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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.
North Dakota Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Firehouse Caucuses (party run primary): Tuesday 10 March 20201
Legislative District Conventions: Wednesday 11 March - Saturday 14 March 2020
State Convention: Thursday 19 March - Saturday 21 March 2020
Select Committee on Delegates: Saturday 4 April 2020
18 total delegate votes - 9 district / 3 at large; 2 Pledged PLEOs; 4 Unpledged PLEOs
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2020 Delegate Selection Plan from the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party.
Participation in North Dakota's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. North Dakota has neither party nor voter registration.
Tuesday 10 March 2020: North Dakota Firehouse Caucuses (party run primary). Hours 11:00a-7:00p CDT / 10:00a-6:00p MDT (1600-0000 UTC). Delegate Pledging: Proportional Caucus/Convention. Voter Eligibility: Open Caucus/Convention. Voters can cast their ballot at party designated locations throughout the state on Caucus Day or by mail.
14 of 18 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based upon the support for each contender receives at the Caucuses. A mandatory 15 percent threshold at the statewide level is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Wednesday 11 March - Saturday 14 March 2020: North Dakota Legislative District Conventions convene to elect delegates to the State Convention.
Thursday 19 March - Saturday 21 March 2020: State Convention in Minot. 9 National Convention District delegates are elected according to the results of the Firehouse Caucuses.
Saturday 4 April 2020: Select Committee on Delegates Meeting. 2 Pledged PLEO and 3 At-Large National Convention delegates are elected by a quorum of district delegates according to the results of the Firehouse Caucuses.
The remaining 4 National Convention delegates consist of
These 4 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|
|• North Dakota Secretary of State|
|• North Dakota Secretary of State - Elections and Voting|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• North Dakota Legislative Branch|
|• North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party|
|Media & others|
|• Bismarck Tribune|
|• Devils Lake Journal|
|• Grand Forks Herald|
|• In-Forum - Fargo - Grand Forks|
|• KFYR TV - NBC - Bismarck|
|• KXMA TV - CBS - Dickinson|
|• KXMC TV - CBS - Minot|
|• NDx Plains - Fargo|
|• NorthDecoder - political blog|
|• Politics1.com - North Dakota|
|• Praire Public Television - North Dakota Public Radio|
|• The Minot Daily News|
|• The Williston Daily Herald|
|• Valley City Times-Record|
|• Wahpeton Daily News|
|• WDAY TV - Fargo|
|• WDAZ TV - ABC - Grand Forks|
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