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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 2020 (presumably)1
County Conventions: Saturday 4 April 2020 (presumably)
State Convention: Saturday 9 May - Sunday 10 May 2020 (presumably)
48 total delegate votes - 23 district / 8 at large; 5 Pledged PLEOs; 12 Unpledged PLEOs
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SB 211, introduced on 27 February 2017, would establish Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries on a weekday February. 27 April 2017: AB 293 and SB 211 are dead.
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 caucus day.
Saturday 22 February 2020 (presumably): Nevada's Democratic Viability Precinct Caucuses meet in each precinct. Voting begins at 12 noon PST. 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 in each Congressional District. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the congressional district level. Here is how the Democratic Proportional Delegate Allocation Math works.
The number of national convention pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates can be estimated based on voting in today's caucuses.
In addition, each Precinct Caucus chooses delegates to the County Conventions based on presidential preference.
Saturday 4 April 2020 (presumably): County Conventions convene in each county. Each County Convention chooses delegates to the Nevada State Democratic Convention. County conventions are called to order by 10:00 am PDT.
Saturday 9 May - Sunday 10 May 2020 (presumably): The Nevada State Democratic Convention convenes to elect 36 (23 District, 8 At-Large, and 5 Pledged PLEO) of Nevada's 48 delegates to the Democratic National Convention. A binding Presidential Preference vote will occur by 10AM PDT on 14 May. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at the statewide level.
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.
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|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
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|• KTNV TV - ABC - Las Vegas|
|• KTVN TV - CBS - Reno|
|• Las Vegas Sun|
|• Muth's Truths - Las Vegas|
|• Politics1.com - Nevada|
|• Reno Gazette-Journal|
|• The Nevada Independent - Las Vegas|
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