Ahead of the 2024 Democratic National Convention, the Delaware Democratic Party will select a small delegation of local Democrats, party leaders, and elected officials to formally nominate the Democratic nominee for U.S. President.
2024 the Democratic Party will formally nominate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for re-election at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Chicago, Illinois. Democrats from all 50 states and the 7 territories will gather in the Windy City to complete the nomination process, conduct party business, and kick off the General Election season. For its role in this process, Delaware must send a small delegation of local Democrats, party leaders, and elected officials to Chicago for the 2024 Democratic National Convention. The process for selecting Delaware Delegation is outlined in the 2024 Delegate Selection Plan found at the bottom of this page.
After a thorough review and public comment period, 2024 Delaware's Delegate Selection plan was formally approved by the National Party's Rules and Bylaws Committee in October of 2023. The plan details the Delaware Democratic Party's commitment to a fair, accessible, and transparent process that ensures that Delaware's 2024 Democratic National Convention delegation reflects the party locally.
Delaware is slated to send 34 total delegates and two (2) alternates to the Democratic National Convention. In addition, Delaware will send three (3) convention pages and three (3) standing committee members to next summer's Democratic convention.
- 12 Subdivision/District Level Delegates
- 5 At-Large Delegates
- 2 Pledged Party Leader & Elected Official Delegates
- 15 Automatic Party Leader & Elected Official Delegates (to be finalized in March 2024)
- 2 At-Large Alternates
All local registered Democrats are encouraged to participate in the process, which will begin fielding applications in early 2024. Through the Winter and Spring of 2024, the state and local parties will host a series of public caucuses and meetings to decide on Delaware’s delegation. Rep. District level caucuses will take place in February to select electors to the State level caucus. On April 13, 2024, electors will gather in Dover for the 2024 Delegate Selection Caucus. Those selected as delegates will travel to Chicago, Illinois for the 2024 Democratic National Convention where the Party will formally make its nomination for President.
Throughout the Winter and Spring of 2024, local Democrats will have a chance to participate in Delaware's Delegate Selection Process. Those selected as delegates will participate in the 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Beginning January 3, National Convention Delegate Applications will be available online and at State Party Headquarters. Those wishing to become a DNC Delegate will need to submit their completed application form by March 19, 2024.
In February 2024 the local party will host a series of Representative District Caucuses. A caucus will be held for each of the 41 State Representative (House) Districts. At these District Caucuses, four(4) resident Democrats will be selected to serve as electors at the 2024 State Caucus. Serving as an elector is not a requirement to become a DNC Delegate.
The electors from each State House District will gather in Dover on Saturday, April 13 for the 2024 Delegate Selection Caucus where they will vote on Delaware's DNC Delegates.
Key Delegate Selection Dates
There are several key dates in the Del
- January 3, 2024 - National Convention Delegate Application Forms become available on deldems.org
- February 2024 - Representative District Caucus are held and electors are selected
- March 19. 2024 - Submission deadline for National Convention Delegate Application Forms
- April 2, 2024 - Delaware's 2024 Presidential Primary Election
- April 13, 2024 - Delaware's Delegate Selection Caucus is held and National Convention Delegates are elected.
- August 19-22, 2024 - Democratic National Convention held in Chicago,IL