DPBC 2024 County Convention
Benton County Democrats,
You are invited to attend our 2024 County Convention on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 6 p.m. at the Rogers Public Library (711 S Dixieland).
WHAT TO EXPECT
1) Election of State Committee Members
We will elect 7 State Committee Members to represent Benton County for the 2024-2026 term beginning following the November General Election. These county representatives serve two year terms and are responsible for voting on all items brought to the State Committee (including changes to party rules, state candidate filing fees, and electing state party leadership). If you wish to apply for this position, complete this Application by 11:59 p.m., Friday, April 5th.
2) Election of State Convention Delegates
We will also elect 49 county representatives and 4 alternates for the Special State Convention in June. These delegates will play a pivotal role in voting for Arkansas's representation at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in August. Applicants must be available to attend the State Convention on June 8, 2024, at the Embassy Suites in downtown Little Rock. If you wish to apply for this position, complete FORM A from the Democratic Party of Arkansas by noon on Wednesday, April 3rd.
Potential State Convention Delegates will be ineligible if they vote in the Republican Primary in 2024 (DPA Rules).
All applicants for DNC delegate positions to Chicago, must apply between April 3rd and May 10th. (DNC application not available yet, watch this site for a link)
The DNC Convention will be held in Chicago August 19 - 22.
Although we are working on cost reduction options for travel, delegates and candidates will bear responsibility for the majority of their own expenses for participation in the state and national conventions. They are free to campaign and fundraise as necessary.
Membership to the Benton County Democrats is open until the convention begins, with no waiting period or cost for voting eligibility.
For more detailed information, please refer to the Delegate Selection Plan from the DPA.
This is a great opportunity to actively participate in shaping the future of our party, our state, and our nation. Your involvement and voice are vital to our success, and we look forward to seeing you at the convention.
To review the presentation from the February 2024 DPBC monthly meeting, go here.