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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Congressional District Caucuses: Saturday 11 April 2020
Quorum of District Delegates Elect PLEO Delegates: Saturday 25 April 2020
State Committee Meeting: Saturday 16 May 2020
Primary: Tuesday 19 May 20201
119 total delegate votes - 68 district / 23 at large; 14 Pledged PLEOs; 14 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
2020 National Delegate Selection Plan from the Democratic Party of Georgia.
Qualified Candidates from the Georgia Secretary of State.
Saturday 11 April 2020: District level delegates are elected at the Congressional District Caucuses according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 25 April 2020: Quorum of District Delegate Meeting in Macon, Dublin, or Milledgeville.
National Convention Pledged PLEO delegates are elected by a quorum of the District-Level Delegates according to the results of the primary. Hours begin at 1:00p EDT (1700 UTC).
Saturday 16 May 2020: State Committee Meeting. Hours begin at 1:00p EDT (1700 UTC).
National Convention At-Large delegates are elected by the State Committee according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 14 National Convention delegates consist of
These 14 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
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 24 March 2020.
14 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger moved the Presidential Primary from 24 March to 19 May.
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 119 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.
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|
|• 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|
|• Ledger-Enquirer - Columbus|
|• MainStreetNews.com - Northeast Georgia|
|• NewsLink.org - Georgia|
|• Northwest Georgia News - Rome|
|• PoliticalVine.com - Marietta|
|• Politics1.com - Georgia|
|• Savannah Morning News|
|• The Augusta Chronicle|
|• The Citizen - Fayetteville|
|• The Daily Tribune News - Cartersville|
|• The Jackson Herald|
|• The Telegraph - Macon|
|• The Telegraph - Macon|
|• 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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