About the Convention – General FAQ

1. The official business is taking place in Charlotte. What does that entail?

The key event taking place at a national party nominating convention is the formal nomination of the President and Vice President. On Monday, August 24, 2020, the assembled delegates will hold the roll call vote to nominate President Trump and Vice President Pence.

Aside from the formal nomination on Monday, other important convention business will also take place in the Queen City, including the Convention Committee on Credentials and the publication of proceedings.  

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.

3. Do You Know What Streets Will Be Closed in Charlotte, North Carolina?

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.

4. Will the light rail be affected?

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.

5. What Can You Say About The Security Presence Pertaining To Protestors?

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.

6. How Can I Become an Intern?

The internship application period is now closed.

7. How can I request ADA accommodations for the Convention?

For all ADA-related inquiries, please contact [email protected]

8. What are the dates?

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.