May 1, 2023

Minnesota DFL State Central Committee Approves Delegate Selection Plan for 2024 National Convention

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party’s preparations for the 2024 Democratic National Convention (DNC) were kicked off on April 29th when the DFL’s State Central Committee approved the Party’s “Delegate Selection Plan.” The DNC will take place in Chicago, Illinois on 8/19/2024-8/22/2024.

 “The Minnesota DFL Party is committed to maintaining our record of sending delegations to the Democratic National Convention that reflect the diversity of our party and our state,” said DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin. “I cannot wait to gather together in Chicago to nominate President Joe Biden to serve a second term, and the approval of our Delegate Selection Plan marks a big step forward in that process.”

Prior to the State Central Committee vote, the Delegate Selection Plan was reviewed by the DFL’s State Executive Committee and Outreach and Inclusion Committee and was posted on the DFL website for 30 days for public comment.

To allocate delegates to the 2024 Democratic National Convention, Minnesota will use a proportional representation system based on the results of the presidential primary. 

Minnesota will have a total of 93 delegates and 6 alternates. Minnesota has allocated 49 total district-level delegates. These delegates have been apportioned to the congressional districts of Minnesota as follows:

  • Congressional District 1, five;
  • Congressional District 2, six;
  • Congressional District 3, seven;
  • Congressional District 4, eight;
  • Congressional District 5, nine;
  • Congressional District 6, five;
  • Congressional District 7, four;
  • Congressional District 8, five.

The remaining delegates will come from automatic party leaders and elected official delegates, 18; pledged party and elected officials, 10; at-large delegates, 16; and at-large alternates, 6.  

The delegation shall be equally divided between delegate men and delegate women, and alternate men and alternate women, i.e. the number of men and women shall not vary by more than one. In the case of gender non-binary delegates or alternates, they shall not be counted as either a male or female, and the remainder of the delegation shall be equally divided by gender.

In order to better represent the changing demographics of the state that may not be fully represented in the data used and to further encourage participation by historically underrepresented parts of our population, the delegate selection process will be informed by data compiled by the Minnesota Affirmative Action, Outreach, and Inclusion Commission. The goals recommended by the Commission for the demographic composition of the delegation are as follows: African-Americans, 10; Hispanic, 6; Native Americans, 4; Asian/Pacific Americans, 5; LGBTQ+ Americans, 11; Persons with Disabilities, 13; Youth (Ages 18-35), 30; Veterans, 6.

The Minnesota DFL State Convention has been set for May 31-June 2, 2024. The location is to be determined.

The National Delegate Selection Plan can be viewed here. It now goes to the Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws Committee for final sign-off.

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