|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
Primary: Tuesday 17 March 2020 (presumably)1
National Convention delegation meeting: Monday 11 May 2020 (presumably)
185 total delegate votes - 102 district / 34 at large; 20 Pledged PLEOs; 29 Unpledged PLEOs
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This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in Illinois' delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters may register to vote up to 30 days preceding the Primary Election, and declare their affiliation by requesting a Democratic Primary Election ballot at the polls. Illinois does not require prior declarations of party affiliation as a pre-requisite to participating in the Primary Election.
Tuesday 17 March 2020 (presumably): 156 of 185 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Illinois Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15% threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
National Convention District level delegates appear on the primary ballot. Delegate candidates must file nominating petitions, a Statement of Candidacy, and a Presidential Preference form with Illinois State Board of Elections. Presidential candidates are given the opportunity to remove any of their delegate candidates prior to date the Illinois State Board of Elections certifies the Primary ballot. The Delegates are selected from the highest vote-getters.
Monday 11 May 2020 (presumably): National Convention delegation meeting.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at State Party headquarters by a quorum of the district-level delegates according the the results of the primary.
The remaining 29 National Convention delegates consist of
These 29 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.|
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|• Belleville News-Democrat|
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|• Daily Herald - Arlington Heights|
|• Daily Review Atlas - Monmouth|
|• Daily Times - Pekin|
|• Du Quoin Evening Call|
|• Edwardsville Intelligencer|
|• Herald & Review - Decatur|
|• Illinois Campaign for Political Reform|
|• Illinois Times - Springfield|
|• Journal Gazette and Times-Courier - Mattoon|
|• NewsLink.org - Illinois|
|• Peoria Journal Star|
|• Pioneer Press - Chicago|
|• Politics1.com - Illinois|
|• Rockford Register Star|
|• Sauk Valley - Dixon - Sterling - Rock Flats|
|• St. Louis Post-Dispatch (STLtoday.com)|
|• Star Courier - Kewanee|
|• Star Publications - Tinley Park|
|• Suburban Chicago Newspapers|
|• The Capitol Fax Blog|
|• The Courier News - Elgin|
|• The Daily Journal - Kankakee|
|• The Daily Ledger - Canton|
|• The Daily Register - Harrisburg|
|• The Journal - Chicago's Northwest Suburbs|
|• The News-Gazette - Champaign - Urbana|
|• The Pantagraph - Bloomington-Normal|
|• The Quincy Herald-Whig|
|• The Register-Mail - Galesburg|
|• The Southern Illinoisan - Carbondale|
|• The State Journal-Register - Springfield|
|• The Telegraph - Alton|
|• The Zephyr - Galesburg|
|• WBBM TV - CBS - Chicago|
|• WBEZ - Chicago Public Radio|
|• WEEK TV - NBC - East Peoria|
|• WLS TV - ABC - Chicago|
|• WMAQ TV - NBC - Chicago|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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