FDP 2017 State Convention
First, we want to thank everyone for their patience as we have adjusted our convention plan. We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Florida Democratic Party State Convention will now be held on October 27 through October 29 at a new location:
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Orlando, FL 32830
Due to the new dates and location, we have made changes to the delegate selection timeline. Please find attached a delegate filing form as well as the full plan for delegate selection.
Below is the updated timeline for the delegate process:
August 1—September 1: Delegate filing period.
August 11: Deadline by which County Chairs must submit the DEC’s delegate election date to Florida Democratic Party Headquarters.
August 4—September 8: County Chairs hold delegate elections.
August 28: All automatic delegates will be notified of their appointment by the FDP.
September 22: Registration fees and delegate filing forms must be sent to Florida Democratic Party Headquarters postmarked by midnight on this date.
Upon election, each delegate shall submit a non-refundable $45 registration fee (or $25 student registration fee) made payable to the Florida Democratic Party. Each County DEC shall be responsible for its own expenses incurred in holding the election. County DEC’s may vote to add a surcharge of up to $15 per delegate to defray local expenses related to the convention. This surcharge may be included with registration fee with payment made to the County DEC. The County DEC is responsible for ensuring each elected delegate’s registration fee is paid to the FDP. Please note that non-delegates will also be allowed to attend the conference workshops and seminars. The fee for non-delegates is $75.
We appreciate everyone’s patience as we finalized these details! Please let us know if you have any questions.