The Green Papers: Puerto Rico 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Sunday 15 March 2020 (presumably)
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020 (presumably)
Sunday 15 March 2020 (presumably) - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 8:00a-3:00p AST (1200-1900 UTC).
Tuesday 3 November 2020 (presumably) - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 9:00a-5:00p AST (1300-2100 UTC).
 
Capital:San Juan
 

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Puerto Rico State and Local Government

Puerto Rico 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


In 2014, Grand and San Juan counties switched to vote by mail.

Ballots are mailed to registered voters 28 days prior to the election. Returned ballots must be postmarked no later than the day before the election. The final canvass must be completed no later than 14 days after the election.

 
           

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Territorial Governor

Seat up for regular election Partido Nuevo Progresista Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced
Appointed 7 August 2019 [re: resignation of Governor Ricardo "Ricky" Rosselló Nevares and removal of Pedro R. Pierluisi Urrutia]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Partido Popular Democrático     San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz
 On 21 July 2019, Governor Ricardo "Ricky" Rosselló Nevares (Partido Nuevo Progresista) announced he will not seek re-election following protests regarding leaked private messages, corruption investigations, and arrests. "I have not committed any illegal acts, I only committed improper acts ...."
On 24 July 2019, Governor Ricardo "Ricky" Rosselló Nevares announced that he will resign effective 2 August. "Today, I'm announcing I will be resigning from the governor position effective Friday, August 2, 2019 at 5 p.m."
By law, the island's Secretary of State would ascend to the chair but that office is vacant. Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez would be next to ascend however on 28 July, she said she did not want the job.
30 July 2019: Media reports state Governor Ricardo Rosselló will nominate former Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives Pedro Pierluisi as Secretary of State.
31 July 2019: Governor Ricardo Rosselló nominates former Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives Pedro Pierluisi for Secretary of State. The nomination must be confirmed by both houses of the island legislature .
2 August 2019: Governor Ricardo "Ricky" Rosselló Nevares (Partido Nuevo Progresista), who was first elected in 2016, resigned.
2 August 2019: Former Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives Pedro R. Pierluisi Urrutia (Partido Nuevo Progresista) was sworn in as Governor at 5pm local time. This may be subject to court challenge.
7 August 2019: The Puerto Rico Supreme Court unanimously determined that Pedro R. Pierluisi Urrutia was unconstitutional sworn, hence his appointment is invalidated. Secretaria de Justicia Wanda Vázquez Garced is next in succession.
7 August 2019: Wanda Vázquez Garced is sworn.

Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election Partido Nuevo Progresista Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Puerto Rico Senator  José R. Nadal Power
Popular Democratic Party

FEC H0PR01018
  Candidate Partido Nuevo Progresista     Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón
FEC H6PR00082; 30 Jun 19; Tot $61,700; Dsb $31,239
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Movimiento Unión Soberanista
  Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño
  Partido Nuevo Progresista: 2 incumbents, 1 candidate
  Partido Popular Democrático: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Election Authority
  Commonwealth Elections Commission of Puerto Rico / Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico
  Gobierno de Puerto Rico
  Puerto Rico Electoral Code (in Spanish) (doc format)
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Puerto Rico Government
Democratic
  Partido Popular Democrático (Popular Democratic Party, Official site)
  Puerto Rico Democratic Party; American Airlines Bldg.; 1509 Lopez Landron St., 10th Fl.; San Juan, PR 00911; 787-721-6010
  The Democratic Party of Puerto Rico
  Young Democrats of America Puerto Rico Chapter (Facebook)
Third Party
  Bandera Roja en Línea
  Movimiento Unión Soberanista (¡Porque el País con el que sueñas es posible!)
  MUS - Movimiento Unión Soberanista (Sovereign Union Movement)
  Partido Independentista Puertoriqueño (Puerto Rican Independence Party - Spanish)
Media & others
  Caribbean Business
  Claridad
  El Boricua
  El Nuevo Día
  El Nuevo Día - Política
  El Vocero de Puerto Rico
  Elecciones en Puerto Rico (Español)
  Elections in Puerto Rico (English)
  Politics1.com - Puerto Rico
  Primera Hora
  Puerto Rico Herald
  RedBetances
  Semanario El Expresso de Puerto Rico
  Univision
  WAPA AM - San Juan
  WAPA TV - San Juan

 


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