StepstoBecomingaDCPledgedDistrict-LevelDelegateor Alternateto the2012 Democratic National Convention
The District of Columbia Democratic Party will elect 14 of its 44 delegates on Saturday, March 3, 2012.
To run as a delegate persons must be registered Democrat in the District of Columbia.
During the District of Columbia’s Pre-primary Caucus on Saturday, March 3, 2012, Democratic voters willelect 14 District-level Delegate-nominees and one District-level Alternate-nominee for each Presidentialcandidate registered to participate in the DC Democratic Presidential Primary (on April 3, 2012).
District-level Delegates and the Alternate are apportioned among the District’s two “voting” districts basedon a formula giving equal weight to the average of the vote for the Democratic candidates in the 2004 and 2008presidential elections and to Democratic Party registration.
“Voting” DistrictsDelegates Alternates
Males Females Total Males Females Total
#1 (Wards 1,2,6, 8) 4 3 7 0 1 1#2 (Wards 3, 4, 5, 7) 3 4 7 0 0 0Total 7 7 14 0 1 1
Persons may compete only in the “voting” district in which he or she is registered to vote.
February 17, 2012
– Candidates for District-level delegates or female Alternate Delegate can qualify by filing a “Statementof Candidacy” designating his orherpresidential preference and a signed pledge of support for the presidential candidatewith the DC Democratic State Committee. The Statement of Candidacy must be delivered to the DC Democratic Chair at1050 17
Street, N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036 no earlier than January 17, 2012, and no later than February 17,2012.
February 24, 2012
– Presidential candidates provide a list of approved District-level Delegate and Alternatecandidates.
March 3, 2012
– Delegate candidate selection at the Pre-primary Caucus
April 3, 2012
– Democratic Presidential Preference Primary
April 17, 2012
– DC Board of Elections and Ethics certifies results of the primary; pre-slated District-level Delegates andAlternates are allocated according to presidential preference vote.
April 23, 2012
– State Party certifies elected 14 District-level Delegates and one Alternate to the Secretary of theDemocratic National Committee.
DC Democratic State Committee, P.O. Box 50622, Washington, DC 20091 * (202) 714-3368
Paid for by DCDSC, William O’Field, Treasurer, Anita Bonds, Chairman. A copy of our report is filed with the DC OCF, Washington, DC.(Labor donated)