democrats.org or chicago2024.com


The Wisconsin Delegation


Members of Wisconsin’s delegations to the 2012 National Convention in Charlotte, NC and the 2016 National Convention in Philadelphia, PA.


Members of Wisconsin’s delegations to the 2012 National Convention in Charlotte, NC and the 2016 National Convention in Philadelphia, PA.


Quick Facts:

  • Wisconsin will elect a total of 95 delegates and 7 alternates for the 2024 convention
  • There are four different delegate types: District-Level [54 total delegates], Pledged Party Leader and Elected Officials (PLEO) [10 total delegates], At-Large [18 delegates and 7 alternates], and Automatic [13 total delegates].
  • In addition, Wisconsin will select 3 members to serve on each of the convention’s three standing committees: Credentials, Platform, and Rules
  • In order to run as a delegate, you must be 18 years old on or before November 5, 2024, be a resident of Wisconsin, a U.S. citizen, and be a registered voter in the district in which you are running.

Important Dates:

  • February 13th: Statement of candidacy forms are made available on this website and at State Party Headquarters
  • April 19th: Statement of candidacy forms are due by 5:00 pm CST for anyone wishing to run as a District-Level delegate
  • April 28th: County Caucuses
  • May 19th: Congressional District Caucuses
  • May 24th: Statement of candidacy forms are due by 5:00 pm CST for anyone wishing to run as a PLEO or At-Large delegate
  • June 8th: PLEO and At-Large delegates are selected by the DPW Administrative committee in Milwaukee, WI
  • August 19-22: Democratic National Convention in Chicago, IL

Please see below for links to the full Wisconsin delegate selection plan, a helpful flyer that overviews the selection process,  and for more information on the process and upcoming trainings for anyone interested in learning more.

Have questions? Feel free to contact us at dncdelegates@wisdems.org.

Declaration of Candidacy Form

Everyone interested in becoming a delegate to the Democratic National Convention must file a declaration of candidacy form.

You can find the Statement of Candidacy form here. Forms may be completed online, and submitted via email or printed out and mailed to the address listed on the form.

The deadline to submit a declaration of candidacy form varies based on the type(s) of delegate you are applying for. Please see the deadlines below:
– District level deadline: 5:00 pm CST April 19, 2024
– PLEO deadline: 5:00 pm CST on May 24, 2024
– At-large deadline: 5:00 pm CST on May 24, 2024

Delegate Financial Assistance Program

WisDems are excited to offer the first-ever Financial Assistance Program for 2024 DNC Convention delegates. These grants will be offered to a limited number of low-income delegates to cover hotel costs for 5 nights of the 2024 DNC Convention. Any individual eligible to be a delegate and pursuing delegate status who has a financial need is encouraged to apply, but please note funding is limited and we will not be able to offer assistance to all applicants.

Interested applicants may apply at any time, and do not need to have been chosen as delegates in order to submit the application; grants will be awarded following the completion of the delegate selection process.

The application can be found here. The deadline to apply is 5:00PM CDT on May 24th.

How to be a Delegate Training

Interested in being a delegate to the National Convention or just want more information on the process? The Democratic Party of Wisconsin will be hosting several free national convention info sessions both virtually and in person throughout winter and spring.

At this time, no additional trainings are scheduled, but if you would like a video recording of a training, please reach out to dncdelegates@wisdems.org to request one.

A copy of the presentation can also be found here.

County Caucuses

The first-tier (County) caucus for selection of district-level delegates will be on Sunday, April 28, 2024. Registration starts at 1:00 pm and the caucuses begin at 2:00 p.m.

For a list of how many delegates can be elected at the first-tier caucuses in each county to serve at the second-tier caucuses, please click: Here for list by County or Here for list by CD.

Caucus Locations:
To find out where your county caucus will be located, please click here.

Congressional District Caucuses

The second-tier (CD) caucus for selection of district-level delegates will be on Sunday, May 19, 2024. Registration starts at 1:00 pm and the caucuses begin at 2:00 pm.

For a list of how many delegates can be elected from each Congressional District to serve as district-level delegates to the Democratic National Convention, please click HERE.

Caucus Locations:
Congressional District Caucus locations can be found here.