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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Party-Run Primary: Saturday 2 May 20201
Senate District Conventions: Saturday 9 May 2020
District Conventions: Saturday 16 May 2020
State Convention: Saturday 6 June 2020
45 total delegate votes - 26 district / 9 at large; 4 Pledged PLEOs; 6 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
30 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Kansas Democratic Party decided that the 2 May party-run primary would be entirely vote by mail. There will be no in-person voting.
Party-Run Presidential Primary and Delegate Selection Plan from the Kansas Democratic Party.
Participation in Kansas's delegate selection process is open to voters who wish to participate as a Democrat. To participate in the Party-Run primary, voters must be qualified to vote in the next general election and registered as a Democrat. Voters and may register at the Party-Run Primary. Provisions exist for advance and absentee voting.
Page 3 of the plan states: "The Party-Run Primary will use paper ballots with ranked choice voting; (Rule 2.H.3)". Voters will rank presidential candidates (1st through 5th choice) on their ballots. If a candidate receives fewer than 15% of all first-choice votes, votes will be reallocated to the next choice. The process is repeated until only those candidates with 15% or more of the votes remain.
Saturday 2 May 2020: Kansas Party-Run Primary. Hours 10:00a-4:00p CDT (1500-2100 UTC) / 10:00a-4:00p MDT (1600-2200 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary. Election results will be released at 1pm local time on 3 May.
39 of 45 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of today's Party-Run Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at the congressional district level or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Saturday 9 May 2020: Senate District Conventions. Conventions convene between 10a and 2p in each of Kansas's 40 State Senate Districts to elect delegates to the Congressional District conventions.
Saturday 16 May 2020: District Conventions. District Conventions convene between 10a and 12 noon to elect 26 Democratic National Convention district-level delegates according to the results of the Party-Run Primary.
Saturday 6 June 2020: State Convention
The At-Large and Pledged PLEO delegates are elected by the State Party Committee according to the results of the Party-Run Primary.
The remaining 6 National Convention delegates consist of
These 6 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|
|• Kansas Constitution|
|• Kansas Secretary of State|
|• Vote! Kansas|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Kansas Legislature|
|• Kansas Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Atchison Globe Now|
|• Baldwin City Signal|
|• Clay Center Dispatch|
|• Courier Tribune - Liberty and Kearney|
|• Dodge City Daily Globe|
|• Great Bend Tribune|
|• High Plains Journal - Dodge City|
|• Hillsboro Free Press|
|• Hillsboro Star-Journal|
|• Kansas City Jewish Chronicle|
|• Kansas Press Association|
|• KCTV - Kansas City|
|• Lawrence Journal-World|
|• Louisburg Herald|
|• Marion County Record|
|• Miami County Republic|
|• NewsLink.org - Kansas|
|• Osawatomie Graphic|
|• Ottawa Herald - Franklin County|
|• Politics1.com - Kansas|
|• The Abilene Reflector-Chronicle|
|• The Ark Valley News - Valley Center|
|• The Butler County Times Gazette|
|• The Chanute Tribune|
|• The Coffey County Republican - Burlington|
|• The Daily Union - Junction City|
|• The Emporia Gazette|
|• The Garden City Telegram|
|• The Gyp Hill Premiere - Medicine Lodge|
|• The Hays Daily News|
|• The Hutchinson News|
|• The Iola Register|
|• The Kansas City Star|
|• The Kiowa News|
|• The Leavenworth Times|
|• The Manhattan Mercury|
|• The McPherson Sentinel|
|• The Miami County Republic - Paola|
|• The Mirror - Tonganoxie|
|• The Morning Sun - Pittsburg|
|• The Newton Kansan|
|• The Olathe News - Olathe|
|• The Parsons Sun|
|• The Pratt Tribune - Pratt County|
|• The Topeka Capital-Journal|
|• The Wichita Eagle|
|• Vote! Kansas|
|• Winfield Courier|
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