How to Become a State Delegate
State Delegates are the only voting members at State Convention. Delegates are elected on the Primary ballot on May 8. If you missed the deadline to file to run as a delegate, you may still be appointed by your county’s chair IF there are vacancies. Appointments can only come from a county chair. Click here to contact your chair and ask if there are any vacancies to the state convention in your county. You may only be a delegate in the county in which you reside.
Click here to watch a 20 minute webinar on what it means to be a delegate and how to file. Password for the video can be obtained by emailing email@example.com.
There will be 2,333 delegates to the 2018 State Convention. Delegates are apportioned to all 92 counties. Click here to view each county’s allotment.
State Delegates will vote on the following at Convention:
- Candidates for Secretary of State, Treasurer, & Auditor
- Indiana Democratic Party 2018 Platform
- Congressional District Representatives to the Party’s Resolutions, Credentials, and Rules
2018 Platform Process
The Indiana Democratic Party adopts a Platform at each State Convention. This year’s convention will be held on Saturday, June 16.
Party staff and State Central Committee members held three public hearings (Gary, Indianapolis, & Scottsburg) in January 2018 where over 250 people attended to tell their personal stories and give input suggestions for this year’s Platform.
Hoosier Democrats can also submit their input online here.
January – Three Platform Hearings
February – Party staff begins drafting 2018 Platform
April 11 – First Platform draft will be put on our website for a public comment period of 30 days
May – Final drafting
June 8 – Final draft with public comment considerations sent to the State Central Committee
June 15 – State Central Committee considers and approves Platform
June 16 – Platform is presented during the General Session at State Convention for consideration and adoption by delegates
Click here to view our 2016 State Party Platform.
The Party has secured a hotel block at the Marriott in downtown Indianapolis for both nights of Big Dem Weekend (June 15 & June 16). Click here to access the block rate of $165/night.