|The Green Papers|
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
Municipal Caucuses: Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably)
District Caucuses / State Convention: Thursday 23 April - Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably)
22 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 6 re: 2 congressional districts / 3 party / 3 bonus
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15 April 2016: Governor Paul R. LePage (Republican) signed LD 1673, SP 685. Sec. 4. 21-A MRSA c. 5, sub-c. 7 §431. 1. "No later than November 1st of the year prior to a presidential election year, the Secretary of State shall set the date of the presidential primary election, which must be held on a Tuesday in March of the year in which a presidential election is held. Whenever the state committee of a party certifies that there is a contest among candidates for nomination as the presidential candidate, the Secretary of State shall consult with the state committee of each party to determine the date of the presidential primary."
Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably): All 22 of Maine's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders in today's Maine Municipal Caucuses. The caucuses run from 9am to 7pm.
Each Precinct Caucus also chooses the precinct's delegates to the District Caucuses and State Convention.
If a Presidential candidate withdraws, the delegates bound to that candidate become unbound.
Thursday 23 April - Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably): District Caucuses and State Convention in Bangor. The National Convention delegates are elected, according to the results of the Presidential Primary, during the 2nd day of the State Convention.
|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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