Become a delegate at the 2016 Democratic National Convention


The 2016 Presidential Election is rapidly approaching.

The following is intended to update you on some IMPORTANT information if you are interested in becoming a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, which will be held July 24-29, 2016, in Philadelphia.

Please read the following instructions/guidelines closely.

To run for DISTRICT LEVEL DELEGATE, you must be a Democrat and be at least 18 years of age by Nov. 8, 2016, to be eligible to participate in the caucus.


1. Click here to download and fill out a DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY FORM.*

    • You MUST choose one (1) candidate for President whom you wish to run for delegate to support.
    • To be eligible, forms are due by email, fax, U.S. mail or hand delivery to the Ohio Democratic Party by no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26. Incomplete forms, or forms received after this date, cannot be accepted.

2. Attend the CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CAUCUS in your Congressional District of voting residence.

    • Caucuses will be held on Jan. 5, 2016. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the caucuses begin promptly at 7 p.m.
    • Caucus locations (TBD) will be announced once finalized.

If you are elected, you will receive additional instructions later in the year on Convention procedures and activities, in addition to travel and hotel information.**

We look forward to working with you as we plan for the Ohio Delegation.

If you have any questions, please contact Bill DeMora at 614.221.6563 x1214 or 614.207.3951 or

Thank you and good luck!

Bill DeMora

*The complete Ohio Democratic Party Delegate Selection Plan can be found here.

**All delegate expenses, including but not limited to, travel and accommodations, are the sole responsibility of the delegate.