|The Green Papers|
2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
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.
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably)1
County Conventions: Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably)
District Conventions: Saturday 21 March 2020 (presumably)
State Executive Committee: Saturday 11 April 2020 (presumably)
72 total delegate votes - 42 district / 14 at large; 8 Pledged PLEOs; 8 Unpledged PLEOs
States Chronologically States Alphabetically
Participation in Tennessee's delegate selection process is open to all voters who wish to participate as Democrats. Voters are not required to declare a party preference; however, they must request a Democratic primary ballot to vote in the presidential preference primary.
Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably): Tennessee Primary. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p EST / 8:00a-7:00p CST (1400-0100 UTC). The polls close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Poll opening times are set by county. In some counties, polls open at 9a in the prevailing time zone. Delegate Pledging: Proportional Primary. Voter Eligibility: Open Primary.
64 of 72 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Tennessee 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.
Saturday 7 March 2020 (presumably): County Conventions meet to elect delegates to the District Conventions. The number of delegates allotted to each presidential candidate is determined by each candidate's performance in the primary.
Saturday 21 March 2020 (presumably): District Conventions meet to elect National Convention district level delegates according to the results of the primary.
Saturday 11 April 2020 (presumably): State Executive Committee.
National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected according to the results of the primary.
The remaining 8 National Convention delegates consist of
These 8 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.|
|Links Links to other web sites|
|Constitution Links to State Constitutions|
|• Tennessee Code and Constitution|
|• Department of State|
|• Division of Elections|
|• Tennessee Registry of Election Finance|
|Legislature Links to State Legislatures|
|• Tennessee General Assembly|
|• Tennessee General Assembly - House|
|• Tennessee General Assembly - Senate|
|• Tennessee Democratic Party|
|Media & others|
|• Citizen Tribune - Lakeway Region|
|• Cleveland Daily Banner|
|• Lebanon Democrat & Wilson County News|
|• Politics1.com - Tennessee|
|• Shelbyville Times-Gazette|
|• The Commercial Appeal - Memphis|
|• The Daily News Journal - Murfreesboro|
|• The Elizabethton Star|
|• The Knoxville News Sentinel|
|• The Oak Ridger - Oak Ridge|
|• The Tennessean - Nashville|
|• WATE TV - ABC - Knoxville|
|• WATN-TV - WLMT-TV - localmemphis.com - ABC - Memphis|
|• WBBJ TV - ABC - Jackson|
|• WBIR TV - NBC - Knoxville|
|• WDEF TV - CBS - Chattanooga|
|• WJHL TV - CBS - Johnson City|
|• WKRN TV - ABC - Nashville|
|• WLTV TV - CBS - Knoxville|
|• WMC TV - NBC - Memphis|
|• WREG TV - Memphis|
|• WSMV TV - NBC - Nashville|
|• WTNZ TV - FOX - Knoxville|
|• WTVC - ABC - Chattanooga|
|• WTVF TV - CBS - Nashville|
1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.
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