Participate in the County, State and National Conventions

Chair Jane Kleeb and the Nebraska Democratic Party — on April 7, 2020 — announced our revised rules and timelines for county and state conventions along with the application process to participate in county and state conventions.

The process for the county and state conventions is now changed due to the coronavirus and the need to keep everyone’s health and safety a top priority. The process for running as a National Delegate is outlined as well in this blog and the rules documents linked below.

Questions

If you have any questions about the process, please email the following leaders:

Key Dates

May 1: Registration closed on May 1 at 5 p.m. for participating in your county convention. Email [email protected] with any questions.

May 1: The deadline to submit your candidacy for a county or state party leadership position was May 1 at 5 p.m. Email [email protected] with any questions.

May 17-24: Small county conventions (counties with populations under 50,000) take place via a phone/video platform hosted by the NDP. 

May 17: Ballots sent to the four large County Convention — Douglas, Hall, Lancaster and Sarpy — Delegates. Instructions on the ballots will be included to those delegates.

May 26: Was the deadline to submit your candidacy for National Delegate, 5 p.m. CT.

May 27: Large County Ballots must be returned to the NDP. Instructions on the ballots will be included to those delegates.

May 30-31: Large county conventions — Douglas, Hall, Lancaster and Sarpy — take place via a phone/video platform hosted by the NDP. 

June 13: CD Caucuses, Committee on Credentials, and Committee on Presidential/Vice-Presidential Electors meetings take place via a phone/video platform hosted by the NDP. 

  • Committee on Credentials, 5 p.m.
  • CD Caucuses, 6 p.m.
  • Committee on Presidential/Vice-Presidential Electors, 7 p.m.

June 14: State Convention, 1-6 p.m.

August 17-20: National Convention, in Milwaukee, WI (subject to change)

Key Forms

The deadline for County Convention registration has now closed. Email [email protected] with any questions.

The deadline for declaring candidacy for county and state party leadership has now closed. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Declaration of Candidacy for National Delegate, due by May 26 at 5 p.m. CT

 

Congressional District 2020-22 Platform Review Dates

Thursday – May 14 at 6 p.m. for CD1

Friday – May 15 at 6 p.m. for CD2

Saturday – May 16 at 2 p.m. CT for CD 3

NOTE: To give input on the platform to add suggested content on issues, please email [email protected] If you want to attend the phone/video meeting for your Congressional District, please also email [email protected] and the call information will be sent to you.

Proposed 2020-22 Platform

Rules Governing the County Conventions and State Convention

2020 Emergency County and State Convention Rules

Revised County and State Convention Timeline and Forms

Nebraska Democratic Party’s Delegate Selection Plan

 

National Delegate Process

The NDP will send 33 delegates to the national convention in Milwaukee. 

Automatic delegates are NDP Chair Jane Kleeb, First Associate Chair Richard Register, National Committeeman Ron Kaminski, and National Committeewoman Patty Zieg.

An additional 29 national delegates will be selected at the NDP State Convention, held on the phone.

The NDP worked with partners across the state to create a process where every Nebraskan had a chance to be heard on the plan as we gear up for 2020. We held over 30 trainings 

Any registered Democrat in Nebraska wishing to be elected as a delegate to the National Convention must first vote in the May 12, 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary.

You must also complete, by May 26 at 5 p.m. CT, the Declaration of Candidacy for National Delegate from the State of Nebraska form.

For the Congressional level delegate candidates, your name will be placed on the ballot to all delegates elected to attend the state convention. The At-Large delegates and the PLEO delegates are elected by voice vote/roll call vote on the state convention call.

You get elected as a delegate to the state convention by attending your county convention. See exact dates and locations for all of the county conventions at the end of this blog.

County Conventions

All of the county conventions this year will be held May 17-31 on a phone/video platform hosted by the NDP. 

For those who registered for their county convention, the NDP will email you further information including the phone number you will need to call into your convention.

The large counties — including Douglas, Hall, Lancaster and Sarpy — will hold their conventions on the phone but votes will happen via paper ballot before the convention gathers on the phone. After the NDP processes your registration, the ballot will be emailed to you.

All votes for small counties are conducted on the phone.

All of the rules and timelines are outlined here:

2020 Emergency County and State Convention Rules

Revised County and State Convention Timeline and Forms

County Convention Dates and Times

Adams
May 26, 7:00 p.m.

Antelope
May 18, 6:00 p.m.

