Posted by Shadi Matar on April 06, 2016 in Blog
As the primary season continues, many voters in California are gearing up to register as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in July. California’s Democratic Party has already received 4,600 applications for 317 district level delegate spots. The state’s Republican Party has received over 1,000 applications for its 172 delegates to their convention. The number of applicants so far is already five times the number in 2012.
If you want to apply, April is the month to do it. The parties have various deadlines in the coming weeks:
The California Republican Party has pushed back its March 31 deadline. The next hard deadline is May 8, but the California Republican Party encourages those interested to apply as soon as possible.
The California Democratic Party has an April 13 deadline for district-level delegates to apply. District-level delegates are voted on during caucuses around the state May 1. At-large, party leaders and elected officials delegates have a June 9 deadline. These will be confirmed at the party's June 19 Statewide Delegation Meeting in Long Beach. All applications can be found online.