The Green Papers
Presidential Primaries 2020
Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Democratic Party Democratic
Delegate Pledging
and Voter Eligibility
Sorted by Delegate Pledging
Delegate Pledging
Voter Eligibility
Unassigned Not applicable Not applicable
AlaskaProportional Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
American SamoaProportional Caucus/ConventionOpen Caucus/Convention
ColoradoProportional Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
Democrats AbroadProportional Caucus/ConventionOpen Caucus/Convention
GuamProportional Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
HawaiiProportional Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
IdahoProportional Caucus/ConventionOpen Caucus/Convention
IowaProportional Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
KansasProportional Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
MaineProportional Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
MinnesotaProportional Caucus/ConventionOpen Caucus/Convention
NebraskaProportional Caucus/ConventionModified Caucus/Convention
NevadaProportional Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
North DakotaProportional Caucus/ConventionOpen Caucus/Convention
Northern MarianasProportional Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
UtahProportional Caucus/ConventionOpen Caucus/Convention
Virgin IslandsProportional Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
WashingtonProportional Caucus/ConventionModified Caucus/Convention
WyomingProportional Caucus/ConventionClosed Caucus/Convention
AlabamaProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
ArizonaProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
ArkansasProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
CaliforniaProportional PrimaryModified Primary
ConnecticutProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
DelawareProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
District of ColumbiaProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
FloridaProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
GeorgiaProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
IllinoisProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
IndianaProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
KentuckyProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
LouisianaProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
MarylandProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
MassachusettsProportional PrimaryModified Primary
MichiganProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
MississippiProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
MissouriProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
MontanaProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
New HampshireProportional PrimaryModified Primary
New JerseyProportional PrimaryModified Primary
New MexicoProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
New YorkProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
North CarolinaProportional PrimaryModified Primary
OhioProportional PrimaryModified Primary
OklahomaProportional PrimaryModified Primary
OregonProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
PennsylvaniaProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
Puerto RicoProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
Rhode IslandProportional PrimaryModified Primary
South CarolinaProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
South DakotaProportional PrimaryModified Primary
TennesseeProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
TexasProportional PrimaryClosed Primary
VermontProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
VirginiaProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
West VirginiaProportional PrimaryModified Primary
WisconsinProportional PrimaryOpen Primary
Delegate Pledging Tally
Proportional Primary38
Proportional Caucus/Convention19
Not applicable1
Voter Eligibility Tally
Open Primary15
Closed Primary13
Closed Caucus/Convention11
Modified Primary10
Open Caucus/Convention6
Modified Caucus/Convention2
Not applicable1

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