Columbia, SC- The South Carolina Democratic Party Executive Committee formally ratified the 2016 Delegate Selection Plan at their meeting on June 11, 2015. This plan outlines the process to be used by the SCDP in selecting delegates for the Democratic Party’s National Convention, scheduled to take place in Philadelphia on July 25–28, 2016.
The plan was initially approved on April 30th. And the Plan has been submitted to the Democratic National Committee for approval in accordance with the Rules and Bylaws Committee of the DNC.
The Democratic Party of South Carolina will host the First in the South Presidential Preference Primary to be held on February 27, 2016. Voting in the Primary is the first step in the process to be elected as a national delegate. Counties will hold precinct meetings in early March and the County conventions will be held during the period March 19-March 28, 2016 to elect delegates and alternates to the State Convention on April 30, 2016 in Columbia. The national delegates for congressional and at-large delegates and alternates will be chosen.
South Carolina is allotted a total of 61 delegates and 4 alternates to the National Convention, including 6 delegates who are already determined by their positions within the Party.
“South Carolina plays a key role in selecting the Democratic Nominee for President as we hold the First in the South Primary,” said SCDP Chairman Jaime Harrison. He added, “We take this responsibility very seriously and we look forward to hosting all of our Democratic candidates in the next nine months as we nominate the next president of the United States.”
SCDP First Vice Chairwoman and Chair of the Delegate Selection Plan Committee, Kaye Koonce added, “We are proud to have delivered our SCDP Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plan to the DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee in a timely fashion. We look forward to being sure Democrats across the state participate in the Delegate selection process.”
A summary of the plan, including a step-by-step guide on becoming a delegate, are available on the SCDP website by . A Spanish version will also be available soon.
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