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Oregon Democrats Begin Delegate Selection Process for 2012 National Convention

Mar 01, 2012


Contact: Erik Dorey  |  press [at] dpo [dot] org  |  (503) 239-8624

Portland, Ore. (March 1, 2012) – 

Today, the Democratic Party of Oregon officially began the process of selecting and sending 84 delegates to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, which will be held the week of September 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The DPO launched a new website,, where starting today any Oregon Democrat interested in becoming a delegate can complete the required online filing form. The deadline to file is May 17, 2012.

“We are committed to sending a delegation to the national convention that reflects the diversity of the Democratic Party in Oregon, and we will ensure a fair selection process that’s open to any registered Democrat,” said Meredith Wood Smith, Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon.

On June 2, 2012, each of the state’s five congressional districts will hold a convention, electing 47 of the 84 delegates.

On June 16, 2012 the Democratic Party of Oregon will host a statewide convention where 23 remaining delegates, as well as alternate delegates, will be elected There are also 14 automatic delegates.

Prior to district and statewide conventions, representatives of the Democratic Party of Oregon will be fanning out across the state to provide informative presentations and workshops about becoming a delegate. Community groups interested in hosting a presentation are encouraged to contact the Democratic Party of Oregon. The presentations will provide an overview of what it means to be a delegate, how to get elected and a preview of what to expect. Additionally, in the spring of 2012 there will be a series of “Delegate Academy” workshops for individuals who are seriously considering a bid to be delegate at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

For complete information — including rules, selection plan and delegate filing form — visit: