Delegate is the title of a person elected to the United States House of Representatives to serve the interests of an organized United States territory, 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. Delegates have powers similar to that of Representatives, including the right to vote in committee, but have no right to take part in the floor votes in which the full house actually decides whether the proposal is carried. See: Delegate (United States Congress).

A similar mandate is held in a few cases under the style Resident commissioner.

  • Delegate is also the title given to individuals elected to the lower houses of the bicameral legislative bodies of the states of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia (see House of Delegates).
  • Members of other parliamentary assemblies, such as the Continental Congress or the New York State Constitutional Convention.
  • Members of a body charged with writing or revising a foundational or other basic governmental document (such as members of a constitutional convention are usually referred to as "delegates".

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... Delegate is a small town in New South Wales, Australia in Bombala Shire, 523 kilometres (325 mi) south of the state capital, Sydney ... Delegate lies just a few kilometres from the state border between New South Wales and Victoria ... At the 2006 census, Delegate had a population of 306 people ...