ABOUT THE CONVENTION GENERAL FAQ
The Republican National Committee Business meetings will occur on August 21-23. The official business of the 2020 Republican National Convention and the formal re-nomination of President Donald J. Trump will occur on Monday, August 24. As planned, and consistent with Governor Roy Cooper’s directive that a “scaled-down” convention be held, delegates will convene in Charlotte to nominate President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as the Republican candidates for President and Vice President of the United States. This vital party business is, of course, the primary purpose of any national convention.
The Republican National Convention is a National Special Security Event, which means that the U.S. Secret Service is the lead agency and we defer to their planning as it relates to safety and security of the convention.
At this time, and due to security measures in place, the perimeter has not yet been announced. The goal is to make the 2020 Republican National Convention easily accessible, while minimizing impact to local residents and their daily routines.
Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected during the convention. This number includes delegates, special guests and media. There will be approximately 15,000 credentialed media in attendance—an international press corps second only in size to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Planning to keep the convention, events and community secure while balancing local impact is well underway. We have great local, state and federal partners who are coordinating and will be continuously refining security plans leading up to the national convention.
At this time and due to security measures in place, road closures have not yet been announced. The goal is to make the 2020 Republican National Convention easily accessible, while minimizing impact to local residents and their daily routines.
When available, road closures will be communicated to the general public through a variety of channels to ensure the most updated information is readily accessible to the public during the convention.
We hope that you do not! The 2020 Republican National Convention will be a historic, world-class event filled with many activities and events that are open to the public. Additionally, we continue to put procedures in place to minimize inconvenience for residents.
At this time, the light rail schedule has not yet been announced. The City of Charlotte will ensure accessible transportation options are available for residents during the convention.
With nearly 50,000 visitors expected in the City of Charlotte during the 2020 Republican National Convention, the Charlotte airport will experience heavier traffic. However, the COA continues working closely with appropriate Airport officials to streamline processes and ensure flight schedules and routes operate as normal. To ease congestion and facilitate flow, there will be volunteers and ample signage at the Charlotte airport to assist visitors as they arrive into the city.
COA continues diligently working with the U.S. Secret Service, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the FBI, and additional state, local and federal partners to ensure delegates, attendees and residents of the city of Charlotte are safe during the convention.
You are more than welcome to, but we hope you stay and enjoy the convention with us! There are a variety of online platforms that make renting your home easy and possible. The convention continues to work with local hotels which will accommodate more than 15,000 individuals.
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For all ADA-related inquiries, please contact ADA@2020gopconvention.com.