APRIL 10, 2020: Final deadline for applying for credentials. 
Unfortunately, deadline extensions are not available.  Please plan accordingly.


The House and Senate press galleries are planning for the media's needs for the upcoming presidential nominating conventions on behalf of the Democratic and Republican parties.

Convention credentials are available only to bona fide news organizations employing professional journalists engaged in the gathering and reporting of news. Journalists are expected to dress in professional attire and adhere to journalistic standards of conduct at all times.

Approved organizations should not expect all of their convention personnel to have simultaneous access to Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI or the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC.

Convention credentials will be granted to qualifying news organizations, not individuals, similar to the process used for congressional press gallery accreditation. It is important that each news organization submits a SINGLE comprehensive application for its media outlet.

It is also very important that each news organization designates a reliable contact person to handle the entire credential application process. This helps to ensure that news organizations receive timely updates about the conventions and questions about the applications are addressed as they are processed.

In order to fill out the application, you must first create a user profile by clicking here. After your profile has been created, you will be returned to this page where you can begin the application by either clicking on the “Application” link in the top right corner or by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

Once you have completed and submitted the form, your user profile will allow you to view the information you have submitted but will not allow you to update it. Any updates you wish to make must be done directly with gallery staff. Throughout the process, you will use this same user profile to update your personnel list of those attending the convention(s).  Any field marked with a red asterisk (*) is required.

After your application has been submitted, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your request. Notification regarding approval or denial of your request will come at a later date.

Click here to begin the application process for the 2020 Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventions.