Local Democrats to host County Convention to begin delegate elections
The Knox County Democratic Party will host a County Convention at 12 p.m. CST / 1 p.m. EST on March 10 at the City County Building Main Auditorium. This convention will begin the District-Level Delegate elections for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Registration begins at 11 a.m. CST / 12 p.m. EST and doors close promptly at 12 p.m. CST / 1 p.m. EST.
The local convention is open to all registered voters in Knox County who sign a Democratic Pledge of Support form during registration.
Democrats wishing to become a District-Level Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention must vote in the March 6 Democratic Primary and declare their candidacy by filling out a Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support form available at www.TNDP.org.
Forms may be requested by phone at (615) 327-9779. Completed forms must be returned to the state Party by 12 p.m. CST March 1 by fax at (615) 891-7453 or by mail at TNDP, 1900 Church St., Suite 203, Nashville, TN 37203.
On March 10, participants at the county convention will elect a group of county representatives to attend a Congressional District Convention to be held on March 24.
As a group representing Knox County, only these elected participants will be eligible to vote at Congressional District-Level Conventions.
Congressional District Conventions will include representatives from every county in the U.S. House district based on 2010 lines. Participants will elect District-Level Delegates for the Democratic National Convention.
Locations for the Congressional District Conventions will be announced at the local county convention.