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Wyoming Democrats to hold state convention virtually June 6

“I Voted” stickers sit atop the voting machine at the Industrial Building during the 2018 Wyoming Primaries on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Democratic Party will hold their “WyoDem State Convention” virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic in advance of the 2020 elections.

“While we were looking forward to hosting our 2020 convention in Park County, the current situation requires that we move the event to a virtual platform,” WDP Chair Joe Barbuto said in a May 22 release. “It’s not what we envisioned, but it is what is necessary in order to protect the health and safety of convention participants.”

“On behalf of the state party, I thank the Park County Democrats for the time and effort they put into planning the event as originally planned. We look forward to working with them to host another event in their community.”

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The convention will begin at 10 am Saturday, June 6 via the Zoom online platform.  

“The convention will be held via Zoom, modeled after the processes developed over the 23 successful Democratic county party conventions held on the same platform,” the party says.

A draft agenda for the convention explains the proceedings of the convention:

Draft 2020 Convention Agenda:

Draft 2020 Convention Agenda:

1. Call to Order by the Chair

2. Report of the Credentials and Ballots Committee

3. Report of the Nominating Committee Regarding Convention Chair and Election of Convention Chair

4. Adoption of Convention Rules

5. Election of National Committeeman and National Committeewoman

6. Election of Delegates to the Democratic National Convention

7. Report of the Nominating Committee Regarding Presidential Electors and Election of Electors

8. Report of Delegate Selection and Bylaws Subcommittee of the Central Committee

9. Report of the Resolutions and Platform Committee and Adoption of the Resolutions and Platform

10. Other Business as Necessary

11. Adjournment

*Introductions, addresses, and sundry activities may be interspersed in the order of business at the discretion of the Democratic State Chair and the Chair of the Convention.

Wyoming Democratic Party