Live in Maine? Want to Become a Delegate for Bernie? Here’s some information to get you started.

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Maine has 32 delegates

  • 16 district

  • 5 at large

  • 3 Pledged PLEOs

  • 8 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Gov. Janet Mills, Sen.Angus S. King Jr., Rep. Jared Golden, Rep. Chellie Pingree, Diane M. Denk, Erik Gundersen, Kathleen Marra, George Mitchell

Important dates:

  • Primary: March 3, 2020

  • Municipal Caucuses: March 8, 2020

  • Filing deadline to become a District, At Large or PLEO Delegate: May 15 2020

  • State Convention.: May 30, 2020

  • Delegation’s Organizational Meeting: June 13, 2020

Maine Delegate Selection Plan


State delegates to the State Convention

  • State delegates elect the delegates at the State convention on May 30, 2020.

  • To run for State delegate start organizing your friends and supporters to vote for you.

  • Show up with your supporters to vote in the March 8, 2020 Municipal caucus in your district. All Democratic voters are eligible to vote in the caucus of the municipality where they are registered.


District Delegates (16)

-Make sure you are a registered Democrat

  • Determine the congressional district where you are registered

  • You do not have to be a delegate to the State Convention to run to be a national delegate.

  • Nomination petitions are available from the Maine Democratic Party February 7, 2020.

  • File a Nomination Petition with a Pledge of Support by May 15, 2020 with the Maine Democratic Party, PO Box 5258, Augusta, ME 04332-5258

  • Nomination Petitions must be signed by at least 35 State Convention delegates and/or alternates who are registered to vote in that District.

  • District Delegates are elected at the May 30, 2020 State Convention the State Delegates who were chosen during the Municipal Caucuses.


At Large Delegates (5) At Large Alternate Delegates (2)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate

  • You do not have to be a delegate to the State Convention to run to be a national delegate.

  • Nomination petitions are available from the Maine Democratic Party February 7, 2020.

  • File a Nomination Petition with a Pledge of Support by May 15, 2020 with the Maine Democratic Party, PO Box 5258, Augusta, ME 04332-5258

  • Nomination Petitions must be signed by at least 35 State Convention delegates and/or alternates.

  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by a quorum of Maine’s National Convention Delegates at the May 30, 2020 State Convention.


PLEO Delegates (3)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File a Nomination Petition with a Pledge of Support by May 15, 2020 with the Maine Democratic Party, PO Box 5258, Augusta, ME 04332-5258

  • Nomination Petitions must be signed by at least 7 State Committee members.

  • PLEO delegates are elected by a quorum of Maine’s National Convention Delegates at the May 30, 2020 State Convention


Standing Committee (3) and Delegation Chair

3 Standing Committee members (1 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Maine’s National Convention Delegates by June 13, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (2)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair by June 13, 2020.


For a description of why delegates are so important see this prior post

If you have questions contact the Maine Democratic Party https://www.mainedems.org/

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