|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 10 March 2020 (presumably)1
District Conventions: Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably)
State Central Committee: Saturday 13 June 2020 (presumably)
144 total delegate votes - 82 district / 28 at large; 17 Pledged PLEOs; 17 Unpledged PLEOs
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Participation in Michigan’s delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. In order to vote, a voter is required to indicate in writing which political party's ballot he or she wishes to use.
Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably): Michigan Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EDT (1100-0000 UTC) / 7:00a-8:00p CDT (1200-0100 UTC). Relatively small portions of this state are in CT and so the vast majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated ET, when the networks feel they can project. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.
Michigan election law has no provision for write-in candidates or "uncommitted" on the ballot.
Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably): 127 of 144 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the preferences expressed in today's Presidential Primary.
A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably): District Conventions. District-level delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 13 June 2020 (presumably): State Central Committee Meeting.
28 At-Large and 17 Pledged PLEO delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 17 National Convention delegates consist of
These 17 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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|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN OF 1963|
|• Michigan Constitution of 1835|
|• Michigan Constitution of 1850|
|• Michigan Constitution of 1908|
|• Michigan Secretary of State|
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|Media & others|
|• Ann Arbor News|
|• Battle Creek Enquirer|
|• C & G Newspapers - Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties|
|• Cheboygan Daily Tribune|
|• Deadline Detroit|
|• Detroit Free Press|
|• Detroit News|
|• Gongwer News Service|
|• Grand Rapids Press|
|• Grassroots in Michigan|
|• Hometown Newspapers - Oakland, Livingston, Wayne, and Macomb Counties|
|• Huron Daily Tribune - Bad Axe|
|• Kalamazoo Gazette|
|• Lansing State Journal|
|• Leader Publications - Dowagiac - Niles|
|• Macomb Daily|
|• MichiganVotes.org - Mackinac Center Michigan Legislature|
|• Midland Daily News|
|• Monroe Evening News|
|• Muskegon Chronicle|
|• Politics1.com - Michigan|
|• Right Michigan|
|• Sentinel-Standard - Ionia|
|• Sturgis Journal|
|• The Alpena News|
|• The Bay City Times|
|• The Daily Telegram - Adrian|
|• The Flint Journal|
|• The Herald-Palladium - St. Joseph - Benton Harbor|
|• The Independent - Dundee|
|• The Jackson Citizen Patriot|
|• The News-Herald-Heritage - Wayne County|
|• The Oakland Press - Pontiac|
|• The Saginaw News|
|• The Voice - New Baltimore|
|• WDIV TV - NBC - Detroit|
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|• WLNS TV - CBS - Lansing|
|• WNEM - Bay City - Saginaw - Midland - Flint|
|• WOOD AM - Grand Rapids|
|• WOOD TV - NBC - Grand Rapids|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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