Delegate FAQs:

Q: Is delegate someone who attends or communicates the ideas of or acts on behalf of an organization at a meeting or conference between organizations?

A: Yes, and which may be at the same level or involved in a common field of work or interest.

Q: Are delegates elected or chosen at the state or local level?

A: Yes, and with the understanding that they will support a particular candidate at the convention.

Q: Are delegates awarded to a candidate will vary from state to state?

A: Yes.

Q: Is delegate the title of a person elected to the United States House of Representatives to serve the interests of an organized United States territory?

A: Yes, and at present only overseas or the District of Columbia, but historically in most cases in a portion of North America as precursor to one or more of the present states of the union.

Q: Are delegates only 168 of the total number of delegates?

A: Yes.

Q: Is delegate also the title given to individuals elected to the lower houses of the bicameral legislative bodies of Maryland?

A: Yes, and Virginia and West Virginia.