Democratic Party State Chairman Cecil R. Benjamin has announced that the Virgin Islands Democratic Party has released its official statement of candidacy and pledge of support form for Democrats who wish to qualify to run as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Applicants must complete and submit the statement of candidacy form by 5 p.m., Sunday, May 17. The caucus will be held on Saturday, June 6.
If a person is considering becoming a delegate, these are some key dates to keep in mind:
April 17: Statement of candidacy and pledge of support form is available from the Territorial Committee.
May 17: Deadline for filing statement of candidacy and pledge of support form.
May 18: Deadline for filing application for a position as a temporary member of the 2020 Convention standing committees.
May 22: State Party provides lists of delegate and alternate candidates to the presidential candidates for review.
May 23: Temporary members for the convention Standing Committees will be selected by the Territorial Committee of the VI Democratic Party.
June 6: Delegates and alternate are elected by district caucuses.
Benjamin said, “The DNC has rescheduled the date of the 2020 Democratic National Convention for the Week of Aug. 17th in Milwaukee, Wis. We invite Democrats across the territory to participate in the delegate selection process. In addition to electing delegates and an alternate to attend the DNC 2020 convention, we have the opportunity to vote for our choice for president.