Pennsylvania Democratic Party Releases Draft 2020 Delegate Selection Plan

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party this week released draft Delegate Selection Plan for the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The Executive Board of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party is now asking for public comment on the draft plan. The plan details the selection process for Pennsylvania’s 190 delegates and alternates to the Democratic National Convention, which will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on July 13-16, 2020.

Under the draft plan, Pennsylvania’s DNC Delegation — made up of a total of 177 Delegates and 13 Alternate Delegates — will be chosen 3 ways:

1. On Primary Day 2020, Democratic primary voters at the Congressional District Level will directly elect 100 Delegates and 10 Alternate Delegates.

2. In June 2020, The Democratic State Committee will elect 33 At-Large Delegates, 3 At-Large Alternates, and 20 Pledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials (PLEO) Delegates.

3. 24 members will attain their position by virtue of their Public or Party Office, governed by new DNC Rules.

A further breakdown of Pennsylvania’s delegates is proposed as follows:

“This draft of our Delegate Selection Plan is designed to increase public awareness of the delegate selection process, opening up an opportunity for all registered Democrats from every race, religion, orientation, and background to participate in the nomination of our candidate for President of the United States,” said Nancy Patton Mills, Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. “We have set out to achieve full participation by diverse groups and it details the process by which interested Democrats may seek the position of Delegate to the National Convention. I encourage all Pennsylvania Democrats to familiarize themselves with this plan, offer public comment, and consider running or applying for a delegate position.”

A copy of the entire draft plan is available on the Pennsylvania Democratic Party’s website by clicking here or visiting https://www.padems.com/2020-delegates. The plan may also be obtained by contacting the Party at (717) 920-8470 or by mailing a request to the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, 229 State Street, Harrisburg PA 17101.

The draft plan is also now open for public comment at https://www.padems.com/2020-delegates. Comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM on April 30, 2019.