ABOUT THE CONVENTION GENERAL FAQ

 

The official business of the 2020 Republican National Convention will be held August 21– 24, 2020 in Charlotte, NC. 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 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.

Following the convention in Charlotte, there will be a five-star convention celebration which will include the president’s acceptance, speeches by other individuals and candidates, and other convention-related activities – in Jacksonville, Florida on August 24-27, 2020. The convention celebration week will conclude with the president’s acceptance speech, and it will be an encore like never before.  

The Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Committee on Arrangements (COA) worked incredibly hard to negotiate with state and local officials in order to welcome tens of thousands of guests to the Carolinas while prioritizing safety and health. Due to the present Executive Orders from the North Carolina Governor’s office, we are unable to host many of the celebratory events related to the president’s acceptance of the nomination and will instead hold these events in Jacksonville, Florida.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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