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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
District of Columbia Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Pre-primary Caucus: Saturday 25 April - Thursday 21 May 2020
Primary: Tuesday 2 June 20201
State Party Committee selects Pledged PLEO Delegates: Thursday 4 June 2020
State Party Committee selects Distrtict Delegates: Tuesday 9 June 2020
State Party Committee selects At-Large Delegates: Thursday 11 June 2020
44 total delegate votes - 13 district / 5 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 24 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Delegate Selection Plan from the District of Columbia Democratic Party.
Primary Candidate List from the DC Board of Elections.
District of Columbia Council Bill, B23-0212, signed on 23 October 2019, moves the Primary to the 1st Tuesday in June.
Council Bill 2020 Elections from the DC Board of Elections.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, a 25 April to 21 May on-line election of the National Convention District Delegate slates (the individuals who will attend the National Convention) replaces the 18 April in-person pre-primary caucus. Results of the slating will be available on 28 May. The number of delegates that each candidate receives is still determined by the 2 June Primary.
Saturday 25 April - Thursday 21 May 2020: Pre-primary Caucus. Call to order at 10am EDT, Adjournment at 2 pm EDT.
Delegate candidates who wish to be slated by Presidential Preference for the District delegate positions are elected at today's Pre-primary caucus. Statements of candidacy by Presidential Preference must be filed with the State Committee.
Delegate candidates who wish to be At-Large and Pledged PLEO delegate positions must file a statement of candidacy by Presidential Preference with the State Committee.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in the District of Columbia's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters are permitted register on election day and declare their Party preference on their Voter Registration Card which is a public record.
20 of 44 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's District of Columbia Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the municipal or district wide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
National Convention District delegates are slated at the pre-primary caucus and are selected by the D.C. Democratic State Party Committee beginning with the highest vote-getting presidential preference.
Thursday 4 June 2020: State Party Committee selects Pledged PLEO Delegates at the John A. Wilson Building. Hours begin at 7:00p EDT (2300 UTC).
National Convention Pledged PLEO are elected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the Primary.
Tuesday 9 June 2020: State Party Committee selects Distrtict Delegates at the John A. Wilson Building. Hours begin at 7:00p EDT (2300 UTC).
If a presidential candidate qualifies to receive District delegates at the primary, but failed to slate a sufficient number of delegates at the pre-primary caucus, the members of the Democratic State Committee shall select the additional delegates.
National Convention District delegates are elected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the Primary.
Thursday 11 June 2020: State Party Committee selects At-Large Delegates at the John A. Wilson Building. Hours begin at 7:00p EDT (2300 UTC).
National Convention At-Large delegates are elected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the Primary.
The remaining 24 National Convention delegates consist of
These 24 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|
|• District of Columbia Board of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• District of Columbia Official Code (LexisNexis)|
|• D.C. Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Capital Community News|
|• Politics1.com - District of Columbia|
|• The Common Denominator|
|• The District Chronicles|
|• The Georgetowner|
|• The Hill|
|• The InTowner|
|• The Tower - The Catholic University of America|
|• The Washington Post|
|• The Washington Times|
|• Washington Business Journal|
|• Washington Examiner|
|• WJLA TV - ABC|
|• WRC TV - NBC|
|• WTOP AM/FM - WXTR AM|
|• WTTG TV - Fox|
|• WUSA TV - CBS|
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