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Mon County Democratic Convention to move online

Because of the COVID-19 situation, West Virginia Democrats will hold virtual county conventions online this year. Any registered Democrat in Monongalia County is eligible to participate.

At the virtual county convention, county Democrats will select up to 68 delegates to the state convention.
The state event will be held later this year, either in person or online.

Monongalia County voters can participate in the county convention in one of two ways:

1) Become a delegate to the state convention. Delegates must be pledged to a Democratic Presidential candidate and willing to participate in the state convention.

2) Participate at the county level only. This will involve an online election of delegates to the state convention.

Voters must pre-register by 5 p.m. May 12 to participate or run for a spot as a delegate to the state convention. All pre-registration will be handled by the state party office.

If 68 or fewer Monongalia County Democrats file for seats at the state convention, all will be automatically elected. No further action will be taken at the county level. If more than 68 file (or more than 34 women or 34 men), there will be an online election. Registrants will be sent instructions and electronic ballots by May 13 and must vote by May 16 at midnight.

To register for the county convention, use the following link and complete the pre-filing forms.

For assistance or more information, call the West Virginia Democratic Party hotline at 681-758-1437.