The Green Papers
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions

Disclaimer:
These pages contain a combination of official, unofficial, and estimated data. The information posted here is subject to change.

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.

Democrats

  • Democratic pledged delegate counts are determined by the jurisdiction's Presidential vote in 2008, 2012, and 2016; along with the jurisdiction's electoral vote allocation based on 2010 census for the number of electors in 2020.
  • Democratic unpledged delegate counts are determined by the number of DNC Members, Democratic Governors, Democratic U.S. House members, and Democratic U.S. Senators serving at the time of the convention. The count for DNC Members, Distinguished Party Leaders is from the 2016 Convention. The tallies of Governors, Democratic U.S. House members, and Democratic U.S. Senators are the current officeholders.
  • Democratic Bonus Delegates and penalties are not included in these delegate tallies.

Republicans

  • Republican delegate counts are based on the number of Republicans elected to the State Legislatures, Governors chairs, U.S. House seats, and U.S. Senators seats through 31 December 2019. Republican unpledged delegate counts are determined by state (or equivalent) party rules. We have assumed that the policies of 2016 will apply in 2020.
  • The Republican district delegate count is based on the number of U.S. House members each state will elect in 2020.
  • Republican penalties for violating the timing window are not included in these delegate tallies.
 
Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm New Hampshire Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
District Level Pre-primary Caucuses: Saturday 25 January 2020 (presumably)
Primary: Tuesday 11 February 2020 (presumably)1
Caucus / National Convention Delegation Meeting: Saturday 18 April 2020 (presumably)
Democrats
CandidateDelegate Votes
Soft
Pledged
Soft
Unpledged
Soft
Total
Hard Total
(available)24.0 100.00%9.0 100.00%33.0 100.00%33 100.00%
Total24.0 100.00%9.0 100.00%33.0 100.00%33 100.00%

States Chronologically   States Alphabetically
 
Democratic Convention
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Republican Convention
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New Hampshire Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress
 
New Hampshire State and Local Government

 
   

Saturday 25 January 2020 (presumably): District Level Pre-primary Caucuses. National Convention District-level delegates are slated by Presidential Preference.

 

Participation in New Hampshire's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Only Democrats and independents can request a Democratic ballot in the Presidential Preference Primary

Tuesday 11 February 2020 (presumably): New Hampshire Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EST (1100-0100 UTC). Polls must open by 11 AM however most open between 7 AM and 8 AM. NEW HAMPSHIRE permits its 13 cities to keep their polls open until 8 PM EDT by local option- however, as there ARE only 13 cities among New Hampshire's 234 County subdivisions [the 221 "non-cities", of course, being the proverbial New England Town(ship)], the fact is that the vast majority of NH's polls have closed by 7 PM EDT and the networks have no problem considering this hour as the earliest hour of potential projection. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Modified Primary.

Primary (preliminary)
Included in Nationwide vote.

CandidatePop
Vote
%
Total  
 

Tuesday 11 February 2020 (presumably): 24 of 33 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Hampshire Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.

  • 16 district delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the State's 2 congressional districts.
  • In addition, 8 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 5 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 3 Pledged PLEOs

Primary (preliminary)

Contest
 Pop
Vote
Qual
Vote
Del
CD1  8
CD2  8
PLEO  3
At-Large  5
Total
Delegates
  24
 

Date of Presidential Primary [RSA 653:9]:

  • The presidential primary election shall be held on the second Tuesday in March or on a date selected by the secretary of state which is 7 days or more immediately preceding the date on which any other state shall hold a similar election, whichever is earlier, of each year when a president of the United States is to be elected or the year previous.
 

Saturday 18 April 2020 (presumably): Caucus / National Convention Delegation Meeting in Concord.

National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by a committee consisting of a quorum of district-level delegates.

The remaining 9 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 9 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 5 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 4 Members of Congress (2 Senators and 2 Representatives).
    • 0 Governors.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.

These 9 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

 

 

On TBD, New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner set the state's Presidential Primary for TBD.

 

Notes

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
  http://www.state.nh.us/constitution/constitution.html
Election Authority
  New Hampshire Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  New Hampshire General Court
Democratic
  New Hampshire Democratic Party
Media & others
  Concord Monitor - Concord
  Foster's Daily Democrat - Dover
  Granite State News
  New Hampshire Business Review
  New Hampshire Gazette
  New Hampshire Public Radio
  New Hampshire Public Television
  Newhampsire.com (The Union Leader)
  NH Journal
  NH1 - Concord
  Politics1.com - New Hampshire
  Seacoastonline.com - Seacoast Newspapers
  The Cabinet Press - Bedford - Hollis - Merrimack - Milford
  The Telegraph - Nashua
  The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News
  WBIN TV - Derry
  WMUR TV - ABC - Manchester - Portsmouth

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.

 


  Election 2020 - Presidential Primary, Caucus, and Convention Home  
 
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  States Alphabetically  
  Events Chronologically  
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  Poll Closing Times Chronologically   --   Poll Closing Times Alphabetically  
  Democratic "First Determining Step" Chronologically  
 
  Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates  
  Weekly Delegate Distribution and Availability  
 
Delegate Allocation
  Democratic Quick Reference   --   Republican Quick Reference  
  The Math Behind the Democratic Delegate Allocation   --   The Math Behind the Republican Delegate Allocation  
 
  Democratic Delegate Pledging and Voter Eligibility   --   Republican Delegate Binding and Voter Eligibility  
 
  Primaries at a Glance  
 
  Results Status and Date Retreived  
 
Documentation
  Historical Analysis of the Presidential Nominating Process  
  Historical Analysis of the apportionment of delegate votes at the National Conventions of the two major parties  
  Primary/Caucus/Convention Glossary  
  Statutory Election Information of the Several states / Presidential Primary  
  Dates of PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES re: selection and/or allocation/distribution of Delegates to Major Party National Conventions  
 
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