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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Mettings: Wednesday 4 March 2020
Party-run Presidential Preference Poll (firehouse primary): Saturday 23 May 20201
State Convention: Saturday 23 May - Sunday 24 May 2020
33 total delegate votes - 15 district / 6 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 9 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
15 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the party is encouraging voters to vote by mail.
21 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the party has canceled plans for walk-in voting.
27 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, on-site same-day voting on 4 April is cancelled. The mail-ballot return deadline is 22 May. Results will be tabulated and released on 23 May.
2020 Hawaii Delegate Selection from the Hawai'i Democrats.
Wednesday 4 March 2020: Hawaii Precinct Mettings. Precinct level delegates are elected to the State Convention.
Participation in Hawai'i's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as registered Democrats. The State of Hawaii does not conduct registration by party. Voting in the Democratic Party of Hawaii elections, including the Delegate Selection Process, requires membership in the Democratic Party of Hawaii and proof of voter registration.
Saturday 23 May 2020: Hawaii Party-run Presidential Preference Poll (firehouse primary). Hours 7:00a-3:00p HAST (1700-0100 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary. The ballot uses ranked choice with a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice with a 15% viability threshold. If a candidate has officially ended their candidacy, the voter's next choice (recursively) is tallied.
Beginning with the candidate who received the smallest number of votes, votes cast for candidates who fall below the 15% threshold are eliminated and the voter's next choice is tallied. The process continues until all candidates have at least 15% of the vote.
24 of 33 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the preferences expressed today's Hawaii Party-run Presidential Preference Poll (firehouse primary). A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the Congressional District Level or statewide level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Note: per DNC rule 11-C, Sanders is no longer eligible to be allocated At-Large or PLEO delegates. However, per an agreement between the Biden and Sanders campaigns, Sanders will be unofficially assigned his share of those delegates. Therefore, the effective allocation will be 16-8.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Saturday 23 May - Sunday 24 May 2020 State Convention is postponed until September. District level-delegates are elected on-line on 8 June. Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected on-line at a State Central Committee on 13 June.
Saturday 23 May - Sunday 24 May 2020: Hawai'i Democratic State Convention convenes. National Convention District-level delegates are elected according to the party-run Preference Poll by the state Convention delegates on the first day. National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by the State Central Committee on the second day.
The remaining 9 National Convention delegates consist of
These 9 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|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• The Constitution of the State of Hawaii|
|• Hawaii Office of Elections|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Hawaii State Legislature|
|• Hawai'i Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Akaku - Maui Community Television|
|• Hawai'i Free Press - Hilo|
|• Hawaii Reporter - Honolulu|
|• Hawaii Tribune Herald - Hilo|
|• Honolulu Civil Beat|
|• Honolulu Magazine|
|• Ka Leo O Hawai'i - University of Hawai'i at Manoa|
|• KGMB TV - CBS - Honolulu|
|• KHNL TV - NBC - Honolulu|
|• KHON TV - Fox - Honolulu|
|• Maui News|
|• MauiTime Weekly|
|• Politics1.com - Hawaii|
|• Star Advertiser - Honolulu|
|• West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona|
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