In August, the Democratic Party will formally nominate the next president and vice president of the United States at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The convention is an opportunity to show the American people what we stand for as a party and unite around our shared values. In addition to fulfilling their nominating duties, Democratic Party members from across the country will also work together during the convention to adopt the official 2020 Democratic Party platform.
The Convention will be held from August 17th to August 20th. At this time the Democratic National Committee is still working on the format of the convention.
Democratic primaries will be finished on July 11 with the Louisiana primary,
Visit the National Convention website.
About Convention Delegates
In 2020 there will be 4,750 delegates:
- 3,979 pledged delegates and
- 771 automatic (Super) delegates.
- A candidate needs 1,991 pledged delegates to win the nomination on the first ballot.
- If the convention goes to a second ballot or more, superdelegates will be able to vote. At that point a candidate must receive majority support from all delegates or more than 2,375 votes.
Types of Delegates:
Pledged District - elected at Congressional District conventions.
Pledged At-large - elected at State conventions.
Pledged PLEO - are party leaders and elected officials usually selected in a similar manner to at-large delegates.
Automatic delegates (Superdelegates) are unpledged delegates. These include: DNC members, Democratic members of Congress, Democratic governors or distinguished party leaders including former presidents and vice presidents.
For more the latest delegate count, and a breakdown of each type of delegate by state visit Ballotpedia.