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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
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Presidential Nominating Process
Global Party Run Primary: Tuesday 3 March - Tuesday 10 March 20201
Regional Conventions: Tuesday 14 April - Saturday 16 May 2020
Global Convention: Saturday 16 May - Sunday 17 May 2020
17 total delegate votes - 12 at large; 1 Pledged PLEO; 4 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan from Democrats Abroad.
23 March 2020: Voters in 180 countries parties.
Participation in Democrats Abroad's delegate selection process is open to all U.S. nationals who will be 18 years of age or older on 3 November 2020 and who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters must declare that are living abroad, are a member of Democrats Abroad, and have not participated and will not participate in the any other delegate selection process for the 2020 presidential election.
Tuesday 3 March - Tuesday 10 March 2020: Democrats Abroad Global Party Run Primary. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Open Caucus/Convention. Participants may vote by fax, email, in person, or postal mail (deadline for voter Ballot Request is 18 February, deadline to receive ballots is 11 March 2020 12a PDT, proxy voting is not permitted). Each voter casts a vote for 1 Presidential candidate (deadline for Statement of Candidacy is 6 January) or uncommitted. Write-ins are not permitted.
If a candidate formally withdraws before the 15 May global and regional meetings, any delegates they have been allocated will be assigned to other candidates who met the 15% threshold. Michael Bloomberg, Pete Buttigeig, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Deval Patrick, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang have all suspended their campaigns.
13 of the 17 delegate votes to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Democrats Abroad Global Party Run Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Tuesday 14 April - Saturday 16 May 2020: Regional Conventions. Democrats Abroad will hold a Regional Conventions in Toronto, Canada. 9 At-Large National Convention delegates are elected according to the results of the Global Primary. Each Regional Caucus is entitled to elect at least 1 National Convention delegate. The number of delegates elected in each region is proportional to the percentage of votes cast in that region.
Saturday 16 May - Sunday 17 May 2020: The Global Convention meets in Toronto, Canada to elect 1 Pledged PLEO, and 3 At-large National Convention delegates according to the results of the Global Primary.
DEMOCRATS ABROAD is allocated 17 delegate votes at the Democratic National Convention but will be sending 21 persons who will be acknowledged as "delegates" on the floor of the Convention.
If a presidential candidate has officially notified the Global Chair in writing the she/he is no longer a candidate at the time of the Global Convention, then her/his allocation of Delegates will be proportionately divided among up over presidential preferences entitled to an allocation.
The Democrats Abroad delegation is made up of the following members:
Delegation Chair: Julia Bryan
At-large Delegates - Americas: Tim Ellis, Canada (Sanders); Miguel Madrigal, Costa Rica (Biden)
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.
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