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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 23 May 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 9 June 20201
Quorum of District Delegates Elect PLEO Delegates: Saturday 20 June 2020
118 total delegate votes - 68 district / 23 at large; 14 Pledged PLEOs; 13 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
9 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger moved the statewide and Presidential Primaries from 19 May to 9 June.
2020 National Delegate Selection Plan from the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Qualified Candidates from the Georgia Secretary of State.
9 June Primary returns from a media source.
Presidential Preference Primary Returns from the Georgia Secretary of State.
Saturday 23 May 2020 (presumably): District-Level delegates will be elected via online voting within the delegates' congressional district.
The date of the primary will be set by the Georgia Secretary of State who has the discretion to set it between 1 December 2019 and 9 June 2020. The decision must be made no later than 1 December 2019. On 19 June 2019, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (Republican) set the date to
Participation in Georgia's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Georgia does not register voters by party. Voters publicly declare party preference when they request a primary ballot or Presidential Preference Primary ballot. Records showing the voters' choice are public record.
105 of 118 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Georgia 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. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Georgia Code § 21-2-193 requires the Executive Committee of both state parties to submit a list of candidates to appear on the presidential ballot.
Saturday 20 June 2020: State Committee Meeting.
National Convention At-Large delegates are elected on-line by the State Committee according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 13 National Convention delegates consist of
These 13 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
Saturday 20 June 2020: Quorum of District Delegate Meeting on-line.
National Convention Pledged PLEO delegates are elected online by a quorum of the District-Level Delegates according to the results of the primary.
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|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Georgia Constitution|
|• Elections Division of the Secretary of State's Office|
|• Georgia Secretary of State - Elections Division|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Georgia General Assembly|
|• Democratic Party of Georgia|
|• Georgia House Democratic Caucus|
|• Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus|
|Media & others|
|• Athens Banner-Herald|
|• Atlanta Journal-Constitution|
|• Barnesville Herald-Gazette|
|• Georgia Politics Unfiltered|
|• Gwinnett Daily Post - Lawrenceville|
|• LaGrange Daily News|
|• MainStreetNews.com - Northeast Georgia|
|• NewsLink.org - Georgia|
|• Northwest Georgia News - Rome|
|• PoliticalVine.com - Marietta|
|• Politics1.com - Georgia|
|• Savannah Morning News|
|• The Citizen - Fayetteville|
|• The Daily Tribune News - Cartersville|
|• The Times-Herald - Newnan|
|• WAGA TV - FOX - Atlanta|
|• Waycross Journal-Herald|
|• WGCL TV - CBS - Atlanta|
|• WSB TV - Atlanta|
|• WXIA TV - NBC - Atlanta|
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