National Convention Delegate Process, 2020 Key Dates

As we look toward the 2020 state and National elections, here are a few key dates for your calendars.

JPG_RNC_Charlotte_2020_Logo.jpgNOW – Begin considering whether you have the interest and financial resources to attend the Republican National Convention, which will be held in Charlotte, NC August 24-27, with travel days Aug 23 & 28. A delegate or alternate would need to be prepared to spend $3000 – $5000 for the week, and likely will have some expenses as they seek election. Those who want to run for election as delegate/alternate (36 of each, 3 per CD and 12 Statewide) must submit their declaration of intent packet by February 29, 2020 (rules agreement, self-nomination form, agree to 2 reference-checks). CLICK HERE to view or download the packet which may be turned in at any time before February 29.  December update- MN GOP says: Early packet submissions are much appreciated, so the required reference-checks can be started, and workload spread out.  The packet includes details regarding the convention costs and the timing of financial commitments as well as a contact for more information.

If you’re curious about the logo, you may read more about it at the national GOP site, HERE

Generic_Voter_Registration_Drive.jpgNOW – Encourage voter registration. The state does not require training on how to conduct voter registration drives, and does not have age, background, or notification restrictions. However, MN GOP is encouraging all to attend training to ensure awareness of the basic rules/laws around the effort.

2020 Dates of Note:
17 Jan EARLY VOTING BEGINS for Presidential Primary
11 Feb Last day to register in advance for March 3 Presidential Primary’’
11 Feb First day of MN Legislative Session 2020
25 Feb SD49 Caucus Jefferson High School, Bloomington and Edina Southview Middle School
29 Feb RNC Convention delegate/alternate Candidate packets due to MN GOP
3 Mar Presidential Primary – MN Sec of State description of process [https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/how-elections-work/presidential-primary/]
21 Mar SD 49 Convention, Bethany Church, 6900 Auto Club Rd, Bloomington
4 April CD5 Convention, Hopkins Community Center, 33 14th Ave N. Hopkins
18 Apr CD 3 Convention, Bethany Church, 6900 Auto Club Rd, Bloomington
15 May State Central Meeting, Rochester Convention Center
15 / 16 May State Convention, Rochester Convention Center
18 May Last Day of MN Legislative Session 2020
26 June EARLY VOTING BEGINS for Primary Elections
21 July Last day to register in advance for Aug 11 Primary
11 Aug Primary Election Day
23 - 28 Aug  Republican National Convention Aug 24-27, plus travel dates, Charlotte, NC
18 Sep EARLY VOTING BEGINS for 2020 Election Day
13 Oct Last day to register in advance for Nov. 3 election
3 Nov Election Day

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