Delegates are the backbone of Mock Convention. Moreover, they makeup the largest portion of our team. There are no formal responsibilities outlined for delegates because the role is largely dependent on the delegation and student interest. Many delegations and delegates choose to focus their participation on conducting research, designing floats, or acting as hype-men for their state delegations.
This position is designed to cater to the interests of individual students––it is truly up to the delegate how much or how little he or she would like to be involved in the process leading up to the Convention. And while every participation is different, all delegates are guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience as part of the Mock Convention 2020 team.
When and Where
The Delegates Fair will take place Wednesday, September 4th at 1:30pm on Cannan Green, directly following the Activities Fair. Each state/territory delegation will have a tent and table set up for sign-up and t-shirt size selection.
Won’t be on campus?
Students who are currently abroad should email Mock Convention (email@example.com) for further details on how to register before the fair. Those abroad will receive an email following the fair on other ways to join delegations. Law students, please stay tuned for further information on how you can be involved in Mock Convention 2020.
How it works
There are 57 State Delegations that contribute to the predictive mission of Mock Convention 2020. These delegations represent the 57 different voting blocks in the Democratic Party Presidential Primary. Each delegation holds a certain number of delegates to give to candidates, which are announced during roll call at the Convention. There are over 1,200 available spots for student delegates, each of which contributes to the overall success of the Convention. The number of available spots varies by state, so we encourage students to keep an open mind about which delegation they would like to join.
There is a one-time fee of $80 to join a delegation which includes a ticket to the Convention, the state t-shirt, a contribution to the state fund and general fund. This money helps pay for the parade, research, and functioning of each delegation and the Convention as a whole. Students who are unable to meet this financial requirement are still able and encouraged to participate as delegates! Those in need of financial assistance should reach out to Dean Futrell (firstname.lastname@example.org) to inquire about discounted tickets.
How many delegates does each state get?
While these numbers are subject to change, below is an approximation of the number of delegates each state will be able to take on. Keep this in mind when choosing your top delegations.