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See the Rules of the Texas Democratic Party

Be a Delegate to the Democratic Convention

Any Democrat in Texas may participate in the Democratic Convention of the Democratic Party.

See “How to be a Delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention” here.

The first step  in our convention process begins on March 19, 2016 when you attend your local County or Senatorial Convention.   

You may pre-register for your convention here:  http://register.txdemocrats.org

To be eligible to vote at this convention you will need to vote in the March 1, 2016 Democratic Primary or sign an oath of affiliation with the Democratic Party at the County / Senate District Convention.

At the County / Senate District convention, delegates are elected to attend our State Democratic Convention to be held in San Antonio at the Alamodome on June 16-18, 2016.

At the State Convention, the delegates adopt a Democratic Party Platform, elect party officers and Democratic National Committee members, and adopt  reports from the Rules, Credentials, Nominations, Platform and Resolutions committees.

Each State Senate District presidential caucus will elect their March 1 primary  allocated delegates  from those who file their application to run (available after March 21st, 2016).   The Nominations Committee for National Delegates will allocate at-large delegates as allocated by the state wide vote on March 1st.

Then Texas Delegate Selection Plan for the 2016 Democratic National Convention is here.

TOTAL TEXAS DELEGATION– 252 Delegates and 19 Alternates

145 Senate District Delegates

  • Allocated within each SD to each presidential candidate based on the March 1st Democratic Presidential Primary within the district. See chart below.

  • A presidential candidate must get 15% or more of the vote in the district to receive any delegates.

  • Gender must be equal in each district when selecting delegates.

48 Pledged At-Large Delegates

29 Pledged Party and Elected Official Delegates

19 At-Large Alternates

  • These three above groups are allocated based on the statewide percentage for each presidential candidate in the March 1, 2016 presidential primary.

  • A presidential candidate must get 15% or more of the vote statewide to receive and delegates.

  • Gender must be equal at all levels when selecting delegates.  These delegates will be used to reach representational goals.  See charts below.

30 Unpledged Delegates (DNC members and Congress)

SENATORIAL DISTRICT DELEGATES

District

Delegates

 

District

Delegates

 

District

Delegates

1

3

 

11

4

 

21

5

2

4

 

12

4

 

22

4

3

3

 

13

8

 

23

8

4

4

 

14

10

 

24

3

5

5

 

15

6

 

25

6

6

4

 

16

5

 

26

6

7

4

 

17

5

 

27

4

8

5

 

18

4

 

28

2

9

4

 

19

5

 

29

4

10

6

 

20

5

 

30

3

           

31

2

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