The requirements needed to be a delegate to the Libertarian National Convention differ slightly from state to state. The specifics can be found in each state party’s bylaws and may very well be easier than the process described here. The below checklist is how to play it maximally safe and will make you eligible to be a delegate in all 50 states.
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 get your free shirt! Make sure to do this at least 90 days
Are you a member of your state Libertarian Party?
Sign up on your state parties 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 at least your county party. 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 delegate. Attend your county and party meetings, get stuff done, network with other members of the party. Make yourself a known quantity. It will help you become a delegate as well as help our image as a caucus.
Have you purchased a ticket for your State LP’s Convention?
State Convention info Here
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?
Purchase tickets and packages Here
Do you have a Room/Somewhere to stay for the duration of the National Convention?
The party has a unique link to get rooms for $139 per night.