Superdelegate Law and Legal Definition

A superdelegate refers to a special delegate of a party, who gets to cast an individual vote for his/her candidate of choice not based on the votes of citizens. His/her convention vote is not bound by the popular vote. In the U.S., the Democratic National Committee is currently the only political party to appoint superdelegates. The number of superdelegates appointed per state depends upon that state's population and democratic voter registration.