|The Green Papers|
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
The delegate selection processes herein, along with any and all dates 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 Caucuses: Monday 3 February 2020 (presumably)
County Conventions: Saturday 14 March 2020 (presumably)
District Statutory Caucus: Saturday 11 April 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably)
39 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 12 re: 4 congressional districts / 3 party / 14 bonus
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Only registered Republicans in the state of Iowa can participate in the Republican caucus. Individuals may register to vote as a Republican at the caucus.
Monday 3 February 2020 (presumably): Republican Party Precinct Caucuses meet in each precinct at 7:00 pm CST. Each Precinct Caucuses chooses the precinct's delegates to the County Convention and conducts a Presidential Poll by secret ballot.
Delegates are proportionally allocated to Presidential contenders based on the statewide vote. Each candidate receives (candidate's statewide vote) × 39 ÷ (total statewide vote) delegates. Round fractions to the nearest whole number. If there are too few delegates allocated, the candidate nearest the rounding threshold receives the additional delegate. If too many delegates are allocated, the candidate furthest the threshold looses a delegate. [Bylaws Article VIII]
Iowa's National Convention delegates are bound for the 1st ballot unless only 1 candidate is nominated at the Republican National Convention. In that case, Iowa's delegates are bound to vote for that candidate on the first ballot providing that candidate received votes in the Precinct Caucuses.
Saturday 14 March 2020 (presumably): Republican Party County Conventions convene in each county to choose delegates to the Congressional District Conventions and the State Convention.
Saturday 11 April 2020 (presumably): Republican Party District Conventions convene in each congressional district to choose the state's district delegates to the Republican National Convention according to the results of the Precinct Caucuses. Each of Iowa's 4 congressional districts is assigned 3 National Convention delegates.
Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably): The Iowa State Republican Convention officially convenes. 24 of 39 National Convention delegates are selected according to the results of the Precinct Caucuses.
In addition, 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Iowa's Republican Party, will attend the convention as pledged delegates by virtue of their position.
|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.|
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|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Constitution of the State of Iowa|
|• Iowa Secretary of State|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Iowa Legislature|
|• Iowa House Republican Caucus|
|• Iowa Senate Republican Caucus|
|• Republican Party of Iowa|
|Media & others|
|• Blog for Iowa|
|• Dubuque Telegraph Herald|
|• Fort Madison Daily Democrat|
|• Globe Gazette - Mason City|
|• Iowa City Press-Citizen|
|• Iowa Farmer Today|
|• Iowa Public Television - Johnston|
|• Iowa Starting Line|
|• Kalona News|
|• KCAU TV - ABC - Sioux City|
|• KCRG TV - ABC - Cedar Rapids - Iowa City - Dubuque|
|• KDSM TV - FOX - Des Moines|
|• KLJB TV - Fox - Davenport|
|• KMEG TV - CBS - Sioux City|
|• Politics1.com - Iowa|
|• Quad-Cities - Dispatch/Argus/Leader - Moline - Rock Island - Davenport|
|• Quad-City Times|
|• Radio Iowa|
|• Sioux City Journal|
|• The Bloomfield Democrat|
|• The Daily Nonpareil - Council Bluffs|
|• The Des Moines Register|
|• The Gazette - Cedar Rapids|
|• The Gazette - Cedar Rapids|
|• The Iowa Republican|
|• The Iowa Republican - Brooklyn|
|• The Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier|
|• WHO TV - NBC - Des Moines|
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