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2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
New Jersey Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Democratic State Committee / State Convention: Saturday 13 June 2020
Primary: Tuesday 7 July 20201
Special post-Primary State Convention: Saturday 18 July 2020
146 total delegate votes - 84 district / 28 at large; 14 Pledged PLEOs; 20 Unpledged PLEOs
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8 April 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Governor Philip "Phil" Murphy announced that he is postponing the 2 June primary elections until 7 July. This date is outside the DNC's window, the 2nd Tuesday in June (9 June), for state parties to hold their primaries and caucuses.
20 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, the NJDSC is waiving the signature requirement for Presidential campaign district delegate candidates and is also advising all County Democratic Parties that have County Committee elections scheduled for June to extend their terms until 2021. As part of the action, individuals who submitted required documents and who have been selected as district delegates by the presidential campaigns will be approved to appear as delegates on the 2 June Presidential Primary ballot.
2020 New Jersey Delegate Selection Plan from the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.
2020 Election Information from the NJ Division of Elections.
7 July 2020 Primary results from a media source.
Saturday 13 June 2020: Democratic State Committee / State Convention
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 20 National Convention delegates consist of
These 20 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".
This Presidential Primary coincides with a state/local primary. These coinciding primaries tend to have an impact upon voter turnout.
Participation in New Jersey's delegate selection process is open to all voters registered as Democrats. A detail: "Independent" voters are ineligible to vote in the Democratic Primary, however, "Unaffiliated" voters are eligible to participate with the understanding that their party affiliation will automatically change to Democrat upon casting their vote.
126 of 146 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's New Jersey Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. How the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
District-level delegates are elected by a two-part primary in which delegate positions are allocated based on a Presidential preference primary and filled through the election of delegates directly on the ballot. National Convention District delegates slates are approved by each Presidential candidate prior to the primary.
Due to COVID-19, the Wednesday 10 June 2020 post-Primary State Convention has been postponed until 18 July.
Saturday 18 July 2020: Special post-Primary State Convention. Hours begin at 10:00a EDT (1400 UTC).
The State Convention convenes to select the Pledged PLEO and the At-Large delegates.
If a presidential candidate has qualified to receive District delegates but has failed to slate a sufficient number of delegate candidates, a special post-primary caucus fills the positions.
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|
|• New Jersey Division of Elections|
|• New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• New Jersey Legislature|
|• New Jersey Assembly Democratic Majority|
|• New Jersey Senate Democrats|
|• The New Jersey Democratic State Committee|
|Media & others|
|• Asbury Park Press|
|• centraljersey.com - Packet Publications - Princeton|
|• Courier-Post - Camden|
|• Daily Record - Morris County|
|• myCentralJersey - Courier News - Bridgewater, Home News Tribune - East Brunswick|
|• New Jersey Globe|
|• NJ.com- Everything Jersey Star-Ledger, Trenton Times, Jersey Journal and other NJ newspapers|
|• NJTV - New Jersey Public Television - Englewood|
|• Politics1.com - New Jersey|
|• Press of Atlantic City|
|• The New Jersey Herald - Sussex County|
|• the Trentonian|
|• The Westfield Leader|
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