|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 Caucuses: Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably) (cancelled)
Primary: Tuesday 12 May 2020 (presumably)1
County Conventions: Thursday 21 May - Sunday 31 May 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Saturday 20 June 2020 (presumably)
29 total delegate votes - 17 district / 5 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 4 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
22 June 2018: The Nebraska Democratic Party's platform committee unanimously voted to proposed to the state convention that in 2020 the state use the state run primary rather than the caucuses to allocate its national convention delegates.
8 December 2018: The State Central Committee decided to use the state run primary to allocate its national convention delegates in 2020.
Participation in Nebraska's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. "Democrats" are those persons of legal voting age who are registered in Nebraska as Democrats or who register as Democrats at the Precinct Caucus.
The Nebraska presidential caucus is a binding caucus. Presidential preferences rendered at the caucus must be observed at succeeding levels (county, district, and state). Should a preference fall below the 15% threshold at any level, then those in that preference group may realign to join another preference, including "uncommitted".
Historically, Democrats who are unable to attend their caucus have been permitted to participate via an absentee process.
25 of 29 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the Precinct Caucuses. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
Tuesday 12 May 2020 (presumably): Nebraska Primary. Polling hours reportedly 8:00a-8:00p CDT / 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC). The polls open and close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls open and close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and open and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Closed Primary..
Thursday 21 May - Sunday 31 May 2020 (presumably): Second Tier: County Conventions. County Convention delegates choose the county's delegates to the Nebraska State Democratic Convention. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated State Democratic Convention delegates.
Saturday 20 June 2020 (presumably): Third and final tier: The State Democratic Convention convenes. National Convention Delegates are elected according to the results of the Precinct Caucuses. Delegate candidates may modify their presidential preference by submitting an updated pledge of support.
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.|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Nebraska Constitution|
|• Nebraska Secretary of State|
|• Nebraska Secretary of State - Election Administration|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Nebraska Revised Statutes|
|• Nebraska Unicameral Legislature|
|• Nebraska Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Alliance Times-Herald|
|• Columbus Telegram|
|• Fremont Tribune|
|• Grand Island Independent|
|• Kearney Hub|
|• KETV - ABC - Omaha|
|• KMTV - CBS - Omaha|
|• Lexington Clipper-Herald|
|• Lincoln Journal Star|
|• McCook Daily Gazette|
|• Norfolk Daily News|
|• North Platte Telegraph|
|• Omaha World-Herald|
|• Politics1.com - Nebraska|
|• The Beatrice Daily Sun|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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