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

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Vermont has 23 delegates

  • 11 district

  • 3 at large

  • 2 Pledged PLEOs

  • 7 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Sen.Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders!!!! Rep. Peter Welch, Terje Anderson, Howard Dean, Mary M. Sullivan, Tim Jerman,Tess Taylor


Important dates:

  • Primary: March 3, 2020

  • Town Caucuses: April 7, 2020

  • State Convention: May 30, 2020

  • National Convention Delegate Meeting: June 13, 2020

Superdelegates: Sen.Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Peter Welch, Terje Anderson, Howard Dean, Mary M. Sullivan, Tim Jerman,Tess Taylor


Vermont Delegate Selection Plan

This is my understanding of the process.


District Delegates (10)

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat

  • Make sure you vote in the March 3, 2020 primary.

  • Start organizing your friends and supporters to vote for you.

  • Show up with your supporters to the April 7, 2020 Post-Primary Town Caucuses to elect delegates to State Convention. All Democratic voters are eligible to vote at the caucuses.

  • Delegates elected sat the caucuses elect the District Delegates at the May 30, 2020 State Convention.

  • To become a District Delegate file Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by May 15, 2020 with the Vermont Democratic Party, in person 73 Main Street, Suite 400, Montpelier, VT 05602, by mail Vermont Democratic Party, PO Box 1220, Montpelier, VT 05602. Electronic or faxed documents NOT accepted.


At Large Delegates (3) 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.

  • File Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by June 5, 2020 with the Vermont Democratic Party, 73 Main Street, Suite 400, Montpelier, VT 05602. Electronic or faxed documents NOT accepted.

  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by a quorum of Vermont’s National Convention Delegates at 2 pm at the June 13, 2020 State Convention.


PLEO Delegates (2)

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 Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support by June 4, 2020 with the Vermont Democratic Party, 73 Main Street, Suite 400, Montpelier, VT 05602. Electronic or faxed documents NOT accepted.

  • PLEO delegates are elected by a quorum of Vermont’s National Convention Delegates at noon at the June 13, 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 Vermont’s National Convention Delegates on 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 on June 13, 2020.


If you have questions contact the Vermont Democratic Party

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

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