When it comes to their June 13 State Convention, Indiana Democrats have decided to go virtual.
In an e-mail to party members, the IDP says it will be holding its convention online and delegates will cast their votes by mail to nominate their candidates for Attorney General and Lt. Governor.
The move is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Below is a copy of the e-mail that went out…
|The 2020 Indiana Democratic Party State Convention will be held virtually this year. We want to bring Hoosier Democrats from around the state together – safely. So, we’re holding the Convention online, and delegates are casting their votes by mail to nominate our next Attorney General and Lieutenant Governor.
What does that mean? Well, for one, we’re not letting the virus slow down or stop our nominating process. There’s just too much at stake in 2020 for that.
Two, it means state delegates can still vote on our Party’s nominee for Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor, and delegates to the DNC National Convention. Voting by mail is safe, secure, and convenient, and we are working to ensure that any voting done online is equally secure – and that accommodations are made for those who need them. A virtual convention gives us the flexibility to ensure delegates in contested races can participate in the convention.
Three, Hoosier Democrats will still be able to hear from our candidates, as we intend to provide those opportunities to Democrats across the state.
Look, we know Hoosiers are adapting all over the state. So are we. We can’t wait for June 13, we’ll be announcing more details in the coming weeks, and we can’t thank you enough for your flexibility and understanding.
Indiana Republicans are holding their convention on June 20. Officials say they are keeping their options open as to whether they will go “live”, virtual or cancel altogether and the State Central Committee would pick the nominee for Attorney General.