How to Become a Delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Committee has approved the Nebraska Democratic Party’s 2020 Delegate Selection Plan (DSP) to send delegates to the Democratic National National Convention in Milwaukee, July 13-16, 2020.

View the NDP Delegate Selection Plan. 

Attend a Delegate 101 Training to learn how to become a delegate.

Democratic Party County Conventions, Dates and Locations 

2020 NDP County Convention Rules (adopted 1/1820)

“The DSP Special Committee and the NDP Committee on Inclusion worked hard to ensure we have the most inclusive convention to date,” said NDP Executive Director Jim Rogers. “We can now move toward the 2020 election cycle to take back the White House and continue to flip seats red to blue right here in our state.” 

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, which will be held June 5-7 in Omaha at the Downtown Marriott.

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. 


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.

Then, the individual must attend their county convention and finally attend the state convention, where elections for national delegates take place. 

The window for the NDP county parties to hold their conventions is May 14-24, 2020. Attending the county convention is the second step a Democrat in Nebraska must take in order to then attend the State Convention to try to get elected as a delegate to the National Convention. 

Exact dates and locations for all of the county conventions and directions for next steps will be available the week of February 24, 2020 on the NDP website.

See the schedule for our Delegate 101 trainings.


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