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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
Primary: Tuesday 2 June 2020
State Convention: Thursday 11 June - Saturday 13 June 2020
27 total delegates - 10 base at-large / 3 re: 1 congressional district / 3 party / 11 bonus
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There is no party registration in Montana. Individuals who vote in a primary election are given all the parties' ballots, and can choose in private which party ballot they wish to vote.
Tuesday 2 June 2020: Montana Primary. Hours 7:00a-8:00p MDT (1300-0200 UTC). A polling place with less than 400 registered voters must be open at least from noon to 8 p.m. or until all registered electors have voted. Delegate Binding: Winner-Take-All Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.
Montana Presidential Primary. The candidate receiving the most votes receives all of Montana's 27 delegates.
For purposes of the 2020 Republican National Convention, the winner of the primary election ... shall select a slate of delegates ... from the pool of National Delegate/Alternate applicants.... [Section B: III. F) 3)]
The 3 party leaders, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of Montana's Republican Party, will by virtue of their position, attend the Republican National Convention bound to vote for the winner of the Montana Republican Primary.
All of Montana's delegates ... are bound to vote for the winner of the Montana Republican Primary ... through the first ballot, if that candidate's name is placed in nomination.
Delegates to the State Delegate Convention are elected from each county by the County Central Committee at least 10 days before the State Convention. [Montana Republican Party Bylaws. Section B - III. D]
Thursday 11 June - Saturday 13 June 2020: State Convention / State Delegate Convention in Missoula. The convention slates the state's Republican National Convention delegates and nominates Presidential Electors. [Section B - III. B. and F. 1 through 7)]
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|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• The CONSTITUTION of the STATE OF MONTANA|
|• Montana Secretary of State|
|• Montana Secretary of State Elections|
|• Montana Republican Party|
|Media & others|
|• Bigfork Eagle|
|• Billings Gazette|
|• Great Falls Tribune|
|• Havre Daily News|
|• KECI TV Missoula; KTVM TV Bozeman, Butte; KCFW TV Kalispell - NBC|
|• KURL TV - NBC - Billings|
|• Laurel Outlook (Weekly)|
|• Lewistown News-Argus|
|• Make it Missoula|
|• Missoula Independent (Weekly)|
|• Missoulian News Online - Western Montana|
|• Northern Broadcasting System|
|• Politics1.com - Montana|
|• Ravalli Republic - Hamilton|
|• The Bozeman Daily Chronicle|
|• The Daily Inter Lake - Kalispell|
|• The Independent Record - Helena|
|• The Leader Advertiser - Polson|
|• The Montana Standard - Butte|
|• The Whitefish Pilot|
|• Tobacco Valley News|
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