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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates and delegate counts associated therewith, are unofficial and based on either (1) information obtained from either Major Party, (2) Presidential Primary dates established by currently-effective State statute, or- where the foregoing information could not be obtained- (3) the state's 2016 delegate selection process and associated dates adjusted to the corresponding dates in 2020.
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Mettings: Wednesday 4 March 2020
Party-run Presidential Preference Poll (firehouse primary): Saturday 4 April 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
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2020 Hawaii Delegate Selection from the Hawai'i Democrats.
This is how ranked choice (more like an instant runoff) may work but we are not sure. Beginning with the candidate who received the smallest number of votes: Votes cast for primary candidates who fall below the 15% threshold would be eliminated and have their votes counted for their next choice. The process continues until all candidates have at least 15% of the vote.
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.
Vote by mail is from 3 March to 28 March. The Party-run Presidential Preference Poll offers same-day registration.
Saturday 4 April 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.
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.
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|
|• Honolulu Star-Bulletin|
|• 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|
|• Pacific Business News - Honolulu|
|• Politics1.com - Hawaii|
|• Star Advertiser - Honolulu|
|• West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona|
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