You can access the schedule of events for State Convention here.
Click here to access information on our Hoosier Hospitality Dinner on Friday, June 15, featuring special guest Congressman Tim Ryan. Tickets are sold out!
Click here to find a detailed map on the location of rooms and events.
Click here to access a map of parking options for downtown Indianapolis, provided by Visit Indy. The Party recommends the Plaza Park Garage, as it is closest to the convention center. It is Garage Number 20 on the map.
Click here to watch a short webinar that explains what delegates and guests can expect to see and experience at state convention. The password to view the video can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delegates to state convention will vote by acclamation for the following uncontested statewide races:
Secretary of State – Jim Harper
State Auditor – Joselyn Whitticker
State Treasurer – John Aguilera
The Indiana Democratic Party adopts a Platform at each State Convention.
Click here to access the final draft to be considered for passage by the State Central Committee and State Convention Delegates.
Click here to access the final draft amended by the State Central Committee on 6/15/2018 and to be considered for passage by the State Convention Delegates
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.
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 access the Temporary Rules to State Convention. This draft was passed by the Party’s State Central Committee and will be presented to the state delegates for passage during the General Session of State Convention.
Temporary Convention Committee Members
Each congressional district chair and constituency caucus appointed one person to be a temporary member of the convention committees. You can access the list with emails by clicking on the links below. Many of these positions are contested, and delegates will vote on their district’s representative during the congressional district meetings the morning of State Convention.
Temporary Members Credentials Committee
Temporary Members Resolutions Committee
Temporary Members Rules Committee
Convention Committee Filings (by Congressional District)
Click on the links below to find out who is running in each congressional district to be a member of a convention committee.
CD 1 Filings – CD 2 Filings – CD 3 Filings
CD 4 Filings – CD 5 Filings – CD 6 Filings
CD 7 Filings – CD 8 Filings – CD 9 Filings
Resolutions for Consideration by Resolutions Committee
Click here to access the list of all resolutions for consideration as of 8 AM on 6/16/2018
Click here to access the Call to Convention that was mailed to all delegates that were elected or appointed by May 11, 2018. This outlines procedures for State Convention.
Delegate Allotment to all 92 Counties
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
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.