|The Green Papers|
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates associated therewith, are unofficial and based on either (1) information obtained from either Major Party, (2) Presidential Primary dates established by currently-effective State statute, or- where the foregoing information could not be obtained- (3) the state's 2016 delegate selection process and associated dates adjusted to the corresponding dates in 2020.
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct / House District Caucuses: Saturday 28 March 2020 (presumably)1
State Party Convention: Saturday 9 May - Sunday 10 May 2020 (presumably)
18 total delegate votes - 9 district / 3 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 4 Unpledged PLEOs
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The "first determining step" of Alaska's delegate selection process will occur on Saturday 28 March 2020 (presumably) with a Caucus.
Participation in ALASKA's delegate selection process is open to registered Democrats. Persons who wish to become Democrats are afforded the opportunity to register as a Democrat.
Saturday 28 March 2020 (presumably): Tier 1 House District Caucuses. All precincts within each of the state's 40 House Districts combine to hold House District-wide Caucuses to choose delegates to the State Convention. Such delegates are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives at the Caucus. There are multiple rounds of voting call "fan-outs". In each round candidates receiving less than 15% of the vote are eliminated. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
The apportionment of delegates to the National Convention by Presidential Preference will be determined by the delegates at the State Convention but can be estimated using the results of today's caucuses.
Saturday 9 May - Sunday 10 May 2020 (presumably): Tier 2 - State Convention. The Alaska State Democratic Convention convenes. 14 of 18 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of support each candidate receives at the State Convention. The State Convention elects the delegates to the National Convention.
The remaining 4 National Convention delegates consist of
These 4 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
|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.|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Alaska State Constitution|
|• Infobases (Statutes)|
|• Alaska Department of Administration - Political Offices Commission - APOC|
|• Alaska Division of Elections|
|• Alaska Division of Elections|
|• Alaska Public Offices Commission|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Alaska Legislature|
|• Alaska State Legislature's House Majority|
|• House of Representatives|
|• State Senate|
|• Alaska Democrats|
|• Alaska Senate Democratic Caucus|
|• Alaska's Democratic Legislators|
|Media & others|
|• Alaska Dispatch - Anchorage|
|• alaskapublic.org - APRN - Alaska Public Telecommunications -Anchorage|
|• Anchorage Daily News|
|• Homer Tribune - Homer|
|• Juneau Empire|
|• Ketchikan Daily News|
|• Kodiak Daily Mirror|
|• KTUU TV - NBC - Anchorage|
|• KUAC FM - NPR/PBS - Fairbanks|
|• Nome Nugget|
|• Petersburg Pilot|
|• Politics1.com - Alaska|
|• The Alaska Star - Eagle River|
|• The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - Wasilla|
|• The Peninsula Clarion - Kenai|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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