ATLANTA - The Democratic Party of Georgia is adjusting its schedule for selecting delegates to the party’s national convention this summer in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Reflecting the postponement of the Democratic presidential primary until June 9, the deadline for congressional district-level delegate hopefuls to file for candidacy is April 30. District-level elections will take place May 23.
Party leaders, elected officials and Democrats wishing to serve as at-large delegates must file for candidacy by May 28, with elections set for June 20.
Also, all voting is being converted from in person to online, so Georgians can elect delegates from home.
“Our team has worked around the clock to adjust to our new normal and make sure that we can protect the health and safety of Georgians while making our delegate selection process open to all,” said state Sen. Nikema Williams, D-Atlanta, the party’s state chairwoman. “Our new virtual delegate selection model will help us make participation more accessible to all Georgians and build the most diverse delegation in Georgia history.”
All meetings of the Georgia delegation also will take place online, as will all district-level delegate elections.
After the June 9 primary, delegates will be allocated based on the percentage of the vote each presidential candidate receives.
The Democratic National Convention is set to take place Aug. 17-20 in Milwaukee.