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Precinct Convention and Delegate Selection Information

As reprinted from the Texas Democratic Party Website

The Precinct Conventions are the first step in the Texas Democratic Party's convention process, which will ultimately determine Texas' delegates to the Democratic National Convention, where the next President of the United States will be nominated.

Date: March 4th, 2008

Time: 7:15pm or after the last voter casts his or her ballot, whichever is later.

Place: Your Precinct Polling Location (the place where you would vote on election day)

Who: Anyone who votes in the Democratic Primary that day (or during the early voting period).

Why: To elect delegates to the County or Senatorial District convention

The Texas Democratic Party has a three-level convention system:
Level 1. Precinct Conventions
Level 2. County Conventions (or Senatorial District Conventions in urban areas)
Level 3. State Convention.

Those who attend their Precinct Convention will elect delegates to the County/Senatorial Convention; those who attend their County/Senatorial Convention will elect delegates to the State Convention. Those who attend the State Convention will elect delegates to the National Convention.

There will be a sign at the polling place telling exactly where the convention will be held. If you can't find a sign, ask your election clerk where the convention will be held.

The convention begins at 7:15 p.m. when the Precinct Chair calls the convention to order. The order of business at the precinct convention is outlined in the minutes. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the minutes so that you will understand how the precinct convention will be conducted.

The needed materials will be given to the election judge for your precinct and the judge will give them to the Precinct Chair when they arrive at the polling location. If the Precinct Chair is absent at 7:15pm, anyone participating may start the meeting.


The Delegate Selection process can be a bit complicated. Please refer to the Delegate Selection Plan and the Delegate Selection Training documents.

Clicking will download the document to your desktop.


For additional materials on the Precinct Convention please visit this link and scroll to the bottom of the page.


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