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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
New Hampshire Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
District Level Pre-primary Caucuses: Saturday 25 January 2020
Primary: Tuesday 11 February 20201
Caucus / National Convention Delegation Meeting: Saturday 25 April 2020
33 total delegate votes - 16 district / 5 at large; 3 Pledged PLEOs; 9 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
2020 Delegate Selection Plan from the New Hampshire Democratic Party.
2 October 2019: The New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner set the Presidential Primary filing deadline for 15 November 2019. The Primary is for the Republican and Democratic Parties only.
25 November 2019: The New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner set the date of the Presidential Primary to 11 February 2020.
Presidential Primary filings from the New Hampshire Secretary of State.
2020 Presidential Primary Political Calendar from the New Hampshire Elections Division.
2020 Presidential Primary Election Results from the New Hampshire Elections Division.
Saturday 25 January 2020: 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 undeclared (independents) can request a Democratic ballot in the Presidential Preference Primary
Tuesday 11 February 2020: New Hampshire Primary. 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.
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.
19 March 2020: Per the New Hampshire Democratic Party-- Senator Klobuchar and Mayor Buttigieg, have only suspended their campaigns, not officially withdraw, and will retain their At-Large and Pledged PLEO delegates.
Date of Presidential Primary [RSA 653:9]:
Saturday 25 April 2020: 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
These 9 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|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• State Constitution|
|• New Hampshire Secretary of State|
|• Secretary of State's Election Division|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• New Hampshire General Court|
|• 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|
|• WMUR TV - ABC - Manchester - Portsmouth|
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