Democratic Party of Wisconsin

2020 National Convention

The 2020 Democratic National Convention

General Information

The 2020 Democratic National Convention will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 13 to 16, 2020. 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 nominee, 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 convention, please visit www.milwaukee2020.com.

Important Dates:

February 10th: Statement of Intent forms will be available on this website and at State Party Headquarters

April 17th: Statement of Intent forms are due to the State Party Headquarters by 5:00pm for anyone wishing to run as a District Level Delegate

April 26th: County Caucuses

May 17th: Congressional District Caucuses

May 29th: Statement of Intent forms are due to the State Party Headquarters by 5:00pm for anyone wishing to run as a PLEO or an At Large Delegate

June 12th: PLEO and At Large Delegates are selected by the DPW Administrative Committee in Wisconsin Dells, WI

July 13th – 16th: Democratic National Convention held in Milwaukee, WI

Photo: 2016 Wisconsin Delegates in Philadelphia, PA.


Important Dates:

February 10th: Statement of Intent forms will be available on this website and at State Party Headquarters

April 17th: Statement of Intent forms are due to the State Party Headquarters by 5:00pm for anyone wishing to run as a District Level Delegate

April 26th: County Caucuses

May 17th: Congressional District Caucuses

May 29th: Statement of Intent forms are due to the State Party Headquarters by 5:00pm for anyone wishing to run as a PLEO or an At Large Delegate

June 12th: PLEO and At Large Delegates are selected by the DPW Administrative Committee in Wisconsin Dells, WI

July 13th – 16th: Democratic National Convention held in Milwaukee, WI

Photo: 2016 Wisconsin Delegates in Philadelphia, PA.


Quick Facts:

Wisconsin will select a total of 97 delegates and 7 alternates for the 2020 convention.

There are three different delegate types that one may run as: District Level Delegate, PLEO Delegate, or At Large Delegate. Please click the links below for more information on each type.

In order to run as a delegate you must be 18 years old on or before November 3, 2020, be a resident of Wisconsin and a U.S. Citizen, and be a registered voter in the district in which you are running

Photo: Wisconsin’s 2012 Delegation in Charlotte, NC.


Quick Facts:

Wisconsin will select a total of 97 delegates and 7 alternates for the 2020 convention.

There are three different delegate types that one may run as: District Level Delegate, PLEO Delegate, or At Large Delegate. Please click the links below for more information on each type.

In order to run as a delegate you must be 18 years old on or before November 3, 2020, be a resident of Wisconsin and a U.S. Citizen, and be a registered voter in the district in which you are running

Photo: Wisconsin’s 2012 Delegation in Charlotte, NC.


Delegate Breakdown by Candidate:

Wisconsin has a binding primary. All pledged delegates are assigned proportionally based on primary results from the April 7th presidential primary.

A breakdown of delegates by candidates will be available on this website after the presidential primary election. 


Delegate Breakdown by Candidate:

Wisconsin has a binding primary. All pledged delegates are assigned proportionally based on primary results from the April 7th presidential primary.

A breakdown of delegates by candidates will be available on this website after the presidential primary election. 


How to be a Delegate Informational One Pager

Click here to download an easy one page handout that outlines important details about how to be a National Convention Delegate

Delegate Selection Overview & Plan

Click here for an overview of Wisconsin’s Delegate Selection Plan or to download a copy of the full plan.

National Convention Informational Sessions

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 information sessions all across Wisconsin in Spring 2020.

Click Here to Learn More

Statement of Intent and Pledge of Support Form

Statement of Intent and Pledge of Support Form available here:

2020 Statement of Intent Form

This form can be submitted via email at widelegates@wisdems.org or through the mail to 15 N Pinckney St, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53703. Reminder: these forms are due to the State Party by 5:00pm on April 17th for anyone seeking to be a District Level Delegate or by 5:00pm on May 29th for anyone seeking to be a PLEO or At-Large Delegate.

Temporary Standing Committee Member Application Form

Temporary Standing Committee Member Application Form available here:

2020 Application for Temporary Standing Committee

This form can be submitted via email at widelegates@wisdems.org or through the mail to 15 N Pinckney St, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53703. Applications are due to the State Party by 5:00pm on April 17th, 2020.

Temporary committee members will be selected by a quorum of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s Administrative Committee at a meeting at 1:00pm CST on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Temporary committee members serve only in the event that the respective standing committee is called to meet prior to the selection of permanent standing committee members. Permanent committee members are selected via the process outlined in the full WI Delegate Selection Plan.

County Caucus Locations

County caucus locations for Sunday, April 26th can be found by clicking HERE

Congressional District Caucus Locations

Congressional District caucus locations for Sunday, May 17th can be found by clicking HERE

Paid for by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Ben Wikler, Chair