Convention Planning

 2024 Convention Planning Materials

This is the main resource page for Units Planning for Conventions.

You can find information on participating in Conventions here.

Key Dates

January 15, 2024 – Deadline to report your convention date to the State Party (via your report forms)

February 27, 2024 – Precinct Caucuses

March 5, 2024 – Presidential Primary

March 9 – April 21, 2024 – Window for holding Organizing Unit Conventions

March 9 – May 12, 2024 – Window for holding Endorsing-Only Senate District Conventions

May 4 – May 12, 2024 – Window for holding Congressional District Conventions

May 18-19, 2024 – State Convention Pre-Convention Committee Meetings

May 31 – June 2, 2024 – State Convention in Duluth, MN

August 19-22, 2024 – Democratic National Convention in Chicago, IL


Click the link below for all the date/location information that has been reported to us at this time.  If you do not see your unit’s convention/business conference here, or you have information to update, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Reported Convention Dates 

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Items To Review

Outgoing Officer Duties

These can be found in the Officer Duties. This document also includes descriptions and the duties for all positions of unit leadership.

Update Your Shared unit folder

Instructions for updating your shared unit folder can be found here. If you need help updating or accessing your folder, let us know at [email protected].

Code of Conduct

All new unit volunteers and officials are responsible for reading and signing the DFL code of conduct form

2024 Convention Information

Reporting your convention information

Your 2024 Convention Report Form can be found in your unit’s shared folder – if you need help accessing your folder, let us know at [email protected].  The Convention Report Form is where you will input all the information related to your convention, from your Convention Chair to who got elected to which positions.  This report will remain in your folder as a record of what happened at your convention, and it will help us assist you with any questions as they arise.
Please enter the following information into your Convention Report Form as soon as you know it:

  • Convention date
  • Convention start time
  • Convention location
  • Convention Chair

Useful Resources

⇒Convention Planning Guidebook – A guide for how to plan your convention

Convention training is also available on the DFL Training Hub at

⇒Accessibility Guidelines – Provides guidelines for accessibility at precinct caucus.
⇒ Proof Of Insurance: Some locations will require Proof of Insurance for Conventions. You can request this through the State Party using the linked form.
⇒Convention Chair Guidebook
If you need the list of certified convention chairs, please reach out to [email protected]

Sample Convention Rules (includes both virtual and in-person options)

Sample Constitutions (Can be adapted for all types of Local Units)

DFL Parliamentary Procedure at a Glance

Guidance from the Platform & Issues Committee on processing resolutions

Keyword Appendix A for processing resolutions

Keyword Appendix B for processing resolutions

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