Arthur
May 23, 6:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. MT)

Banner
May 22, 7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. MT)

Blaine
May 23, 7:30 p.m.

Boone
May 17, 12:00 p.m.

Box Butte
May 24, 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. MT)

Boyd
May 17, 3:00 p.m.

Brown
May 17, 3:00 p.m.

Buffalo
May 18, 7:00 p.m.

Burt
May 20, 6:00 p.m.

Butler
May 17, 5:30 p.m.

Cass
May 17, 1:30 p.m.

Cedar
May 17, 7:00 p.m.

Chase
May 24, 5:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. MT)

Cherry
May 18, 7:00 p.m.

Cheyenne
May 23, 11:00 a.m. (10:00 a.m. MT)

Clay
May 17, 2:00 p.m.

Colfax
May 20, 7:30 p.m.

Cuming
May 19, 7:00 p.m.

Custer
May 17, 4:30 p.m.

Dakota
May 21, 7:00 p.m.

Dawes
May 17, 8:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. MT)

Dawson
May 19, 6:30 p.m.

Deuel
May 23, 7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. MT)

Dixon
May 21, 7:00 p.m.

Dodge
May 21, 6:30 p.m.

Douglas
May 30, 10:00 a.m.

Dundy
May 17, 6:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. MT)

Fillmore
May 19, 7:00 p.m.

Franklin
May 18, 7:00 p.m.

Frontier
May 18, 6:00 p.m.

Furnas
May 18, 7:00 p.m.

Gage
May 23, 1:00 p.m.

Garden
May 22, 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. MT)

Garfield
May 25, 7:00 p.m.

Gosper
May 18, 5:00 p.m.

Grant
May 18, 5:30 p.m. (6:30 CT)

Greeley
May 22, 7:30 p.m.

Hall
May 31, 11:00 a.m.

Hamilton
May 18, 7:30 p.m.

Harlan
May 23, 1:00 p.m.

Hayes
May 19, 7:30 p.m.

Hitchcock
May 22, 7:00 p.m.

Holt
May 23, 10:00 a.m.

Hooker
May 26, 8:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. MT)

Howard
May 21, 5:00 p.m.

Jefferson
May 23, 1:00 p.m.

Johnson
May 23, 2:00 p.m.

Kearney
May 25, 6:00 p.m.

Keith
May 21, 6:30 p.m.

Keya Paha
May 23, 10:00 a.m.

Kimball
May 23, 11:00 a.m.

Knox
May 23, 1:00 p.m.

Lancaster
May 30, 4:30 p.m.

Lincoln
May 21, 6:00 p.m.

Logan
May 23, 4:00 p.m.

Loup
May 23, 6:00 p.m.

Madison
May 19, 6:00 p.m.

McPherson
May 24, 4:00 p.m.

Merrick
May 24, 4:00 p.m.

Morrill
May 24, 6:00 p.m.

Nance
May 24, 6:00 p.m.

Nemaha
May 23, 10:00 a.m.

Nuckolls
May 27, 7:00 p.m.

Otoe
May 23, 4:00 p.m.

Pawnee
May 17, 4:00 p.m.

Perkins
May 26, 6:30 p.m.

Phelps
May 25, 6:00 p.m.

Pierce
May 20, 7:00 p.m.

Platte
May 20, 7:00 p.m.

Polk
May 27, 6:00 p.m.

Red Willow
May 21, 7:00 p.m.

Richardson
May 21, 7:00 p.m.

Rock
May 23, 10:00 a.m.

Saline
May 25, 6:00 p.m.

Sarpy
May 31, 3:00 p.m.

Saunders
May 17, 2:00 p.m.

Scotts Bluff
May 23, 2:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. MT)

Seward
May 23, 10:00 a.m.

Sheridan
May 20, 7 p.m. (6:00 p.m. MT)

Sherman
May 25, 7:00 p.m.

Sioux
May 23, 3:00 p.m. ( 2:00 p.m. MT)

Stanton
May 23, 6:00 p.m.

Thayer
May 27, 6:00 p.m.

Thomas
May 25, 7:00 p.m.

Thurston
May 17, 2:00 p.m.

Valley
May 20, 7:00 p.m.

Washington
May 20, 7:00 p.m.

Wayne
May 19, 7:00 p.m.

Webster
May 26, 7:00 p.m.

Wheeler
May 26, 7:00 p.m.

York
May 23, 12:00 p.m.

 

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