Delegate Selection Plan for 2020

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Puerto Rico Democrats are committed to a transparent process that ensures that delegates from Puerto Rico to the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee are representative of the voters. That is why our Delegate Selection Plan process has been and continues to be an open, inclusive and public matter. 

 

In accordance with the Democratic National Committee’s rules, the Plan was opened for public comment for a 30 day-period beginning on 3/30/2019. The deadline to submit comments ended on 4/30/2019 at 5:00 PM.


We are grateful to all of our fellow Democrats who submitted their comments to the Puerto Rico Delegate Selection Plan. 


We invite you to view our Plan, as amended. The DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee approved the original Plan on October 22, 2019, and later authorized several amendments on January 29, 2020 to adapt the Plan to the extension of the filing deadline of  the application forms for district-level delegates.


We invite you to review our Delegate Selection Plan and encourage all Democrats of Puerto Rico to participate in the process. 


1. View Approved Plan as amended

2. View Amendments to the Plan

3. DNC RBC Compliance Letter

4. DNC RBC Authorization Letter for Deadline Extension and Amendments Plan

5. Summary of Delegate Selection Process

6. District Map for Delegates (Spanish)

7. View Compulsory Presidential Primaries Act, as amended


Update March 26, 2020

 

We were notified by the Office of Party Affairs and Selection of Delegates of the DNC that following the adoption of Joint Resolution 20-2020, the Puerto Rico Delegate Selection Plan (“Plan”) has to be amended in accordance.


To this end, the DPPR Executive Committee held an extraordinary meeting on March 23, 2020 and approved several amendments to the Plan. View a copy of the submitted document to the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee (hereinafter “RBC”). We are now awaiting the adoption of these amendments by the RBC.


State Convention / General Assembly


On 31 May 2020, the DPPR State Convention and the General Assembly will be held to complete the selection of delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. On that day, At-Large Delegates and Party Leaders and Elected Officials (PLEO) Delegates will be selected, and the internal party reorganization shall take place. The application forms to complete and submit online for the different officer positions in the internal reorganization are now available at our website. The filing deadline is April 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. For more information please access the DPPR website at www.prdems.org.


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Update January 31, 2020


We are pleased to announce that the requested filing deadline extension for submitting district-level delegate application forms was authorized by the DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee (RBC). The deadline is extended as requested from January 29 to February 8, 2020.


As previously informed, we say again that the Puerto Rico Delegate Selection Plan may vary if the electoral reform legislation pending consideration in the Puerto Rico Legislative Assembly is approved and signed by the Governor before March 29, 2020. If this occurs, it will be informed by means of this site.


We reiterate that regarding the double filing requirement for the application form for district-level delegates, and considering the emergency and communications problems caused by the earthquakes, the President of the Puerto Rico State Commission on Elections (CEE by its Spanish acronym) has determined to accept as valid all district-level delegate application forms filed online or by mail with the Democratic Party of Puerto Rico (DPPR). Thus, there will be no need to submit by mail a copy of the application form to the President of the CEE.


This update has been informed to the different presidential national campaigns.


We apologize for the inconvenience these changes may cause, but we believe they are necessary given the emergency situation Puerto Rico is going through.


We urge everyone to stay informed by accessing www.prdems.org.