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National Delegate Election Info
To run to be a National Delegate from your district or to be considered to be an at-large National Delegate, you must have filed a notarized application with the Texas Democratic Party by May 19, 2016. Under our Rules, you may not file that application before March 21st and the deadline for submittal is May 19, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.
- The Texas Democratic Party will post, following the March 1st primary, the official allocation for each presidential candidate of delegates for each senate district based on the percentage of the vote in that district. TDP will post the at-large allocation for each presidential candidate based on the statewide vote. Additionally, the TDP will state, according to the Rules, how many delegates of either gender can be elected by each presidential candidate caucus.
- File a signed and notarized application to be a national delegate pledged to your presidential choice. Filing will begin on March 21st, 2016 and continue until 5:00 PM on May 19th, 2016. You may file to be considered a district level delegate (if your presidential choice won delegates in your district on the March 1st Primary) or an at-large delegate or alternate (if your presidential choice won delegates statewide based on the March 1st Primary).
- Following the Friday senate district caucuses, each presidential candidate caucus within the senate districts shall meet to elect their allocated delegates based on the primary to the national convention. These delegates will be balanced by gender and must reflect our representational goals. Only those delegates who registered for a particular candidate may vote on that candidate’s delegate nominees.
- A person who was not elected from their senate district may be considered by the Nominations Committee for national delegate. This committee consists of one representative from each senate district elected at the Friday caucus. The convention chair appoints three additional members. The members of the nominations committee representing each presidential preference will meet on Saturday and select their allocated pledged district delegates, pledged party and elected official delegates, and pledged alternates. These selections will also be used to balance our representational goals.
- The Nominations Committee then reports to the entire state convention and the state convention ratifies the delegation.
29 Unpledged Delegates (DNC members and Congress)
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.
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In the largest senate district caucuses, there will be paper ballots: SD 10, SD 13, SD 14, SD 15, SD 16, SD 23 & SD 25 The deadline for being on the ballot was 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 13th. You may announce at your caucus that you wish to be a write in candidate in these districts.
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Note: You should announce your candidacy here.
A person may still be nominated from the floor during the caucus, however in most senate district caucuses voting will be done by a show of hands with runoffs.
In the largest senate district caucuses, there will be paper ballots: SD 10, SD 13, SD 14, SD 15, SD 23 & SD 25
Persons in these districts must register here by 5:00 pm on Monday, June 13th. You may nominate yourself during the caucus, but people will have to write in your name on the ballot. Election will be done by instant runoff balloting. You will rank your top three choices in each race.
State Democratic Executive Committeeman
State Democratic Executive Committeewoman
One man and one woman from each senate district serve on the party’s executive committee. They are a part of the governing body of the Texas Democratic Party.
Texas Democrats will elect 38 presidential electors who will elect the next President of the United States. Each SD will elect one. The seven largest districts will elect two.
Credentials Committee Member
Each SD will elect one person to meet on Friday night at 6 pm to certify the roll of the convention.
Rules Committee Member
Each SD will elect one person to meet on Saturday at 8 am to propose any Rules updates or changes.
Platform Committee Member
Each SD will elect one person to meet on Saturday at 8 am to work from a draft of our Party Platform and present it to the full convention for adoption.
Resolution Committee Member
Each SD will elect one person to meet on Saturday at 8 am to recommend resolutions to the entire convention for adoption.
Nominations for Party Officers and Democratic National Committee Member
Each SD will elect one person to meet on Saturday at 8 am to recommend members to be elected to the DNC , will vote on the SDEC member recommendations from the SD caucuses. No statewide party officers are up for election this year (they are elected in gubernatorial years).
Nominations for At-Large National Delegates Member
Each SD will elect one person to work with the committee to recommend the at-large delegates to the national convention. They begin deliberations at 8 am Saturday and will meet throughout the day. The members representing each presidential candidate will work with the nationally authorized representative of the candidates (Garry Mauro, Clinton and Jacob Limon, Sanders) to select persons to meet the affirmative action goals of the delegate selection plan.
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SDEC, Presidential Elector, Convention Committee Candidates
2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Plan
Read the 2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Plan below:
Democratic National Committee Elections
|Democratic National Committee||Royce West||African American Caucus|
|Democratic National Committee||Senfronia Thompson||African American Caucus|
|Democratic National Committee||Benjamin Chou||At Large|
|Democratic National Committee||Kazi Chowdhury||At Large|
|Democratic National Committee||John Courage||At Large|
|Democratic National Committee||Yvonne Davis||At Large|
|Democratic National Committee||A J Durrani||At Large|
|Democratic National Committee||David Feldwisch||At Large|
|Democratic National Committee||Cindy Flint||At Large|
|Democratic National Committee||Syed Hassan||At Large|
|Democratic National Committee||Dennis Speight||At Large|
|Democratic National Committee||Celina Vasquez||At Large|
|Democratic National Committee||Nathaniel West||At Large|
|Democratic National Committee||Jose Rodriguez||Hispanic Caucus|
|Democratic National Committee||Lenora Sorola-Pohlman||Hispanic Caucus|
|Democratic National Committee||John Patrick||Labor Caucus|
|Democratic National Committee||Glen Maxey||LGBT Caucus|
|Democratic National Committee||Betty Richie||Non-Urban Caucus|
|Democratic National Committee||Katie Naranjo||Youth Caucus|
|Democratic National Committee||Kat Hoang||Youth Caucus|
|Democratic National Committee||Patrick McDonald||Youth Caucus|