Eligibility requirements to become a delegate to the Libertarian National Convention vary from state to state. The details can be found in each state party bylaws and may very well be easier than the process described here. The checklist below can help you get started and outlines how to play it safe and maximize your chance of being eligible and selected to be a delegate in all 50 states.
Official Libertarian National Convention 2024 Site
Libertarian National Convention Dates: May 24 – 26
Location: Washington Hilton, Washington DC
Are you a registered Libertarian?
You can find information on registering to vote here
Are you a member of the national Libertarian Party?
Sign up to become a member here. Make sure to do this at least 90 days before your state’s convention. Many states have a 30 or 60 day eligibility deadline, but do this ASAP to be safe.
Are you a member of your state Libertarian Party?
Sign up on your state party’s website, or contact a member of your state party for details. You can find state party information here. Also make sure to check your state’s bylaws for information about becoming a delegate and contact your state chair or vice chair.
Are you attending your State and/or local LP meetings?
It is very, very important that you are active in your county or state affiliate. If you show up to your state convention looking to be a delegate and nobody knows who you are and you have not done any work for the party, it is unlikely that you will be elected as a delegate. Attend your county and party meetings, get stuff done, network with other members of the party. Make yourself a known entity. It will help you become a delegate as well as help our image as a caucus. Even more importantly, you’ll be helping the cause of liberty. Take human action.
Have you purchased a ticket for your State LP’s Convention?
The Libertarian Party will update state convention info here as they are scheduled. The majority of state conventions happen in the winter of 2023 – 2024 or spring of 2024.
Have you declared you are running for delegate?
Consult your state LP Bylaws and talk with your State LP Chair. You will need to attend your state convention, declare that you are running to be a delegate, and then be elected as a delegate. Make sure to visit your state party website and mark the state convention date(s) on your calendar.
Have you read the LP Platform?
Read it here
Have you read the LP Bylaws and Convention Rules?
Read them here
Do you understand the basics of Robert’s Rules of Order?
Robert’s Rule’s of order is the parliamentarian procedure used by the LP to conduct meetings. You will need to understand the basics to get an understanding of what is going on at the convention and how you can participate in the business at hand.
Beginner’s Guide to the Libertarian Party
Intro to Robert’s Rules of Order
Robert’s Rules Cheat Sheet
Have you purchased a ticket to go to the Libertarian National Convention?
The packages will be available sometime during the end of 2023 and will be posted on the official LNC 2024 site.
Do you have a Room/somewhere to stay for the duration of the National Convention?
Location of the event: Washington Hilton, Washington DC