We’re excited that the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be hosted by our neighbors to the north in Milwaukee  on July 13 – 16, 2020. The location will make participation easier and more affordable for Illinois Democrats.

2020 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Process

The majority of Illinois delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention will be selected in the Illinois Democratic Primary election in March of 2020. A limited number of Democratic leaders are automatically appointed delegates under DNC Rules (for example, Democratic members of Congress) and a small group of at-large delegates are selected by the elected delegates for the purpose of ensuring the Illinois delegation reflects the diversity of the Democratic electorate of the state. 

2020 Democratic Primary Presidential Candidates

The following list is not exhaustive and represents leading Democratic candidates who have declared their candidacy for the presidential election in 2020. The list does not represent the endorsement of the Democratic Party of Illinois and is provided for informational purposes only.