FAQ: Primary Election and 2020 DNC Delegate Selection Plan Updates
Given the evolving public health situation, Team LDP is here to answer any questions you may have about the Louisiana Presidential Preference Primary and our Delegate Selection Plan. Please check this page for additional updates as time goes on.
- When will Louisiana’s Democratic Primary election take place?
The primary date has been postponed to Saturday, June 20th by the Secretary of State.
- Can I still register to vote?
Yes. The voter registration deadlines are also postponed. The in-person and by mail deadline is May 20, and the online deadline is May 30. To update or check your voter registration online, go to IWillVote.com.
- How does this impact LDP’s Delegate Selection process?
We are working with the DNC to rework our Delegate Selection Plan. Our current processes for qualifying as a Delegate and requesting District Level Delegate ballots remain open.
- Has the deadline to qualify as Delegate and request vote by mail ballots changed?
As of right now, the deadline to qualify as a delegate is still April 6. The current deadline to request a ballot for the District Level Delegate vote by mail election is April 8. These deadlines are still in place. If we have any changes or updates, we will hold multiple Facebook Lives to explain the details, send updates via email, and update our website. You can also check our social media accounts for real-time updates from our communications team. Please subscribe to our email updates here.
- Where can I find more information on the Delegate Selection Plan and process?
Please visit this page for all information on Louisiana’s Delegate Selection Plan.
- How does this affect the Louisiana Democratic Party staff and office?
The Louisiana Democratic Party is prioritizing health and wellbeing while continuing to work towards our shared goals. Our staff is temporarily working from home beginning March 17. To get in touch with staff, please call (225) 336-4155 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff contact information can be found here.This is a critical time, and we’re not slowing down. We’re still committed to supporting and electing Democrats in Louisiana, while protecting the health of our neighbors. We will use remote organizing methods to continue our work, and we encourage campaigns and organizers to do the same.
- Does this affect the April 25 Democratic State Central Committee meeting?
The Democratic State Central Committee meeting will be rescheduled to a date in August. DSCC members should expect more information via email soon.
- Where can I find more information on COVID-19?
Louisiana Public Health Hotline: 1-855-523-2652
Louisiana Statewide Network: 2-1-1
Text LACOVID to 898-211
CDC hotline: 800-232-4636
Times like this can take a toll on mental health. If you are feeling overwhelmed, call the 24/7 Keeping Calm through COVID Hotline. Trained counselors are available to offer support and direct you to mental health and counseling services: 1-866-310-7977
If you have lost your job or are unable to work at this time, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. To file a claim, visit louisianaworks.net/hire or call 866-783-5567.
Our team will continue providing updates as we receive new information. Thank you and stay safe.