|The Green Papers|
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 20201
State Democratic Executive Committee Meeting: Saturday 6 June 2020
60 total delegate votes - 34 district / 11 at large; 7 Pledged PLEOs; 8 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
21 March 2020: COVID-19 update. The State Executive Committee Meeting was changed from 4 April to 6 June.
Alabama Delegate Selection Plan from the Alabama Democratic Party.
Qualified Candidates for March 3, 2020 Primary from the Alabama Democratic Party.
Unofficial Election Night Returns from the Alabama Secretary of State.
Returns from WSFA.
3 March 2020 Primary Certified Returns from the Alabama Secretary of State.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
This is an open primary. Voters may request a Democratic or Republican ballot, but not both.
52 of 60 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Alabama Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
National Convention Congressional District Delegate candidates appear on the ballot under each Presidential candidate's name and under Uncommitted. Voters will vote for a Presidential candidate and delegates committed to that candidate. On 28 March 2020, National Convention District Delegates are selected from amongst the highest vote getters. If a Presidential candidate qualifies to receive delegates, but did not slate a sufficient number of delegate candidates, a meeting is held on this date to select such delegates.
Saturday 6 June 2020: State Democratic Executive Committee Meeting.
National Convention district delegates are selected according to the results of the primary. If a Presidential candidate failed to slate a sufficient number of delegate candidates, the State Party will conduct an election from among the candidate's supporters to fill said slots.
The State Democratic Executive Committee selects National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of
These 8 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.1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
|Links Links to other web sites|
|• Alabama Secretary of State|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Alabama House of Representatives|
|• Alabama Legislature|
|• Alabama State Senate|
|• Alison - Alabama Legislative Information System OnLine|
|• Alison - Alabama Legislative Information System OnLine (The "Code of Ala" tab is near the left margin)|
|• Alabama Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• al.com - Everything Alabama|
|• Alabama News Network - WAKA CBS 8 - WNCF ABC 32 - WBMM CW 22 - Montgomery|
|• Alabama Political Reporter|
|• Andalusia Star News|
|• Daily Mountain Eagle - Jasper|
|• Hartselle Enquirer|
|• Mobile Register|
|• Montgomery Advertiser|
|• Politics1.com - Alabama|
|• The Cullman Times|
|• The Daily Home - Talladega|
|• The Daily Sentinel - Scottsboro|
|• The Decatur Daily|
|• The Demopolis Times|
|• The Dothan Eagle|
|• The Gadsden Times|
|• The Messinger - Troy|
|• The Opelika-Auburn News - Opelika|
|• The Outlook - Alexander City & Lake Martin|
|• The Star - Anniston|
|• The Times-Journal - Fort Payne|
|• The Valley Times-News - Lanett|
|• Times Daily - Florence|
|• Tuscaloosa News|
|• WAAY TV - ABC - Huntsville|
|• WAFF TV - NBC - Huntsville|
|• WAKA TV-8 (ABC - Montgomery)|
|• WBRC TV - FOX - Birmingham|
|• WHNT TV - Huntsville|
|• WIAT TV-42 (CBS - Birmingham)|
|• WKRG TV-5 (CBS - Mobile)|
|• WNCF TV - ABC - Montgomery|
|• WPMI TV-15 (NBC - Mobile)|
|• WSFA TV - NBC - Montgomery|
|• WVTM TV-13 (NBC - Birmingham)|
|• WZDX TV-8 (FOX - Huntsville)|
|• Yellowhammer - Montgomery|
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