The Green Papers
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

Disclaimer:
These pages contain a combination of official, unofficial, and estimated data. The information posted here is subject to change.

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.

Democrats

  • Democratic pledged delegate counts are determined by the jurisdiction's Presidential vote in 2008, 2012, and 2016; along with the jurisdiction's electoral vote allocation based on 2010 census for the number of electors in 2020.
  • Democratic unpledged delegate counts are determined by the number of DNC Members, Democratic Governors, Democratic U.S. House members, and Democratic U.S. Senators serving at the time of the convention. The count for DNC Members, Distinguished Party Leaders is from the 2016 Convention. The tallies of Governors, Democratic U.S. House members, and Democratic U.S. Senators are the current officeholders.
  • Democratic Bonus Delegates and penalties are not included in these delegate tallies.

Republicans

  • Republican delegate counts are based on the number of Republicans elected to the State Legislatures, Governors chairs, U.S. House seats, and U.S. Senators seats through 31 December 2019. Republican unpledged delegate counts are determined by state (or equivalent) party rules. We have assumed that the policies of 2016 will apply in 2020.
  • The Republican district delegate count is based on the number of U.S. House members each state will elect in 2020.
  • Republican penalties for violating the timing window are not included in these delegate tallies.
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Arkansas Republican
Presidential Nominating Process
Special Meeting of the County Conventions: Monday 2 March - Friday 27 March 2020 (presumably)
Special District Convention: Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably)
State Committee Meeting: Saturday 9 May 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 19 May 2020 (presumably)
Republicans
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)39 100.00%39 100.00%39 100.00%
Total39 100.00%39 100.00%39 100.00%

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Republican Convention
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Arkansas Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
Arkansas State and Local Government

 
 

Source: Party Rules.

Source: Delegate Selection Process.


   

Monday 2 March - Friday 27 March 2020 (presumably): Each county holds a Special Meeting of the County Convention to elect delegates to the Special District Conventions. The Special Meeting is attended by qualified voters from that county who filed to be a Special Meeting delegate. The qualifying period is TBD.

  • Voting members of the State Committee, who will elect the National Convention At-Large Delegates, cannot be delegates to the Special District Convention.
 

Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably) - Special District Convention. District delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

 

Saturday 9 May 2020 (presumably) - State Committee Meeting. At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.

The National Committeeman and the National Committeewoman shall be elected by the State Committee at the State Committee Meeting called to select delegates ... to the National Convention. [Republican Party of Arkansas Rules Section 7 A.]

 

This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout. The Arkansas "Preferential Primary Election" is what most states call a "Presidential" and "partisan" primary. The General Primary Election is what most states call a runoff.

Tuesday 19 May 2020 (presumably): Arkansas Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:30a-7:30p CDT (1230-0030 UTC). Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-Most Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 19 May 2020 (presumably): All 39 of Arkansas's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Arkansas Presidential Primary.

  • 12 district delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the 4 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 3 National Convention delegates. These delegates are allocated to the presidential contenders as follows:
    • If a candidate receives a majority of the vote (more than 50%), that candidate is allocated all 3 of the district's delegates.
    • If no candidate receives a majority of the vote, the candidate with the plurality (most votes) is allocated 2 delegates and the candidate with the next highest number of votes is allocated 1 delegate.
  • 27 (10 at-large, 14 bonus, 3 RNC) at-large delegates are to be allocated to the presidential contenders based on the statewide primary results.
    • Each presidential candidate receiving 15% of the statewide vote is allocated 1 delegate.
    • If a presidential candidate receives a majority of the statewide vote, that candidate is allocated the remaining at-large delegates.
    • If no presidential candidate receives a majority of the statewide vote, the remaining at-large delegates are proportionally allocated among those candidates receiving 15% or more of the vote. Round fractions to the nearest whole number. If too many delegates are allocated, subtract the delegate(s) from the candidate furthest from the rounding threshold. If too few delegates are allocated, add the delegate(s) to the candidate closest to the rounding threshold.

In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Arkansas's Republican Party, will attend the convention as bound delegates by virtue of their position.

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  3
CD2  3
CD3  3
CD4  3
Statewide  28
Total
Delegates
  40

National Convention Delegates shall remain committed to the Presidential Candidate designated on their filing form through the first ballot unless they are released by their designated Presidential Candidate or their Candidate withdraws.

 

Notes

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

Election Authority
  Arkansas Election Results Website
  Arkansas Secretary of State Presents: Vote Naturally | Accurate, Accessible. For Arkansas
  Secretary of State: Elections Department
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Arkansas General Assembly
  Arkansas House of Representatives
  Arkansas Senate
Republican
  The Republican Party of Arkansas
Media & others
  Arkansas Business.com - Little Rock
  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Little Rock
  Arkansas News Bureau
  Arkansas Times - Little Rock
  Batesville Daily Guard
  Evening Times - West Memphis
  KAIT TV - ABC - Jonesboro
  KARK TV - NBC - ArkansasMatters - Little Rock
  KATV TV - ABC - Little Rock
  KLRT TV - FOX - Little Rock
  KTHV - CBS - Little Rock
  Lynch at Large
  Magnolia Reporter - Magnolia
  NWANews.com - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Fayetteville
  Pine Bluff Commercial
  Politics1.com - Arkansas
  Talk Business River Rock Communications
  The Arkansas Project
  The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home
  The Jonesboro Sun
  The Leader - Jacksonville
  The Morning News - Springdale - Rogers - Bentonville - Fayetteville
  The Sentinel-Record - Hot Springs
  The Times Dispatch - Lawrence County
  The Times Record - Fort Smith
  TheCabin.net - Log Cabin Democrat of Conway
  Van Buren Press Argus

 


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  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Binding and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retreived  
 
Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
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