Chicago, IL – On Saturday, members of the Democratic State Central Committee voted to approve the Democratic Party of Illinois’ Delegate Selection Plan for the 2024 Democratic National Convention.
Illinois will use a proportional representation system based on the results of the March 19, 2024 Primary Election for apportioning district level delegates to the 2024 Democratic National Convention. Participation in the state’s delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats.
Prior to its passage, the plan was publicized and open for public comment for 30 days and was reviewed during a convening of the appointed Affirmative Action and Inclusion Committee where members discussed strategies for achieving outreach and inclusion goals. The plan includes educational and informational materials and programming that will commence in September to ensure the delegation is representative of the demographic diversity across Illinois. Diversity is a high priority of the Democratic Party of Illinois, and for this reason, DPI has increased delegate representation goals across historically underrepresented constituencies by 15% over National Party recommendations. To achieve those goals, DPI will hold educational workshops in each delegate district beginning September 2023 open to all Democratic voters.
“I thank each of the members of the Democratic State Central Committee for their diligent review and approval of our new Delegate Selection Plan. I’m excited to get to work building a coalition of delegates that is as diverse and inclusive as our Party, and I am especially thrilled that we’ll be able to host not just our delegates, but Democrats from across the country to Chicago for the 2024 Democratic National Convention,” said DPI Chair Lisa Hernandez.
The approved Illinois Delegate Selection Plan is being submitted to the Democratic National Committee for review by the Rules and Bylaws Committee for final adoption.