|The Green Papers|
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 10 March 20201
Ward, Township, Legislative District, and County Mass Meetings: Thursday 9 April 2020
Congressional District Conventions: Thursday 30 April 2020
State Committee: Saturday 9 May 2020
State Convention: Saturday 20 June 2020
79 total delegate votes - 44 district / 15 at large; 9 Pledged PLEOs; 11 Unpledged PLEOs
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Missouri Delegate Selection Plan from the Missouri Democratic Party.
Primary Election from the Missouri Secretary of State.
2020 Missouri Election Calendar from the Missouri Secretary of State.
Candidate List March 2020 Presidential Preference Primary from the Missouri Secretary of State.
Election Night Reporting from the Missouri Secretary of State.
Participation in Missouri's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Missouri has open primaries, voters may select the Party of their choice at their polling location.
68 of 79 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Missouri 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.
Thursday 9 April 2020: Ward, Township, Legislative District, and County Mass Meetings. Hours begin at 7:30p CDT (0030 UTC). These meetings elect delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions.
Thursday 30 April 2020: Congressional District Conventions. Hours begin at 7:30p CDT (0030 UTC).
National Convention District Delegates are elected according to the results of the Primary.
Saturday 9 May 2020: The Democratic State Committee meets in Jefferson City.
National Convention Pledged PLEO Delegates are elected according to the results of the Primary.
Due to COVID-19, the Saturday 20 June 2020 State Convention in Columbia will be replaced with a virtual Convention from 13-19 June. "This is an unprecedented time in our state’s history and as such, we’re taking unprecedented measures to ensure the health and safety of Missourians. Leadership requires innovative and proactive planning, and our team is proving that despite COVID-19, Democrats are ready to organize however we can. While some restrictions on large events may have been lifted, we believe holding an in-person event that would see thousands of Democrats from across Missouri would be reckless and irresponsible. Missourians have lost much already, and we’re doing what we can to ensure that nobody has to choose between their health and participating in our democratic systems."
Saturday 20 June 2020: State Convention in Columbia.
National Convention At-Large Delegates are elected according to the results of the Primary.
The remaining 11 National Convention delegates consist of
These 11 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|
|• Missouri Constitution|
|• Missouri Secretary of State - Elections Division|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Missouri House|
|• Missouri Senate|
|• Missouri Democratic Party|
|• The Missouri Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Branson Shows|
|• Lee's Summit Journal|
|• Missouri Scout|
|• NewsLinks.org - Missouri|
|• Politics1.com - Missouri|
|• St. Louis Post-Dispatch|
|• The Examiner - Independence|
|• The Hannibal Courier-Post|
|• The Joplin Globe|
|• The Kansas City Star|
|• The Laclede County Record|
|• The Missourinet - Jefferson City|
|• The Springfield News-Leader|
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