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DPVA Requests Public Comment on 2016 Delegate Selection Plan

At its March 2015 meeting, the Democratic Party of Virginia voted to adopt a National Democratic Convention delegate selection procedure similar to the ones adopted in recent years.  We will use the March 1, 2016 primary to allocate delegates among presidential candidates and then use a caucus process to elect delegates to congressional district and state conventions, which, in turn, will elect Virginia’s national convention delegation.

The DPVA recently posted the plan for a 30-day public comment period.  The plan formally describes the process of how the Democratic Party of Virginia will select its delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention to be held in Philadelphia, PA the week of July 25th – 28th. During the 30-day period, the public can submit comments, questions, and concerns regarding the plan.  After the 30-day public comment period on the plan, it will be revised, approved by the Democratic Party of Virginia Steering Committee, and submitted to the Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee for review and approval.

The draft plan can be viewed below or on the Democratic Party of Virginia’s website at Those with comments and questions may submit them on the website or submit an email to All comments must be submitted by Tuesday, April 28th by 5:00 PM.  I’ve already submitted my comments – so please take a look.  

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