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North Carolina Democratic Party. North Carolina Delegates To the Democratic National Convention September 3-7, 2012 Charlotte, nc. Number Of Delegates. Elected at Congressional District Conventions 93 delegates Elected at State Convention 31 delegates & 12 alternates

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North Carolina Democratic Party

North Carolina Delegates

To the

Democratic National Convention

September 3-7, 2012

Charlotte, nc


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Number Of Delegates

Elected at Congressional District Conventions

  • 93 delegates

    Elected at State Convention

  • 31 delegates & 12 alternates

  • 15 party leader/elected official delegates

    North Carolina DNC Members, our Governor and Democratic members of Congress are automatically delegates

    Total: 158 delegates, 12 alternates

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To Run For Delegate You Must

  • Submit Notice of Candidacy (available at www.ncdp.org)

  • Be a registered Democrat residing in the precinct listed on candidacy form

  • Declare Presidential preference or select “uncommitted”

  • If selected, you must attend a mandatory meeting of the NC Delegation immediately after the adjournment of the State Convention on June 26

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Deadlines

Notice of Candidacy must be received by:

April 27, 2012 at 5 pm

to run at district convention

June 1, 2012 at 5 pm

to run at state convention or as a party leader/elected official*

* To run as a Party Leader/Elected Official, you must currently hold an appointed or elected party office at the precinct, county, district or state level, or be a member of the Democratic State Executive Committee or Executive Council or currently hold an elective public office.

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Cost

  • No Fees to run

  • Delegates are responsible for all travel and expenses incurred to attend the National Convention

  • Once at the Convention, many meals and transportation costs are covered

  • The financial assistance committee will attempt to help with fund assistance for delegates and alternates who otherwise would find it financially impossible to attend the National Convention.

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The Selection Process

  • To be considered for election, all candidates for delegate must be approved by the Presidential candidate’s authorized representative

  • Presidential Candidates must approve at least 3 at the District Level and 2 for At-large for each potential delegate position to be elected

  • Once approved, candidates for delegate will then be considered for election at District and/or State Convention

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Party Organization

Precinct Meetings March 6

  • Open to any registered Democrat residing in the precinct

  • Delegates to County Convention elected

    At the County Convention, precincts have 1 vote for each 100 votes cast in that precinct for Democratic Governor in 2008

    County Convention April 14

  • Delegates to Congressional District Convention elected

  • Delegates to the State Convention Elected

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District Conventions

Congressional District Conventions May 19

  • 93 delegates and 12 alternates to the National Convention elected

    At the District Convention, counties have 1 vote for each 300 votes cast in that Congressional District for Democratic Governor in 2008

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Delegate Allocation by District

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Primary Election May 8

  • Delegates are apportioned based upon 2008 election results

  • Candidate must get at least 15% of the vote in a district to have district-level delegates

  •  In North Carolina, voters can select “uncommitted” on the primary ballot

  • Uncommitted must be at least 15% of the vote in a district to have uncommitted district-level delegates

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District Convention May 19

  • District Convention delegates declare their Presidential preference upon registering

  • District Convention delegates vote on National Convention Delegates pledged to this Presidential Candidate


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State Convention June 16

  • State Convention Delegates do not declare a Presidential preference but vote on the entire ballot

  • Ballots will be created to ensure that the North Carolina delegation reflects the diversity goals of the Affirmative Action and Delegate Selection Committee


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Important Dates

  • March 6 Precinct Meetings

  • April 14 County Conventions

  • April 27 Deadline for filing Notice of Candidacy forms for district level delegate or alternate

  • May 19 District Conventions

  • June 1 Deadline for filing Notice of Candidacy forms for at-large and/or party leader/elected official delegate or alternate positions

  • June 16 State Convention in Raleigh. Mandatory meeting of national delegates and alternates immediately following the State Convention

  • September 3-7 Democratic National Convention, Time Warner Arena, Charlotte, NC

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North Carolina Democratic Party

Complete plan and online application

www.ncdp.org

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