The Kentucky Primary is now over and the process to select delegates to the National Convention will begin this Saturday (May 21) with the election of delegates to the Congressional Caucus/State Convention. These delegates elected Saturday will go to the Congressional Caucus/State Convention on June 4 to elect delegates to the National Convention in Philadelphia (from among those who filed their Declaration of Candidate with the state party by May 9).

UPDATE: The delegate/alternate breakdown for each Legislative District (by presidential candidate) can be found by CLICKING HERE.

We hope you will come and and participate in the County/Legislative District Caucuses on Saturday.  Please read the following carefully…

County/Legislative District Caucus Details:

Date:  Saturday, May 21

Location:  Lexington Hearing & Speech Center Gymnasium (350 Henry Clay Blvd – parking and entrance in the back)

Time: 10:00 AM.  (NOTE: To participate, you must be inside the caucus location no later than 10 AM. Those who arrive after 10 AM will not be allowed to participate.  Doors will open at 9:30 AM.  So please plan accordingly.)

Who:  Any Democrat registered by April 20, 2016.

CAUCUS PROCESS:           

  1. Participants will enter the caucus location and sign a form declaring their preferred presidential candidate.
  2. Participants will enter the gymnasium and find the area designated to their Legislative District. (If you do not know what Legislative District you live in – PLEASE make sure to CLICK HERE to find your precinct name and Legislative District – 39, 45, 56, 62, 72, 75, 76, 77, 79, or 88.)
  3. Once the meeting begins, the presiding officer will read a statement of purpose, ask participants to group together according to presidential preference, and appoint a presiding officer for each group.
  4. Participants will then nominate and elect delegates who will attend the Congressional Caucus/State Convention on June 4 in Louisville – with the purpose of electing the delegates to the National Convention. (The number of delegates elected by each group/caucus will be determined by, and reflective of, the May 17 primary election results.)  Unlike the county convention, votes will not be weighted by precinct registration totals.  It will be one vote per attendee.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How many delegates will my presidential candidate receive from my Legislative District? CLICK HERE to access the number of delegates/alternates for each Legislative District (by presidential candidate).
  2. If I didn’t participate in the Precinct and County/Legislative District Conventions in April, can I still participate in the May 21 County/Legislative District Caucus?  Yes! Any Democrat registered to vote in their legislative district by April 20 can participate.
  3. I was elected a delegate to the Congressional/State Conventions on April 16.  Is this the same thing? No. Those elected on April 16 for the Congressional/State Conventions will be credentialed to vote for members of the State Central Executive Committee on June 4.  In order to be a delegate credentialed to elect National Convention Delegates, you must be elected at this May 21 County/Legislative District Caucus.
  4. If I was elected as a Congressional/State Convention delegate on April 16, can I run for Congressional Caucus/State Convention delegate on May 21.  Yes! You can be elected as both!
  5. I didn’t file a Declaration of Candidacy by May 9 to be considered for a National Convention Delegate spot – can I still run to be a delegate to the June 4 Congressional Caucus/State Convention?  Yes.  The individuals elected on May 21 will go to the Congressional Caucus/State Convention on June 4 to elect the National Convention Delegates from among those who filed their declarations by May 9.
  6. There are more than two presidential candidates on the primary ballot (including “uncommitted”), will they be proportioned delegates? Depends.  A presidential candidate (including “uncommitted”) must receive at least 15% of the May 17 primary election results to be proportioned delegate to be elected at the County/Legislative District Caucus.

If you have any questions regarding the process, please email the Fayette County Democratic Party at fayettedemocratsky@gmail.com.