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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.
Presidential Nominating Process
Precinct Viability Caucuses: Saturday 22 February 20201
County Conventions: Saturday 18 April 2020
State Convention: Saturday 30 May 2020
48 total delegate votes - 23 district / 8 at large; 5 Pledged PLEOs; 12 Unpledged PLEOs
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Delegate Selection Plan from the Nevada State Democratic Party.
2020 Election from the Nevada Secretary of State.
Any person who is eligible to vote in the state of Nevada and will be at least 18 years old on Election Day, 3 November 2020, may participate. Participants must reside in the precinct in which they wish to participate and must be registered as a Democrat. Registration or change in party affiliation may occur on a caucus day.
Early Voting is held 15 thru 18 February. Virtual Caucuses are held on 16 and 17 February. 29 August 2019: Citing security concerns, the DNC will disallow virtual caucuses. The tallies are added to the 22 February caucus results. If an early voting or virtual participant's first choice does not meet the viability threshold at the 22 February caucuses, their next choice(s) will be honored.
"Strip Caucuses", where there is a large concentration of shift workers, will be on 22 February.
Nevada's Democratic Viability Precinct Caucuses meet in each precinct. Voting begins at 12 noon PST. After the announcement of the initial caucus results, if there are any non-viable preference groups, caucus attendees in those non-viable preference groups may realign with a viable group. The viability percentage is determined by the number of precincts delegates to be elected (1 delegate: 50%, 2 delegates: 25%, 3 delegates: 16.6%, 4 or more delegates: 15%). Presidential preference is locked in at the final expression (either the first or second vote) of preference at the viability precinct caucuses. 23 of 48 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district and statewide levels. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
It is not clear whether National Convention delegates are allocated by the popular vote or the number of county delegates elected.
In addition, each Precinct Caucus chooses delegates to the County Conventions based on presidential preference.
Saturday 18 April 2020: County Conventions convene in each county. Hours begin at 10:00a PDT (1700 UTC). Each County Convention chooses delegates to the Nevada State Democratic Convention.
Saturday 30 May 2020: The Nevada State Democratic Convention convenes. The National Convention delegates are elected according to the results of the precinct caucuses.
The remaining 12 National Convention delegates consist of
These 12 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|
|• Clark County Election Department|
|• Nevada Secretary of State|
|• Nevada Secretary of State - Silver State Election|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Nevada Assembly|
|• Nevada Legislature|
|• Nevada Senate|
|• Nevada Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• KNPR - Nevada Public Radio - Las Vegas|
|• KOLO-TV - ABC - Reno|
|• KRNV-TV - NBC - Reno|
|• KRXI-TV 11 (FOX - Reno)|
|• KTNV TV - ABC - Las Vegas|
|• KVVU-TV - FOX - Henderson - Las Vegas|
|• Las Vegas Sun|
|• Muth's Truths - Las Vegas|
|• Politics1.com - Nevada|
|• Reno Gazette-Journal|
|• The Nevada Independent - Las Vegas|
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