In August, the Democratic Party will formally nominate the next president and vice president of the United States at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
After consulting with public health officials about the COVID-19 pandemic, convention organizers have announced that they have determined state delegations will not travel to Milwaukee and will conduct their official convention business remotely. A process is being developed to ensure all delegates can cast their votes on all convention matters, including the presidential nomination, remotely during the convention. DNC standing committee meetings will take place virtually as well, with the meetings tentatively set for the last week of July.
As convention planners continue to monitor the coronavirus health crisis and its impact across the nation, they will continue to examine all options for the success of the convention that ensure the safety of any participants and the host city. More details will be made publicly available as the convention’s plans are further finalized.
State delegates voted remotely for delegates to the National Convention on May 29-31. You can see the members of Maine’s delegation by clicking here.