The Arizona Democratic Party today announced the Delegate Selection Process for the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Delegate Selection Process for the 2016 Democratic National Convention
Arizona Democratic Party Begins 30 Day Public Comment Period
Phoenix, AZ — In preparation for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Arizona Democratic Party Chair Alexis Tameron today released the 2016 Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan, opening up a 30-day public comment period. The public comment period will conclude on May 8, 2015.
Arizona Democrats will have 75 delegates and 5 alternates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The convention will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 25-28, 2016.
The Arizona Democratic Party will use a proportional representation system based upon the results of Arizona’s Presidential Preference Election (Presidential Primary) that will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Participation in the Arizona Delegate Selection Process is open to all voters who wish to participate as registered Democrats.
In order to encourage full participation, the Arizona Democratic Party’s Affirmative Action Committee will implement programs with specific goals and timetables to encourage participation, particularly among African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian/Pacific Americans and women. Additionally, priority of consideration shall also be given to groups historically under-represented in the Democratic Party’s affairs, by virtue of race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
Upon completion of the public comment period, the Arizona Democratic Party’s State Committee will adopt the 2016 Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Committee and submit it to the Democratic National Committee for final approval.
The 43-page plan is posted at the Arizona Democratic Party’s website at this link.