PRESS RELEASE from Ohio Democratic Party

October 9, 2007

CONTACT: Randy Borntrager, Communications Director

Become a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention

Ohio Democratic Party Posts Rules to Become Delegate at

Columbus, OH - The Ohio Democratic Party is now accepting candidates for Ohio Delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The process, candidacy forms and delegate selection plan can be viewed at (

Being a Delegate at the Democratic National Convention is one of the most patriotic things a Democrat can do, said Chris Redfern, Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. Our delegates will go to Denver and stand as one to demand an end to the failed policies of President Bush and the Republicans who would continue them."

There are 92 district delegates and 16 district alternates. Delegates and alternates are selected at a Congressional District Caucus held in each district on January 3, 2008. To become a delegate or alternate a voter must file a "Declaration of Candidacy" form with the Ohio Democratic Party by 5:00 PM on January 1, 2008. These forms are now available on the Ohio Democratic Party's website: (

Completed forms should be faxed to 1-877-THE-DEMS. Candidates have to pledge their support to a presidential candidate in order to run as a district delegate or alternate. The presidential candidate may limit the number of candidates running in each district. Candidates must be registered to vote (18 before November 4, 2008) in the Congressional district in which they are running.

All caucuses are held on January 3, 2008. There will be individual caucuses for each presidential caucus. These may be held in the same building. Locations of all caucuses will be announced no later than December 23, 2007. Voters who sign a statement of support indicating their presidential preference may vote, but only at one caucus.

Note: Media registration for the Democratic National Convention will open later in the year.