Democratic National Convention — ONLINE
COVID-19 Update: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Democratic National Convention was moved from July to the week of August 17 and will now be held online. Please watch the Convention website for updates.
The Democrats meet to nominate their candidate for president of the United States.
On June 24, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced that the event will be held largely online, but still anchored in Milwaukee.
- Conducting official business without risking public health — After consulting with public health officials about the COVID-19 pandemic, convention organizers announced that they have determined state delegations should not plan to travel to Milwaukee and should plan to conduct their official convention business remotely. A process is being developed to ensure all delegates can cast their votes on all convention matters, including the presidential nomination, remotely during the convention. DNC standing committee meetings will take place virtually as well, with the meetings tentatively set for the last week of July.
- Updating the convention campus — With fewer people gathering in person at this year’s event, convention planners are modifying the convention campus. All convention proceedings will move from Fiserv Forum to the Wisconsin Center, the convention center located in downtown Milwaukee. Specifics regarding delegation representation on the convention floor will be provided after public health officials complete their assessment of the trajectory and impact of the coronavirus pandemic and determine how many people can safely gather in person later this summer.