When is the Democratic National Convention? 

The Democratic National Convention will begin in Chicago on Monday, August 19, 2024 and conclude on Thursday, August 22, 2024. 

How will Chicago residents be impacted? 

Chicago residents interested in learning more about the convention and how it may affect traffic, transportation, or city services should download the City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management App for the latest updates. Information can also be found on the city’s DNC public safety hub website. 

Who can attend the Convention? 

The Democratic National Convention welcomes delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the American territories. State parties manage the delegate selection process in each state and territory. 

Thousands of volunteer opportunities exist throughout the Convention, many of which include entry into some or all parts of the Convention hall. 

How do I become a delegate? 

In Illinois, District level delegates will be selected at the March 19, 2024 Primary Election. Candidates for District Level delegates must file nominating petitions, a Statement of Candidacy, and a Presidential Preference form with the Illinois State Board of Elections between January 4, 2024 and January 5, 2024. Illinois does not employ a pre-primary slating process.

More information about the Delegate selection process can be found at ildems.com/resources or by emailing delegateselection@ildems.com

How do I get in touch about volunteering? 

Completing the Volunteer Interest Form on the Chicago 2024 Host Committee’s website is the best way to be notified about volunteer opportunities. 

What is the Chicago 2024 Host Committee? 

The Chicago 2024 Host Committee (Development Now for Chicago) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization responsible for fundraising and ensuring individuals and businesses across Illinois have the opportunity to experience the benefits of hosting the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. 

The Host Committee liaises between the Democratic National Convention Committee, the City of Chicago, and the State of Illinois to create a world-class experience for all Convention attendees and residents, and drives lasting social and economic impact across the Chicagoland area. 

What is the Democratic National Convention Committee and is it different from the Host Committee? 

The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) is the convention arm of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The Chicago 2024 Host Committee is a nonprofit, nonpartisan entity that liaises with, but is separate from, the DNCC and the DNC. 

How do I submit a media request? 

Media requests can be submitted to press@chicago2024.com

For information on requesting a credential to cover the Democratic National Convention, click here.

How many people will come to Chicago for the Convention?

Roughly 50,000 visitors, 20,000 members of the media, and 5,500 delegates, alternates, and other guests will come to Chicago for the Convention.

What is the best way to get my business involved with the Convention? 

If you are interested in contracting with the Host Committee, DNCC, or with ancillary events surrounding the week of the Convention, please complete the Vendor Interest Form on the Chicago 2024 Host Committee’s website. 

If you are interested in responding to a specific request for proposal (RFP) related to the Convention, please visit the RFP Information Page.

If you have questions regarding the Vendor Interest Form, please contact vendors@Chicago2024.com.

How do I find out about the accessibility of the various convention activities and sites?

The Chicago 2024 Host Committee is committed to ensuring that all facilities and activities that are a part of the convention will be accessible to persons with disabilities. The Chicago 2024 Host Committee and the Democratic National Convention Committee have added an Accessibility Advisor to their teams who will be working to ensure that accessibility is considered in the planning and implementation phases of the Convention.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the accessibility of the convention, please contact accessibility@chicago2024.com.

We can't wait to welcome the DNC to Chicago and the Midwest in 2024!

Stay tuned for additional information.

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