|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
Precinct Meetings: Saturday 8 February 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably)1
County Conventions: Saturday 14 March 2020 (presumably)
Congressional District Conventions: Saturday 4 April - Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably)
41 total delegate votes - 23 district / 8 at large; 5 Pledged PLEOs; 5 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Saturday 8 February 2020 (presumably): Precinct Meetings begin at 10:00 AM local time. The purpose of the precinct meetings are to elect delegates to the County Convention. No candidate preference is to be declared at the caucus.
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in Mississippi's delegate selection process is open to only qualified electors who support the principles and values established and set forth by the Democratic party platform. Because Party registration is not allowed in Mississippi, qualified electors must acknowledge that they are Democrats through signature, beginning at the precinct level caucuses.
Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably): 36 of 41 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Mississippi 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 14 March 2020 (presumably): County Conventions begin at 10:00 AM local time. The delegates elect an executive committee and elect delegates to the Congressional District and State Conventions. No candidate preference is to be declared at the convention.
Saturday 4 April - Saturday 25 April 2020 (presumably). Congressional District Conventions are held at 10:00 AM local time on 2 April (CD 1), 9 April (CD 2), 16 April (CD 3), and 23 April (CD 4). Delegates at the District Conventions elect Congressional Delegates to the National Convention according to the preferences expressed during the Presidential Primary.
Saturday 16 May 2020 (presumably): State Convention
Delegates at the State Convention elected the Pledged PLEO and At-Large Delegates to the National Convention according to the preferences expressed during the Presidential Primary.
The remaining 5 National Convention delegates consist of
These 5 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.|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|• Mississippi Secretary of State|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Mississippi House of Representatives|
|• Mississippi State Legislature|
|• Mississippi State Senate|
|• Mississippi Democratic Party|
|• Mississippi Democratic Party (appears to be an older website)|
|Media & others|
|• djournal.com - Journal Publishing - Tupelo|
|• Jackson Free Press|
|• Madison County Journal - Ridgeland|
|• Magnolia Report|
|• Mississippi Business Journal|
|• NewsLink.org - Mississippi|
|• Picayune Item|
|• Politics1.com - Mississippi|
|• The Clarion-Ledger - Jackson|
|• The Democrat - Senatobia|
|• The Fayette Chronicle|
|• The Jackson Advocate - Jackson|
|• The Natchez Democrat|
|• The Neshoba Democrat - Philadelphia|
|• The Sun-Herald - Biloxi|
|• The Vicksburg Post|
|• WAPT TV - ABC - Jackson|
|• WCBI TV - CBS - Columbus|
|• WJTV TV - CBS - Jackson|
|• WLBT TV - NBC - Jackson|
|• WLOX TV - ABC - Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula|
|• WTOK TV - ABC - Meridian|
|• Y'all Politics|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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